How long does remission last?

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LondonRed
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   Posted 5/27/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Since diagnosis last October, I have been in remission. I have UC I think although it is not determined.
 
I was bleeding with my stools.
 
It is inevitible that I will flare again soon? Will it come back some day?
 
There is no cure so obviously it will right?
 
Also, can it get much worse over time even if I am in remission? I am finding it hard to come to terms with this.

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.


jujub
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   Posted 5/27/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
London Red, a small percentage of people with UC never have a flare after the initial one. So, hope you're one of those but be prepared for another flare if it comes. There just aren't any guarantees with this DD, unfortunately.
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LondonRed
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   Posted 5/27/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope I am one of those, I haven't really "suffered" with the desease at all like many lovely people on here. I just wonder when it will be "my turn".

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.


Red_34
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   Posted 5/27/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm hoping that your remission will last for years and years! But if you are feeling good and you are having no worries then let it go. Enjoy the freedom and the good health. If and when it ever comes back, just keep an eye on yourself and be vigilant with any symptoms. Who knows......since it was never been confirmed as UC - maybe it really isn't but another colitis that has that potential of just going away! I will cross my fingers and hope that is the case :)
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LondonRed
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   Posted 5/27/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
There are so many good and kind people on here, thank you for your words.

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (possible UC but not confirmed) (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right side of Colon).

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: One or sometimes two BM's a day often linked to anxiety and stress (IBS). In remission since October.


pb4
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   Posted 5/27/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
LondonRed :)

I wouldn't let the worry of future flares take up too much space in your mind...the best thing you can do is when in remission enjoy it and don't think with worry about how long or short it will last.

Researchers have found a cluster of genes that predict the severity and behaviour of the disease so it varies from person to person regarding IBD in general.

:)
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KeepSmiling
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   Posted 5/27/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!

I was first diagnosed with UC last September, after months of worrying what was wrong with me.
I am also on Mesalazine (Pentasa - actually) and so far so good.

After first reading this forum, I was worried about a flare, too. But, I'd just advise, as people have before me, to enjoy every day in remission, and keep praying that the remission will last a lifetime. Miracles can happen :)
Diagnosed with UC in September 2007.
 
Taking Pentasa (Mesalazine) 1g 3x a day

Post Edited (KeepSmiling) : 5/27/2008 4:04:22 PM (GMT-6)

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