How awesome you're feeling great!! remission is individual...some have had it for months, others have had it for years. Some with meds, some with no meds.
It'll come back eventually, and the first symptoms might be constipation, excess gas, hard pebble stools or pencil thin stools. If those symptoms are consistent and increasing, you might want to start rectal meds.
Enjoy the time you're feeling good...it's something we all do. It's normal to dread the next flare. I curse when it happens...but I'm always ready and prepared. It took me 2+ years to get it all figured out to use meds earlier rather than waiting and hoping my symptoms would go away.
Don't create undue suffering just because...it serves no purpose unless you're ready. If you're not...then you need a plan. Otherwise, live your life!
Be well...and keep us posted as to how you're doing!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!