yeah, its hard sometimes when stupid symptoms keep popping up every now and then.
i was sick last year with a really super bad flare that lasted year and 4 months. i went into remission finally in december.
it was a COMPLETE LACK OF ALL SYMPTOMS.
i was like a normal person with no UC.
now i have flared again for about 4 months now. i have days where there is no symptoms and i only go once or twice a day. then there will be a few days of mucous, sometimes blood. then another few days later, no symptoms again.
even though i have days of no symptoms, i am NOT in remission and won't be until they are all gone.
when i have all my runs to the bathroom and poos like a normal person, then i will consider it as remission.
until then, i am just grinning and bearing it.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day