...and now I'm confused. I distinctly remember reading a definition for UC remission that said something to the effect that remission from the disease is full absence of any of its symptoms while not being influenced by medication. In other words, after you complete your Remicade treatments Loneylane, after I can fully taper off this dam*ed Prednizone and the rest of the drugs in my sig. line, etc.
Am I wrong? I have seen other posts by some who live a drug-free life and say they are in UC remission and it sounds like a thing of beauty.
Even though my own symptoms are virtually nonexistant for the last several weeks (thank you Lord!), I'm not inclined to claim remission because I fully believe it's the drugs that are responsible and that any deviation from that routine and I'll soon find myself back on the UC treadmill.
Darryl, 58, Male, FL
Dx w/ moderate left-sided UC in 1999
Colazol, 6 per day / Methotrexate, one 5mg injection each week / Prednizone, 10mg per day / Calcium, 1200mg per day / Zocor, 40mg per day
Good news? Never seem to have complications from any meds.