I don't know but i'll tell you what i consider remission. First of all since prednisone was my UC magic drug and could eliminate symptoms so much it didn't feel I had UC then I would haved to be off that to even consider thinking remission. I mean i can't say i'm in remission if i were taking prednisone b/c you have to still taper and that is a UC battle all over again.
Once off prednisone i would want to feel as normal as possible or as close to my pre-UC days as possible. For me, my pre-UC days were 1-2BMs solid per day without any type of gastroentestinal problems so my remission would have to be similar considering I still had UC and UC has caused some damage that will take a long time to get better or quite possibly never get better.
So for me remission is no visible blood at all, 1-2 BM's a day without ever or hardly ever feeling bloated, have gas, or pain. The bowel movements wouldn't have any associated urgency issues meaning i would have time to choose a place to use the restroom. Also the stools would be as solid as my body can make them which is a lot different than my pre-UC days.
I have experienced this type of remission like 2 times since i've had UC so i know it's possible.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: Mildly Flaring
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.