What is remission?

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LondonRed
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Symptoms?
Blood results?
Visaually no inflammation?
 
What if you have no symptoms but the scope shows some redness in your colon that looks like inflammation? And if you didn't have the scope then you wouldn't have even known about it?
 
Be interesting to see what people class as inflammation and how inflammed a colon needs to be to be classed as a flare...

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


James l
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
It's mostly based on your symptoms I believe. If you are not having bloody d and loose stools then i would call that remission.
As long as your stool is nicely formed and having no symptoms then it's all good.
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. confirmed candida in stool studies.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, licorice root, aloe vera juice, VSL#ds(started 3/10/09)

Started eating dairy and all kinds of cheese again(beginning of March and I'm fine)
in 95% remission, E-mail me if you have any questions about how I achieved my remission.


LondonRed
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James but what if some inflammation is visible but no symptoms to go with it?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


James l
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that still goes under the category, remission. Visible inflammation meaning it's showing in CAT scan or colonoscopy?
According to my G.I. , if you are asymptomatic then you shouldn't have inflammation in the first place. I thought symptoms follow with inflammation.
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. confirmed candida in stool studies.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, licorice root, aloe vera juice, VSL#ds(started 3/10/09)

Started eating dairy and all kinds of cheese again(beginning of March and I'm fine)
in 95% remission, E-mail me if you have any questions about how I achieved my remission.


LondonRed
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I think its possible to show disease but have no symptons. It's like having a bacteria like C-Dif but it causes no symptoms. Visible inflammation is showing in one part of the colon but no diarrhoea and no blood...

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


Red_34
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Doctors indicate the lack of symptoms that it is remission. But one can still have inflammation and not have any symptoms at THAT moment - it can however manifest itself into symptoms later on down the road. We can't have a c-scope everytime we think we are in remission to verify because preps are harsh and it can actually cause mild inflammation especially in the rectal area. Also too, one can have severe symptoms with only minimal inflammation. So, I do what my doctor said - base my remission on how I feel. So to me remission means no bleeding, no urgency, no pain and before I would say no D but I think that is my new normal for me because I still have D every day (1-4x's) but I don't have any of the above mentioned symptoms.
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LondonRed
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sherry - that makes total sense. My doctor says that some inflammation or redness can be caused by the drugs or just an infection that comes and goes like C-Dif without any symptoms. He told me to not to worry about anything unless I feel unwell just like the rest of the population without IBD. Does that make sense

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


Red_34
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   Posted 3/16/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Makes total sense. That is what I do, just base it off how well I feel. I know when I am feeling sick and start to get that liquid gooey feeling in my intestine that I am headed for a flare or in a flare.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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