Remission does not mean you're off medication. This is a chronic disease, and medication is needed not just to achieve remission, but to maintain it.
It means you have minimal or no UC symptoms. If a colonoscopy shows no inflammation, you're truly in medical remission.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"