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   Posted 5/1/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, okay so for about two months now i have been wondering if i am in remision.  for my stools they are completly formed (sometimes softer than others but always formed), no blood, no urgency to go and no cramping when i go(i used to have extemely bad cramping).  i go about twice a day, and i am on 5mg of hydrocortisone.  i would just like to hear from those of you that are in remision and what normal is for you
Ulcerative Colitis for 3 years
Got over a "flare" in March 

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 5/1/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds good... Any mucous? If I had your same "symptoms" I would consider myself in remission if there is no bleeding, urgency, or mucous.... I am not currently in remission but am sure trying...
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Started left-sided, most recent scope shows pancolitis
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Multivitamin.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

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   Posted 5/2/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you're doing really well. But I don't consider remission true if one is still on a steroid. It's after being off a steroid (maybe on maintenance medication) and you are still symptom free that's a true remission. I am in a true clinical remission (scope proven) but I still have some sypmtoms but I believe I may have IBS too. I go to the bathroom about 1-4 times a day, semi solid to mush, no bleeding, no urgency but I do still have cramping. I think too that the length of which I had this also affects my remission. I doubt I will ever get back to "normal" but if I don't feel sick, even with the above symptoms.
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