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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