fruitgirl....The c-scope usually goes as far as the cecum (which the appendix is attached) as well as into the ileum, which is the last part of the small intestine.
huntersmom....did the doctor possibly mean the cecum and said appendix because it might be something you'd understand better? or do you have the written report or a copy which states your appendix has inflammation?
I wouldn't consider you in remission (you're still on prednisone and tapering)...but your symptoms have clearly improved, which is a huge celebration in itself.
It's seems that the headaches would be from the pred and probably the change in dosage from tapering.
Hang tough....you have a ways to go yet.
You might want to consider a fibre supplement, probiotics as well as asking the doctor for rectal meds while you're tapering.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!