Yes, it's typical to slowly get into remission. You keep saying that you are on the meds for eight weeks...I want to make sure you understand that you'll be on meds for life (unless you have a colectomy) since you have UC. Remission with UC isn't like remission with cancer, where you can stop taking meds.
Rectal meds have absolutely no influence on my day-to-day life, and I work full time and have an 18 month old son. It takes a minute to use at night just before bed, and that's it.
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Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.