I think I'm in REMISSION!!! I had almost forgotten what it feels like!! I started taking Asacol HD (800mg) this month...6 per day. I am now down to 4, and I feel awesome. Only 1 BM per day, no blood, no mucous, no urgency, no gurgling stomach...it's amazing.
I don't know if it's the drug, if my body is doing this on its own, or what, but I'm not changing a thing. The last time I felt completely like this, I quit taking my meds, which was a huge mistake in the end.
I know there have been lots of times that I have felt so down, like things were never going to get better. For most of us, things can get better...eventually. Take your meds and communicate with with you GI and the people on these boards. I feel like I owe all of you a big thank you!!!
Diagnosed in 2007 w/ left sided colitis a year after birth of first child
Currently taking ONLY 4!!! Asacol HD per day, Align probiotic, prenatal vitamin
Dare I say it...in REMISSION after starting Asacol HD in April 2010!!!!