are there any stories out there with permanent remission or 20 flare-free years?
Well, my story would be about
'only' a little more than 5 years in remission, and last 2 years of those without any meds. But that story ended in April 2011 with a big-time flare up and Predn and spreading UC for almost the whole colon (how should I call it?). But As I responded very well to Colazal before, now I hope it will be the same with Lialda. Still hope to taper Pred without any trouble (I'm down to 10mgs per day and doing good, I'd say). Still hope for a good, long remission afterward.
UC diagnosed 2005
Without major flare ups until April 2011 (over two years without ANY meds)
Currently: Prednisone (10mg/day, tapering every 5-7 days), Lialda 4 tabs/day
OTC: Multivitamin, Calcium plus VitD (150% daily dose), potassium (double daily dose), Primadophilus Reuteri, magnesium, ginseng, vitE