For me, I consider remission no gi pain, 1 -2 well formed stools a day with no mucus, blood, putrefaction .
I achieved remission for the first time since I was 5 and started down this hole, just 8 months ago.. The first 4 months remission was still very clouded by healing. My Drs told me I was in remission every time their meds lined up whatever magic test numbers they wanted to see. I never felt well. Ever. Not one day. Not my wedding day, the days my children were born.. Not until the last 8 months. I lost all of my youth to this. It's overwhelming at times to finally let myself acknowledge how bad I really did feel. I never knew that everyone didn't just hurt all the time.. Life is suffering, plus all those docs that treated me like I had a low pain tolerance or it was in my head. I bought that that was remission and the best that I could feel. I've seen Drs from Seattle to San Diego...
Anyway, I don't buy feeling that way is remission. It's just management. Don't let them manage you.. I hope you find something that brings you relief soon.
Thank you for
opening up Patho. I myself always have thought that everybody constantly feels this same pain, urges, and discomfort that I do. Its really hard to grasp for me and difficult to live with, many nights I go to sleep crying not knowing what to do. But then I hear of others with UC and they dont seem to go to the bathroom all the much and whatnot. Its a very puzzling think.
Thanks again and hope things go as best as they can for you as well.