@Sara, it's of course a long story but here's the summary of my timeline.
Started what would turn into a very big flare about
November, got worse and worse and worse until I was hospitalized in January (back then I didn't realize what "getting worse" meant as I had been healthy my whole life...young and dumb!)
In January, they put me on a high dose/high frequency of Remicade, which definitely alleviated some symptoms and I was able to go home from the hospital. At that point and for the next several months I lived in my bedroom, couldn't walk more than 20 steps, lost about
25% of my body weight. It was obviously a very dangerous situation, and I was at the point where they couldn't do surgery on me because of my weight loss...story for another time.
I was still on Remicade through all this. I had a colonoscopy in early September that showed my whole colon was inflamed (no surprise). Then in late September I did I believe 7 fecal transplants from a sibling in 7 days, pretty much a last resort. On day 7 all of the sudden I had significant improvement of my UC symptoms (less frequency/running to the bathroom, more energy, no more puking, less blood) and another colonoscopy I did about
a week or two after that showed the inflammation in just the tail end of my colon, so to speak, har har.
So, it was either an extreme coincidence that after 9/10 months of Remicade my body just all of the sudden HAPPENED to heal at the exact same time I did a week of FMTs, or it was the FMTs. I don't really "claim" that that's what happened...it did happen haha.
I assume that Remicade has helped me stay in remission all these years, but I don't attribute it to putting me in remission. Pretty much no professionals believe that it was the fecal transplants because they're all pro-medicine, but the timeline just doesn't add up for me.
Anyway, that's the answer *shrug*. Was obviously a very tough year for me and would prefer to not go through that ahead. Hence this thread and seeking answers