I agree with the other replies - the blood lessens, the bms are more formed, the cramping subsides, the mood is better, a bit more energy than I had while flaring but mine takes a LONG time to get back to UC normal. I usually measure the better in terms of days, maybe weeks because I usually would take two steps forward and one back! I thought - oh, a good day, let's eat something not so good for me - and then a bad day would follow... But I was SO anxious to be feeling better!
I hope remission finds you soon!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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