All inflammatory bowel conditions are degenerative. This means that they will inevitably over time get worse. They never get better- just go away on their own. Remission is a myth. This includes while being on meds such as prednisone that will mask the symptoms. This will dangerously lull you to sleep. While you are getting a temporary break from the diarrhea or blood and mucus in your stool-behind the scenes that damage to your colon continues.