I'm relatively new to this forum, but I'm confused why any gastro would take you off of Asacol. I've always been told that if you have Crohn's, then you should be on Asacol, or some 5-ASA drug, forever. The side affects, for most people, are few, if any, so if you weren't having any side affects, why would you stop taking it?
To me, that's like an endocrinologist telling a severe diabetic they don't really need their insulin... You always take the 5-ASA drug, period...no matter how good or bad you feel....unless your system can't tolerate it.
Have other people's gastros said 'you don't need the 5-ASA drugs anymore'?