You say you've been in remission since December 2010. That's about
a month which I think is a little short to use as a reliable criterion for making general statements about
undisputed merits of a given approach. Also, I'm afraid I have to agree with others about
taking your medicine and if there are side effects to it you can always talk to your GI about
readjusting the dose or switching to a different form of release of your drug.
All being said, I'm very happy for you and hope your remission lasts for a long long time.