Posted 12/29/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)
The 6mp is what has kept you in remission. I do not understand why your doctor would want to change your meds, when this one is obviously working well for you.
I take Asacol as my maintenance med. And it works great for "me". But...I have never been on a stronger med or suffered with fistulas etc.
I think personally if you were to get off the 6mp and go on a lesser strength med, you could be opening up a can of worms and wind up even sicker than you were before. I think you need to talk to your doctor again about this. Crohns is a chronic and incurable bowel disease that must be treated at all times. I tried going med free and it ended up with me having to have surgery. I wouldn't want that to happen to you. Good luck!