I would love to think you'll be fine for a long while...and that's definitely possible, for it happens. There are a few who have been on her with no meds.
You might be able to continue without the Asacol until you start to notice some symptoms, and I do suggest you to not ignore them.
Use it as an experiment....you'll never know unless you try. I did it on the encouragement of my doctor. We learned it's not for me.
Clearly you have no symptoms .... but that doesn't necessarily mean you have no inflammation happening. Some of us don't match internal inflammation/noninflammation...meaning some of us have lots of discomfort/cramps, etc and have no minimal inflammation. Some of us can have no symptoms of discomfort but minimal flare symptoms, etc and have lots of inflammation.
Wait and see....but PLEASE ENJOY FEELING WELL!!!
When's your next Remicade?
I would suggest you make sure that when you have any symptoms to please ask the doc for rectal meds as well as the Asacol....start on a lower dosage of maybe 6 daily in a two divided dosage (or the Lialda once a day).
Happy New Year!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!