The thing is, there's really no such thing as "after UC" unless you have your colon surgically removed. Some very small percentage of people never have a second flare after starting treatment, but most of us do flare from time to time, even with medication. Your UC is still there, just kept in remission, most likely by the Asacol.
It's your body and your decision, but consider all the risks before trying this. You'll see numerous people here who have gone off their meds and done well for months to years, then flared again. In some cases the UC has spread from just the left side throughout the colon, often they don't respond well to the medications quickly, and may have diarrhea, pain and bleeding for months or years.
If it's worth the risk to you to try stopping the Asacol, definitely taper it off slowly - maybe drop a pill every three to four months to see how your body reacts.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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