Great news that you are feeling better. I agree that you shouldn't be thinking of stopping your meds at the first sign of remission. I have done this myself several times and have always ended up regretting it. I have told by several GI's that many though not all UC'ers need to stay on some kind of medication always to maintain remission.
Remission doesn't usually happen in straight line string of good and better days. It happened (to me anyway) like a curving line of good and bad days so you need to keep on the meds probably longer than you would like.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa