Asacol is a maintenance drug, not something you are supposed to try and stop taking. Sounds like you need to ask more questions about
your diagnosis, I agree. Asacol is designed to only dissolve once it reaches the ph level of your colon, so if you have trouble without it, you have colon trouble.
BTW, my colon shows evidence of flares even when I'm doing OK, with lots of scar tissue. Ick.
I have to be careful about
high fiber, so there are many foods like those you mention I should never eat. When I do, I pay with varying degrees of discomfort.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. Doing OK, but still have some bad days.