I saw my GI today, just as a followup to my last vist, where we decreased my Rowasa to twice weekly for a month, then switched from Asacol to Apriso for another month before seeing him again (while holding steady on the Rowasa). He was happy with how I'm doing (and said he was glad to see I was gaining weight, even though I'm probably not, which is true!) and said that he doesn't need to see me until January unless I need to come in. He said he was happy to keep prescribing the Rowasa for use twice weekly; I asked if there was any reason to NOT use it, and he said that other than the convenience (or lack thereof) factor, there's not. So, as he knows I don't mind doing it, he said to go for it. He ordered some bloodwork just to make sure the meds aren't screwing with anything and said he'd call if anything is wrong.
So, here's hoping I don't see him until January!
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 pills ONCE!! daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).