Understandable. But the patient's GI didn't really push it...just presented it as an option and said it was up to them. And of course the drug reps push it as it's their job. It's not a job I'd ever want, but then again, I'd never want any job in sales. I wasn't pushing it...I just provided my personal experience with it, which has been positive, and I felt I should answer the OPs questions as I am one of the few people on here who are on Apriso. I feel like I'm in a more solid remission since I've switched. Whether it's because more time has passed and my colon is less inflamed, or because the Apriso dissolves better for me (I was finding whole Asacol in my stool, even though I was in remission, had formed BM's, and a "normal" transit time) as it starts dissolving at a lower pH, who knows.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).