It's impossible to know the best thing to do if you're not given the info! Gosh!
I believe research has shown that we're better off if we stay one some dosage of Asacol (or whatever 5 ASA) consistently ratther than going completely off. It should help keep us in remission and will over time lessen the chances for colon cancer. I assume that the reason I've never had a flare as bad as my first one is because I've continued the meds all these years. I've had flares, yes, but not so bad I've had to be hospitalized again.
You might, as Quincy said, ask for the Rowasa enemas rather than the coliform.... Rowasa (or Salofalk) is a 5-ASA like Asacol, not a steroid.
Good luck, and keep us posted!
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Age 54. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Prednisone 2 years! 86-88
Now:Asacol - 16 pills/day, Rowasa 2x/week
Metamucil - 2 doses/day since '86
VSL#3DS, Multivitamin, Calcium and D
homemade yogurt each day
hip replacement 4/5/10
Son, 16, dx pancolitis 2007
Both in remission since April!