I was diagnosed with UC at the beginning of March, and immediately started on Mesalamine. One month later, I found out about the SCD Diet, and one week later went into remission, which lasted four months. Then my GI told me to stop taking Mesalamine. Three weeks later, I experienced a flare-up. So I resumed Mesalamine. Hopefully, the combination of Mesalamine + SCD will bring about a remission soon. When is it safe to stop Mesalamine after a remission? I was also advised that, contrary to doctor's instructions, I should not have stopped taking the medication suddenly, and that it should be a very gradual process.