I was diagnosed at 15 after being sick from the time I was 14. I was sick for about 7 months then shortly after turning 15 I declined very rapidly and begin testing and such. I had a rough climb bakc up, because of Prednisone etc...Actually I was first diagnosed with UC then 10 months later diagnosed with Crohns by another doctor. I had a few slight flares after the initial diagnosis. then from 17 to 21 I had no symptoms. Flared again at 21yo then again at 23yo then just about every 15 months or so I have flared. I am now 28yo. I have not had a long run of remission yet. I am hoping to achieve that with 6 mp. At the 3 month mark going on month 4 on 6 mp. Everything is looking good accept for the occasional nausia and stomach upset like this morning. Then other morning I feel freaking fantastic!!! LOL Doctor is crossing his fingers that at 6 months I will be asymptomatic and be slowly tapering off of asacol. He says so far I am a poster boy for 6 mp because I have responded so well.