Diagnosed early 2002 so its been 7 and a half years,
Am in my 4th remission at the moment.
1st remission lasted 2 years (flared again due to maintenance drug tapering)
2nd lasted 3 years (ended as didn't realise maintenance drug effectiveness was wearing off so had an infliximab to get back into remission but didn't change the maintenance drug dose)
3rd lasted 6 months (ended as maintenance wasn't strong enough to keep the effect of the infliximab going, so had another infliximab and now on a more potent dose of maintenance)
4th......8months in and still going strong - hoping that now the drugs have been tweaked I can be in remission for a loooong time again