I have a little cookie monster in the house, too! But my wife has him shunning most sugar. Don't know how she did that!
I take 6 Pentasa a day (500 mg caps). Funny thing is, my GI wants me off because he thinks it's not really needed if you're on Remicade or Humira. But I told him I'd rather not put all my eggs in one basket and that I thought the Pentasa gave me some relief.
I have been crohn's diagnosed for about 2.5 years now. I got symptoms (fissure) and my diagnosis within months of each other. Lucky!
You do the same MBJOH!
Oh, for what it's worth, I dropped down to half a dose of Pentasa for a weekend and had almost constipation-like symptoms. Did not care for that! My GI said Pentasa really does change the consistency of your bm, and I would just have to get used to that if I quit (which he thankfully leaves up to me!).