My warning to you is to please have your blood checked regularly. I was only on it for 3 months. My doctor would check my blood but I don't think as often as he should. When I started having a reaction to it, my doctor said, "Well, all medication has side effects, even aspirin. You'll just have to live with them." 2 weeks later I was in isolation with bone-marrow failure for 11 days. He is no longer my doctor of course.
I don't want to scare you and what happened to me is very rare, but please make sure your doctor is pro-active and stays on top of your treatment. I know this drug can be a wonder drug and best of luck to you.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor