The longest would be pre-diagnosis, which was 2 years. My worst flare was 2 summers ago. I normally didn't have a tremendous amount of pain unless I had an obstuction. But that summer, I had really awful back and abdominal pain for 4 months. If my doctor hadn't given me a script for oxycodone, I would have curled up and died. The funny thing was, it was a pretty happy summer, even though I spent most of it flat on my back (I just read a lot, and played video games). That pain pill high kept me from feeling sorry for myself, I guess. What finally ended the flair was entocort. I'd been on prednisose the whole summer, but it didn't help at all. My insurance company finally caved after 4 months of badgering and let me have the entocort. Would have been nice to have gotten it at the beginning of the flare!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods