I've been on Remicade since April 2008 and SCD (99.9% strict) since July 2009. I've been doing exceptionally well, but have periodic cramping episodes likely due to scar tissue formed during the healing process. Currently my twice yearly bloodwork reveals no signs of the disease.
My GI doc just two weeks suggested that if my condition remains unchanged, then in another year we can have a serious talk about stopping the Remicade treatments. His belief is that since I am young (36), he doesn't want me on a drug for life if it can be helped. This is all his idea. He said he would do a scope first and see if there are any indications of inflammation. It will definitely present me with quite a choice to make. I have a lot of confidence in the SCD and would be willing to put it to a real test and see how I do without a maintenance drug. On the other hand, I believe Remicade is a pretty safe drug to use long term.
My advice to you dawinner: use diet and medication to complement each other and wait until you've enjoyed a long term remission before deciding whether or not to test a med free treatment option.