I've been on 6MP for over 12 years in combination with other drugs, mostly prednisone. It has helped me to stay out of the hospital and more importantly the operating room. I was undiagnosed for 10 years and then spent the next 10 years dealing with the damage that was done. But I have had a good 12 years of relative calm, and I am hoping it will continue.
As far as diet goes, I stick to a pretty low residue diet. I do cheat once in a while, but I always end up paying for it.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....