I was diagnosed with Chrons when I was 8 yoa. I had a bowel resection at 9 and was meds free for 25 years. I had a bowel blockage a few years ago and was told I should go on all of these meds.... I opt to try for another 25 years of minor problems rather than go on the poison they wanted me to take that ultimately would have hurt my liver. I understand that I am one of the lucky ones. I am very thankful for that. Good Luck Everyone!!!