You may want to start a new thread, people aren't going to see you're questions.
I'm sorry to hear they've diagnosed you with this disease, but you'll get a lot of information from this web site.
Yes, the treatments can be scary, but at least there are treatments for this disease. At least you will be around to watch your boys grow up. The prednisone should be temporary to get your flare under control. the Pentasa is an anti-inflamatory which is a pretty benign maintenance medication if you tolerate it well (meaning no nausea etc.).
I'm not sure what DLA is, is it some sort of disability? Long term, short term?
49 years old, CD since I was a child.
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.