I have had Crohns for 30yrs. I guess I am one of the lucky ones, mine has been in remission for 15yrs. I do take 5mg of prednisone daily. I have been on steriods for 22yrs with no side effects. I still have constipation fron time to time and gas pains and bloating and it is caused by Crohns. I do eat whatever I want even though I know next day I may have diarriha.