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Potsie
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   Posted 2/22/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
What effect does it have on people with Crohns?

Ashworthml
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   Posted 2/22/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I smoke, simply because every time I have tried to give up, I start chronically flaring!
I dont think second hand smoke would do anything with someone with crohns as much as any body else.
I would give up smoking and see if it did help with the flares if I didnt flare up every time I tried to quit. Dont know how many crohnies actually do smoke?!
Michelle 40 years old
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Bowel resection 2005
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dunny2
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   Posted 2/22/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Lots, even though we know we shouldn't :)
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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sickandlucky
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   Posted 2/22/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Second hand smoke really bothers me and makes me feel sick... I was in a car on the weekend with someone who was smoking and felt off the whole next day. It gives me a massive headache and nausea! But I don't know if it's because I have crohns or if it would happen anyway
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


pb4
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   Posted 2/22/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what research has been done regarding crohnies and second hand smoke, but do know according to Dr.Kevin Rioux from the university of alberta who researches the genetics of IBD, that for a parent(s) that have an IBD (either UC or CD) if they have children they should not smoker (or have smokers) around their children since it's proven that second hand smoke can likely trigger an IBD for their offspring...smoking is suppose to worsen crohn's especially in the small intestines (doesn't hold true for me though, when I quit I got sicker), however, smoking can be beneficial for those with UC and often people that quit smoking (and have a predisposition to get UC) usually end up with getting UC. Carbon monoxide from smoking is known to aid with inflammation specifically in the colon. BTW, my CD is affecting my colon (and anus with perianal crohn's skin tags), comes and goes in the rectom, small bowel has been good for the last 17 yrs out of the 19 I've had this disease.


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I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 2/22/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Since my disease has ulcered my throat in areas it is really uncomfortable for me.
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Zanne
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   Posted 2/22/2010 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
PB4, my mom, who had CD, was a smoker all through my childhood, so I was always exposed to second hand smoke. I started showing signs at 13. My disease has pretty much followed in the same path as hers, and remained mainly at the terminal illeum, or at the site of the anastamosis now.
Suzanne

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!


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pb4
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   Posted 2/22/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Zanne, my mom never smoked, neither did my dad, but my older siblings started in their teens (as did I) my mom didn't get UC until her mid 60's, AFTER I got CD...technically I got an IBD before my mom did, thing is, it's really just a matter of it being triggered, clearly IBD comes from her (side of the family), so far none of my other siblings have an IBD, but none of them have ever quit smoking either *possibly if they did/do, they may end up with UC*, not necessarily all of them, but the chances are there for them cuz it obviously runs in our family. I wasn't exposed to second hand smoke until I was about 10 yrs old.

:)
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~


MAG102886
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   Posted 2/22/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure about second hand smoke, but I have smoked since I was 16, I stopped for 3 months recently and didn't notice any change at all, I started back up but nearly 1/2 of what I used to smoke only because the smell more then anything bothers me. I doubt that second hand smoke is enough to cause problems for Crohnies, unless it was a case of actually living with someone and being around them a lot.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.
 

Allison77
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   Posted 2/22/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to smoke, quit 3 years ago. Never noticed feeling better or worse CD wise. Second hand smokes cause's me to flare however. Yuck.

-Allie
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
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firecracker1
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   Posted 2/22/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I smoke and have tried several times to quit, but I have not been able to. I flare up something awful due to the stress of trying to quit. I really wish I could go to a rehab center or somehting or someone put me in a coma for a while so I could quit. I do enjoy smoking, but wish I'd never started. Quitting is so tough even though I know it is bad for my CD.

Grandpato2
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   Posted 2/23/2010 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I quit over a year ago and haven't noticed any change in my symptoms just in my bank account.


Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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