Post Edited By Moderator (fruitgirl) : 2/18/2010 9:23:50 AM (GMT-7)
Thanks for the responses. I appreciate all the well wishing, and shared experiences. I actually decided to start on the patch yesterday and was met with immediate relief. When my gastro gets back from vacay next week, I plan to talk with him about how to wean myself off of nicotine altogether.
Literally, symptoms were GONE just hours after I started on the patch. I had a nice solid normal bowel movement this morning and then sang hallelujah!!
I do realize that it's not realistic to stay on the patch long term but I hope that this link between nicotine and colitis will lead to more positive research in the treatment of the disease.
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