Hi for years i have had Crohns Pancolitis which i misunderstood and assumed was the same as ulcerative colitis...
anyway when i was younger and in remission for 8 years i smoked , each time i gave up i had a flare up or something similar but not requiring immediate steriod meds etc
i recently gave up for nearly 5 months or so and had a terrible flare up , i have started smoking 2 a day again in an attempt to get back in remission along with lots of other new meds such as azathiprine and remicade.Although reading about remicade it says the TNf inhibitors dont work as well if you smoke ..
does anyone else have pancolitis and also smoke ? - ive heard that Crohns does not like smoking but yet people with UC can be better off continuing to smoke.
I imagine this is a touchy subject but if anyone has any experience or comments i would be very greatful to hear