Nicotine patch for UC?

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fitmom00
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   Posted 4/4/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
My step-mother called me this morning and said she'd been doing some reading and read a study where nicotine patches were given to people in a UC flare. 39% went into remission vs. 9% that were on the placebo. I did some internet searches and have found more data to back this up ... Has anyone tried this? heard of it? What results did you have?

fitmom00
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   Posted 4/4/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's a link to an article: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2014383

Red_34
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   Posted 4/4/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Fitmom, you can do a google search (in the upper grayish bar of this forum) to do a search. This has been discussed at length and many times. I believe we got mixed results.
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glamourgirl
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   Posted 4/4/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried the patch but even on the lowest dose it made me feel nauseous.  It's supposed to be the most effective for ex-smokers which I am but it's been 11 or 12 years since I quit smoking and the patch was just too strong for me.  I'd give it a shot if I were you, you don't have anything to lose.
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Harpo
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   Posted 4/4/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
IMO. Dont waste your time. The protective mucosa buildup that seems to shield the colon comes from smoking.. Not the patches. from my personal experience.
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Jamie-m109r
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   Posted 4/4/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Start Smoking. I did only 1-2 cigs a day. I have not taken medication for my UC for over 16 months.

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   Posted 4/5/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
If someone doesn't smoke, I highly discourage that they start! Smoking is very unhealthy and very addicting that the trade off is not worth it in my eyes - and yes this is coming from a smoker. I too am a smoker (light smoker - 5 a day or so). If you don't smoke - don't start.
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tjf
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   Posted 4/5/2008 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm going to agree w/ Sherry. I smoked for years and for me it was a very, very hard habit to break. I don't think I would consider starting again even if it helped my UC. I saw my grandmother pass from ephazema (sp??) last Christmas and it was not a good way to go.
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munchkindd
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   Posted 4/5/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
My UC first started a few months after I quit smoking..Nicotine although has more negative effects, also has some good effects. (according to my GI) Would I start smoking again? Absolutely not, I think it is disgusting, couldn't stand the smell on my fingers, couldn't stand the smell on my clothes, in my house......Yuck, never thought I'd be able to quit, but I did. It's been 27 years and I would never do it again. My mother died at 52 years old from emphysema.................
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currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
 
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expecting226
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   Posted 4/5/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I look at the smoking issue this way. At least there is a "cure" for my UC... I can have my colon removed. Last I heard, there wasn't a cure for lung cancer or emphysema.
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