Smoking and still in remission for 6 months and counting

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JM
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   Posted 6/21/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Just an update. I don't get on the forum much anymore, but I still care for all of you that are still having problems.

Joe

bellski
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   Posted 6/21/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe, It is nice of you to write and I am happy you are still in remission.  I find it interesting as I study this that smoking actually helps some people.  I also heard thast some people do the nicotine patch that don't smoke.  Well, Take Care, Bellski

Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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JM
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   Posted 6/21/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
From what research I have done, it is not the nicotine but something else in the smoke that provides the help.

bellski
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   Posted 6/21/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
That is so wild. But it stinks that smoking is so bad for other things. Good luck to you!
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


Severin
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   Posted 6/21/2008 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
From experience, I can say that for my form of UC, its not the nicotine that does the job. Tried that theory and it failed miserably. I think in most cases, the nicotine patch only works for those that have never smoked before.

I also find that after quitting smoking, I have a serious flare nearly exactly 2 months after stopping. I have tried this theory twice, and both times its been like clockwork.

Good to hear from you Joe and I hope the remission lasts for many, many years to come!!! :-)
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
  • 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
    - Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
    - 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
    - 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
    - 3x Garlic oil capsules & 7mL Olive Leaf Extract twice a day.


pb4
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   Posted 6/22/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   

It's the carbon monoxide that aids with inflammation in the colon, here's the link...

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/35173.php

 

:)


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JM
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   Posted 6/23/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
If carbon monoxide is really the inhibitor of UC, why are the drug companies not making an inhaler. Could it be the profit margins would not be as much as their other UC drugs? I see that some would say this is dangerous since you could over dose, but the same can be said of drinking alcohol if you drink too much. I would love to stop smoking, but I will continue as long as it keeps me in remission. An inhaler that would stop UC is probably just too simple a solution for the drug companies.

love4cats
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   Posted 6/23/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe for fear of the poison? Can you imagine the liability?
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 6/23/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
The drug companies are actually working on a med that will mimic the same effect without the other dangers of actually smoking...it takes time to develop drugs but rest assured they are working on it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Got2Believe
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   Posted 6/23/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
All drugs are posion. All drugs cause damage as well as help people.

bbc
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   Posted 6/23/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I sure hope you're smoking something that also/better helps heal IBD other than 'normal' cigarettes cool

Eric704
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   Posted 6/25/2008 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
pb4 said...
The drug companies are actually working on a med that will mimic the same effect without the other dangers of actually smoking...it takes time to develop drugs but rest assured they are working on it.

:)

As long as it doesn't cure us but kind of helps... You better belive the drug companies are working on it ASAP!

:)

pb4
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   Posted 6/25/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Eric :)

I think the cure is within the stem cell idea, our own stem cells basically being removed and then re-inserted...I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that for the cure...I love the irony of it too, "curing our selves".

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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