I slowed my smoking way down when I first began to flare, I just couldn't afford to buy cigarette's back then. Since then for some reason the only time I crave cigarettes is when I have a cocktail, somehow I do not want them at any other time. Good thing I only drink Tuesday through Monday (just kidding). I tried smoking more and doesnt seem to do anything for me, the weird thing for me is that on the very rare occasion when I do have one during the day I have to have a bm. However, if I am drinking and have a cig, I do not feel the need to have a bm, weird, huh?
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07. Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
UC dx'd 03/00 Proctosigmoiditis; Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 10mg 1xday, Lipitor 10mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!