From what I've read, PB's explanation re: the carbon monoxide is accurate.
Why not try nicotine gum instead of the patch? That way you can control how much nic you're getting.
If your decision is to start smoking again, hopefully you won't become a smoker with UC and everything else smoking causes
quit smoking in 2001 after 33 years and proud of it
Potato... Female, 58, dx 11/07 mild left sided ulcerative colitis (50 cm)
asacol 3 3x a day, cortenema (generic) every other night
culturelle, benefiber wafers metamucil wafers, activia yogurt, spinach & sunflower diet, primadophilus reuteri
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg, omeprazole 2xday
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD when needed
Yoga, meditation, The Work by Byron Katie, exercise at least 5 days a week