A trigger for UC?

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Hans C
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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
A lot of people ask about quitting smoking as a trigger for UC.
Hans, I'm sorry, but this is a topic our administrator asks that we not discuss on the forum.
1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. (ie. illicit drug use, including medical marijuana use, threats of suicide or self-injury, or threatened or intended physical harm).  

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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I hadn't smoked in at least 15 years when I was diagnosed...

Since smoking can help with symptoms, those with UC could possibly have had them controlled and then when quit smoking, the symptoms became obvious or exacerbated.

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   Posted 11/3/2008 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Exactly Q and it can be different for everyone, afterall, lots that continue smoking and never quit have still ended up with active UC.

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

Hans C
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   Posted 11/3/2008 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh it's not important anyway - it's a shame though I think it's something that we should be allowed to discuss.

Of course I understand why, and I think the moderators here do a great job...
age 26  ------------- diagnosed 2004 (probable left sided)

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