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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/14/2008 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently have been reading a lot of studies about the use of nicotine patches to control UC. A study done by the Mayo Clinic and they have found pretty good results with there use. Have any of you heard of this or have tried this?

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 11/15/2008 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
It's been discussed here numerous anything, it helps some and makes no difference for's a very individualistic disease for sure.

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

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/15/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I have seen improvement with the use of nicotine patches. I am not currently using them since I am on Pred. I'll save the patches for when I am off of Pred. I started to see my first signs and symptoms of UC after I quit smoking several years ago. It is interesting that these are connected, too bad smoking is so bad for you!

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/15/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks. i had just seen some research and thought it might be worth a try. i am on pentasa right now and seeing no improvement. I don't take steroids because I have tried then twice before and have gotten horribly ill from them and had to stop taking them. So i am really looking for some new ideas.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/18/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
my doc prescribed nicotine patches and said his patients have had great results. the gum supposedly works too.
i just went back to having about 1-4 cigarettes a day and i think its helping me.
i get better every day. (knock on wood)
steph - 32 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
severe UC in descending colon and sigmoid colon ONLY
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
tumeric capsules - if i remember to take the bloody things.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all :(

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