I know this is a sensitive topic and one with many varying opinions....for me personally, I've decided to stick with smoking. Hopefully this flare I set off by quitting for a couple days will be short lived.....
Mitzo, you asked why I considered quitting in the first place - it would have to be the health risks. I'm not one to worry too much what other people think of me, so social stigma is out! ;) Perhaps this is short-sighted on my part - at the moment I choose to keep my UC under control (which it has been for a year and a half until now) now in exchange for possible smoking-related health issues down the road. I may change my stance on that in time and give it another go at quitting but for now I'm going to focus on feeling good today since that's all I'm guaranteed anyway! :) In reality, tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that are a crap shoot at best regardless. Again - my opinion, I know many that would argue that logic.
Thanks for everyone's responses to my post today.
Sandra, age 35
Diagnosed December 2006 with UC (proctitis)
Asacol (800mg x 2)
Salofalk suppositories as needed for flares
Vitamins E, C, B complex, calcium & magnesium, zinc
Omega 3/6/9 supplements (1200mg x 2)