niccotine for uc?

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lucasJ
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   Posted 4/15/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have seen some articles online about using nicotine to treat uc....sounds crazy, but reading some stories on here, it seems like several people first had symptoms after quitting smoking....anyone tried the noccorette gum?

PSA
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   Posted 4/16/2009 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Well even I had read a similar article long time back. In any case I would not like to promote or recommend cigarette smoking. It is like having a bigger problems to sort out small one.


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glamourgirl
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   Posted 4/16/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried the patch a few years ago.  It made me feel pretty nauseous.  I wasn't able to give it much of a try because it made me feel bad.  In my opinion, it never hurts to try anything.  I feel like before I would ever have to resort to surgery or Remicade, I would exhaust all options, you never know what might be your magical treatment.
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Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
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Deacon Blues
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   Posted 4/16/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I do not know if it is nicotine, or the CO2, or the calming effects on the nervous system...and I am not sure that we have a solid answer on this yet from the medical community. In my experience returning to smoking after 15 years without it has brought much relief. In my mind I agree with glamourgirl in exhausting all options before trying remicade or surgery. Some of the drugs for treating UC are carcinogenic as or at least hard on the body in many ways. I don't want to choose any of the options before me but I must...as we all must...
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PANCOLITIS-mild to moderate (remission for 2 years +!!??...i don't know...I am just SO happy when I have a good day!!)
3X400mg Asacol 3x per day
Mild flares a couple times a year
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lucasJ
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   Posted 4/16/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
The articles i saw promoted chewing nocitine gum..

pb4
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   Posted 4/16/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   

check out this article, it's the most recent news on smoking and UC...

 

 
 
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glamourgirl
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   Posted 4/16/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Most recent? It's from 2005! lol.
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Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03, Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Current Meds:
Lialda, 6MP
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus, Sacchromyces Boulardii, Oil of Oregano


seconder
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   Posted 4/16/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a former smoker who developed uc and, before an official diagnosis, I was unwittingly treating it with cigarettes. When I quit for good, all hell broke loose.

In consideration of newer studies suggesting it's the CO that effects uc, I tried smoking non-tobacco cigarettes, the kind actors smoke. They produce CO but don't have the nicotine. They didn't do anything.

pb4
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   Posted 4/16/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
glamourgirl said...
Most recent? It's from 2005! lol.

I know LOL, but that's the latest info on smoking and UC.
 
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Mitzo
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems like the nicorette gum causes problems we might not want -sad stories here: http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=18612&name=NICORETTE I say either smoke or not, the gum and patches are rubbish.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 


Ouchie2
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   Posted 4/24/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -6)   
When I gave up smoking all hell broke out for me too....thats when the symptoms started showing....apparently I have had UC for years but it never showed until I gave up smoking
38 year old female
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HLA-B27 Gene
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Doxycycline


subdued
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   Posted 4/24/2009 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I wouldn't advise smoking cigarettes to combat UC, just like I wouldn't advise smoking marijuana to combat UC.

My lungs are more important than my colon. Beside smokers smell bad all the time, not just when they can't hold it in.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


seconder
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   Posted 4/24/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
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