yes, i got uc when i quit smoking.
then just 2 flares ago, i started smoking to stop my UC and it worked.
i worked a charm.
i had about
3-5 cigs a day. sometimes less, somedays more. that was average.
and i just quit smoking about
4-5 weeks ago and i got the worst flare ever. like the bad one i had a few years ago that lasted year and half.
i am in so much pain and bleeding non stop practically.
i quit smoking cuz we wanna have a baby.
i would totally start smoking again, but think that i shouldnt cuz baby and if i did, when i quit, i would probably just flare again.
so im giving it a miss this time and not smoking to stop UC.
im still flaring bad, but hopefully the meds will help soon.
smoking did in fact help me get out of a flare.
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
was in remission until i quit smoking 5 weeks ago o.O now im flaring like a solar flare!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) and now back on 40mg a day (ick)
quercertin tablets, tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
oxycontin for pain every 4 hours. plastic bags in the loo from the involuntary puking.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.