Regarding the patch-
Years ago I used a patch (forget the brand) that was in "levels" to quit smoking.
Found that I had to reduce even the lowest dose because of dizziness. Did that by cutting each in half. Used only 1/2 patch a day and took it off at night to avoid sleeplessness.
My thoughts on the subject is that there are possible side effects from trying non-standard treatments but they in no way are equal to some of the horrible possible side effects of many prescribed drugs.
Best wishes to all who have experienced success.
Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003. Now left-side inflammation only.
Colazal generic (balsalazide) and mesalamine enemas. Nexabiotic (formerly Benebiotics) probiotic, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, calcium, vit D3, fish oil and iron
Avoid lactose, most gluten products and processed foods.