I currently am a smoker, and actually started again in December 2006 during my first major flare after having quit for about a year and a half when I read that nicotine helps UC. I know...many other health risks associated with it that outweigh the benefits smoking may have on UC...which is why I now want to quit. My concern is I had previously set my quit date (which is coming up next week) and I am currently flaring. I worried that quitting right now might make my flare worse or otherwise sideline my attempts to get it under control. I don't want to put off my quit date but I have to be honest, my priority right now is to get back into remission.
Any smokers/ex-smokers with experience to share??
Sandra, age 34
Diagnosed December 2006 with UC (proctitis)
Asacol (800mg x 2), Salofalk suppositories
Vitamins E, B complex, magnesium
Omega 3/6 supplements (500mg x 2)
Probiotic x 2