I quit smoking cold turkey once in December of 2004 at which time I went into one of the worst flares of my life and it lasted without relief until July 2005 when I started smoking again and went into a remission of sorts after maybe a month of smoking again. So when I decided it was time to quit this last time, I was definitely nervous and it took me awhile to get up the nerve. But December 3 3006 I threw my cigarettes away and haven't smoked one since so far. I did flare up pretty bad and ended up on prednisone again, and I'm still flaring but it's not that bad this time. I think I'm getting close to remission with my medication. I'm hoping anyway. I'm determined not to start smoking again and I know eventually I will get my colitis under control.
Oh also before I quit this last time, I sort of weened myself off of them for a bit. I was smoking like half a pack to a pack a day, and then I would only bring a few cigarettes to work or leave them in my car when I got home. Like I would have one before work, one on break, one after work, one after dinner. Then It was one before work, one after work. Then just one after work. Then down to none. I think that helped a lot.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; oste
openia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone useCurrent Meds:
40 mg Citalopram (for depression/social anxiety)
10meq Potassium Cl