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mjw82704
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   Posted 8/27/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone here had success in soothing a colitis flares with nicotine patches?
Asacol 2x 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema 1 or 2x's per day
8oz Aloe 2x's per day
Zango on and off


jwogie
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   Posted 8/27/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I talked to a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic who did a study on them and tried one himself before giving them to his patients to try.  He said if you are a non-smoker, they will make you really ill (queasy and light-headed and so on).    

- 45 year old; female
- diagnosed with UC in Sept 1991
- appendectomy and 7 years remission
- almost constant flare-ups in past 5 years
- currently on 9 mg Entocort, fish oil--feeling good!
- Lialda started 8/21, 2 pills per day


mjw82704
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   Posted 8/27/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Yuck I am a former smoker. Did he say that it ever got better?
Asacol 2x 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema 1 or 2x's per day
8oz Aloe 2x's per day
Zango on and off


pb4
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   Posted 8/27/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
see this link regarding the carbon moxide helping shut down inflammatory responses in the colon....
 
 
 
 
So I don't see how using the gum or patches can even work
 
 
:)

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


mjw82704
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   Posted 8/27/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
This is the type of study that I was looking at


http://ibdcrohns.about.com/cs/ibdfaqs/a/smokingguts.htm
Asacol 2x 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone Enema 1 or 2x's per day
8oz Aloe 2x's per day
Zango on and off


Wooly-bobs
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Total Posts : 76
   Posted 8/28/2007 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried it but like others have said it made me very light headed and felt sick, effects just as if smoking for the first time in ages.

Harpo
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   Posted 8/29/2007 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Patch doesn't work.
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

100 mg 6-mp
Lialda 2 a day

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barnsbury
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   Posted 8/29/2007 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a non-smoker and I tried nicotine patches to try and get into remission.
 
It was a complete disaster.  I felt REALLY sick for hours and then I vomited - violently.
 
And no, it did nothing for my UC symptoms!
Back on Pred - 10mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 125mg
Actonel 35mg
Predfoam
VSL #3 with Activa Yoghurt
EPA Fish Oils
Asacol x 9
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic
Prograf Tacrolimus 4mg
 

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