Posted 10/31/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -7)
Let me expound further where I am coming from. After reading some posts here, and research, I made the decision to try smoking cigs again. I smoked when i was younger, quit at 28 and started running and racing and being very health conscious. Back in February I started to experiment with smoking again. Since then my UC has never been as "dormant" as it is now. I mean NOTHING is going on, No pain, cramping, diarrhia...Right before I started this again I received some RAWASA enemas from my GI as I was not doing that well, and getting tired of dealing with more pain than I 'needed' to. Instead of starting the enemas I went with the smoking decision. ANYWAY, I apologize for saying anything good about smoking at all. I do not recommend it to anyone, it has to be a personal decision. TO SUM UP: I am now trying to determine what exactly the cigs are doing...is it the mucous that is helping in the GI tract? is it actually nerves settling down because of the nicotine? I don't know yet, but if it is a nerve/anxiety/stress type thing, THEN I would gladly lay the cigs down and go with a med that helps calm me down. IF it is the mucous theory, then I don't nkow of a med that will take on that role.
This is kind of a new idea for me, to admit that maybe I need a little help with my uptightness and anxiety. I have arrived at the point where I would gladly take psycho meds rather than deal with active UC.
Trying to make my way through this world, hope your day is blessed,