“Stopping Smoking and Starting a Colitis Flare”
I have ulcerative colitis.
The most unique thing i can tell you folks is smoking cigarettes totally put my colitis into remission about 15 years ago.i was on disability for 7 months one week after lighting up that nasty cigarette i was back to work.no blood,no racing to the toilet,no cramps,nothing.
I’m back in a terrible flair. All the signs are there but this time joint pain as well. I recently quit smoking and I’m totally sure this is why I’m in a colitis flair. There is no doctor on this earth that will convince me that I’m wrong. There is something in cigarette smoke that sends ulcerative colitis into remission. 15 years earlier I started smoking to put this nasty disease into remission and it worked. Yes I tried the patch and chewing tobacco to no avail. It’s that cigarette smoke inhaled into the lungs that sends this disease into remission. I think it’s a combination of nicotine and another nasty chemical in cigarettes. i know if i lit up i would go into remission.
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Submitted by “Bald Eagle” in the Colitis Venting Area
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the most unique thing i can tell you folks is smoking cigarettes totally put my colitis into remission about 15 years ago