Well it’s been a while since I last posted on here , I’ve even forgot how long since I quit 🙄 congrats to all that have done and to all doing it 👍
Think 4 yrs this year for me . I have a question though , as back in 2019 I was diagnosed with this IBD ( ulcerative colitis ) and doing some research , plus I did mention on here as well about it , that it can flare up down to nicotine withdrawal !
So , just seeing if there’s been anyone who has had similar issues ? It’s a bit of a grey area and doctors a little sceptical but reading into it , it does make sense plus quitting smoking , it’s all to much of a coincidence .
I’m ok with this at the moment and no flare ups , but am on a maintenance therapy of 8 weekly infusions and other meds , as my case was quite severe to the point of nearly losing my bowel , luckily it was saved with very strong steroid meds whilst in hospital .
This IBD is very similar to Crohn’s disease But as said , nicotine withdrawal can be a cause .
Doctors don’t mention it , and more to your immune system going out of control and attacking your good tissue cells , hence immunosuppressant medication I am on now keep my immune low . Well I hope your all well and all the best to new quitters .It can be done 👍👍