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Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in May this year after a really bad flare up which I ended up being hospitalised for 8 days with. I have recently given up smoking to try for a baby, and within a few weeks of giving up smoking cold turkey , I started getting loose stools, at first i didnt do aything about it and used over the counter drugs to help control it. I left it for 6 weeks and it got progressively worse where i was going up to 20 times a day with blood and mucus and eneed up in hospital.
I am now slowly recovering and taking predisolone and Octasa, i have started using an E-Gigarette to releive stress mainly but have read that smokking real cigarettes can really help. With this information and the fact that i am still wanting to smoke, i am wondering if i should just give in to temptation and start smoking again, with hope that this will also help my UC get better?
I am 90% sure that me giving up smoking is what has bought my UC to develop.
Does anyone have any advise? so confused about what to do?
We are still wanting to getting back to trying for a baby which is also a reason i should not start smoking again.
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