Inflammatory Bowel Disease? After Quitting Smoking

May 6, 2013

I stopped smoking 6 months ago and to be honest feel worse for it. Currently i am suffering from

UC and mouth ulcers. I have never suffered with mouth ulcers before and my bowel has been painful since stopping smoking. What i need to figure out is this: is it worth taking up smoking again or do i need to put up with abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, mucus and faecal incontinence and always

having to use pads. I am only 55 and feel like i am 85. I am beginning to think smoking is the lesser of the two evils!! Have read on many forums how people give up smoking and then suffer the indignities of UC. Is there any medical evidence on UC and stopping smoking? If not, why not?

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Crohn's Disease :: Indicative Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I am a 24 year old who works a 12 hour rotating shift pattern (including night shifts). For the past 6 months or maybe more o have had upper left abdominal pain (cramping/aching) and more recently lower pain (sometimes across lower, sometimes left and sometimes a specific place on the lower right). I put it down to IBS due to shift work. My partner convinced me to see the GP as I have a family history of IBD. Oh and my bowel movements vary from constipated (less than once a week) to lose (not diarrhoea and multiple times per day)

Had stool tests and blood tests. I expected them not to find anything to be honest and just did it to please my boyfriend and put his mind at rest.

Doctor phoned and said that "the stool test shows signs of inflammation indicative of inflammatory bowel disease". I couldn't really ask more questions because of where I was. Phoned in for blood results and told by reception that they were fine.

I have been referred to the gastroenterologist and have an appointment in 2 weeks.

I am tired all the time and find it really difficult to get out of bed, frequently have naps at work but put that down to shift working.

I don't want to take any laxatives because I never know when it will change between constipation and loose stools and when I'm working, I often can't get to the toilet.

I often have joint pain but I also have a knee injury and some hyper mobile joints.

I am so confused as to what is going on and hate not being in control of my body. I know I only have mild symptoms, I feel so alone (shift work doesn't lend itself to meeting people regularly).

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Bowel Disorders :: Inflammatory Disease And Anhidrosis

My 27 year old son began exhibiting symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease about 2 months ago. He had severe stomach pain and his food wouldn't digest for several days. A CAT scan showed an inflamed ileum. He went to a gastroenterologist who ran more tests and put him on prednisone. The inflammation went away and at the last followup visit the gastro dr. decided not to label my son with IBD yet unless the symptoms come back. My son noticed that, since his problem began 2 months ago, he no longer sweats. Early on, he would get dizzy and light headed at work (it was September and still warm)but he wasn't and still isn't sweating at all. He goes to the gym for a workout and 1/2 hour later his face is bright red and his head feels hot and prickly, but not one little drop of dampness happens anywhere on his body. Since both the inflammatory bowel/digestive problem and the anhidrosis started at the same time, I wonder if they are related, and if so, what disease does he have? He is beyond frustrated at this point because his digestive problems aren't gone completely, and he has days where he's exhausted waking up after a good night's sleep, and has minimal energy a lot of the time.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Ulceration Of The Ileo-caecal Valve

GI Consultant has sent to my GP copied to me:

This patient had had a SeHCAT test as well as colonoscopy. The SeHCAT test is reassuringly normal showing no evidence of bile salt malabsorption. At colonoscopy there was ulceration of the ileo-caecal valve. I understand the terminal ileum and colonic mucosa appeared normal. Ileo-caecal valve biopsies shoe benign ulcer with focal cryptitis. There is no granulomata or other features diagnostic of inflammatory bowel disease. Other colonic biopsy show mild nonspecific chronic inflammation.

This taken together with his symptoms and the raised faecal calprotectin is highly suggestive of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Anal Bleeding, Fatigue And Tiredness

I have been having bleeding from my back passage, fatigue and tiredness for weeks and finally got to the doctor today. She told me that I had IBD and that she would arrange for an urgent referral for a colonoscopy (2 weeks). She also said that I should come back if the symptoms got worse in the mean time. I am anxious that I maybe underplayed the symptoms slightly. every time I go to the toilet (5 or 6 times per day) it is bright red and seems not to be getting better. Should I go back or is it fine to wait two weeks?


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Infertility :: Diagnosed With Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

How likely is it to get pregnant after being diagnosed and treated for PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)? Keep in mind I've only had one child in over19 years with no other pregnancies!

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease And Azithromycin For Gonorrhea

Hi, I was treated yesterday night with 2 grams of azithromycin for gonorrhea (25 year old female). Didn't have any symptoms, but knew a sexual partner had it. Couldn't take the shot because of a bleeding problem I have. I have pain in my back today. Can this be associated with PID? I was exposed 10 days ago. Going for a follow up in 10 days to make sure the pills worked, should I worry before then? Or give the meds some time to work? I went to the clinic yesterday so I can't run off from work today to ask them.

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Chlamydia Before Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Fertility?

I'm 21 and I've been having irregular periods since June 2014; in recent months have had increasingly painful pelvic pain. Went to the GP multiple times in an attempt to figure it out but got nothing. Finally went to the GUM clinic on saturday and was diagnosed with PID, although the cause is as yet unknown. I was told it is likely due to a 'long-standing chlamydia infection'. Thing is, I haven't had sexual contact with anyone since March 2014 and for the year up to that I was in a committed relationship. That guy was the only one I had 'unprotected' sex with (was on pill); everyone else before him I used a condom with. So I had no idea I was even remotely at risk (as stupidly trusted this guy) and I'm now worried that because of this and having no symptoms, that I might've had the infection for a while without knowing and it therefore have a worse effect on my ovaries etc.

I'm really worried as dr was pretty casual about the PID, but from what I've read it's really serious. Did anyone here have chlamydia for a while before PID? Do you know how you got it? And how has PID affected your sex life/fertility since diagnosis? I'm so scared I'm going to find out I'm infertile because someone I trusted did this to me when I was so so careful myself

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease With LS

Just wondering if anyone else has had LS and Pelvic Inflammatory ? They told me it's not connected.  But they couldn't find anything else wrong.

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Ciprofloxacin And Metronidazole - Still Pain

I was diagnosed with PID last week Monday. The ultrasound scan revealed prominent collection of fluid behind my uterus. I was told to do a HVS/MCS. The result showed scanty growth of Escherichia coli. Before this result came out, I started treatment with ciprofloxacin and metronidazole IV for 4 days with pain killers. Follow up with drugs to complete 10days. I still have sever pain in my legs,lower abdomen and lower back. I had an ovary removed last year August because I had ovarian cyst. Please I need help. It's been 2 weeks plus now in pains. I'm tired of this pain.

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Undiagnosed Pelvic Inflammatory Disease For 5 Years - Infertility?

When I was 16 I was forced into having oral sex with someone that I went on a date with. I am now almost 21 years old and have only ever had intercourse or any other sexual encounter with my fiance. For the past years I have had problems with my periods and pain during them, but never thought twice about it. I went to the doctor yesterday for a possible UTI and found out that I may have PID. Though I have yet to be diagnosed with an STD (labs are still out), I am assuming that Chlamydia is the case, given to me from the guy who forced me to have oral with him (seeing as how he probably had many interactions with other girls if he did something like that to me.) I am now TERRIFIED that I have had this disease for almost five years. I am getting married in just 3 weeks and am now afraid that I won't be able to have children... What are the chances of this if I have in fact had this disease for this long?

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease? Back Pain And Missed Periods

I been having pain in my right side of my pelvis some time it will go to the other side and I been having back pain and my periods are missed up it been spiking mouths and they be longer and heavier and i been sicker lately then before.

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Quitting Smoking After 17 Years - Tried Everything

I've been a smoker for 17 years now. I've tried everything and still can't quit. Any methods anyone can recommend that helped you?

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I would like to know that if I were to quit smoking now, will my emphysema go away? I have been smoking for 3 years and I am only 22 year's old.

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Easy Way - Quitting Smoking

Now, you've probably clicked on this link and have some serious doubts about what I'm going to say.

Quitting smoking is the easiest thing you can do and why? Because you don't want to do it in the first place.

Example 1: Let's say I invite you to your favorite food, would you say yes?

Of course you would, it's something you enjoy and it's free.

Example 2: What if I invite you to eat dog poo. Would you try it? Hey, it's free, right! But, you would probably say no.

So what do those 2 examples have in common? The #One you want to do and the other one, not so much.

Well, let's pretend I chase around the house, work and every area of your life, telling you to eat dog poo. Would you just give up and try it? Like really?

Because that's what addiction does it pokes you and chases you until you agree to do it.

I could write a whole essay on this, but I'll post some main ideas first and then will specify on some things.

Addiction is not a habit. Look it up in the dictionary. Not the same thing at all and the words are very different, even though they sound similar.

Psychiatrists classify addictions as a mental disorder.

So first admit and you've probably noticed that by being a smoker, you are different than other people. You think differently and you're aware that your life is dominated by cigarettes. When to buy, smoke etc.

If you smoke a pack a day, that's like 1 cigarette every 45 minutes, without counting 8 hrs of sleep. That is like brushing your teeth the same number of times a day. Doesn't sound like normal behavior right?

So, let's summarize this, smoking is an addiction that pokes you several times a day. And here comes the catch, why do you have to do it, just as the example with dog poo.

Because you think you are getting something out of it. Not the bad consequences, but you think it somehow lets you decrease your stress or keep emotions in control... etc..

There are two types of addictions, physical and mental. The mental part of the addiction is usually what makes it seem impossible to quit.

But there's an easy way.

Add your thoughts in some things I've said or ask more questions and I'll write some other posts that go deeper on why smoking becomes a problem and it's our mentality that makes us fail.

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So today I swallowed my first morning Champix tablet., I got them from my GP 3 days ago,. but had a real mind battle before making that 1st move.,I have smoked for 50 years,. this as taken a big toll on my Health & pocket,..hopefully now I have come to my senses to quit this awful habit,,my life can take on more meaning..

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Infertility :: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Blood Work Normal But Inflammation

From 4 yrs i have been suffering from severe pelvic pain with lots of inflammation in both hips. all blood works come normal but mri does show inflammation. Doctors cannot find what it is, can it be my ovaries or fallopian tubes inflammation or infection which is causing this, plz somebody help. I want to get pregnant but my pain in pelvis which is that worse that I limp many time is not allowing me.

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Quitting Smoking :: Chantix Helps?

I just went to the doctor and got a prescription for chantix today I picked it up and I have not taken it yet because I'm nervous about side and a little scared about quitting but also very hopeful that this work for me. Both my fiance and I smoke and have for many years but we both want to quit and are going to try. I have been reading these posts and decided to join and write my own because I know that I will need help and encouragement to get through this. Everyone on here seems very nice and encouraging so I hope with the chantix and support from my family and this site we can be successful!

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Quitting Smoking :: Wellbutrin Helps

I am a 60 yr old woman and I have smoked for roughly 35 yrs. I have attempted to quit at least 3-4 times seriously. I've always had the horrible cravings even when using patches etc. this time I had my mind made up to do it finally and I just happened to be taking 300 mg of Wellbutrin at the time and I had actually forgotten that this could be helpful. I asked my dr to call in a prescription for the patches which he did. Anyway to say that it was easy is an understatement. You can imagine then my surprise to find out after using the 2nd box of patches that I had been using just the 7 mg patches all along. It Had to be the Wellbutrin that made the difference !! I was very surprised but extremely happy to become a Non-smoker !! It's been 10 months and I have no cravings. and I feel great ! I would gladly promote the Wellbutrin to any current smokers that really want to quit. I have put on a few pounds but that is well worth it to be able to live long enough to see my great grandchildren someday I hope and pray !!!

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Quitting Smoking - Withdrawal Symptoms?

I quit smoking 36 days back. Took 21mg patch sometimes for first 4 weeks and then taking 1/2 of 21mg patch (by cutting it). Went through the craving -
- not having any more. Here is what bother me now:-

* Feeling fever but no temperature

* Pains around the eye (sinus), headache, usual discomforts that comes with fever

* If my back is touched with little pressure (or rather rubbed), it feels like burning. If I bend, I feel a pain on the left side of mid-spinal cord -- but when sit straight it does not pain. (I do lift 2 five gallon water refills once in a while to 1st floor -- if can be slip disk)

* Felt similar burning pain in some other part (but less) too -- arms and probably the head (touching hairs pains little bit)

* Took crosin -- night time sweating many times now but the heavy head goes away with crosin

* Morning cough out little pinkish cold once or twice

* Oxygen level is 95% on blood (tested few days before)

Do I need to go for medication/see a doctor now or just wait and watch (is it a kind of withdrawal symptom or an independent issue)?

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COPD :: Quitting Smoking After 48 Years

I have just been diagnosed with stage 2 copd (emphysema). I have smoked for 48 years. I am 65 and told I have lungs of a 95 year old. I am struggling to stop smoking. If I cannot how fast will my progression be.

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