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Posted in Hints and tips 09 Dec 2017

Hey guys ,

So now I’m already 18days free smoke , There has been lots of going on inside my body after quit smoking. I have been heavy smoker for last 10 years which means somewhere between 10-15 cigarettes in a day. Within few hours of quitting , I stared feeling the very bad craving followed by cough next day. Then on second day I started having problem with breathing ( short of breath) and chest which was after a week but the cough still not going away. Now I’m having really bad sore Throat and swallow lymph nodes which is making my life very difficult at the moment . Any suggestions would be highly appreciated in regards to these symptoms after quitting smoking ?

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  • Mandy81 December 09, 2017 | 4:34
    Persevere ... trust me after smoking 30 a day ... I’ve done 5 weeks and it’s been aweful but worth it wait for the bad headaches!!!!
  • Mandy81 December 09, 2017 | 4:37
    Persevere ... trust me after smoking 30 a day ... I’ve done 5 weeks and it’s been aweful but worth it wait for the bad headaches!!!!
  • Red-67 December 09, 2017 | 9:34
    Hi Mo99,
    First, congrats on making it this far.. All this does sound a little extreme. I, like many others, had smoked much longer, and more, and did not have that kind of reaction.. Withdrawal yes, but not like you are describing. What does your Dr. say ? If you have not talked about it, maybe you should ?? In some cases, smoking can mask existing problems.
  • Steve01 December 09, 2017 | 11:46
    I agree with Red-67 ... I'd be seeing the doc about other likely causes.
  • weewillem December 09, 2017 | 16:27
    Hopefully, you just have one of those summer infections that go around. Also, maybe you are suffering form anxiety.

    Knowledge is power (over the nicotine monster). There is some good reading out there, or audio books to help you overcome the thinking process that makes you THINK you want to smoke.

    Alan Carrs easy way is a good book to listen to or read.

    Good luck, I hope you keep moving forward.
  • Mo99 , Northern Sydney December 10, 2017 | 10:56
    Hi Red-67 ,

    Yes it has been very tough 3 weeks, BTW today’s I’m feeling lot better but these symptoms keep changing everyday. Sometimes I feel that I have got all the symptoms exists on this planet. but now I’m going to see the GP today because I’m very worried now .

    Thanks for your help guys
  • Red-67 December 11, 2017 | 10:49
    That's good.. It sounds to me like you may have picked up some bug / flu ? about the same time as your quit. Withdrawal symptoms are mostly psychological. Moody, lethargic, a feeling of mourning, almost like the loss of a loved one, or dear friend.. Now, some have more physical symptoms with NRTs, or drugs like Champix.. But, on the bright side, at 3 weeks, nicotine is almost out of your system. The habit is next, and that is in your control. It is a mind game. Craving or wanting that smoke will only last as long as you let it.. Remember, you don't WANT a smoke. You never want to be that slave again.. It feels good to be free :)

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