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Fae
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24/06/2019
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Chest pain

Posted in Quit experiences 24 Jun 2019
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Hi all,

I’m 29 and I have decided to quit smoking since 10 days ago and I’m still on it.

I wanna go and see a doctor to check how much damage has been done during these 8 damn years of smoking! But there is something that is scaring me!

It’s been 2 days that I’ve been having heart pains and my chest is heavy!

Before quitting I didn’t have any of these problems.

Anybody here has the same experience?

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  • FreshAirOK, Hunter New England June 24, 2019 | 14:40
    Hi Fae. Well done on your 10 day quit. Regarding your chest pain don't leave it any longer...go to the doctor and have it checked out. It may be nothing but better to know.
  • Fae, Northern Sydney June 24, 2019 | 14:43
    Thanks for your response. I will go ASAP!
    It’s so sad what we’ve done to our body despite of knowing its danger... I’m scared :(
  • Fae, Northern Sydney June 24, 2019 | 14:48
    Thanks for your response. I will go ASAP!
    It’s so sad what we’ve done to our body despite of knowing its danger... I’m scared :(
  • softly40, Mid North Coast June 24, 2019 | 15:25
    Hi Fae, definately go to your doctor as FreshAir suggests. Our bodies seem to go through an adjustment when you first quit mine went through a tight chest and feeling tired but I just rested when I needed to. We are all different but its best to be on the safe side and make that appointment. Keep up your commitment well done for 10 days.
  • Riyad June 24, 2019 | 17:21
    Well done for 10 days quit, iam 28 years old and iam 56 days smoking free, iam felt the same pain in chest ( iam a nurse that work at intensive cardiac care unit) but i go to the doctor and and checker i do a xray for my lungs and blood enzymes for heart and all the checks was ok, dont leave it go to the doctor and all thing will be ok.
    Congratulations.
  • Riyad June 24, 2019 | 17:21
    Well done for 10 days quit, iam 28 years old and iam 56 days smoking free, iam felt the same pain in chest ( iam a nurse that work at intensive cardiac care unit) but i go to the doctor and and checker i do a xray for my lungs and blood enzymes for heart and all the checks was ok, dont leave it go to the doctor and all thing will be ok.
    Congratulations.
  • DAB57 June 24, 2019 | 18:26
    Hi Fae as per all of the posts above, definatley go to the Doctor who can assess your heart and blood pressure etc. I understand that you are scared but would ask you to please try and relax until you get the results. I would like to say that withdrawals can include stomach pains, chest pains, headaches and all types of pains and discomfort. The withdrawal from stopping smoking also brings with it anxiety and anxiety (heart palpitations) can mimic heart attack. 10 days is a job well done and please let us know what the doctor says. May the universe provide you with love and light and bring calm and peace to you.
  • Riyad June 24, 2019 | 19:44
    Well done for 10 days quit, iam 28 years old and iam 56 days smoking free, iam felt the same pain in chest ( iam a nurse that work at intensive cardiac care unit) but i go to the doctor and and checker i do a xray for my lungs and blood enzymes for heart and all the checks was ok, dont leave it go to the doctor and all thing will be ok.
    Congratulations.
  • Fae, Northern Sydney June 24, 2019 | 21:18
    Thank you all for your kind response and support... It was kind of relief that you told me you had the same experience and it was ok...I will definitely see a doctor in couple of days and inform you about the result.
  • Happiness June 25, 2019 | 0:53
    Why wait a couple of days to see the doctor Fae? Go now. You do not need this added anxiety when you are doing so well. It is probably nothing, and once you are assured it is nothing the pains will subside. I once thought i had a fish bone stuck in my throat, once assured it stopped bothering me.

    Our psychological mind can be tricky as can be the Nicotine monster. That habit part of smoking that has been ingrained into our daily lives is the part we need to feel differently about. Learn how to let go and to move on with your life without the cigarettes. They did nothing but cause misery in reality.

    I am impressed that you are so wise and taking this journey that many of us coward from for decades. Kudos to you. Now be brave and go see your doctor. The truth can be liberating!
  • Fae, Northern Sydney June 25, 2019 | 14:35
    Thank you for your encouraging message happiness. I will definitely go to see my doctor tomorrow because I had to work these few past days.

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