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Hi all, ive been thinking for a few days about the overall quit experience, and i realised for me the worst part was the first month or so, not because of the no smoking, but because of the horrible withdrawal symptoms i unfortunately suffered! It is now day 99 for me and things are great, but that first month was a complete shock to me, i had no idea how effected you could be, or how scary some of the symptoms of giving up can be for SOME people, and i really think someone should talk about it, it may save some other person for some terrible anxiety!. I spent a lot of time visiting my doctor during that first month, with a range of scary symptoms, i have a fabulously sympathetic doctor who basically calmed me and held my hand through that first month LOL!
I had shocking anxiety, sleeplesness, terrible dreams, really bad digestion problems, but the worst and most frightening symptom was the dizzyness, that was scary, i had to learn to breath properly, i was shallow breathing all the time, took me about two weeks to realise if i stopped and took some slow breaths the dizzyness would go. I know not everyone will have these or any symptoms, for me the cravings in that first month were the least of my probs! I did go cold turkey after smoking for 40 years, thats what i chose to do, and would do it again if i had to, thats just me. After a month all these symptoms settled down, talk about a true addiction! I thought i would just write all this down, to share with particularly those new quitters. Its not widely talked about, the symptoms you can get when quitting, but it should be, because it is quite a shock if you dont know and a bit scary too!......but if you soldier on it gets easier, you need to get lots of rest, go to bed early get a little bit of exercise and eat properly, and it is all worth it in the end! good luck all
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