Hello everyone I decided to quit 27 days ago after a news article about covid 19 and smoking literally scared me to the max.
I am 27 and smoked for around 9 years (stopped twice when I was pregnant) and then started again when the children were a few months old. I smoked around 5-10 a day.
I'm on day 27 and had it all, dizziness for a couple of days to start with, insomnia, sore throat, sinus/ear pressure, terrible chest tightness and burning, acid reflux, dodgy stomach, heart palpitations, mouth ulcers, sore tongue and stinging mouth, coughing up grey streaky phglem.
My chest tightness went about a week ago and has now come back.
But since the all the covid 19 stuff I have been in a terrible mental state with panic attacks and anxiety through the roof, decided to quit at the worst time ever!
I have had to call the doctor and get some antidepressants (Citalopram) which I started today.
Anyway one of the main reasons I've been in such a state is because of physically feeling awful. I had to call paramedics on Monday because I thought I was having a heart attack from the chest tightness and burning but all tests came back fine. They checked ECG, blood sugar, blood pressure, sp02 and listening to chest which should of reassured me but the physical pain was still there badly.
Then took myself up the hospital yesterday due to feeling like I couldn't do this anymore, I couldn't suffer another day/night of this chest pain and mental distress. All tests came back fine, had ECG, blood tests, urine test, chest x-ray, blood pressure, sp02.
I have acid reflux medicine and anti depressants now to see if this helps.
I can't see how heartburn/reflux/indigestion would hurt this bad! It's constant near enough and gets worse as the day gets on.
I'm starting to wonder if it's a mental thing from the terrible anxiety and panic attacks or terrible muscle tension that builds up as the day goes on.
The chest pain feels like a cold burning pain (a bit like when you first chew strong gum and get that cold feeling in your mouth) and spreads to my back. Usually starts on left side but sometimes spreads to right side of chest and round to back on both sides too.
Wonder if anybody else has had anything similar or is this pointing more to an anxiety related issue than stopping smoking?
I've been convinced every single day that I have felt crap that I have Covid 19 which has also made me a nervous wreck.
Please help I can't see light at the end of the tunnel and I keep thinking would I of just been better off carrying on smoking 😪
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