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Esarzeevee
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15/05/2020
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Im scared

Posted in Quit experiences 16 May 2020
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Covid19 time. Cold Turkey here and its Day 24. today is a tough one. i feel my lungs are swollen , too much chest pain and wheezing. muscle and back pain. I hope this day will end soon and all this physical withdrawal will be gone. Im scared that i wont be able to manage this pain and end up for relapse. The only good thing that happened on my 24th day, the craving is not as strong as it used to be.

I'm just curious if anyone here has experienced that their left cheek is a bit numb , like you're having a stroke? This experience is really freaking me out.

Thank you for this forum. happy to know that there are a lot of people who decided to quit. Goodluck to all of us. Keep safe!

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  • Esarzeevee May 16, 2020 | 7:52
    Hi Happiness, thank you for encouraging me. And most importantly thank you for sharing your fish bone story. I had that too, and oh boy , that made me cry so hard coz just like you i thought its stuck in my throat and had difficulty breathing . whats worst is due to lockdown , i cant visit a doctor , and i dont want to go to ER too coz of this covid.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast May 16, 2020 | 7:51
    Welcome Esarzeevee, Congratulations on Day 24, in answer to your question, I didn't have this problem, but had quite a few different bodily changes to begin with. You are in early days yet and we are all different when it comes to experiencing the changes. It is how we handle the changes which helps or hinders us. Make it work for you, your fear is just a thought, of course you will handle it in the future, practice NOPE (not one puff ever) every day you will be amazed at how receptive your mind can be.

    Do not look forward or back at the moment, just remain in the present for a while. This means if you are experiencing pain at a level which is unbearable physically, then a visit to your GP is in order.
  • Happiness May 16, 2020 | 6:47
    I had a stroke and mine would have een hard to tell. FAST..... Face ...does it droop? Arms...can you hold them up in front of you. Speech.....can you talk normally...... if any of these seek medical help. I was fine on all counts ut my left side tingled and the left arm is a dead give away. I could type and then i couldn't. I lost my entire left side, but have recovered 90% since. Anyone experiencing symptoms should go to emergency despite covid19. Now four months later, I have developed claw toe , where the toe curls under. Thankfully it does not impair my walking, but dancing, the side to side has it cringing! The mind is having a spastic episode. I need to teach it not to be fearful. Just like I had to reteach certain movements to rehabilitate myself. The mind is an awesome thing. Make it work for you!

    You are exibiting manifested symptoms of quitting smoking. Relax. Know you are doing the right thing and embrace the opportunity to make positive changes. Learn the mindset. Invest in Allen Carr's book. You may still find a link in one of my stories. I was asked to no longer post links. All the best to you. You can do it!
  • Esarzeevee May 16, 2020 | 6:27
    Hi Happiness, thank you for encouraging me. And most importantly thank you for sharing your fish bone story. I had that too, and oh boy , that made me cry so hard coz just like you i thought its stuck in my throat and had difficulty breathing . whats worst is due to lockdown , i cant visit a doctor , and i dont want to go to ER too coz of this covid.
  • Happiness May 16, 2020 | 4:53
    I hate seeing people having such a difficult experience quitting smoking. Our mind plays tricks. I once thought i swallowed a fish bone and that it was stuck in my throat. It drove me crazy until I had the doctor have a look. It was just a scratch, and knowing that , it stopped bothering me.

    Look for the positives in quitting smoking. We do not fear what we choose willingly. You expected it to be difficult and so it is. I and others have found it to be almost easy. Welcome and embrace this wonderful journey and all the benefits it will bring to your life. It is not just about finding our independence from the addiction of nicotine, but also the acceptance of being a non-smoker psychologically.

    You are doing great. It does get easier over time. It can get easier even faster. Have you read Allen Carr's book. A great investment for your future.

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