Feeling Ill?

Hiya all,

I hope someone here can put rest to my anxiety :)

I've been off of the demon cigarettes for over two weeks now, but i am starting to feel ill, and worried into the bargain. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest - it's a bit like the tight-windpipe feeling you get with a chest infection. I keep coughing in the hope i can somehow get rid of it, but no luck. Was anyone else like this after they quit?

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  • Sorry no i havent had anything like that but didnt want to ignore your post. Have you thought about maybe seeing your GP.

    Well Done for quitting and getting to 2 weeks.

  • Hiya all,

    I hope someone here can put rest to my anxiety :)

    I've been off of the demon cigarettes for over two weeks now, but i am starting to feel ill, and worried into the bargain. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest - it's a bit like the tight-windpipe feeling you get with a chest infection. I keep coughing in the hope i can somehow get rid of it, but no luck. Was anyone else like this after they quit?

    yep mate had the same on my last quite lasted about 15 days it made me feel like i was dieing

  • I didn't experience this but could it be all of the gunk and nasties in your lungs trying to break up and come out now? Sounds gross i know, but that is my best guess. Sorry not much help :confused:

  • Hi Relaxicab and welcome, 389

    I have definately felt like that when I have quit in the past, luckily I haven't felt like it at all this time, I must admit that is one of the reasons that I caved last time as I felt so ill. Please try not to do the same, I am sure if you can be strong a bit longer it will start to pass and you will feel better. It might be an idea to just see your GP coz he might be able to give you something to make you feel a bit better.

    Good luck with your quit and let us know how you get on,

    Love Befly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Thank you so much to everyone who replied - you've really put my mind at rest! I've quit twice before, years ago, and never experienced any side-effects to stopping, so all these horrible symptoms came as a wee bit of a shock :) Mind you, i'm doing it cold turkey, so could explain it.

    How long did you feel this way?

    Roll on the day i return to feeling like a normal human being! :D

    K

    x

  • I felt like it for about 2 weeks and then the cough for me lasted quite a while but I am asthmatic and I have a scared lung

    steam and maybe some vix at night to help get it all moving :D

    I have asthma too, which ironically never bothered me the entire time i smoked :rolleyes: I don't have a cough yet but i am sure it's coming! I'll maybe take your advise and go get some vix before it starts :)

    Oh the joys of smoking, eh.

  • Argh that's all the 'orrible stuff you've been keeping down there :o

    Boudees right except it's VICKS !! :rolleyes:

    Hehehehe :p Welcome on board relaxicab x x

    Stay strong,

    ~Buffy x x

  • Hehehe :D

    too many years being mum :o

  • lol I ended up writing Vix as well...lets put it down to the foggy brain of withdrawl ;)

  • Cheers for the welcome, Buffy...it's nice to have some friendly folks to keep your mind off the cigs :D And a fellow Londoner too :)

    K

    x

    Hehehehe :p Welcome on board relaxicab x x

  • Oooh oh yeah lol

    Your London scotland :confused:

    :o does than mean you live in fulham :D hehe

  • lol I wish :) No, i'm up in Camden, pretending to be a Londoner, but think the Glaswegian accent is a giveaway :D

  • Hahaha lol :D yeah probably a bit of a give away :D

    I am just across the park from you :) primrose hill *woo hoo* lol

  • Ahhh...small world...and you're posher than me then lol :p Primrose Hill is a lovely area. You always lived there?

  • Aw *hugs* boudee x x your just around the corner in my heart *get the bucket!* :D hehe lol x x

    yes always lived around these parts and it is very posh :D but they do council properties ;) hehehe

  • Do ya live in Doc Martin country Boudee?

  • *hugs* hiya karen x x

    hows you?

  • lol ahh yes, very true :D

    Sorry Boudee, we're away on a tangent lol :D

  • HI E

    Just come in from work. Some git Keyed all over the library windows last night so I've been going thriugh the cctv with our local pc. Hes trying to quit smoing too.He's using gum and is struggling poorlamb.

  • Ooooh exciting stuff karen!!

    Funny how the non smokers find each other :)

  • I would love to live there Bud -youre ever so lucky.

    Regarding the vandal - we shall have the last laugh cos he turned and looked at

    the cctv camera which is concealed in a wall and if you didn't know it was there you wouldn't realise it was(if you see what I mean!;)

  • And it looks so quaint on the tv.............................:eek:

  • It is awful the cops can't even do much these days :(

    And any sign of defending yourself and your stabbed, shot or in the wrong!

    What is the world coming too!

  • Right!!

    I am off, got to make it look like i been busy when he gets home :D hehehehe

    ;)

    Ttfn all

    ~Buffy x x

  • Hiya all,

    I hope someone here can put rest to my anxiety :)

    I've been off of the demon cigarettes for over two weeks now, but i am starting to feel ill, and worried into the bargain. It feels like someone is sitting on my chest - it's a bit like the tight-windpipe feeling you get with a chest infection. I keep coughing in the hope i can somehow get rid of it, but no luck. Was anyone else like this after they quit?

    i've had that before on my last quit, it goes eventually, its the crap clearing from your chest an lungs and stuff

  • wait till you hear the click of the door Buff and then rub your cheeks so you look flustered and ruff your hair up and shoot about just as he comes around the door

    thats what I do :o :D

    My god we must be twins, parted at birth :o

    Hehehehehe I hide the polish can behind the pics on the sideboard and give a quick spray too :D hehe

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