Anyone answer this?

Hi All

Wednesday was my 7th week of quitting and going into 2nd month pretty soon.

question: How is it that on a night I congratulate myself for another day not smoking and feel quite good. Come the morning I wake anxious and sad knowing that my nicotine friend is not downstairs waiting for me along with my morning coffee.

Also still getting the following:

Nausea and digestion problems, sleep problems, waves of sadness and anxiousness. Just finished antibiotics for bout of thrush in my mouth (never ever had mouth problems before). Thought some of these problems would be sorted by now. It makes me think that it is no wonder people do go back to smoking, not because of the pulling urges to smoke but because of the crappy other side effects that take you unaware. Any others out there still having crappy side effects after 7 weeks and have I got more of this to come, because I may crack!!!!

Linda

First time quitter - 12 September 07

Smoked for 45 years

Method - cold turkey

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  • Not really sure?

    I have had some problems such as excessive gas:o ,ulcers in my mouth showed up last week, heartburn, tingling in feet and hands ect. According to some previous post on this board alot of these symtoms r normal. I'm not going to read too much into things quite yet because I smoked for 27 yrs. It's gonna take alot longer than that to clear things up I have destroyed!! If U R really worried that something might be terribly wrong, it woulden't hurt to call your doctor. Good luck Linda & hang in there!:D

  • Linda.... Im not there yet this time but I have cracked before at that point.... I have also made it further to a greater level of comfort and STUPIDLY started smoking again.

    I am hoping lessons learned will carry me through this time but yeah it gets tougher because it seems to be dragging.

    From your signature you smoked for a long time which means your body may have more recovery to do and emotionally cigarettes were with you for a long time.

    Think about it this way... the side effects of not smoking.... while icky... wont kill you.... they feel like they will but they wont. Smoking will.

    You have put in alot of effort allready. I hope you keep strong.

  • Aw Linda, sorry to hear you're having such a hard time :( Just allow yourself to get used to the changes - after all you did smoke for a very long time hun, I'm no expert but it sounds perfectly reasonable that your body and mind would need a little bit of extra patience and care and time to recover and show you the real benefits of a smokeless life :) Besides, I've read somewhere that the first 6 months of a quit are considered "quitting", while from the 6th month on it is called "maintainance" (kinda like in a diet :p) It wasn't as in "you're going to feel bad for 6 months", it meant instead that depending on each individual conditions, 6 months (tops) is the amount of time considered normal for the body, especially, and partly also the mind of an ex-smoker to completely readjust to the trauma of not smoking anymore.

    I'm sure better days are just around the corner, just hang in there hun, you've been doing great!

  • I have had some problems such as excessive gas,ulcers in my mouth showed up last week, heartburn, tingling in feet and hands ect. According to some previous post on this board alot of these symtoms r normal. I'm not going to read too much into things quite yet because I smoked for 27 yrs. It's gonna take alot longer than that to clear things up I have destroyed!! If U R really worried that something might be terribly wrong, it woulden't hurt to call your doctor. Good luck Linda & hang in there!:D

    Hiiiiiya all:)

    still here! on week 11 now! i have had really bad mouth ulcers for about 2 weeks!(really painful!!) gone now though, i have been realllly wheezy too, had to use my inhaler loads, went to the doctors last week and i told her all about the above and that i seemed as though i was gonna start with a sore throat and a head cold every few days:( she said it was normal cos my body was ajusting to not smoking anymore.

    thats why i'm up at this time of a morning! got a really runny nose and cold symptoms!(my nose is red raw, from blowing it all the time!headache ect)

    anyway.. hang in there, don't give up now when you've done sooooo well!

    you should be really proud of how far you've come! and think-IT'LL BE WELL WORTH IT IN THE END!!;)

    good luck & best wishes.

    poskit.x

  • Hi Linda,

    I am so very sorry that you are feeling so terrible! I know doing such a great thing for our health should feel good all around and we should all just be wonderful the day we quit. The real world sucks and we have to deal with the crappy feelings and the side effects from our WONDERFUL decisions.

    All of those side effects sound as though they are from the quit because your body has to adjust to not having nicotine in your system. It will go through all different stages trying to figure out how to function properly.

    If you are worried talk to your doctor, but I am sure all of the things you have described are completely normal. Remember: Smoking will not cure you of these symptoms now that they have already occured. Smoking will KILL you and give you bigger and worse side effects that you may not be able to see on the outside, but they are happening on the inside of the body. You will sure notice what smoking has done to you if you go back to it in about 20-30 years when you can't breath and you die because you can not take a breath! Don't do that to yourself! Head up - chin up - no smoking! You can do this hun! Really you can! :)

  • Hi All

    Wednesday was my 7th week of quitting and going into 2nd month pretty soon.

    question: How is it that on a night I congratulate myself for another day not smoking and feel quite good. Come the morning I wake anxious and sad knowing that my nicotine friend is not downstairs waiting for me along with my morning coffee.

    Also still getting the following:

    Nausea and digestion problems, sleep problems, waves of sadness and anxiousness. Just finished antibiotics for bout of thrush in my mouth (never ever had mouth problems before). Thought some of these problems would be sorted by now. It makes me think that it is no wonder people do go back to smoking, not because of the pulling urges to smoke but because of the crappy other side effects that take you unaware. Any others out there still having crappy side effects after 7 weeks and have I got more of this to come, because I may crack!

    I get terrible wind and somach cramps its really embarrassing, I am also extremely fatigued, anxious and depressed. I stopped 1 month and 2 days ago and thought that by now the worst would be over, but after reading other posts I realise that it may be still withdrawal.

    I also smoked for 45 years, so I guess it will take time. I have no intention of giving up.

  • Welcome hampshirebear x x x x

    Congrats on your quit you are doing very well!!

    When you come through the crap, I can honestly say the energy, sleep and all!! is better than ever!! I feel better than I have done in years!!

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