question again sorry

ok, 2 weeks on the patches are working a dream (well, didnt think they were untill i left one off for the other morning, and experienced anxiety)

It's also less everyday that I think about having a ciggie, but may I ask what has been everyone's worst symptom of the withdrawal physically

The cough? Chest pains? Sore throat? etc

thanks everyone

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  • Don't feel you have to apologise for asking questions...ask as many as you like! :D

    I haven't really suffered any physical pains. Guess I'm lucky. Mind, now that I've said that I'll probably go and suffer a coronary tomorrow but tomorrow's another day and I will deal with that then LOL

    What makes you ask anyway? What physical symptoms are you suffering?

  • Eating, I think thats the worst sympton I have felt, but not sure if that can classed as a sympton. Either way Im eating like a horse at the moment.

    me too!! and putting weight on :(

    i havent had anything else .

  • but may I ask what has been everyone's worst symptom of the withdrawal physically

    The cough? Chest pains? Sore throat? etc

    thanks everyone

    Don't get too bogged down with it Annette and don't compare your quit to other people's, everyone finds it different.

    'cos you're still on nicotine you're not going to experience many of the withdrawl symptoms yet.

    You will suffer from things related to stopping smoking, increased oxygen levels, falling carbon monoxide levels and easier breathing etc.

    Anything that concerns you should be talked through with your GP.

    Don't worry about things that might not happen and enjoy the feeling of being smoke free.

    Congratulations on your quit..! :D

  • Hi

    Well ..............

    I'm over forty ... been smoking on a average of 15 a day for urrmmm about 25 years. So I wasnt expecting it to be easy. The big but is .... very tight chest and back ache up by the lung area. Everyone has told me to consult my doctor but I know the chest area can be effected when you withdrawal, for one its actually healing, that can cause my discomfort.

    Just wanted to know how long it might last.

    I've tried not to over eat, but then its only been 2 weeks ....... Ive cut out alot of my booze of an evening too .... so its a real detox ... (no it's not a detox that infers its short term - I should say 'life change').

  • un well

    Hi I'm on week two started with patches the first week and didn't like them , although they reduced the cravings it wasn't enough it frustrated me, so I decided to go cold turkey, I have experienced all of your symptoms I think it's just part of the course, if I still have my cough in a couple of weeks I'll go to the doc's just to get checked over. It will give peace of mind:D

  • Don't get too bogged down with it Annette and don't compare your quit to other people's, everyone finds it different.

    'cos you're still on nicotine you're not going to experience many of the withdrawl symptoms yet.

    You will suffer from things related to stopping smoking, increased oxygen levels, falling carbon monoxide levels and easier breathing etc.

    Anything that concerns you should be talked through with your GP.

    Don't worry about things that might not happen and enjoy the feeling of being smoke free.

    Congratulations on your quit..! :D

    Thats what i do though, I inform myself. I cant help it haha.

    I dont like the way you've said I havnt experienced many of the withdrawal symptoms yet. Thats worried me now. I thought by the time i have got down to the last step of my patches I might not get bad withdrawal symptoms. I thought I might be weaned. Just goes to show, better I asked.

    I'm not experiencing easier breathing infact the reverse. My lungs feel awfull whilst they are meant to be healing themselves.

    I thought at this stage I was kicking my mental habit, breaking the little codes down that tell me I must need a fag now. Then as I said by the time I am ready to stop step three on my patches I would be weaned.

    Thats me always optomistic - I was like this about my driving lessons and it took me almost twice as long.

    One thing I do know is - i will always be a smoker that chooses not to.

    Thanks for your post, how are you doing?

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