I quit smoking labor day of 2007 and have not touched a cig since then BUT,,
I still crave them almost as much as i did the day i quit,8+ heavy cravings a day,,, what is everyone else's craving's like?
also since i have stopped i have noticed some old health problems coming back that i had before i started smoking 20 years ago such as
canker sores, (i use to have very bad canker sores and now they have returned after 20 years)
strep throat (which i used to get several times a year till i started smoking and now that i have stopped have started to get again)
the only new thing is the gastrointestinal problems such as gas pains, very soft movements for a day or two and then hard movements for a few days and i do not use medications to treat either one so its not medication related
I plan to go see a doctor but i would like to know if anyone else seems to be having similar things going on,
i quit because i was tired of hacking coughing every morning then seeing stars from coughing so hard and feeling like i was choking for air due to the tar and junk i was trying to cough up,
i really don't want to go back to smoking but between the constant canker sores, strep throat, bowel problems, and cravings. the hacking in the morning is not looking so bad anymore.
any information some of the 1+ smokers can bring to the table would be wonderful.
also why is it so hard to find 1+ year help for smokers? I'm very glad to have found this forum
EDIT::: just wanted to add that the most positive thing for me about quitting is not sleeping as long as i use to i now sleep 7-8 hours instead of 10-14 hours