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Day 6 I Got Through It :)

I was dreading this day because I help hubby at a market and the customers can be really mean at times. Well today I got through it with flying colours, no stress or tears:). I'm still having trouble with what Jim suggested PND, I have just finished reading the link he pm'd me and I hope I have found the solution, I have suffered on and off for years with acid reflux. I in the past took Ranitidine on a regular basis but stopped taking it for about a year as the acid didn't seem to bother me anymore. I'm wondering if this is what is the cause of the feeling of phlegm stuck in my throat so I will start to take the Ranitidine again and cut out coffee and see if there is any improvement. Apart from that I'm doing really well with the cravings, I just think back to Monday night and how I thought I was going to have a heart attack and that's enough to keep me from smoking again:).

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Hi yvette

well done you-so you survived the day then!!!:p


Hurrah! Its great to get through the first 'test'. When you do then it gives you such a boost! Well done!


Thank you, yes it was a great achievement, the day wasn't any easier either we had our fair share of wackos as per usual so yea I'm well chuffed:D


Hi Yvette

Well done I know you were bothered by the thought of the market customers glad you got through with no problems another first out of the way

All the best



Hi Yvette,

glad you got thru the market day ..

This PND - if you've suffered with it for years - have you discussed with a doctor ? I read somewhere that around 1/3 of us suffer from it at some point in our lives (that's everyone, not just smokers, ex-smokers, whatever) .. frankly I'm amazed way more people aren't moaning about this after quitting, as that seems to be a major trigger..

I discussed this with a chiropractor friend, who said that the dairy element was probably the most signinficant thing to cut out (to start with) - coffee was just a desparate attempt by me, partly because coffee started to have a lousy after-taste due to the PND. She said that as little as the milk in one coffee per day could be enough to trigger it ..



Hi Jim the first time I experienced this was just before Xmas after suffering from flu and up until Tuesday I was being prescribed allsorts of antibiotics which didn't help at all infact the feeling of something stuck in my throat got to the stage where I thought I was going to choke to death. I stopped the fags on Tuesday and I felt so much better by Wednesday but since yesterday the choking feeling has come back again but in a milder form thank god. I will give the ranitidine a few days to see if it helps at all and only have one black coffee in the morning to wake me up, I don't generally eat or drink that much dairy products only milk in coffee. I also have a mild pain in my right side just below my shoulder blade so I'm thinking that maybe it is acid reflux, I hope so anyway because it's easy to treat.


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