Day 8 and feeling ILL!

hey folks,

new on here and came across the forum after trawling google :)

well im on day 8, and as per my thread title, i feel terrible.

sore throat (actually feels like my glands i think) its as if im swallowing bowling balls! really quite sore combined with stiff neck muscles :(

not sure if this is a symptom from quitting, or that ive picked up a bug.

anyway ill struggle on - really dont want to go back to a smoking life.

any advice/info is greatly received

Davy!

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  • Hi Davy,

    Congratulations on not smoking!! Day 8 is fantastic!!

    I am being bothered by the same problem. I have read that sore throat is common when quitting.

    I got a sore throat that started around day 6. I stuck it out for a week, was very sore by then, so I went to my Dr, who gave me Antibiotics. They helped but it is not gone.

    Now at day 26 it feels sore but not as severe, still some swelling of the glands in my neck. So I am not not sure what to think about it. I have not been coughing or throat clearing that would cause irritation.

    Hopefully others will know more about this and how long a sore throat typically will last when you first stop smoking.

  • hey Davy

    well done day 8 is great... not easy getting there I know but ur doing great. ur symptoms might be time of year or not smoking, dont really matter just get over it as though u hav virus

    keep strong ur over the very worst week

    sue x

  • Hey Davie and welcome. It sounds to me like you have maybe picked up some kind of virus and because you have stopped smoking (BRILLIANT) it may be hitting you a little harder than it would before.

    But having said that if you read the posts on here and read as many as you can you will see others get the same or different symtoms. As you can see Downunder has similar symtoms to you it could be coincidence or it may be somtheing you are both suffering through stopping smoking.

    Speaking of that very well done on reaching day 8 that is fantastic. Try riding it out but if you think you should go see a doctor, better to be safe than sorry and not assume it's because you have stopped smoking.

    Also well done to Sue and Downunder.

    Jack :)

  • thanks all,

    Jack, will go see a doc i think - pretty uncomfortable stuff :(

    your just up the road from me :) im down in icy Fife :D

    Davy

  • hey folks,

    new on here and came across the forum after trawling google :)

    well im on day 8, and as per my thread title, i feel terrible.

    sore throat (actually feels like my glands i think) its as if im swallowing bowling balls! really quite sore combined with stiff neck muscles :(

    not sure if this is a symptom from quitting, or that ive picked up a bug.

    anyway ill struggle on - really dont want to go back to a smoking life.

    any advice/info is greatly received

    Davy!

    Hi Davy :)

    Well done you 8 days smoke free that's great Big Hug

    Sorry you're feeling so rough though just now

    A lot of us do get sore throats just after quitting but as you also have a stiff neck I think this may be a bug of some sort so please go and see your Dr for advice on this

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathising with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    This link is good for the psychological part of quittinghttp://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Symptoms.html

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here

    Love

    Marg xx

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