day 37 and its not looking good

Hi guys,

Im now on day 37.. (yay), however its getting increasingly difficult as my metabolism has slowed down and it is playing havoc with my IBS.

Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with this. Its making me miserable :(

I am aware that you can get all kinds of digestive symtoms when you first quit, but how long does this last?

I have not smoked for 1 Month, 5 Days, 16 hours and 52 minutes (36 days). I have saved £127.50 by not smoking 440 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 12 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 03/01/2010 18:20

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  • Everyone is different

    When I quit, knew from previous quits that I was going to eat, so tried to limit the damage initially by eating lots of veggies, this in turn led to diarrhoea rather than constipation, I also put this down in retrospect to anxiety issues caused by the quit.

    One thing to bare in mind is that you're removing a stimulant from your body so you need to consider if this is changing the way your body metabolisizes food and the impact it's having on your IBS, without nicotine robbing your body of nutrients, food such as high vit c content foods, won't be passing through as fast and may be lingering and not in a nice way.

    You'll know what sets your IBS off, if any of those foods were previously impacted by nicotine you may need to relook at eating those foods and the quantities.

    Well done on getting this far and it does all settle down eventually.

    M

  • a cure - for now

    hi guys,

    thanks for your reponses.

    I have started back on my aloe vera tablets which i took when i was first diagnosed.

    Im not too sure about the colonic.. scares me just thinking about it lol.

    I feel a lot better taking them, but obviously don't want to rely on them forever and will look at changing my diet for a while , whilst things settle down.

    On the positive side.. this is the only negative aspect i have foun on quitting.. but its not bad enough to give up on my quit.. I REFUSE TO GIVE IN THIS TIME :D

    Again it really helps knowing im not alone in this.

    thanks for your support.

    I have not smoked for 1 Month, 5 Days, 17 hours, 52 minutes and 32 seconds (36 days). I have saved £127.64 by not smoking 440 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 12 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 03/01/2010 18:20

  • Hi. Go with it. I have suffered on and off over the years with ibs and apart from when I was pregnant when it went completely, this has been the least problematic time of my life. I can't say when it abated, it kind of snuck away gently. I am not a doctor and it may have been just coincidental, but i'm still eating the same crap i was before, my body just seems to tolerate it better! (apart from the muffin tops i've aquired that is!)

  • Princess, forget the colonics have a cheap detox. Water water and some....yep, you got it..WATER!!! Not even spring water just open the tap!! Works wonders and the same as expensive pharmacy detox packs.

    I got this tip off an expert:D

  • The water detox sounds like a good plan. Im drinking like a true trooper anyway... going to cut down on the tea even if it is just decaf and down more water instead.

    xx

  • Visit your GP and see if they'll refer you to a dietician. They should be able to advise you on the right things that'll calm things down. I also suffered a jippy stomach for some time, approximately 4 weeks.

    Seems to be calming down now though.

    Better having stomach problems that increased risk of cancer, heart desease and stroke. No brainer when thought about logically :)

    Keep it up! You're doing great.

  • Hi Stav,

    thank you so much, your post has inspired me even more to keep going as i now know for sure there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Today is a better day, if things to act up again i will go to the dietician again.

    thank you again.

    xx

    Visit your GP and see if they'll refer you to a dietician. They should be able to advise you on the right things that'll calm things down. I also suffered a jippy stomach for some time, approximately 4 weeks.

    Seems to be calming down now though.

    Better having stomach problems that increased risk of cancer, heart desease and stroke. No brainer when thought about logically :)

    Keep it up! You're doing great.

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