Day 40- cold/ running nose Is this normal?

Dear all quitters,

This is my first post in this forum. I'm kris and I stopped smoking (cold turkey) on 5th of january 2010. I have a bad cold/running nose which started on 12th of january. Now I still have running nose (clear like water) and I have atleast 5 sneezes everyday morning from 12th of Jan.

Is this normal or any of my coquitters have experieced the same/similar symptoms. Please let me know as I relate my symptoms to quitting.

I smoked 15cigs per day for 12 years and this is my first attempt to quit.

Hope I get an answer,

kris

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  • Not Needing Not Wanting just can’t forget

    Hi Congratulations on your 40 days quit how well are you doing, I must admit I sneeze quite a lot but have had snuffles for a while but dont know if its the winter snuffles or the not smoking snuffles either way I blame every thing on stopping smoking so I cant answer your question LOL

    Drink load of fluids and make sure a lot of it is water, dont think it will cure anything but you will spend so much time on the loo you will forget the sneezes, snuffles and the withdrawal hee hee

    Have a brilliant quit and use the forum and you want look back xx

  • hmmmmm

    Ive been reading up about this on posts everywhere , not just here.

    Seems to be quite common when you quit smoking. You are more susceptible to catching a cold/cough /flu while your lungs are clearing out.

    However i have had mine for over 3 weeks now and I never get a cold or flu. It has to be down to the quit .. which i can deal with .. but will be paying a visit to the doc if i dont get better by the end of this week.

    Hope you feel better soon.. dont let this break you ;)

    xxx

  • Me too....got a stinking cold at New Year and it has never left completely...sneezing every day and always congested. The cold has come back twice so that makes 3 since January 1st...

    But it has not gone to my chest and has been wet :o...it has to be down to the quit as I never get colds...

    Honestly, it really does make you wonder what on earth we were doing to ourselves..

    Hope it clear up real soon and well done on the quit

    Stay strong...xx

  • Dear all quitters,

    This is my first post in this forum. I'm kris and I stopped smoking (cold turkey) on 5th of january 2010. I have a bad cold/running nose which started on 12th of january. Now I still have running nose (clear like water) and I have atleast 5 sneezes everyday morning from 12th of Jan.

    Is this normal or any of my coquitters have experieced the same/similar symptoms. Please let me know as I relate my symptoms to quitting.

    I smoked 15cigs per day for 12 years and this is my first attempt to quit.

    Hope I get an answer,

    kris

    Hey Kris and welcome. I quit CT and I'm wondering if how we quit can make a difference. I'm going into 11 weeks tomorrow I don't and have not had a cold but I did for a while have a lot of phelm coming down to my throat from my nose. That's not so bad now but I'm still and probably more so getting stuff yuk coming up from my lungs, this could easily be mistaken for a cold. This part may help I am getting this running nose I could be just sitting then this clear liquid just runs out my nose. So I personally, but remember I'm not a doctor, think this is related to stopping smoking, stopping smoking can do some weird and wonderful things to your body. Remember you have taken away not just the nicotine but 4,000 other chemicals and toxins it has became reliably on.

    Hope it helps.

    Jack :)

  • Krismech, I have been experiencing the constant runny nose. It has eased up slightly over the last couple of days.

  • I'm on the 24th day of not smoking and I've woken early with my second head cold since I quit. I'm assuming it's all part of the detoxing process. At this stage I'm prepared to put up with anything really - I've come so far - I'm NOT going to let anything throw me off course this time!

  • Yep, me too, no cold but runny nose, a bit of sneezing. But both children have both had colds so I wonder if it is a virus thing?

  • Dear all,

    Thanks a lot for the replies. I'm also hoping for a speedy recovery from cold/ony other symptoms for my coquitters.

    I still have this runny nose and sneezing problems and hopefully this will be gone in a few days as some of the more experienced buddies have posted/experienced.

    Looking at this problem, I hate cigs.

    Bye and have a nice day,

    I smoked 15cigs per day for 12 years and this is my first attempt to quit.

    (cold turkey)

    42nd day- decided to stop counting from 50th day on.

  • Dear all quitters,

    This is my first post in this forum. I'm kris and I stopped smoking (cold turkey) on 5th of january 2010. I have a bad cold/running nose which started on 12th of january. Now I still have running nose (clear like water) and I have atleast 5 sneezes everyday morning from 12th of Jan.

    Is this normal or any of my coquitters have experieced the same/similar symptoms. Please let me know as I relate my symptoms to quitting.

    I smoked 15cigs per day for 12 years and this is my first attempt to quit.

    Hope I get an answer,

    kris

    Hi Kris :D

    Well done 40 days is great the cold/running nose are perfectly normal it will pass though Promise

    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 quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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 OK

    Love

    Marg

  • feel a lot better

    Hi all,

    After my problem of running nose, which was really irritating, I visited a doctor and the doctor declaired that I have an allergy for dust and smoke now (after a blood test)---have'nt had the allergy before at all:confused:..

    It is claimed that my nose and the respiratory tract have become hyper sensitive for dust/smoke. She also explained that if I start smoking again (which i won't try to do) I would end up with an asthma/respiratory disease.

    I also feel a lot better after an 18 hour sleep on sunday.

    Greets,

    kris

    I smoked 15cigs per day for 12 years and this is my first attempt to quit.

  • Hi

    Ive been reading through the posts on this thread because I have got a really rotten head cold and i wondered if everyone else is having the same probs.

    The back of my nose is sore and runny, and my chest is aching, and Ive got rotten headaches. Its wierd, because I cant remember ever having a cold when smoking.

    This has got to be down to the years of smoking, and the body detoxing and getting all the cr&p out of it. If this is what it takes to clean the body then so be it.

    Ive just had 12 hours sleep, and i feel a bit better this morning/afternoon :)

    I will be on two months tomorrow yaaay, bring it on :D

    All the Best to everyone

    Stu.

  • feel a lot better

    Hey all,

    I finally recovered from the running nose. I have no problems with my nose now. Sometimes there are 2 or 3 drops of water dripping (once in a week or so). But for the rest, I feel much better. Maybe all my chemicals and toxins are gone from my body...:D. I also smell things so good now.

    @Stu You would also feel the same in a few days I believe as one of my best friends recovered from this problem after 3 months. But for me it took more between 40 and 50 days to recover.

    Greets,\

    Kris

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