At April 18th 2010 I will celebrate 5 months of not smoking, and I am so proud of myself as I done it "cold turkey". Well the truth was that I had a CT Scan on 19th December 2009 after going to A&E with a pain in the lung area when I was breathing. The Pain disappeared after 24 hours and I was given a CT Scan and something was seen on my lung, fast forward 10 weeks and another CT Scan shows that everything is o.k.,but the fear of this whole process gave me the determination to stop smoking.
I am 55 years old and have been smoking for about 35 years and I tried to stop two years ago with Champix but it messed with my head and I was back to smoking.
Since I stopped I have found this site to be very helpful as I was able to read other peoples experiences and in particular the withdrawal symptoms which seem to differ from person to person and as an example everyone seems to go through the coughing stage but at nearly 5 months quit I have never had any coughing?I have, and think that I am currently suffering from slight depression,and for the last month I have had a tingling sensation on my face and I can only think that it is nerve endings starting to work, I also seem to suffer from tiredness even although I am getting 8 hours sleep each night. I also seem to have developed slight back pain (muscular between the shoulders) which is helped by a hot bath or a massage and I just wonder if anyone else experienced this as I am conviced it is conected to my stopping smoking,all this said I feel convinced that I will never return to smoking and I would like to say a big thank you to every single person who has took the time to add comments to this site as it has helped me to stay off smoking to this point, and I hope that my comment will help someone else to stay off cigarettes.
Smoking for 35 year
Three kids and two grandchildren
Rejoined Gym at local heath centre? 5 months ago I could not walk up a set of stairs without struggling for breath and it has all changed now.