Hi Everyone that knows me, just to boast that I reached 8 months off the fags on 18th August 2010 and I am heading towards the 9 month marker.It has been an unusual quit in that some of the symptoms that I have experienced don't seem to conform to most other people's, who have quit?. Most who know me will know that I have suffered mild Depression during my quit (Noted symptom with people who quit)even up until quite recently and most people only seem to suffer this around the three month quit,but I wonder if my depression is from worrying about my health? . Last December I went to A&E with a pain in back when breathing in, the hospital put it down to unknown virus? but did do blood tests and X ray and could find nothing wrong, they also did a CT Scan and found something on my lung and I went back 10 weeks later for another CT Scan and was given the all clear. You might understand when I say that during this period I thought I had the big "C" and my feelings and emotions were all over the place,I do find that although every medical / Doctor has given me a clear bill of health, and I walk at least 30minutes a day (and more) and I am never out of breath, and in general I have never felt better.
In other posts I have read people describing that when they quit there is a felling of emptyness like there is something missing in their life, and that this feeling can be confussed with depression?
The other thing that I am sure I mentioned in other posts is the phlem as your lungs start to clear which the experts say start within a week of your quit? Well I am only now (8 Months) bringing up phlem??and I would not say that it is a lot.
The last visit to the doctor he arranged for me to have a Spiro?something lung test and this happens on Sept 5th but I don't know why I am getting this done as I don't have any breathing problem, I think the doctor is trying to prove that there is nothing wrong with me.
Again the point I am trying to make is how different people feel with their quit, and I do beleive that symptoms of stopping smoking , differ from people to people and I wish that members would give more details of themself on the site , like age,how long smoked.how many cigs smoked, because I am of the belief that when you are quiting it is better to talk to people who are of a similar age and similar smoking habits. Anyway time for me to end now and hope that I havn't depressed anyone.