heart burn

hi everyone i m nearly at week 6 and last week i started getting a slight pain nothing serious!! around my back and stomach. To me it feels like heart burn although ive had it a few times im not to sure. Ive read on here a few people have had heart burn from their quits just wondering if anyone else is experincing heart burn i am going to docs this week just to get it checked out!. Also i havent had a cough yet or bought up any mucus (sorry)!! i just thought everyone had this and i havent, even my husband who doesnt even smoke has been coughing weird!! any advice would be great x

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  • Hiya!

    Found this on stopsmoking.org:

    Heartburn

    The paradox here is that smokers who had heartburn while they smoked find it disappears, while some smokers, who’ve never had heartburn, often suffer with it for a short time when they quit. Avoid acid producing foods and ask your Pharmacist for advice. Can last between 3 weeks to 3 months (not the same intensity throughout)

    However... no bad thing that you're getting it checked out.

    Also, not everyone coughs up crud. Your lungs are still clearing out, don't worry.

    H xxx

  • Hiya!

    Found this on stopsmoking.org:

    Heartburn

    The paradox here is that smokers who had heartburn while they smoked find it disappears, while some smokers, who’ve never had heartburn, often suffer with it for a short time when they quit. Avoid acid producing foods and ask your Pharmacist for advice. Can last between 3 weeks to 3 months (not the same intensity throughout)

    However... no bad thing that you're getting it checked out.

    Also, not everyone coughs up crud. Your lungs are still clearing out, don't worry.

    H xxx

    What exactly is crud? I've seen it used a lot on this forumn but I haver no idea what it means!

  • Crud generally means rubbish

    I've had similar symptoms on and off over the first week of this quite; if I recall I also suffered on my last (two :S ) proper quits.

    Had terrible heart burn most of the day yesterday, and on day 3 and yesterday evening had discomfort between my shoulder blades. Sort of feels like a trapped muscle.

    I believe to be quite common but I think you're doing the right thing in getting it checked out. :)

  • Crud generally means rubbish

    I've had similar symptoms on and off over the first week of this quite; if I recall I also suffered on my last (two :S ) proper quits.

    Had terrible heart burn most of the day yesterday, and on day 3 and yesterday evening had discomfort between my shoulder blades. Sort of feels like a trapped muscle.

    I believe to be quite common but I think you're doing the right thing in getting it checked out. :)

    Okay, cheers Stav! Have you tried Gaviscon or Rennie? They really do work wonders for heart burn!!!

  • I have to take other medication as i have a problem with my blood. Unfortunately this means most other mess are out of bounds as they don't mix well...so I have to just sit throughh things :)

  • I have to take other medication as i have a problem with my blood. Unfortunately this means most other mess are out of bounds as they don't mix well...so I have to just sit throughh things :)

    Oh okay, I am sorry to hear that :( Heart burn is such an unpleasant feeling!

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