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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

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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

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

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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. :)

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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!!!

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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 :)

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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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