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day 4 flu symptoms or withdrawls


My names donna, I had no intention of quitting, but on new years eve my cold went to full on flu and I couldnt even face a cig, so 4 days later I still feel awfull but not touched a cig since new year, only prob is I have no idea which symptoms are from my flu and which are withdrawls.

i have headachs, really bad taste in mouth, sweats, cant smell anything, no appitite and a really dry mouth, and coughin up mucus.

doctor said my lungs were clear last week and that i had a bronchol infection,

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Yes, that's about right. lol. I'm on day 25, my cough is gone, ears and throat still swollen feeling. My smell is starting to come back. I went through sleeping everytime I sat down, to not sleeping at all. Stay with it!! We are proud of you!


Hi there,am on day 4 too,woke up with sore throat,but feeling alot better,as in my chest less tight,and I don't feel as "on edge" as yesterday.You may have the flu and withdrawal symtoms together which must be awful but hey also a great way to stop as you maybe havent had time to ponder the negatives of the first few days,you have just done it.Well done and stick with it x x x


Hi onefineday, welcome to the site.

I wouldn't worry too much about what is flu and what is withdrawal, either way it feels crappy :(. Drink lots of fluids, take paracetamol. Really hope you feel better soon.

What I would say is, beware of the time when you do start to feel better because then 'missing' smoking will hit you like a ton of bricks.

I know whereof I speak: I gave up in December 2010 when I had the flu so badly my lungs practically shut down. Like you, for the first few days of withdrawal I had no desire to smoke because I felt like death anyway, but once I recovered my subconscious addiction started playing merry hell. However... here I am, one year later, and I haven't had a single puff and it's changed my life. You can do the same!

All the best,



My experience was much the same as Helsbelles.....just remember when you feel better, the desire to smoke will re-awaken.....I must say though feeling like shit and not being able to smoke was the best thing I ever went through....I'm on 9 weeks quit and going strong.

Lisa x


thanks guys,

well popped down stairs today (been stuck in bed for a week) smelt my hubbys cig, threw up and went back to bed, so no fear of smoking yet.


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