Nearly 2 month

Hi it bin nearly 2 months of non smoking after being a smoker of 30 for 15 years.. I'm on the patches of 14 mg 24 hr doctors now changed me to the 16 hr patch as I'm feeling like I'm having too much nicotine.. I was just wondering if anyone having the same symptoms as me. At night it fed line my chest is tight and iv never had a bad chest before. And my gums are bleeding a lot when I brush. Is this normal and will it pass. I also feel very sad somedays and like I Carnt be botherd to do things anymore. Is this normal still after 2 months. Thanks

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  • Hi Shelley -

    If you click here:

    quitsmokingsupport.com/with...

    You'll see that there's a whole bunch of symptoms attached to quitting. Although it says it should all be gone in a fortnight, a lot of us found that the symptoms went on a fair bit longer than that. The good news is, it does ease off if you keep on with your quit.

    The feelings of sadness, depression, lethargy are part of the mental process of quitting, which can take a lot longer than nicotene withdrawal. Try to stay positive, go for walks (they really do help), drink lots of water, breathe deep. Post here lots - it's a massive help to know you're not alone. Find something you like to do, and do it lots to take your mind off things a bit! Eat chocolate, too, I highly recommend that :)

    Re the teeth, it's not mentioned in the link above but lots of people experience it. Smoking restricts the blood flow to your gums, and they do tend to bleed more after you've quit. If you can visit a dental hygienist, they can rule out gingivitis (a mild gum disease) which can also cause bleeding.

    Sorry, I sound a bit like a quit nurse or something :D What I can really say, from my heart, is all this stuff passes eventually. You've come so far and done so well. Stick with it, one day at a time, focus on the positives, and you will come out the other side soon and be SO glad you stayed strong, I promise!!

    Helen

  • Great post Helen:)

    Well done Shelley on your quit. I'm into month 4 and have experienced all your symptoms and more:rolleyes:

    Things do improve with time and are soon forgotten once you get further away from the misery of smoking xxx

  • Thank you for the reply.. I quit about 7 years ago for over a year but never had any symptoms.. Although then I didn't smoke as much as I did now. It seemed that the first few weeks were brill then I started to feel like rubbish.. I'm seeing my dentist nxt week for my check up so will have a word with her. They might be bleeding but there do much whiter now and that I love. I never want to go back to smoking again and maybe feeling this dreadfull is a good thing to remind me that I never want to go though the quitting proccess again.. Lol.. I even though I was going mad a few weeks ago and went to see the doctore for the 3 rd time since quitting as I couldn't sleep and couldn't explain why I was getting panick attacks.. He said it's all to do with quitting and some other stress I had due to being co2 poisoned a month back.. But I'm glad iv found this forum as it good to see that other people are experiencing the same things. It dosent make you feel so alone. :D

  • Forgot to mention the last time I put on over a stone after I quit. But this time iv had no Desire to eat like im starving and iv lost 6 pounds as iv bin walking doing Zumba and yoga. :) so that's made me feel good as iv bin trying for months when I was a smoker to lose half a stone. But could never seem to do it

  • Forgot to mention the last time I put on over a stone after I quit. But this time iv had no Desire to eat like im starving and iv lost 6 pounds as iv bin walking doing Zumba and yoga. :) so that's made me feel good as iv bin trying for months when I was a smoker to lose half a stone. But could never seem to do it

    That is excellent! Wish I could say the same.:D

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