No Smoking Day
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Ive finally stumbled in to week 3

Ive managed 15days smoke free :D:D

craving like mad, lost, my gums keep bleeding??? not sure whats that about... could be the murray mints that have become my best mate...

i never thought id manage this far after stopping the chamix a week ago especially now im cold turkey, but my temper has calmed since stopping taking the champix ;)

anyway best get going good luck to all

Sian xx

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Well done Sian. Don't worry about the gums bleeding as it happens to lots of people.

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thanks Una i was a bit worried about the gums..

Sian xx

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Yeah... apparently smoking restricts bloodflow to the gums (one of the reasons smokers commonly have tooth problems). When you stop the bloodflow increases quickly, which can cause a few problems with bleeding. It should sort itself out in a few weeks.

Just another thing healing itself!

You're doing really fab to reach 15 days. Keep going, onwards and upwards!

Hels x

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Well done Sian, I had bleeding gums for a while but they are ok now. I got them checked by my dentist and he confirmed there was no gum disease so it is definitely a symptom of stopping smoking :D

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Well done

The bleeding gums is a good thing as its a sign of ur gums begging to have blood flow again. As smoking hardens them and stops the blood from flowing in them. My dentist told me this

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