Withdrawal help

Hi,

I've been lurking around in the background for a while and may have something to contribute...finally.

Today is the start of my 11th day of not smoking. In terms of cravings I'm fortunate, hardly crave at all. I do from time to time feel as though I'm missing something but I don't want to smoke.

I have developed many withdrawal symptoms, cough, kidneys hurt, fatigue most of these are easing up. I have now started to get lower back pain and knee pain. I'm wondering if this is normal particularly the knee pain or whether I should see my GP.

Thanks in advance and this forum is a great help.

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  • Hi,

    I've been lurking around in the background for a while and may have something to contribute...finally.

    Today is the start of my 11th day of not smoking. In terms of cravings I'm fortunate, hardly crave at all. I do from time to time feel as though I'm missing something but I don't want to smoke.

    I have developed many withdrawal symptoms, cough, kidneys hurt, fatigue most of these are easing up. I have now started to get lower back pain and knee pain. I'm wondering if this is normal particularly the knee pain or whether I should see my GP.

    Thanks in advance and this forum is a great help.

    Maybe the knee pain is just with the weather being colder.. Or are u doing more exercise.

    Well done on ur quit

  • Welcome, Ducky, and well done on 11 days.

    Some people say that one of the effects of smoking is to cover up or mask ailments or pain in the body. I don't know whether this is the case or not, but you certainly get all kinds of odd symptoms coming and going during the quit. I don't know enough to advise on your specific symptoms, but Shelly could be right about the knee pain.

  • Welcome Duckie, The knee pain and lower back pain dont sound like quit symptoms so I agree with Shelley on that score . However the tiredness and cough do. I would go and see your GP about the other symptoms. Great about your quit though, well done!

  • Hi and Welcome Duckie

    So well done for getting to where you are. :)

    Doesn't sound like any quitting symptoms I've ever heard or read about but we are all different aren't we?

    I was going to suggest exercise as Shelly did....I've been over-exercising since my quit as it felt good...but my back was giving me hell so cut back and fine now.

    If you aren't exercising then a quick trip to the docs wouldn't hurt to put your mind at rest would it?

    Wishing you the best of strength in your quit.

    (I used to say luck but you don't need luck...you're doing it! :))

    Take care

    Greg

  • Yoga pose

    Hi Duckie

    It's quite common, I think, to get strange symptoms when you quit smoking. Strange sensations in the limbs could be due to a change in circulation. The most relaxing thing in the whole world to do is "legs up the wall" pose from yoga. I do it for sore legs or if I can't sleep - it is so relaxing.

    I got this address from You Tube

    Everyone should try it - you'll be amazed how good it feels.

    Congratulations on quitting.:)

  • I am definitely going to do this. I used to do yoga when I lived alone. I never seem to find the time for it now, but it is fantastically relaxing. I forgot how much, so I am going to make the time.

    I don't remember having all these different symptoms, aches and pains in my first quit but I was a lot younger then, so maybe the younger you are the fewer symptoms?

  • Hi Duckie

    It's quite common, I think, to get strange symptoms when you quit smoking. Strange sensations in the limbs could be due to a change in circulation. The most relaxing thing in the whole world to do is "legs up the wall" pose from yoga. I do it for sore legs or if I can't sleep - it is so relaxing.

    I got this address from You Tube

    Everyone should try it - you'll be amazed how good it feels.

    Congratulations on quitting.:)

    I will definitelt be trying this. Thanks Nonico!

  • Thanks for the help guys. The yoga seems to relieve the pain thanks Nonico.

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