Snot fair!

Thought I'd pop in and update here. I've done 6 weeks now and have been struck down with a nasty case of woman flu (its the one where you still get on with life but feel utterly dreadful with a sore throat, shivers, aches and a bunged up nose which periodically drips like a tap) I'm not for a minute wishing I was still smoking but I never got this ill when I was a smoker. Am looking after myself and making sure I stay hydrated etc and reckon I will be over it in a couple of days.

About to start step 3 patches tomorrow and feeling optimistic that I can wean myself off them in a couple of weeks.

Hope you're all good. :)

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  • Thought I'd pop in and update here. I've done 6 weeks now and have been struck down with a nasty case of woman flu (its the one where you still get on with life but feel utterly dreadful with a sore throat, shivers, aches and a bunged up nose which periodically drips like a tap) I'm not for a minute wishing I was still smoking but I never got this ill when I was a smoker. Am looking after myself and making sure I stay hydrated etc and reckon I will be over it in a couple of days.

    About to start step 3 patches tomorrow and feeling optimistic that I can wean myself off them in a couple of weeks.

    Hope you're all good. :)

    Well done so far. Sorry you're feeling rubbish :( x

  • Sorry you're feeling so rotten!!

    I said the same as you 'cos just after Christmas I got a chest infection which coupled up with my ex-smoker's cough to be, well, not fun!! But smoking plays hell with your respiratory system so anything extra when you're new into a quit is going to send it haywire!!

    I hope you feel better soon - Smoking also messes up your immune system so you should recover quicker :) x

  • Cheers m'dears.

    Totally agree that smoking messes up immunity. It's odd because I tended to get everything going as a smoker, never badly but all the viruses would hang around longer. At least this way I feel like I'm getting it done properly and can get it out the way.

    Kat, I did a 3 year quit before too. I don't recall it being as tough as this in terms of immunity. Mind you I wasn't working with the little people then. We teach them to play nice and share but I really wish they wouldn't share their diseases with me. :rolleyes: xx

  • Pisky

    You're doing well in your quit:) You'll get better much more quickly now you're not smoking.

    Fi x

  • Obviously not man flu. Men have bigger brains and other organs thus colds and flues effect them more!!!!! :eek:

  • Obviously not man flu. Men have bigger brains and other organs thus colds and flues effect them more!!!!! :eek:

    Wow Dicko, you have a big organ? Do you play for a church or something?:D

  • Wow Dicko, you have a big organ? Do you play for a church or something?:D

    I play anywhere, but not when I got manflu!!!!:p LOL

  • Obviously not man flu. Men have bigger brains and other organs thus colds and flues effect them more!!!!! :eek:

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    Sorry, couldn't resist

  • Rofl. That's class Gemma!:D

  • It's the Cornwall effect - must be something in the water!;):D

    You gotta learn how to make your own entertainment in Cornwall ;)

  • You gotta learn how to make your own entertainment in Cornwall ;)

    ^^ This!! ^^

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