Lets get going with month 2 then!

I love the good feeling when you start something new!

Really have got to sort my stomach out.... not going to docs, so my options are finding a diet that is beneficial to the innards , completely fed up with the bloating, pain and you guessed it wind (mostly trapped) oh yeah and the other embarrassing part of can't go :(

I realize some of this could be the champix, then again i have also read that it could equally be just giving up as the body slows down.... feels like pulling hair out in frustration,

This above could also be why i am feeling quite lethargic which is a bit of a downer on my new non smoky self.... off to scour the internet for help.

Any suggestion will be gratefully received!!!

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  • Hi Spooks got the same problem,my stomach is really bloated feels like its gonna pop..... apparently its called quitulence lol.....live yoghurt and those actimil drinks are suppose to be good for it.....got me some from Aldi last night hopefully it will work...xx

    ps found the link...http://quit-smoking-support.woofmang.com/viewtopic.php?t=4011

  • Thanks Toyah for the giggle... though it really is the pits being in soooo much pain... will check the link out :) if it stops raining for 5 mins i will walk to shops and grab some actimel drink thingys!!

  • Lol spooks so thats how you spell Actimel bit early for me....mines that bad sometime i knock my parrot off her perch haha..xx :eek::D

  • LOL :D Yep there is absolutely no point in trying to act all ladylike right now... hubby mostly looks like this :) just lately he has been looking like this :eek: but if he does it, i look like this :mad: generally because he does it in embarrassing places like middle of crowded town, or in Tesco!

    Sure its all cows.... could be quitters lol

    Farmers fight cow farts to protect the climate

    Gas emissions from flatulent, belching cows contribute to global warming. In an effort to protect the climate, French farmers are giving their herds feed that will reduce how often the animals belch and break wind.

    dw.de/farmers-fight-cow-far...

    i must find out what this feed is!

  • Let's hope so debbie... only another 8 wks to go then, if i see the tablets to the end!! :)

    :eek: what if its not... could this be the new me!!!!

  • Hahahaha.....im just blaming it on the parrot...xxx

  • Hi Spooks, I had terrible bloating and pain, with explosive toxic emissions! Mine was caused by sugar free sweets and gum! I would be munching on them all day but as soon as I cut them out I was almost bearable to live with again. I'm also eating high fibre cereals for brekkie, boring, but they seem to help with inactivity;):o

  • I love the good feeling when you start something new!

    Really have got to sort my stomach out.... not going to docs, so my options are finding a diet that is beneficial to the innards , completely fed up with the bloating, pain and you guessed it wind (mostly trapped) oh yeah and the other embarrassing part of can't go :(

    I realize some of this could be the champix, then again i have also read that it could equally be just giving up as the body slows down.... feels like pulling hair out in frustration,

    This above could also be why i am feeling quite lethargic which is a bit of a downer on my new non smoky self.... off to scour the internet for help.

    Any suggestion will be gratefully received!!!

    Hi Spooks, I've heard that smoking is a laxative. It certainly used to do the trick for me anyway and I have noticed since I stopped that I have had some problems and have had to adapt my diet to help!

    Foods high in fibre are good for when you're struggling on the toilet. Bran Flakes for breakfast is a good start, as well as switching to wholemeal bread.

    Make sure you drink plenty of water, even if that means monitoring how many cups you have a day. It can really make a difference!

    Bananas are also quite a soluble fibre and good for digestion.

    Well done on reaching month 2!! :) x

  • Hi thanks for replies, just before i shoot to the shop, i would defo do bran flakes however foul they look, problem is i do not like milk... so the best i can do in morning is either banana on wholemeal toast, yummy even if sounds gross, or bowl or fruit and fibre with fresh orange juice (yes that does sound disgusting but needs must, actually its quite tropical)...

    i did start another thread you may have already found it by now in diet and fitness or something akin, but if we stick tips like these things in there for others to see read and if they dare try, sometimes its as bad as not knowing just what to cook for my fussy family of 3 that my diet shifts towards shoddy and i dont think that is helping.

  • Thanks netti drinking water is something i never gauge so maybe i am not even getting enough, though i was up 4 times in the night, never had that before, perhaps i should drink slightly less just before bed :D

  • It could well be the Champix having an effect on your digestive system, Spooks. (Wasn't that politely put!:D) It certainly affected mine.:o Maybe have a word with your stop-smoking advisor about it next time you see him/her. Or could you have a quick word with him/her on the phone?

    Well done on reaching Month 2! Treasure your quit and don't let your guard down!

    Val

    xxx

  • I love this kind of post, I am still a kid (at heart) and anything to do with that just makes me giggle :)

    Not that I don't feel your pain Spooks. I have suffer quite a bit of that but had not problems going (cannot believe I am saying this....) - I think mine has to do as it has been posted before with sugar free stuff as I am on the Dukan diet - not the best for fibre - and I am trying to make it bearable with sugar and carb free things that have laxative effects.

    But I think that fibre, fruit, maybe an orange juice first thing in the morning or a glass of hot water with lemon might help.

    Good luck!

  • Hehe! I am also still a kid at heart! Love that girlies can discuss it though.

    Gentle exercise, glass of warm water and dried apricots are great. Hubby hates me eating them!!!:D

    Xxx

  • Lol

    :D I suffered quite early on with a...erm...disruptive digestive system....But happily, it seems to be settling down. I found the more I picked and indulged, the worse it became for me. Ive got acute IBS too, which didnt help and I was off work for two days with a really really "disruptive digestive system" lol. I found regular water helped, and natural yogurts too, and keeping food regulated, almost regimental I found made a huge difference for me, but then I have never been a big eater, or regular eater either...UNTIL NOW!!!!!

  • Actimel

    Hey there the actimel and live yoghurt's are working wonders for me...xx

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