I thought I'd post this as there are loads of people starting out on the yellow quit road to freedom at the moment (c'mon the freedom fighters! :D) and some questions are popping up along the lines of 'I've got xyz, is this normal?'
So I wanted to share my list, as at the time I though I was a realtively fit guy, how little did I know! And this post certainly isn't advice, just me sharing some personal stuff in case it helps anyone. There are more I'm sure but mine from the early stages of my quit were as follows:
1. About three weeks in, heart palpatations. Ridiculously scary, lasted for about three days during which I really felt like there was something seriously wrong. In reality there were only a handful each day, lasting no more than a few seconds but like a crave they seemed to last forever to me. They came and went.
2. As my bronchial tubes relaxed and breathed a sigh of relief, chest pain about a month in, bad enough for me to go for an X-ray. Thankfully all clear, and this symptom didn't last long either.
3. Oh god the insomnia! :eek::mad: I cut my caffeine intake in half as (and I didn't know this!) nicotine doubles the rate by which your body depleted caffeine. Try it! It helped a bit, but I still had huge bags under my eyes for about a month.
4. The rasping noise which came immediately when I fully exhaled went totally after abouth 8 weeks.
I didn't experience anything dental related but improved circulation is almost certainly responsible for bleeding gums etc.
Finally two things: If you have cold or flu symptoms, you may actually have a cold...or flu...? Consensus is that most stuff is probably quit related but if in ANY doubt don't be silly, go see a specialist (doc, dentist, whoever is appropriate). Lastly for context I quit at 42, none of the symptoms lasted, and within six months I had my football boots back on and played every match in a five-a-side tournament. Never felt better.
Good luck with the quits peeps, looking forward to the success stories, loads around at the moment!