Symptoms

I realise all symptoms aren't entirely to do with smoking withdrawal, but has anyone experienced physical symptoms that they think could be lingering effects 7 weeks into a quit?

I get some people still have urges to smoke but they are mental things, how about physical symptoms?

Nothing is as bad as the first few weeks I'm sure, but I remember reading your body heals itself in stages and was wondering if I had anymore symptoms that were common coming up? BTW I'm 50 days smoke free so coming up to 2 months

Thanks

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  • Hi, sorry cant help

    Well done with your quit:)

  • Hi Paul.

    I've read your other posts, and I see you deal with anxiety and general health concerns.

    I think a lot of what you're feeling now is purely down to anxiety. When I first quit, it certainly made me worse, and the effects lasted for weeks. A pain here, then a pain there. Then constipated. Then going too much. At the end of the day, all these things are just down to general anxiety.

    Having recently quit smoking, your body is adjusting and get used to the changes. All the chemicals in your brain, Dopamine and Serotonin being key with anxiety, depression, excessive worrying, are currently readjusting and settling down with your new life style.

    I'm talking from experience here having delt with anxiety and worrying myself. It will settle down, because mine did.

    Good luck mate.

  • Hi Paul.

    I've read your other posts, and I see you deal with anxiety and general health concerns.

    I think a lot of what you're feeling now is purely down to anxiety. When I first quit, it certainly made me worse, and the effects lasted for weeks. A pain here, then a pain there. Then constipated. Then going too much. At the end of the day, all these things are just down to general anxiety.

    Having recently quit smoking, your body is adjusting and get used to the changes. All the chemicals in your brain, Dopamine and Serotonin being key with anxiety, depression, excessive worrying, are currently readjusting and settling down with your new life style.

    I'm talking from experience here having delt with anxiety and worrying myself. It will settle down, because mine did.

    Good luck mate.

    Thankyou so much for your reply. I do think anxiety is more at play here rather than smoking withdrawals too, but it's nice (if you know what I mean) to hear some one else having been through it. A 6 week old baby probably isn't helping as sleep is at a premium currently.....

    The only positive at the moment, which I'm not taking for granted, is I don't want to smoke or had any urges too at all. Looking forward to week 9 arriving...

    Thanks again

  • Health

    I stopped in January but have a few puffs since then only blips. Back on track again.

    Anyway I've had a bad cough for the last couple of months, my skin recently has gone so dry, I've broken out in spots, constitution has been affected. The list goes on.

    My friend who gave up 16 months ago says she's never felt so ill since she gave up. But it's all to do with your body adjusting, after inflicting decades of nicotine and toxins.

    I reckon your body has to build up its immunity without the fags.

    I know that if I was smoking I wouldn't have this cough.

    But all the benefits outweigh all these symptoms. I keep saying that to myself as another spot appears!

  • Hi Paul

    I have suffered with anxiety particularly when quitting smoking, I have posted on here each time I have quit where panic attacks etc have started and just generally became anxious in myself... It always kicks off 6-8 weeks in, I think it's quite common that symptoms from quitting can manifest themselves at that point... It does ease off though... I was fine by the time I was at about 10 weeks xx

  • Thanks everyone for the replies. It's strange because although I never have a proper craving for a cigarette, I do sometimes think I wonder whether a cigarette would help with whatever the days symptoms are..... And every other week or so I have a dream where I smoked and I wake up feeling gutted.

    In fact as an example of how destructive/powerful the mind can be, last week I dreamt I'd been out drinking and smoked loads and when I woke up I felt hung over and my mouth was like what it used to be out after a heavy night on the drink and cigs.

    Someone would be very rich if they invented a tablet that took all the anxiety and symptoms away wouldn't they....

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