Still feeling the effects?

I MAY be reading too much into this, but does anyone still have symptons of quitting smoking?

I have given up for 13 months now, and I've been experiencing something called 'silent reflux' for the last couple of months. I also appear to have 'air hunger' (hyperventilation). Now, it could be that the hyperventilation caused the silent reflux, or vice versa.

It could be caused by a hundred different things....but wondered if anyone still feels any effects of giving up smoking.

I'm NOT complaining....would rather has this than be smoking any day of the week! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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  • Hi, just thought would let you know my oh suffers from this, has a tablet a day to keep it at bay, however he gave up the smoking years and years ago. So may be nothing to do with quitting.

    Not sure if that helps, hope you get it sorted soon:):)

  • Hi, yes I have similar symptoms. I've had anxiety attacks intermittently since stopping smoking and mild silent reflux Doc has put me on beta blockers and I made an apt to see a hypnotherapist today. Also started seeing a holistic therapist but she's a bit to wacky for me. Not sure whether the smoking masked these previously, or they developed when I quit I can't quite figure it out

  • Good point about smoking 'masking' things. I wonder now if I've had these symptons before but just didn't notice? I've had reiki and reflexology recently, and both practitioners have said that it will take time for your body to realign (pretty much what Max said about when you giving up smoking).

    I do seem to suffer from health anxiety now...but hey, that could just be an age thing!!! I must admit that I did put a lot of general niggles down to smoking, but now I don't have an excuse! :rolleyes:

    Onwards and upwards eh! Still very happy that I'm not a smoker anymore :D

  • I MAY be reading too much into this, but does anyone still have symptons of quitting smoking?

    I have given up for 13 months now, and I've been experiencing something called 'silent reflux' for the last couple of months. I also appear to have 'air hunger' (hyperventilation). Now, it could be that the hyperventilation caused the silent reflux, or vice versa.

    It could be caused by a hundred different things....but wondered if anyone still feels any effects of giving up smoking.

    I'm NOT complaining....would rather has this than be smoking any day of the week! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Hi,

    I suffer from this although not as much as I did. It started around a yr after stopping and would become worse if I drank alcohol as I would start to crave nicotine. It has subsided over time, and now only happens rarely so it has died down overtime. I guess it's just a symptom of your body having a tantrum for nicotine and since I would smoke like a chimney when I drank I can see why it happens, anyway if your unsure go see your doctor.

    Good luck with the battle, 3 years for me in June, how time flies.

  • i am in my 4th week and I face hyperventilation twice a day...Breathing practice shall help. But I wonder why in 13th month you facing this issues? Most of the issues shall get fixed before 9 months.

  • Welcome catharsis1 and congratulations on 1 month smoke free. That is great, well done :) This post that you have posted in is over 2 years old so not likely to get a reply.

    Perhaps, create a new introductory post and tell us your story....

  • Morning catharsis1, how are you getting on? I just received a notification that you are now following me, thank you!

    For some reason I can't seem to find you on our 'No Smoking Day' community to give you your 1 month badge. Also, looking forward to your story whenever you get a chance.

  • catharsis1 is a member of "Quit Support" community, not "NSD" from what I can see RoisinO1. Clicking on their name takes you to their profile - there is only one post which links to the other community.

  • Thanks for that miscy, one of those days, never copped when I looked at their profile earlier this morning that it was 'Quit Support'.....

  • No worries, I often have days where I can't see for looking! I'm kinda amazed I spotted it lol

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