I found this forum after looking up why on earth I might have been hit with flu-type symptoms on day 14...that do not feel like usual flu. I almost feel pleased? No that's daft, I feel like s**t but it feels cleansing. My first symptoms of quitting/cutting down to barely anything (from around Dec 10th) were gradual issues with digestion. Constipation, burping (that is dying down but I'm still a windy sod) and muscle aches particularly my one shoulder. I imagine this was a previous issue masked by smoking, as it only gives me gip when I move in certain ways, or when I first wake up.
On Jan 1st (not as a resolution, but because I was ready) I had my very last one. A rollie that I didn't really want, by that point I was going four five days and having nowt anyway, then the odd drag etc. So it seemed silly to continue in this way.
No cravings really...some horrible brain fug, bit of crying (that was really fun...said no self respecting quitter ever ha) and then today, bang, shivery, nasty chills, increased cough and just hot/cold/hot/cold.
I know it could be fluflu. But I feel it isn't.
I'm bracing myself to start coughing up some delightful things but yeah...I guess bring it on/up it can only be good in the long run?
I suppose I just want to know that others have had or are having a similar journey..and the hope it will get better. Thanks for your time, big hello to you all and congrats on your decision to rid yourself of the cigs however you've gone about it.
I'm a 38 year old female, have smoked for around 15 years and have failed to quit twice. This feels a bit different.