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Not smoking day 2, with patches

Im on day two of not smoking, my chest feels very tight like i cant breath well. Its driving me carzy. I have smoked since i was 15 so almost 15 yrs now. Ive tried to quit several times, im really trying to do it this time for my self and kids. Dose anyone have any suggestions or ideas for the chest cause it really sucks.

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Hello Michelle, well done on two days and welcome to the forum! I didn't get the symptoms you describe (mine were all psychological) but plenty do.

Emmacamcri posted a similar one the other day if you would like to read the responses to that?

This website mentions chest tightness as a common problem quitsmokingsupport.com/with...

It does get easier, honestly! The first few weeks are very hard but it's worth persevering. Hope we can help you out.

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Hello Michelle and welcome. Well done on making it to day 2 of not smoking.

I think the tight chest is one of the signs if withdrawl and is fairly common. Not sure what you can do to ease it. I think it may be a waiting game.

Don't give in. Keep going despite how you feel.

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Hi and welcome, this is the greatest gift to your self, and your family , so a huge well done

Great to have you with us.

Just wanted to say hello.

Just keep going, little by little

You can do this.

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I didn't have that though I was congested. If you search this site for 'tight chest' there are dozens of older posts so it seems normal. Our bodies react in different ways.

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Got ya. I just wish it would go away cause so far this is the worst part of not smoking.

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Michelled...Welcome and sorry to hear you are suffering with a tight chest....Well at a stage in my quit I had the same tight feeling and thought it was anxiety... It could have been and up to today never experienced it again... It is a strange journey !!

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Well yall. I am happy to say today as of now my chest isnt hurting. I must say though i took my patch off yesterday and forgot to put another one on, i was craving a cig so badly last night at work and this morning i woke angry to take my kids to school. Then i realised i didnt repatch. So i dont think i am able to be 100% nicotine free yet. But not having to have a cig in my hand for three days now is an awesome feeling. And may i add my teeth are feeling fantastic!!

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Belated welcome Michelled86 to our community. Congratulations and well done on reaching your first huge milestone of 1 week. I gave up cold turkey and will be 1 year quit on 17 September.

What you are feeling and experiencing with chest pain is perfectly normal. If not already done so have a look at the these pinned posts which are very helpful...

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Stay close to us here and post as often as you need to and keep us update on your progress.

Your 1 week badge is on its way!! :)

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