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Thanks for releiving my anxiety

ManOHealth
ManOHealth6 Months Smoke Free

I'm 32 years, smoked for 14 years of them and also classified myself as a professional quiter for trying to quit so many times. Until a month ago.. 6 June 2018, I'd given up smoking and taken on vaping about 2 weeks prior, however that evening i had a panic attack, wont get in the detail but ended up at the hospital with 2ECGs, 4 injections, +-15 tablets of 3/4 types tablets and 4 blood draws with rocketing blood pressure and high pulse rate heading for a heart attack they said.. i was lucky enough the tests came back negitive and didnt have one, had to stay the night for monitoring, more blood draws, potassium tablets and a physical test the next day, Luckly results again came back negitive and positive for the physical, after that night i quit for good but it has been the hardest quit ever and most obviously removed the proffessional quiter status from my mind! im still getting anxiety/panic attacks not quite sure if its from quitting smoking or the morphin from the incident, have dryier skin, random thyriod neck pain, random tight chest breathing and a random muscle pain under my right shoulder blade. i dont really do the counting thing but seems im abit over a month now and will do a follow up at abit of a later date.. I just want to say thanks for sharing your feedback because it really helps as a midnight read after a anxiety/panic attack wake up.. regards

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Huge welcome to our community and congratulations on 1 month smoke free, that is great 🚭Like you , it took a scare to make me stop, done it cold turkey too. I never looked back and will be hitting 3 years in September 🤗

Anxiety is a common withdrawal, along with the the chest pains BUT if gets worse head to your doctor to discuss.

The shoulder pain could be your lungs clearing out, raw honey morning and night can assist with this.

It is also best to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugary foods as contribute alot to the anxiety. Lots and lots of water and eating fresh whole fruit and vegetables.

Herbal and vitamin supplements can help too.

We look forward to reading your progress when you can.💪

ManOHealth
ManOHealth6 Months Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Roisin01, Congrats on the up and coming 3 years this september.

Thanks for the advise on the raw honey, actually started last night, should it be by itself before meal or can i mix it with a meal/shake? wondering as im juicing veggies and fruit morning and night.

Do enjoy a glass of wine with my lady at night but maybe i'll give it a skip till the anxiety goes away, Caffeine i've been keeping to a minimun but think i'll stop till anxiety subsides also.

Many thanks for the advise, i'm drink lots of water and today seems i've finally started to cough, hope its to clean them lungs :)

Regards MOH

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to ManOHealth

Hey ManOHealth I took(and still take) the raw honey on its own before breakfast and just before bed, it really is great for clearing out the lungs, even though I am soon 3 years smoke free, I find I still need to take it as I was on borderline COPD before I stopped so still need to be keeping the lungs clear......

Take the cough as a good sign that you are recovering, beware of the tar which I had alot off for the first month or so, it can be quite frightening to see it :O

Karina123
Karina123Valued Contributor

Things will get easier ,stay strong and you will see how you are not going to miss cigarets never again .

Low Caffeine and no alcohol is very important.

Breath in and out slowly to control anxiety it’s a great exercise it actually mimics smoking and distracts your mind .

ManOHealth
ManOHealth6 Months Smoke Free
in reply to Karina123

Thanks Karina,

The slow breathing method helps most definitely and as mention to Roisin01 i'm going to give the alcohol and caffeine a skip till the anxiety subsides :)

Regards MOH

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Over 50 days now Mauimama - how is things now?

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