Hello my name is Jenn, I am 33 years old and was told by a Dr. That I had to quit... On 6/25 I had a simple outpatient sinus procedure, as I was being intubated my oxygen saturation plummeted into the 60s and my blood pressure dropped drastically... why? Well apparently as they were advancing the tube, "gunk" from my lungs clogged the tube causing the above actions and I had to receive epinephrine twice in order to be stabilized. The surgeon when I was out of recovery immediately called my father and told him I had to quit smoking... so as I am recobering from sinus surgery I have stopped smoking with the help of NRT. So far I have done pretty well except for symptoms of shortness of breath and severe insomnia which makes the cravings worse because I am so sleep deprieved. I do take the patch off in the evening as I am sure this contributes to it... but I still am struggling with insomnia.
I previously tried to quit before using Chantix and quit smoking for 1 month , b it I was unable to tolerate the increased dose of the medication and failed as everyone in my life seems to smoke and I caved into again as a matter of routine.
I need tons of support and look forward to reading others journeys through this process, and I hope to gain a ton of tips to help me get through...
have a good morning all
Enjoy the journey!!!