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Stopped smoking 13weeks now,but feel like crap pains in my stomach shortness of breath feel worse now then when I did smoke

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Hey top gear!! What a bummer!!! I know what you mean! When I read yr post my heart went out to you . I'm eight weeks and feel as miserable as sin! But one thing I know is I DONT WANT to smoke????!!!! What the hell!!!! It seems we are the unlucky ones who have this ping pong battle with our brains!! I try not to, but still persuade myself that life just ain't the same as when I smoked. I get SOOOOOOO ANGRY and fed up with myself which in turn knackers me out. I have not given in and am still striving to find that key that will change my view point!! I'm hanging on and hope you do too!! It's a hard slog bit you are so obviously strong willed and clearly don't want to smoke... So we just got to get our stupid brains to catch up!!!! Xxx

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Hi jagian. Thanks for the reply .I thought it was meant to get easier day by day not harder .quitting smoking seems to be harder then I thought wish it was stright forward. 😂

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Hiya Jaglan, me too! I'm hanging on as well but feeling better each day that I have made it, despite dreaming of the wretched things! We'll get there - I think I need to put my brain on charge with my mobile over night! Lol

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Hi Topgear, I know what you mean. I gave up just over 4 months ago. After 3 months I noticed that I was getting more out of breath walking the dog than I had done when I smoked. I also had a persistant 'frog' in my throat. Basically I carried on & after thinking about my body repairing itself I put it down to my lungs trying to get rid of all the junk. This would result with the lungs accumulating the fluid to be removed which has a knock on effect of being a little breathless.

This has eased for me over the last 2 weeks and I have found my lung expansion has improved dramatically, so please persevere ....honestly it DOES get better.

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Hiya elmdon,thanks for the reply did you use to get light headed as well.Don't want to give in just yet.Don't get the craving any more also it don't bother me being near some one smoking all that has gone so no urge to smoke thank god ....so far so good 😊

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Hiya Topgear, no I didn't get light headed as I was cautious about over dosing on nicotine. It might be that your body is readjusting as your pulse and blood pressure reduce quickly after quitting. Keep it up!

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Hiya elmdon thanks for the advice very helpful ""

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Hiya Topgear and welcome to quit support 😊

Congratulations on 13 weeks quit, great achievement so well done👍🏼

Unfortunately quitting can be a roller coaster of a journey with highs and lows, these feelings usually pass so hang in there coz it really will all be worth it. Of course it may be wise to get checked out by your G.P. just to put your mind at rest. Have a read of some of the quit stories as this can be very inspirational, be kind to yourself and remember our motto...........NOPE not one puff ever. Here's to a healthier future😊x

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Hiya briarwood

Yes worth the quitting some days better then others just taking it one day at a time so far so good 😊

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Hiya top gear...Well done hun your doing really well, 13 weeks is fantastic😊 yep the side effects are a real bummer BUT the benefits in the long run to your health, wealth and general well being are soooo worth it... 😊😊 please please please persevere with it 😊

Good luck and remember that we are here for you 😊😊

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Hiya droopy thanks for your help taking it day by day hopefully the side effects will wear off thankyou

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Hi ya Topgear1, its lovely to see you and a big warm welcome to our quit support community :) and a great big well done to you for reaching 13 weeks quit :) :)

If you would please let me know what your quit date was, then I can assign you a Winners badge and add you to the Wall of Winners :) :)

Hope to see ya soon :) Pete :)

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Hiya monkey I stopped on 20/5/15.at last I was successful this time hopefully this time will be the last.With all the support out there it should be much easier and well worth it in the end..thankyou

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Thank you sooo much Topgear, am just off to catch you a new Winners badge :)

Topgear, I've been quit for very nearly 15 months now :) and I TELL you, its flippin WORTH it :) :) :) We are all different and it takes some of us longer to reap the benefits :o BUT we doooo :) :)

I am perhaps one of the lucky ones, cos I reaped the benefits quit early in my quit, BUT, saying that, I have got a rowing machine to which I used to jump on and give it flippin hell the first couple of weeks :o and am sure that helped me and my body to get rid of all that flippin crap out of my lungs and also, after I have exercised, I feel on top of the World :) :)

Please try doing some form of exercise, its flippin hard to start with, then it gets easier and easier and I tell you, you just feel great after :) :) a bit ermmm, knackerd, but great :) :)

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Hi, I gave up on the 18/05. An like you have felt absolutely horrid, this week is actually the first time I have felt better since quitting , so hang on in there ,

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Hiya jude 11 feeling better by the day it will all be worth it in the end thanks for your support. ..keep going

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Hiya Topgear, congratulations on your new badge and hope you're feeling very proud of your achievement, well done😊x

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Hiya Jude, it's great that you're feeling better today, keep going and you will get there😊x

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