5 months clean. Feeling ok, but damn you Google!!!!

5 months clean and random symptoms keep popping up. Old devil nic won't give up and holds on tight. Anxiety still an issue, and that darn shortness of breath. Feeling better than the first month, but still not back to normal. Had the urge to google, so I came here instead. 5 minutes in google and I'm convinced I'm growing a tail. Here is always much better.

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  • You are doing brilliantly Mrsorrymaster. ย SO glad you not using mr Google to the same degree ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    I did have heightened anxiety when I quit, but now have a calmness that I never had as a smoker..so hang in there.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. We have to be patient with our bodies and give them the time it needs to recover๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšญ

  • Not sure what's worse, nicotine or flippin dr Google!! Well you have conquered nic so well that maybe you need to wean yourself off google next ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  • Droopy you are so right on and to the point-=-thats what I love about ya MmeT

  • Sorry but growing a tail is unfortunately a little know side effect of quitting๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks for the laugh anyway๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผย 

    5 months is brilliant๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    SOB is one that tends to hang around for a while๐Ÿ˜ฉ Just wondered have you been checked out by your Doctor, just to put your mind at rest. I think anxiety and SOB sort of go hand in hand with each other. We worry about breathing and then the breathing makes us anxious. Did you read droopys post about SOB and learning how to breathe, I think it'll help you. If you grow another tail, please let us know or send in a pic๐Ÿ˜‚

    Congrats on your great quit๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšญ

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  • Hello friend,ย 

    I am Josh and I'm glad to have met you!!!

    First do not worry, medical family friend and my mom who is a 40 year Registered Nurse here in the United States said it's nothing to stress over, takes any where from a month to one year to regain breathing. ย 

    My sister is 36 and quit after smoking for 20 years and I quit after smoking for 13, she said she was short of breath but woke up one day over 4 months in to it and could breathe, I couldn't breathe yesterday but I'm doing better today,ย 

    Just takes time friend and we are all here for you. ย Keep your head up.

  • Hello MrWM--Ive been wondering how you are doing--some days are better than others aren't they? This unsyncopated breathing is the worst symptom Ive had but I know it will go away--and really we should be grateful--it could be so much worse and is forย  some of our dear friends --so we huff and we puff and we blow Mr Nic away--its just that easy--Time is on our side...Chin up and straight ahead--breathe-relaxย ย  Love,MmeT

  • Aww yes googling symptoms always makes me feel so much worse because most of the time it's nothing serious but it can make you jump to conclusions! I try and avoid it as much as possible now. Glad you're still keeping up the good work.

  • Oh I sympathise, hate the anxiety - the butterfly tummy and dizziness and sweating. ย Horrid. ย It can't go on forever surely.

  • Your doing great, all symptoms will ease eventually....that's what keeps me going

  • It truly does get better...I am almost 2 years....and honestly.....I have more energy, am more healthier, I don't stink like an ashtray. Skin and hair is better...I have no negatives at all......my only regret is not quitting years ago...40 years of 30 a day and a cold turkey quit.....was it easy...HELL NO!!!!!.....was it worth it.....HELL YES!!!!!๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

  • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ย so true about googling things.... Then I'm convinced I have some rare disease !!!! ย Congrats on 5 months๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ ย that's when my psychological dependence ran its course but I have to watch alcohol... A real trigger... Maybe your doctor could help you out with your anxiety ...

    Best wishes from ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  • it is not old nic that is causing you problems but yourself you simply want to go back to your old ways . myself when i stopped smoking i knew that i had to stop pure and simple and there was no going back and to be honest i would not go back if i could i feel better now fitter and a damb sight healthier to boot even with the copd so stop blaming old nic it is up to you how your life goes from now on. sorry to be so blunt but that is how i feel get hold of your life in both hand and go forward

  • Hey Frank,

    Thank you for the response. Maybe you're right. I loved smoking for a time being and it granted me breaks from stressful moments in my life. (Or so I thought). There's the chance that this is all psychosomatic and I'm creating issues because I'm not ready to move forward. The subconscious is a powerful thing after all.

    I get hung up on my breathing because it wasn't an issue before, and I passed the Spiro test. So I thought it would be easy sailing. Many others on here provide their stories, which make me feel better, of how their situation is similar. Most report it's a common side effect as cilia begins to re-surface and the lungs are moving junk out.

    Am I a worry wort? Yes. But I'm trying to get better and deal in a healthy way.

    I appreciated your viewpoint, and I value the suggestion to take life aggressively and move forward. If I sound whiny in some of my post, well it's just because I am...lol. I'm impatient and wanting an easy answer/fix, heck I wish I never picked up the damn things. Benefit of hindsight.



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