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Cold Turkey!

Hi I'm new here this isnt the first time i've quit but it's the first time i have quite without any NRT its been 4 months and im still experiencing some unusual withdrawal symptoms that i haven't had in previous quit attempts.

thanks

D

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Hi D.

Welcome to quit suppport, you will find this is a friendly support group who will support and encourage you on your journey to quit.

You could check out the community Pinned Posts, you will find them to the right of this page or at the bottom of this page, depending on which device you are using.

You may find useful info within the Pinned Posts that have been pinned there by other members of our community, if you put on here your quit date then later on when one of the Admin team come online they will sort out your badge and add you to the data base. Going cold 🦃 affects different people in different ways, no two people are alike.

Our community motto is NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) So for now I wish you well on your quit journey.

Don 👍🌞😀🚭 Xxx

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Hello there ☺4 months is great work. Most symptoms should be fading away by now. If you have any pain or anything that troubles you, definitely get it checked out with the GP.

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Well done on that it's really awesome, I'm the same, doing it cold turkey mate, but on day 22, i still get weird symptoms to quitting on nrt or vaping but I guess it's just a consequence of quitting a different way. Much love and respect for you x

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thank you yeah, be ready because at day 22 i still had a cold and it's not until that cleared that it hit me, congestion , wheezing, lack of sleep you name it i'm having it, and yeah you're right its a totally different ball game cold turkey, i'm only 35 but i feel like 65! keep at it though, we're all in this together :)

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Cheers sweet we will win 😊

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we will indeed i'm not going to lie its an absolute killer but im taking it day by day :)

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You're not alone. I am on Day 20 and have experienced in this past week terrible wheezing, shortness of breath, and only the ability to cough and spit up mucus in the morning for perhaps one brief half hour. The anxiety, exhaustion, frustration, and depression coupled with food cravings is getting the best of me. Reading that I'm not alone is a great, great help, though. Thank you for sharing.

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Welcome to Quit Support , and well done on reaching 4 Months. Withdrawal symptoms vary on how long the carry on usually 3 to 6 months is the norm. However it depends on hoe fit you are , how much you used to smoke, and for how long. Try not to worry too much as it will go. Like Veteran has said do have a look through the pinned posts.

If you let me know your exact quit date ,I will then assign you your badge and add you to our wall of winners. :) xxx

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Hi welcome. You are doing the right thing. What symptoms? I tried quitting for the first time with Champix but didnt go very well made me ill more than anything so decided to go cold turkey this time. Keep it up :)

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Hiya, well done! Me too, I tried and failed 3 times with nrt's. This is the longest I've gone - just the Allen Carr book. It's weird isn't it, not needing the nicotine any more? Take care

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What issues are you having?

BTW - your photo looks very much like my oldest daughter, my heart missed a few beats!

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Hi love the username that is very true, haha really :)

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Hi everyone and thank you for your words of support, much appreciated, well some issues have faded like the heart palpitations i was getting, ive never really suffered with Anxiety but this has been a massive factor, also i'm getting SOB, ive read that these are all generalised quitting symptoms also sleep is becoming an issue as well. as far as my quit date, it was early February and i only no this cause i was ill on my birthday (also the early part of Feb).

just on a different ive had a message off the BLF admin to say my username is not appropriate!!, there's so many things i could say to that but i'm not going to :).

D

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You stick to your guns D, you use whatever name you want, you are not on the BLF here(whatever that is) stay with us and you will get the support and encouragement you need, you can do this my lovely. 👏👏👏👍🌞😀🚭 Xx

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hi veteran it's the British Lung Foundation, which makes it even worse as i'm in fact from the uk, but i guess because i've used the word English that could be seen as offensive to other people, its political correctness gone mad in my opinion! :)

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Its not offensive to me D, and you are a beautiful English Redhead, I dont think you will get any problem on this community as we are all here to help each other.

👍🌞😀🌹🌺 Xx

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thank you veteran :)

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The name is Don and my last cigarette was nearly 11 years ago, just here to support and encourage now, good luck with your quit D, You can do this! Xx

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Veteran is right we love you no matter what. :D :)

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You aint half a charmer Don. :D :D

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Learnt to be a charmer in my old school long ago Jilly. 😀🌹🌺Xxx

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:D :D :D

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Thanks for all your support, i don't feel i'm out of the woods yet but it's lovely to have all you beautiful people behind me to give me encouragement :)

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I just Googled your name and I think it is likely that it is the numerous links to porno sites that prompted them to ask for a change!

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Welcome💐

I find going cold turkey is best for me My physical symptoms are shortness of breath when I take the stairs . I think that takes time to improve our fitness level after all , we have put our lungs/heart through a lot of strain. I’m wiped this morning . Too much tea last night lol. My own fault. Couldn’t stay asleep .

Congratulations on 4 months💐

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Thank you, well it;s nice to know i;m not the only one experiencing SOB from cold turkey, i'm slowly ( very slowly( getting there 4 weeks in i couldn't take a deep breath and felt like i was struggling for air i'm still not a hundred percent but i've seen a mild improvement, at times i have thought to myself just one and all these symptoms will go away and i probably would have done if it wasnt for the fact i literally couldn't smoke, every cloud.....:) my sleeping is really bad as well but i think it's just my body readjusting

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Hang in there It’s 4:30am here in western Canada I have a long day ahead of me. I know sleep has always been an issue for me even when I smoked. It feels awful doesn’t it. We can do this! If we were smoking with no sleep we’d be sick as well from all the chemicals we’d be smoking into our blood stream . We’re tired but healthier

Hang in there💐

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thank you, you to :)

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Hi D,

It may take a while, some 3-6 months, as jillygirl points out. I am smoke-free for about 3 and 1/2 months and I still have the same symptoms as the 1st week. It seems that we do have to go through whatever symptoms until we are free from smoking addiction.

Please stay firm to your decision and let things go smoothly. On the other hand, we are always here to help and support each other.

Have a nice evening!

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Hi thank you for your message of reassure, everyones been so positive and although i;d been through the quite process in a serious capacity once or twice before this time it seems to have hit my like a ton of bricks, saying that i'm just taking it day by day :) keep strong we can do it :)

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Englishredhead, after my quit my thyroid went crazy, my symptoms were heart palps and SOB, and anxiety, anger, mood swings, sleeplessness, high blood pressure and heart rate. If your symptoms persist please see a doctor and have it checked. I was finally diagnosed with Graves Disease and am better. After 4 months your symptoms should be minimal and you are young to have trouble with shortness of breath. You are doing great on your quit journey, just don't forget other health issues. Smoking masks some health problems.

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Hi thank you for your message, i will do if things persist, i'm just trying to give my body a fair chance at doing it itself before i seek out the docs advice, my SOB has improved slightly and things have generally calmed down as i was a mess 4 weeks ago, i used to wake up with my heart racing for no reason, i was angry all the time and had really bad anxiety attacks something that was very unusual for me, more then that i was angry at the irony of the situation- i felt 10x healthier when i smoked

takecare and congratulations on your quit :)

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