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seaglass

(8,173 posts)
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:16 AM Apr 2014

Quit smoking symptoms - did you have any?

OK I still haven't completely quit and it has been over 2 weeks using ecigs. I am ok with that for now, I am down to 5 cigs a day from 20.

I am having headaches every day starting in the morning and by 10am I am popping advil. Did you have headaches from reducing or quitting? Also I am breaking out a little which I have heard is definitely a symptom of quitting.

I bought some 24mg ejuice but did not like the taste and then I broke my spare tank so I have been sticking to the 18mg juice.

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Quit smoking symptoms - did you have any? (Original Post) seaglass Apr 2014 OP
I used the patch for 6 weeks and did not smoke at all during that time. CurtEastPoint Apr 2014 #1
Congrats and thank you! I used the patch many years ago and had nightmares but don't remember seaglass Apr 2014 #4
I also chewed cinnamon toothpicks incessantly and ate little red hot candies. CurtEastPoint Apr 2014 #5
chantix.... i am on day three. i go 10 days without, 27, 18, 18, ... lol seabeyond Apr 2014 #2
Wishing you the best sea - I tried chantix and it did not work for me - it did work for my mom. seaglass Apr 2014 #6
i truly think that is a lot of it. most of it. maybe ALL of it, lol. for real. that is where my seabeyond Apr 2014 #8
Yes, headaches, irritability. From quitting cold turkey. enough Apr 2014 #3
Thanks enough. I don't feel irritable at all but definitely have the headaches, it's been about seaglass Apr 2014 #7
I'm at 11 weeks now (e-cig) PennyK Apr 2014 #9
Advice about helping others quit Jovi-Balani Sep 2014 #10
I used a great book. If he is motivated to quit, get him this. cbayer Sep 2014 #11
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2016 #16
This message was self-deleted by its author PennyK Sep 2014 #12
coffee , lots of coffee will help the the headaches theycallmetrinity Jun 2015 #13
Message auto-removed Name removed Aug 2015 #14
I can still get the urge after over nine months off the shit. It's like a phantom nicotine brewens Aug 2015 #15
I caught a bad cold alfredo Apr 2018 #17
Message auto-removed Name removed Aug 2018 #18

CurtEastPoint

(18,867 posts)
1. I used the patch for 6 weeks and did not smoke at all during that time.
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:25 AM
Apr 2014

I had, amazingly, no symptoms or issues at all. That was almost six months ago. Craving? Sometimes but it's quick and passes. I wish you the best!

PS: I thought about ecigs but decided that it would only 'enable' or reinforce my old habit.

seaglass

(8,173 posts)
4. Congrats and thank you! I used the patch many years ago and had nightmares but don't remember
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:41 AM
Apr 2014

anything else about why it didn't work for me.

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
2. chantix.... i am on day three. i go 10 days without, 27, 18, 18, ... lol
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:25 AM
Apr 2014

this is IT.

i cannot have one puff.

no. i have not really had the headaches. well, maybe some, but not consistent like you are so i did not see them as a sympton. i rarely get headaches and i know i had way more than i normallly do not have at other times.

mine is no the physical craving, or effected phiysically so much.

an interesting.

first day is easy

second is like mind saying really? not gonna give me any? i will show you.... lol. i start feeling like i smoke a pack in an hour. it also seems like there is effects with body purging.

but the end of the third day, that goes away and becomes more subtle attacks to get me to smoke.

day 7 seem to be the day of total cleansing in body.

symptoms... my mind ficks with me. can not really think of any physical symptoms. i can tell you symptoms with chantix. there are lots.

but, it is the only time i can actually say no to the voices in my head.

seaglass

(8,173 posts)
6. Wishing you the best sea - I tried chantix and it did not work for me - it did work for my mom.
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:45 AM
Apr 2014

I rarely get headaches and do not like taking meds so this is getting annoying. Sometimes I wonder if it is psychosomatic because the bad guy in my head doesn't want me to quit.

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
8. i truly think that is a lot of it. most of it. maybe ALL of it, lol. for real. that is where my
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:03 AM
Apr 2014

issue is

and good luck to you, too

enough

(13,325 posts)
3. Yes, headaches, irritability. From quitting cold turkey.
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:27 AM
Apr 2014

A very long time ago. I would never have believed it then, but I never have any desire for a cigarette, ever. After the first few months, no more will-power was required.

seaglass

(8,173 posts)
7. Thanks enough. I don't feel irritable at all but definitely have the headaches, it's been about
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:46 AM
Apr 2014

3-4 days now.

PennyK

(2,306 posts)
9. I'm at 11 weeks now (e-cig)
Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:43 PM
Apr 2014

I've had no symptoms I would ascribe to quitting cigs. There have been a few rough patches, for sure...about week 3 I had some soreness in my throat, but I think that was the makeup of some of the juices I was using. And I do have trouble tasting my juices at times, but food and drink taste great! I'm also getting back my singing voice, which is very exciting for me. My sister just visited and we sang some Steely Dan songs in harmony, which was really fun!
Now that I understand that nicotine is the least bad thing about smoking I feel great about having made the switch! Physically, I totally feel as though I quit, and I'm very happy.

Jovi-Balani

(14 posts)
10. Advice about helping others quit
Mon Sep 8, 2014, 12:09 AM
Sep 2014

My dads been smoking for years and I know that he wants to quit but whenever he tries, it takes one little thing to go wrong before he starts up again. Any advice on how to best support him?

cbayer

(146,218 posts)
11. I used a great book. If he is motivated to quit, get him this.
Mon Sep 8, 2014, 01:32 AM
Sep 2014

The Easy Way to Quit Smoking, by Alan Carr.

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brewens

(14,094 posts)
15. I can still get the urge after over nine months off the shit. It's like a phantom nicotine
Sat Aug 15, 2015, 07:11 AM
Aug 2015

withdrawl. My body can't really still be doing that to me, it's all in my head. It goes away pretty quick though. That is what had gotten me in the past. Months down the road and I think I'm in the clear and wham! It's like I need a cigarette as bad as I've ever needed one. Just don't jump in the car and head to buy a pack, it'll pass.

alfredo

(60,108 posts)
17. I caught a bad cold
Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:08 AM
Apr 2018

I figured, as long as I was miserable I might as well quit smoking. That was 1973.

We try our best to avoid pain and discomfort. I continued smoking because I felt bad if I didn’t smoke. I was just another junkie avoiding withdrawal.

I cheated using my nasty cold to mask the pain of withdrawal. Whatever works.

Keep trying until you find what works.

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