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Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:16 AM

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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Reply Quit smoking symptoms - did you have any? (Original post)
seaglass Apr 2014 OP
CurtEastPoint Apr 2014 #1
seaglass Apr 2014 #4
CurtEastPoint Apr 2014 #5
seabeyond Apr 2014 #2
seaglass Apr 2014 #6
seabeyond Apr 2014 #8
enough Apr 2014 #3
seaglass Apr 2014 #7
PennyK Apr 2014 #9
Jovi-Balani Sep 2014 #10
cbayer Sep 2014 #11
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PennyK Sep 2014 #12
theycallmetrinity Jun 2015 #13
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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:25 AM

1. I used the patch for 6 weeks and did not smoke at all during that time.

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.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:41 AM

4. Congrats and thank you! I used the patch many years ago and had nightmares but don't remember

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

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Response to seaglass (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:45 AM

5. I also chewed cinnamon toothpicks incessantly and ate little red hot candies.

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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:25 AM

2. chantix.... i am on day three. i go 10 days without, 27, 18, 18, ... lol

 

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.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:45 AM

6. Wishing you the best sea - I tried chantix and it did not work for me - it did work for my mom.

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.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:03 AM

8. i truly think that is a lot of it. most of it. maybe ALL of it, lol. for real. that is where my

 

issue is

and good luck to you, too

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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:27 AM

3. Yes, headaches, irritability. From quitting cold turkey.

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.

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Response to enough (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 10:46 AM

7. Thanks enough. I don't feel irritable at all but definitely have the headaches, it's been about

3-4 days now.

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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:43 PM

9. I'm at 11 weeks now (e-cig)

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.

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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 12:09 AM

10. Advice about helping others quit

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?

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Response to Jovi-Balani (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 01:32 AM

11. I used a great book. If he is motivated to quit, get him this.

The Easy Way to Quit Smoking, by Alan Carr.

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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 01:10 AM

13. coffee , lots of coffee will help the the headaches

 

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Sat Aug 15, 2015, 07:11 AM

15. I can still get the urge after over nine months off the shit. It's like a phantom nicotine

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.

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Response to seaglass (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:08 AM

17. I caught a bad cold

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 didnít 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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