Stopped for 8 weeks!

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  1. smilerjen

    smilerjen Has the power of the horn

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    Hi guys,
    I have smoked for about 10 years and recently gave up. Been off them of 8 weeks now and have never felt worse!! Have had a constant cold, chest feels tight and sinus are blocked!! Is this related to the smoking? Has anyone else been through this? Does it get better soon?? J xx
     
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    Sorry can't help you there, only been given up for 11 days, but 2 of my friends have given up in the last yr, one for 8mths and the other fo 2.5mths neither of them have had any probs with health, if in doubt see your doctor.
     
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    I quit over 2.5 years ago; I had a lot of stuffiness, etc, at first, but it went away as the crap in my lungs and sinuses cleared out. Hang in there; 8 weeks is terrific, it's really worth it!

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    hey hun,
    im off the fags for a year and a half now,but i can remember that when i did go off them 1st i got everything going,i even went to my doc and asked was it due to this,she said no,but i had no other explanation for it,im convinced it was related to smoking
    im fine now and very rarely sick,your doing fantastic hun it will all pass
     
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    Ah thank you all so much for your messages!! I have been feeling so much better (touch wood!) The doctor gave me a sinus spray to keep my sinus clear and since I have been great. He said it was highly likely to be related to smoking. I cant believe I have managed it! I have smoked since I was 15! I used the fruit gum to start with and it was brilliant,dont use anything now! I am so determined this time!! In any past attempt I have only lasted a couple of weeks! The fact that I am not coughing my guts up in the morning is motivation enough to keep going!!
    Well done to everyone who has stopped!! Its a great achievement!!
     
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    Hi Hon, i have been stopped 3 months and never felt better, i did it with Champix through my GP and have just finished those (weaned off) and i can honestly say i feel really good. my skin is brighter and rosier and less sallow looking i smell fab and i can fill my lungs. I haven't ailed a thing if i were you i would get checked out. This time of year is rife for virus's etc.

    Keep it up and hope you feel better soon
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    Ah thank you! I feel great now! I am a teacher so if the kids are sick then so am I and the little angels are ALWAYS sick so it could have been that I guess! Hope I am off it for good the money I am saving is enough motivation for me!! lol
     
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