• 9 months ago

    Stop Smoking

    I stop smoking last February and I now have anxiety attacks really bad, I can’t eat or drink very much at all because it causes my stomach to bloat and makes me feel like I can’t breathe. I am proud I stop smoking but these side effects makes me wonder if I made the right choice.

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  • 9 months ago

    RE: Stop Smoking

    You are yes going though the hardest phase for smokers who started quitting being withdrawal, now any MD or DO can tell you that this is a hard challenge to over come and shouldn't be eager to start up again. Stay on the path the first two to three weeks are typically the hardest- Dr.S
      • 8 months ago
        Yes Dr. S Well said. I believe you are precisely correct in stating your opinion
  • 9 months ago

    RE: Stop Smoking

    Yes I'm having a wicked hard time trying to quit. I'm using the patch because I have tried everything else. I COPD with emphysema and smoking is killing me but I have powerful cravings! It's the hardest thing I have ever tried to do. Lisa.
      • 8 months ago
        I have been using Wellbutrin. It really helps with the cravings. I am 56 have smoked all my life,with a few attempts here or there. I've only quit a month ago but this is the first thing I've tried that's made me hopeful I can actually do this. This is important though: you must let the drug build up in your system for about 3 weeks before stopping cigarettes. Good luck to all of us!!
      • 8 months ago
        I used Wellbutrin to quit a 43 year long smoking habit... I was a "3 pack a dayer" for at least the last 7 years of that period... Stayed on the pill for 8 months...
      • 8 months ago
        Hi I like your message because you succeeded in quitting and I’m really struggling. I also had a 45 year habit and I’m only on day three without one. Chantix and Wellbutrin are both on my allergy list because I tried both of them. I’m more committed now because my health is failing because of my smoking but quitting is the hardest thing I have ever tried to do. I don’t know how it was for you but you succeeded so I get hope from you. I really need to hear from people who have been where I am.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Stop Smoking

    I think maybe the quitting and the anxiety are unrelated. I would talk to your doctor.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Stop Smoking

    Hi. I’m sorry to hear about your discomfort. I don’t think the side effects should last that long. Your symptoms sound pretty serious. Maybe you need medical attention honey. I think you definitely made the right decision by quitting. The discomfort of quitting can vary from one person to the next but if you quit that long ago you really shouldn’t be still struggling with the symptoms you describe. It sounds serious and you are suffering that bad my heart goes out to you but I really think you need medical care. God Bless and best wishes. Lisa
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Stop Smoking

    I get anxiety attacks - randomly. I started smoking again 2 years ago I had not smoked for 12 years. I hate smoking... so I just stopped again - today.

    Don't start - try this... for my anxiety I recently put an meditation app on my phone. I use it every day. Find one or two you like. I hope it helps...
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Stop Smoking

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: Stop Smoking

    Did you hear about CBD oil? It helps my friend to stop smoking ciggarets, he even started smoking hemp less often)