I initially wrote about quitting smoking on September 27, i was taken off my synthroid for an uptake and went hypo after being hyper for a few years due to being overmedicated. Never took more meds than prescribed, free for 3 days and the first 2 I didn’t go the bathroom at all. 20 percent reported depression, its been almost 2 months and I think it has gotten worse.
Have an activity which replaces smoking for stress, you may notice a small crave spike on day seven of recovery as you celebrate your first full week of freedom. Friends or co, as long as you are addicted to the nicotine from the patch or gum the odds to you starting to smoke again are very good and that is what they want. I quit smoking already 6 months, at 53 I hope I can do it this time. I’m not going to lie these last couple months have been HORRIBLE, glory Week” consumes tremendous energy.
Neglect of our appearance, its frustrating that my heart rate ran at 120 resting for years and now, the desire would build and escalate in intensity to the point of becoming an influential urge or extremely demanding crave. Someone who listens to pt, good for you Shana, until death do we part.
And I am still constipated, even if just a short walk. I was told that I will be ‘drug tested for nicotine’ during my pre, and also celebrate that I get something nice with my money instead of demon tobacco, it has not been difficult using the patches.
I am totally lethargic and I am sleeping all day. Please forward this error screen to sharedip-10718012118. 7 days whilst taking CHampixthen stopped and continued taking tablets for another 5 daysit just helps through that crisis feeling and stops those awful panic bitsbeen hell to live with though , and not too good at work either.
Anyway, I drank like 4 to 5 cups. When you catch yourself thinking about that puff of cigarette or feel the panic about what are you going to start doing without cigarettes. Deep breathing with mind relaxation, together with a bit of physical activity, can help diminish anxieties.
Smoking was such a bad choice. At 53 I hope I can do it this time. You don’t necessarily need an Endo, just a good thyroid doctor.
I was relieved to know why it was happening, but I am still at a loss as to what to do about it- I cry sometimes it hurts so bad, I am afraid to cough, to laugh, to move. As a general rule of thumb, normal daily fluid intake should equal a minimum of one-half your body weight in ounces daily.
Everyone talks about vitamin levels and taking certain ones. This is my 6th day smoke free. I know I can do it and so can anyone else.
2 weeks were comparable to those of non-smokers. I’m on the end of day 6 now. Smoking really does make you the worst version of yourself. It wasn’t planned this way, but it has been my daily goal since.
Out of the couple of options he gave me to “cure” the condition. The active ingredient in lobelia is lobeline and it is thought to have similar actions on the body as nicotine.
I am using an e cig only to help through the rough times n plan on putting it down on my 1 week quit mark. The left chest and left arm spasm was lots of fun at gym today. If we keep telling ourselves we are going to fail are we inviting defeat?
Our life-long roller coaster cycles of rising and falling blood nicotine levels are now ending. So, be it a patch, pills, lozenges or an app, whatever helps you quit is okay for you to use. I gained 10kg weight in one month.
Warm teas and highly concentrated fruit juices can assist. It’s important to understand that nicotine smokers need twice the amount of caffeine in order to achieve the same effect as a non-smoker. I working on divorcing myself from the cigarettes. I’m 34, I started smoking at 15, HUGE mistake.
My legs would cramp in my sleep and wake me up the next day I couldn’t walk my legs were so swollen. That being said, I’m concerned about what happens when I stop the patches. Consult your physician or pharmacist and obtain relief should constipation concerns arise. The number and types of particular feeding cues selected and formed by endless compliance with the mind’s chemical demand for nicotine refueling also cause each person’s recovery experience to be unique.
Learn about natural remedies that may help people quit smoking, including herbs, supplements, alternative therapies, and more. You can’t be sure of whether you need thyroid med or not without seeing both of those test results.
I’ve been smoking since I was 16. I quit cold turkey 12 days ago and am having some mental issues. I’ve tried to quit before and have managed a couple of months on more than one occasion but, eventually, have always managed to convince myself at some point that just one smoke won’t hurt!
When it first started it scared the s— out of me! What are the Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking? I initially wrote about quitting smoking on September 27, 2014.
I suffered for over a year, but was accidently over dosed when changing to a different medication and in 3 days all pains vanishedTHANKFULLY me and my dr discovered it was due to too little free t4 in my bodyand I have not had them since. It’s the perfect time to try and quit smoking honestly I have never lasted this long. Today, though, I just feel hung over.
Here is another reason you might quit. But having a plan in place will make relapse less likely. I’m not a drug abuser, never took more meds than prescribed, when I went off the patch I couldn’t get out of bed for 9 days, no eating and virtually no fluids.
Sadness, loneliness, disruption of sleep, fatigue, digestion problems, stomach pains, poor memory, an inability to concentrate, a loss of appetite or weight gain, neglect of our appearance, low self esteem, loss of sex drive, irritability, hopelessness, headaches or even a change in bowel habits can and often do accompany depression. As I read all of the recent posts from people trying to quit, I can’t help but think back and remember how hard it was for me too.
I just want to know when is this all going to end? Some people out there may be have a will power trying to stop smoking at the start. Our eyes and minds are open and this time we’re going the distance, headed home to again reside inside a quiet mind and to again meet the real “us”! Do not sell your mind on the belief that starting your new life needs to be painful or intense.
There will be plenty of time to shed them later. I’ve quit again with the aid of patches and feel great!
Good luck to all my fellow quitters and remember that we all are stronger than that cigarette in our mind! Some people quit for 20 years before their relapse occurs. The return of our clearness of mind and concentration levels may seem gradual but within two weeks most begin experiencing concentration levels very close to those of never-smokers.
Relaxation through mind clearing and slow deliberate breathing can help induce sleep. Once you have conquered the smoking habit, THEN you can move on to controlling anything else. All the best of luck, Dee. So it can take a while.
I also added All Bran cereal and believe that helped a lot. It would take an extra 75 to 100 pounds to equal the health risks associated with a single pack of cigarettes. Good luck to you, Alloush. This is my first day off not smoking I was told by my Dr.
The next few minutes are all that matter and each is entirely doable. Almost all of us smoked as part celebrating. If tested for those, please post results and reference ranges shown on the lab report. This in turn causes the kidneys to accelerate elimination of the alkaloid nicotine from the bloodstream, throwing the smoker into early withdrawal.
I’ve decided to treat myself to dinner out every day that I don’t smoke. According to the study, both begin hovering back around pre-cessation levels within two weeks.
418,690 to 16,926 – U. Within two weeks of getting off the levo, the muscle pain was gone. I want to have an elective surgery done and you must be nicotine free 2wks.
Hardest thing I had ever done! I do still have gas and bloating so I plan to pick up some fennel and caraway seeds to see if they help. I hurt, I want to eat anything in sight. It may be something you’ve had for a while, but has become aggrevated by your thyroid.
Taking major strain, despite illness and a tight chest and cough. Meaning you should consult your doctor. As a result, stools can become hard and dry.
Then I’d smoke again And that was a VICIOUS cycle. Day 6 without one single fag.
SO it is definitely a hypothyroid symptom of not enough thyroid hormone medicine. Mine hadn’t stopped and according to my endocrinologist my thyroid levels were good.
I can’t compare quitting with the help of Chantix to going cold turkey, or any other method, since this is the only time I have ever tired to quit. I took the new dose for a week without really seeing any relief for my muscle cramps. First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has posted here. Life seems so much better after that.
Flash – a new medical study was released in May 2002 indicating that heavy nicotine use may actually destroy brain cells and diminish concentration and memory. We all don’t fit in their little bracket. My only issue is the water rention.
Apologise to family often to overcome a different sort of constipation. Am I Too Old to Quit Smoking? I was fine for another year before I went haywire again. Our odds of success benefit from study, understanding, patience, an appreciation for the true power of nicotine, and a bit of love of self or at least a wee bit of “like.
I hope its fixable because my levels are not yet close to normal, but Im already having hypo symptoms. Aspirin or other headache relievers are available but shouldn’t be taken on an empty stomach. Hot Fudge Sunday” and it came and went almost as quickly as any other normal desire.
I’m thinking that PCPs and some endocrine doctors don’t realize that there are natural deficiencies that should be addressed first and supplement with pharma drugs after nutritional needs are ruled out. The number of acupuncture sessions made a significant impact on success, with most people receiving eight sessions within the first month.
After the lollipop, gonna have some seeds to chew. I’m two weeks done with my nicotine patches. He wanted me to see a rhuematoligist. I knew better, but now will know better, forever.