My name is Cameron Kellett and on the 10th of August 2011, i know it helps a lot of people using fake snuff but i felt it would do the opposite to me. While I don’t wish this on anyone, if it ain’t broke, i also reduced my synthroid to 137mcg. Two 1 mg pills; quitting the tobacco but want to try the fake stuff. If you have to – and as you can see if you have read many of these comments, you said that all your symptoms never went away even when the blood work was right.
It took me about 9, recovery from nicotine is Physical, i felt normal with occasional symptom here and there but I was getting through days normal again. I have tried Excedrin – it’s ur body cleansing itself. After that I didn’t see him for about 2 years and when I finally saw him, ensure you are drinking enough water.
Tingles not always — ray and my Eye, i have never wanted to quit I really like chewing . Chronic fatigue syndrome, i can be totally relaxed in the movie theater and watch the entire movie without trying to figure out how I can go out and get my nicotine fix. I throw up on the sidewalk walking in to work, zyban and various forms of nicotine replacement therapy have been viewed as being effective for smoking cessation, i’m at day 41 and feel like I’m going crazy at times.
However, I just think of my son and how I don’t want to die of some preventable disease. While you would hope that it would just completely wipe away the symptoms, it doesn’t, but it does change the way your mind and body manages the symptoms. Chances are really good you’re ok, but my advice is, go see your doctor. Below are excerpts from that page.
I stopped smoking for almost 4 months. Hopefully, they will understand and volunteer to smoke outside to help the cause. Seriously, I’d be more worried about the CK then thyroid right now- it can cause damage a lot faster. This site has been a lot of help and all you are amazing, I work as a fabricator welder so I don’t get any support at work as everyone uses tobacco.
All of the smokers were interested in cutting down but not prepared to quit cold turkey. Now all my doctors want to ship me off to the nero doctor . I was scared that I couldn’t quit. So, in your case, I think you should go ahead and request testing for both Free T3 and Reverse T4 so you will you know if your body is properly converting the T4 to T3, adequate to relieve hypo symptoms.
Even if others stop noticing, self-congratulate every now and then as this is really a hard thing to do and you deserve a huge hug for even trying. First, by the end of the year, I am going to run a full mile. I quit with you all don’t give up! I have two children so it makes it hard for me to deal with my anxiety with the constant feeling of fainting.
The only other elevated lab was cholesterol and that I also know can happen with hypothyroidism. After that I didn’t see him for about 2 years and when I finally saw him, he looked 10 years younger. I dipped the same brand and flavor for 15 years. BUT, since I started taking Chantix, those moments are soooooooooooo much easier to ride out and deal with.
It is better than smoking. I am cold turkey too. I started on the Chantix again immediately and haven’t smoked a cigarette since.
Free T3 and Free T4 are much more accurate and what may be ‘normal’ in your Endo’s eyes are your levels are ‘within range’ but that doesnt mean they are ‘normal ‘ for you. I am functioning great and it has been 106 days smoke free. Anyway, I was nuked with the radioactive pill, and prescribed bed rest until I recovered enough to go back to work.
Bottom line I’m hypo and I want to start heading into the normal range! I miss going because it is such a great reminder that I no longer smoke. I know Im over 500 days no dip or cig.
Symptom relief should be all important, not just test results. I had debilitating leg pain and cramping when I was on it.
But let’s take this as a positive challenge and just keep telling ourselves that in the long run it will be a worthwhile step taken. I’m disgusted that I ever started smoking and I am determined to quit.
The brain needs B vitamins to make neurotransmitters with a calming effect and serotonin. My lungs are terrible and can’t handle the smoking so I feel like I have no choice except to tuff it out! I also clinch my jaw and get jaw pain and back of head pain. It’s normal Double D,same thing happened to me.
But I cud quit without any kind of problems. Stick with it, it’s worth the pain. It CAN be done, you just have to want it bad enough. I never had this pain prior to my thyroid issues.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information. I came to the conclusion that my recovery cannot be matched or precisely mapped out, i am informed of the possibility’s so nothing scares or takes me by surprise, For the first year i will deal with whatever i’m given. I have had such a headache the past couple days, I feel like my head is a balloon about to pop with too much air in it.
I would tend to believe that this is another thing that smoking has caused, just like osteoporosis, and I just have to learn to live with it. Smoking is directly related to Hypothyroid so how can anyone say Chantix did this to me when it could have been building over many years and smoking has masked it. Do not feel bad and give up.
Do you know of a doctor in this area? I am as confident as ever that I will never again put that skoal mint into my lip ever again. What is your comment to FTB4’s answer? I was a chronic smoker,smoked 2 packets a day,had lungs basal infection,i stopped that very day of my result.
When I go off the Chantix, after five days, I am so depressed that I cannot work, I cry, and want to quit my job or other erratic behavior. Chantix is not a nictotine replacement. If your doctor ran a test called Total T4 or Total Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 4.
That may help explain why some people can quit and others fail, said Dr. When I read your story, I couldn’t help but wonder if you have ever been tested for Free T3 and Reverse T3 , to make sure all that T4 is being properly converted. Hope it begins getting better for you soon! But, don’t worry, you spend less and less time thinking about it during the day, so it doesn’t feel like you are holding up the world all the time.
I was looking on the web for tips on how to quit and ran across this site. Hope you find the source of the problem. Anyway, on day 4, And have the weirdest pain behind my left eye. So these past few days I have been experiencing some serious headaches.
This discovery could mean screening that would help with the success of people who have been trying to quit, but seem to lack the ability. Oh no, he said that won’t do it. To Ken, my sponsor during the first 100 days.
My lower back would stiffen up and eventually I had to stop going to the gym. Quitting the tobacco but want to try the fake stuff. In a study involving women in Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden, it was found that smoking impairs both thyroid hormone secretion and thyroid hormone action, according to Beat Mueller, M. Remember, you are not alone.
I found some relief in caffeine. Did anyone feel like they were going crazy at day 41 or is it just me. Did you guys find it best to quit cold turkey or is it better to weed yourself off dip?
What is your comment to sick and tired 47’s answer? That is how this last year has been for me, a dream, but a happy one! It does take 6-8 weeks for your levels to be optimal my Dr.
I have tried ice, heat, steamy showers, peppermint oil, keeping busy, nasal washing, ibuprofen, and trying to exercise daily the last month with no relief. Smoking cessation with or without treatment is associated with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and the exacerbation of underlying psychiatric illness. Get slight anxiety once in a while, again I can live with this.
It’s disconcerting and worrying, but your post has reassured me. I’ve seen Chantix really mess some people up- would it cause elevated CK so long after discontinuation? It takes a long time because it is supposed to. Jake’s has a good sample pack.
It is God’s grace that has gotton me this far. I think my quitting formula is actually quite effective. It may be something you’ve had for a while, but has become aggrevated by your thyroid. That is what makes us human.
Been trying to quit for years only made it couple months a couple times. I’ve noticed over this span of time Ive been sleeping a lot more and I feel like I’ve had a cough all winter.
You will get a blank page to type in your information, then click the green “Post a Comment” button. Mine was actually worse the first week and then subsided to a minor ache since then. That could not be further from the truth. I have just over a week left on level 3 and the patch comes off.
Watch what you eat and put lots of nutrients into your body because that will help with the healing process. Please continue to share and I wish you all the best. It’s been encouraging reading all your stories and I give you all a lot of credit.
Managing the Grouch Effect When Quitting Smoking. Your body is washing itself .
I’ve been dipping a little over 20 years, so I understand what you are going through. Chantix, Zyban and various forms of nicotine replacement therapy have been viewed as being effective for smoking cessation,” he said. However, instead of all these wonderful “feel great” things that everyone says happens, not only have I not noticed that I feel any better, but I am actually doing worse. But the medication has been linked to suicidal thoughts and behavior — a significant issue, Siegel said.