This post was submitted by Nikki, it was a comment in our post Side Effects When You Quit Smoking and it was published as a regular article, many thanks for this wonderful experience and story.
Sounds like everyone’s story is the same, I am on day 3 of going cold turkey. I got sick about a week ago with a nasty viral infection in my chest so now would be a good time as any to quit I thought. I feel so crappy anyway that I think the withdrawal symptoms have been mostly masked with flu like symptoms. I don’t sleep at night either because I cough so hard at night it keeps me awake, I have strained abdominal muscles from coughing.
This could be my body’s way of healing and removing toxins, or it’s just the virus still in my body. I have seen the doc and he assured me this is viral but gave me an inhaler anyway, I have noticed my breathing is much better. I have no idea if my sense of smell or taste has improved because I am completely stuffed up, time will tell I guess.
I have tried to quit several times, this is time #1 this year though…..I keep catching colds and viruses, getting sick far more frequently than my non smoking friends and family. I would like this cycle to finally stop and being able to go to the gym without gasping for breath or getting tired far more easily than others. But not being sick all the time….that’s my motivator to quit for good.
Great story Nikki, don’t forget about the money you are going to save, who knows, it will be enough for a nice gift this coming Christmas.
I would like to great those gorgeous moms out there a “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!”
If you are a son or a great husband, now is the time to quit smoking – do it for the best mother in the world.
If everyone has done it and so can you!
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