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Age 34 had been a smoker since I was 13.
Oh man you guys don’t know how happy I am to see that what I’m feeling now is normal. I’m on day 4 of quitting cold turkey after a hospital stay. I refused the nicotine patches they offered while I was in and figured what the heck. I’m done.
I went to the ER after day 2 because I was feeling randomly light headed. My chest would have these sudden surge feelings and my pulse would go crazy. I know now that this is anxiety and I cannot wait for this to pass. A few other side effects that I’ve been having since I quit [smoking]. I hope if I write it here someone may have a little peace of mind.
Really strange indigestion feeling. A pressure almost like a burp that is stuck in my throat directly under my Adam’s apple. Some slight neck pressure and tightness. A few chest pains followed directly by lightheadedness. And most of all anxiety.
It seems like I’ve become a serious pulse and pressure and pain watcher. Since I quit it’s almost like I’m waiting for something to happen and when it does, it freaks me out. I guess now that I see I’m not the only one dealing with these crazy withdrawal symptoms I may just sleep a little better tonight. Thx all and Stay with it. I can’t imagine starting up again knowing all the crazy stuff we go through just to quit. And seeing that it eventually will get better makes me almost cry folks. I’m so happy I found this forum. 🙂
Wonderful experience, thank you for sharing it. Everything is quite normal and eventually you will live again the life of a non-smoker after 2 – 3 weeks totally free!
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