This quit smoking story was submitted by Christa. Actually it was a comment in our post Quit Smoking Side Effects and it was published as a regular post, thank you for sharing your experience.
Hi Everybody. I just want to share with you [my story], I quit smoking on 8 March 2011 for the third time in my life, BUT this time NEVER to start again. Every single side effect of stop smoking hit me. It is nearly six months now and I feel I am 90% there. My whole body just went into a rebellion. No control over my bladder; pain in my guts; winds in my stomach; pains on my chest; I could not eat; if I did eat something it felt like a stone was lying in my stomach; painful vomiting during the night; liters and liters of phlegm coming out. I lost 11 kgs the past 6 months; 24/7 coughing every two minutes of the day.
I thought I might have TB. After two months I went to my GP and various tests were done and I was declared as healthy as healthy can be, BUT the GP said I must be patient; it can take from 4 to 6 months for the coughing to stop. After another 2 months I went back to my GP and said I cannot take this coughing any longer; please help me. He did give me some medicine but he said for 25 years you gave your body heel; now it is time for your body to give you hell. Just be patient; it will become better and it did.
So for all the stop smokers or possible stop smokers do not be afraid, just take every day as it comes. The first two stop smoking times I had no side effects at all except for picking up a lot of want; I was just stupid to start smoking again. Now I am proud to say that I will be a non smoker for the rest of my life. Be good!
Awesome story Christa, thank you again for sharing it and hope it will inspire other smokers out there to quit for good.
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