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Are body aches normal?

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  1. the stitchkeeper
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    28 Mar 2019
    05 Apr 2019
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    It’s only been 4 days quitting. because I wasn’t a heavy smoker (maybe a pack a week) I decided to quit cold turkey (no nicotine patches or gum) and honestly my body feels miserable.
    My ENTIRE body aches, I’m exhausted all the time, I have no appetite whatsoever and I get waves of nausea to the point where I don’t even crave a cigarette because the thought of it makes me sick (which is a bonus I guess, lol)
    Anyway, my question is has anyone else had body aches and nausea while quitting? I know the headaches and exhaustion are normal but the body aches seem pretty weird. I literally just come home and soak in the bath for an hour then pass out in bed. Lol. 
  2. jenna c, quit coach
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    58 posts
    29 Nov 2018
    05 Apr 2019 in reply to the stitchkeeper
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    HI the stichkeeper,
    I am so glad you have posted your concern on our forum today. First of all congratulations for making it 4 days and doing this with sheer determination and cold turkey. I am sorry you are feeling these withdrawal and or reactions to quitting.

    Having nausea and fatigue can be quite common after quitting but not usually the body aches.
    Most of it is caused by nicotine leaving your body. Some of it may be psychological as you adjust to not smoking.

    Withdrawal may feel bad but it means that your body and mind are repairing themselves. You are getting healthy and un-addicted to nicotine.

    Withdrawal symptoms in general is a sign that your body and mind is repairing itself.
    Withdrawal usually starts a few hours after you stop and may peak in 2 or 3 days. You should begin to feel better after that. Some people get through it quickly, while for others it can take longer. It may feel bad, but it is seldom dangerous. Remember, most symptoms will go away in a while.

    If your symptoms persist for a long time then see your Doctor. If you have any further questions or concerns we are open until 6pm and 9-5pm both Saturday and Sunday- 1-877-513-5333

    Good luck and take care,

    jenna c, quit coach


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