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  1. tanyat
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    05 Mar
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    Was at a pack a day. Today im at 6 a day, tomorrow im dropping to 5 a day. Yesterday i started to get a slight headache. Today the headache was worse. I dont normally get headaches so am somewhat concerned. 
  2. marianne, quit coach
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    Welcome Tanyat to our online community!  

    You have taken a huge step to cut back so much.  It sounds like your headache is connected to your withdrawal.  It is good to check in with your doctor.  We always recommend doing this when your quitting smoking.  They will know what the best remedy is.  

    Are you using any nicotine replacement or smoking cessation medications?  

    Let us know how you are doing and all the best as you continue with your plan.  

    Marianne
  3. aurora
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    hi tanyat

    good for you for cutting back!  that is not easy!  I have been smoke free for 6 days and have been experiencing headaches as well. I found drinking water, using nicotine gum, and keeping busy have really helped with that withdrawal symptom for me.

    it does get better, the first 2 to 3 days were hardest.

    keep on moving forward......you're doing it!
  4. treepeo
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    Hi tanyat,

    I am not surprised that you are getting headaches.  That is just one of many withdrawal symptoms.  When you think about it, you have been dousing your body with chemicals for many, many years.  So when you start cutting down, your body starts to protest.  At this point, it doesn't really know any better.

    It's hard to go through withdrawal, but the benefits of quitting make it all worthwhile.  Keep up the good work.  When you finally wean yourself off cigarettes completely, your body will really go into healing mode.  And you will start to feel so much better.
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