lillian, quit coach
28 Nov 2017
23 Dec 2017
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Hi Wonder Woman,
Welcome to the site. judi posted in another thread about what she has been facing since her quit, so I hope that you can check out her experiences. She doesn't speak of any weight gain, but does share in her experience with quitting.
I am sorry it has been such an unpleasant experience for you! So many of our members find that in spite of the challenges they can really feel the benefits of quitting. It often helps them keep going, so it must be really tough for you to continue when you've been hit with weight gain and joint pain.
Hopefully the members out there can share their experiences with you soon, please keep on checking the thread for feedback.
What I can share is that most withdrawal, including increase in appetite and weight gain tends to subside and go away after that first month of the quit. Joint pain, muscle pain etc aren't usually attributed to quitting smoking and withdrawal. Could it be possible that something else is contributing?
As you know, given your current experience every one has a unique body system and how it reacts doesn't necessarily follow the experience of others.
I encourage you to talk to a health care professional about your symptoms. Your nurse or doctor could tease out the contributing factors and help you towards a resolution. Hopefully you can check in with them soon, as I am sure it would be a relief to be feeling better!
Congratulations wonder woman on this quit. You are 4 months in and that is a huge success! I hope regardless of the frustrations, that you are able to feel good about this achievement.
Let us know how you are doing,