29 Nov 2017
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So glad you joined this site and are making the effort to quit smoking. I know it's not easy, and our bodies do revolt. There are a whole range of things a person can experience. I found that I couldn't sleep and I was very tired. I also had to work a lot harder to concentrate. I would be doing something and then just space out. My lungs ached something awful, so badly, in fact, that it scared me. But having smoked for over 43 years, I could expect no less. Fighting this addiction is really difficult.
The good news is that these symptoms don't last forever. And when you get over the worst of them, you are going to start feeling a whole lot better. And then you will probably find that you get fewer chest infections, etc. And even if you do get one, it probably won't last as long or be as severe. I quit just over a year ago, and believe it or not, my lungs are still clearing out. But holy cow, my chest feels so much better. No kidding. There is a lightness to my chest that I haven't felt in years. Which is such a relief, because my smoking was causing me all sorts of problems. So I am relieved that I stuck with it and quit.
Hang in there, Nerak47. Quitting is so worth all the withdrawal symptoms you have to go through. I always say, quitting causes a little bit of pain for a whole lot of gain.