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Foggy Brain and Fatigue

Question asked by deonta2004 on Dec 29, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 1, 2020 by NicMensinga

I had quit smoking in 2016 and I quit smoking for over 4 months. My overall goal was to eat right, lose weight and to quit smoking. I know people say that it would pass and it gets better with time. My foggy brain was horrible it really got to me because I would lose my words sometimes and couldn't think and it wasn't getting better overtime. I was so tired all the time that I would just go to work and as soon as I got home I would go to sleep. When I was at work I couldn't function and even I even went to 11 different doctors and specialist to try to figure out what was wrong with me. Every test result came back normal and only thing that they would do was send me out the door and say I don't know what to tell you and let them know if my symptoms get worse. Then I would just get told JUST DON'T SMOKE!!! I remember crying in one of their offices because I lost my words that I was about to say. I couldn't concentrate, focus, and it created anxiety. This was very traumatic for me because I had no where to turn to and everyone only said to JUST DON'T SMOKE and my symptoms were not getting better. I felt like no one could help me or knew how to help me. It was frustrating going through it and sometimes I couldn't explain it because I was afraid and alone and just TIRED. I was on the verge of losing my job and I dropped out school for the semester so I started back smoking. I recently quit smoking and it has been a week and I am starting to feel the fatigue coming on and I even have been binge eating at night. I haven't been having major craving and I thought my worse day would be around my 3rd or 4th day but it was my 1st and 2nd day. My craving are really mild now or not really there and I am on the patches. I have not problem with quitting or staying smoke free eating healthy taking vitamins or exercising. I am having a problem because I am terrified of being back into that space again!!!! I wanted to know if anyone else experienced this and how did you combat it?

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