This is my third day of my 8th attempt and I don’t remember having this. Thanks so much.
We are asked this often ... we can’t say it is normal because we aren’t medical Doctors...you should call your Doctor and tell him/her you quit smoking and your symptoms, it is better to be safe then sorry. I had lung pain when I quit smoking and I attributed it to all the chemicals in cigarettes. However, it got worse and I ended up with “upper respiratory infection”...keep us posted...keep close to us for support. ~ Colleen 660 DOF
Welcome and please call your doctor or your therapist - WE are recovering nicotine addicts
I am going to agree with my friends above and I believe so will everyone else on this site......we are here to support you not diagnose you.....and pain in your chest should always be reported to a doctor.
However, in support, I will say do not let pain or discomfort from quitting make you smoke.....that is the backward thinking we all used to have. If you are scared about chest pain...the last thing you want to do is smoke a cigarette. Call your doctor, follow their advice, stay strong and stay quit. We are here for you
I am in total agreement with all the above. Go to the doctor, even if it's scary for you. It's better to have the doctor check you out and get proper treatment. *hugs*. We are here for you, for emotional support. Thank you Sootie, sweetplt, and indingrl.01.06.2011. You are amazing people! OojanicitaoO please call your doctor. If you don't have one, please get a primary care physician, it makes a big difference in your health.
Other quitters have experienced this, but check with your doctor if for no other reason, than for peace of mind.
Congrats on 3 days smoke free.
First off - yes - go see a doctor. It is the best thing you can do. That is the advice I got here. My journey is only a little over 100 days in. Please check out the links below. Some of the things you are experiencing were also experienced by me. I did go see a doctor (as you will see in the links) and it was good good good!
Am I right to be scared?
Am I right to be scared Part II
I used to smoke - but I don't do that anymore
I had terrible chest pain and tightness at first. I called it lung pain. It went away after awhile.
I'm with the rest above... we're not doctors nor do we play one on the internet. Go see a real one and enjoy the kudos for quitting smoking!! Chest pain is nothing to fool around with, ever.
That said, keep in mind that ANY negative feelings or symptoms that are actually caused by quitting are TEMPORARY. The benefits are PERMANENT and on-going and ever increasing. I say that in appreciation with 8 years of smoke freedom... It just gets better.
Keep your quit, and see your doc! . Do let us know how it turns out.
Many quitters complain of this. But that isn't the final say. Your Doc is exists to rule in or rule out potential problems. As a quitter, I had to learn to do things that made me feel uncomfortable without smoking...like go to a doctor!!! Congratulations on three days!
If it continues, see a doctor. In the meantime, drink lots & lots of liquids, if you are coughing, pay attention to if you are bringing anything up & be prepared to describe it to the doc. Is it thick? Is it colored? Do you have any fever? Headache? There is a good chance that your lungs are trying to clean themselves out & that this will pass soon but given all of the current issues with Covid & flu season, it would be a good idea to get checked out. You can get the reassurance you need & get treated if necessary.
Welcome to EX.
Thank you all for your kind words and support! it helped ease my mind a lot to know that some of you had experienced this as well. As far as my doctor goes, yes I have one but we are not on the best terms right now... smh. Covid has really limited things for our relationship with our doctor as he cannot (or he chooses not to) see patients in person for basically anything. Ive tried and they just want to do televisits and guilt me for wanting to see my doctor. But on a good note all the discomfort went away! We were away camping and couldnt have seen the doctor anyway but in the mean time my discomfort went away and I had a few beers around the campfire without being triggered.
Really glad to hear that it went away & that you were able to have a couple of beers without feeling triggered! WOW. Keep a close rein on your quit, stay close to the site.
Great news that all discomfort went away. Key is start calm in mind.
Many times, the demons in our mind make our life miserable.
All the best for smoke free journey !
So happy your symptoms cleared up on there own. Doctors here are seeing patients in person now. I've been see several over the past few months. But lots of people have done televisits that went just fine. If needed, I would consider it rather than not see a doctor if needed.
Glad you enjoyed your camping trip without smoking
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