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"Quitter's Flu"

Postby BrainStorm » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:49 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm on day 3 of no smoking. I'm using nicotine replacement therapy but still feel my body detoxing of course. I'm extremely motivated to quit; I used the money I would be spending on cigarettes to purchase a six-month membership to a yoga studio I love. The meditation, exercise, and deep breathing practices are really helpful.

I feel sick today, however. Tired, headache, sinus and chest congestion, mild coughing. I don't have a fever, but I feel like I have a mild flu. I did some googling and read about "quitter's flu" and that it's fairly common and normal to go through after quitting cigarettes. I feel like total crap. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms? I felt too sick to go to yoga and I don't want to waste my membership. I also want to feel relief from quitting, not worse!

Any tips?

Thanks so much,
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Re: "Quitter's Flu"

Postby Armadillo » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:25 pm

^ don't go to yoga classes when you feel like that, jesus....

- stay in bed
- drink hot tea with honey and lemon
- eat a chicken soup
- take a hot bath with aromatic oils/ salts
- do sth pleasant ( listen to nice music/ watch a movie etc.)
- relax :)
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Re: "Quitter's Flu"

Postby BrainStorm » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:23 pm

Thank you Armadillo. I took your advice and really just laid in bed for a week, drinking fluids and resting. I got up to eat, pee, and put peppermint oil on my chest to relieve the congestion.

I'm 21 days quit today and feel a lot better. I even went to yoga yesterday, and felt good during and after.

I'm well on my way.
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Re: "Quitter's Flu"

Postby wanghuoyan88 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:34 pm

I started smoking a year ago and today I can smoke a pack a day especially when I am gambling.

Oh yes forgot to mention. I joined this forum today and I am not only tackling smoking addiction, but at the same time, also gambling and porn addiction.

So three addictions at the same time. What are my chances of succeeding? I am sure I can do it!

I got an advice that I should start one at a time. Well let me see how much I can take it first
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Re: "Quitter's Flu"

Postby Oliveira » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:35 pm

Hi,

I agree with one at a time. It is possible to quit all three at once but it requires steel willpower. And in case you relapse on one, you might feel like you failed all three. Ultimately it is up to you but I'd go one by one.

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