Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
REGMAGLYPTS's Photo REGMAGLYPTS SparkPoints: (20,122)
Fitness Minutes: (25,750)
Posts: 357
5/18/10 10:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Let it out! Pretty soon you will feel better than you ever have!

 current weight: 140.0 
 
199
183.75
168.5
153.25
138
JENMCALLISTER's Photo JENMCALLISTER Posts: 195
5/13/10 12:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You have to get all of that yucky junk out of your system.

 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
17.5
35
52.5
70
GRAMSROC Posts: 889
5/11/10 7:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think smoking must mask a lot of allergies, I never knew I had so many allergies until I had been quit smoking for about 6 months. I used to say I started smoking because I was allergic to my husband's smoking. Now that I have quit smoking I can't even work ing the yard without runny eyes and sinus problems.
emoticon emoticon emoticon

 Pounds lost: 27.0 
 
0
20.5
41
61.5
82
NWESCH24's Photo NWESCH24 Posts: 313
3/2/10 11:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi everyone - I'm late chiming in to this thread but I also felt sicker after I quit, sore throats, cough, tired, sleepless, etc. I won't go into repeating all the great information already given, but I will agree with it, your body is adjusting to this new you.

I quit in May 2009 (9 months smoke free). This winter was the first in I can't remember how many years that I did not get a three week cold which was followed by three to four weeks of post nasal drip.

In short, it gets better, really it does.

:)
Nora


 Pounds lost: 8.5 
 
0
8.375
16.75
25.125
33.5
LITTLEROCKRED's Photo LITTLEROCKRED Posts: 2,536
3/1/10 7:08 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I have a 'quit smoking' podcast by the Mayo Clinic that says that when you quit smoking, after a couple of days, your nasal passages and lungs are getting healthy enough that they can actually start working normally. This means, that they are now starting to expel all the gunk that has been in our lungs so the 'smoker's flu' is good news for us!

Funny, how feeling sick can mean we are getting healthier!

Good luck!
Gabby

Height: 5'4"

YNWA


 current weight: 129.5 
 
130
127.5
125
122.5
120
JANEDOE12345's Photo JANEDOE12345 SparkPoints: (63,299)
Fitness Minutes: (17,732)
Posts: 3,784
2/26/10 1:52 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Yes, I can buy new filters but had the extra unit sitting there. When this filter needs changing I will buy two and set them both up. Seems like I am sensitive to pollen nowadays and may have always been -- who knew?

emoticon
Pam


How you anything is how you do everything...but don't let perfect be the enemy of good.



 current weight: 242.0 
 
242
236.5
231
225.5
220
NITEWALK6's Photo NITEWALK6 Posts: 1,441
2/26/10 1:43 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Pam, can you purchase replacement filters for your unit?
I used to have the ultrasonic ones when I smoked but they became so cruded up I couldn't get them clean anymore and tossed them after I quit.

Smoke free since Jan 24, 2005 using laser therapy as my quit method. Send me a SP mail if you want information about using laser therapy for weight loss or to stop smoking or check out my website.

www.QuittersAndLosers.com


 current weight: 172.0 
 
196
190
184
178
172
JANEDOE12345's Photo JANEDOE12345 SparkPoints: (63,299)
Fitness Minutes: (17,732)
Posts: 3,784
2/26/10 1:39 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Not to belabor this air cleaner topic, one more story. I actually got two of them when I was still smoking, thinking to use one in my room and one in my parlor. I set the one up in the parlor and ran it for a few weeks, then quit smoking (O Happy Day). Then I put it away.

So when I decided I needed one recently, I tried using the one that I had running while I smoked. OH GROSS, it reeked of smoke and was blowing the old stink through its filters, like it was haunted by Marlboro's. Yuck.

So I put it back in the box and it is in my cellar now. The other one, the 2nd one that was never opened -- that's the one I use now and it does not have any old smoke smell rolling out of it.

No particular point to this except to underscore once again that smoking is a stinky habit.

How you anything is how you do everything...but don't let perfect be the enemy of good.



 current weight: 242.0 
 
242
236.5
231
225.5
220
CHERRY666's Photo CHERRY666 Posts: 545
2/26/10 12:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
"But I got an air cleaner due to my increased sensitivity to odors. I can smell every little thing in the house and, like, who wants to."

That's probably a good idea, too. Really, it's not even quite been four months, but it's just AMAZING how much my sense of smell has improved, like you said. (I mean, I opened up a can of diet coke and could smell it easily. I NEVER could have before. Taste, too. I thought I just had a bland palate but it turns out it's quite good--definitely a plus for somebody who wants to become a chef) But, like you said, it's not always for the better. Heh.

 July Minutes: 236
 
0
250
500
750
1000
JANEDOE12345's Photo JANEDOE12345 SparkPoints: (63,299)
Fitness Minutes: (17,732)
Posts: 3,784
2/26/10 9:55 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Don't fret over being cranky. I exhibited signs of truly mean craziness for a while (and still sometimes do).

A humidifier makes sense. But I got an air cleaner due to my increased sensitivity to odors. I can smell every little thing in the house and, like, who wants to.

emoticon
Pam emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

How you anything is how you do everything...but don't let perfect be the enemy of good.



 current weight: 242.0 
 
242
236.5
231
225.5
220
NITEWALK6's Photo NITEWALK6 Posts: 1,441
2/26/10 9:29 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Crankiness excused.
We've all been there.

Smoke free since Jan 24, 2005 using laser therapy as my quit method. Send me a SP mail if you want information about using laser therapy for weight loss or to stop smoking or check out my website.

www.QuittersAndLosers.com


 current weight: 172.0 
 
196
190
184
178
172
CHERRY666's Photo CHERRY666 Posts: 545
2/25/10 11:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sorry I was kind of cranky in the original post, but I really appreciate all of your responses. That makes total sense that it's the dry weather causing my sinuses to be irritated. I don't have a humidifier, but I've been putting dishes of water by the heat vents. That's helped with static, but maybe not as much for me. I think I'll have to invest a few bucks in real a humidifier.

 July Minutes: 236
 
0
250
500
750
1000
VXWALL1942's Photo VXWALL1942 SparkPoints: (75,327)
Fitness Minutes: (8,232)
Posts: 27,137
2/23/10 11:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This is a winter of discomfort and lots of sickness like you describe. It may just be conincidental to your Quit. The idea of the humidifier is a good one and may help you feel better. Sorry you've got to deal with this when you should be able to celebrate your success as a non-xmoker. Congrats.

vicki emoticon

vicki

Co-moderator
Dealing With Depression


Team Leader
Living with Neuropathy

Co-moderator
SP Class of May 1-7, 2011

Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. -Anonymous

If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing here in the pits? -Erma Bombeck


 Pounds lost: 22.0 
 
0
10.25
20.5
30.75
41
READYBABY's Photo READYBABY Posts: 173
2/23/10 8:11 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I was sick for two weeks after I quit smoking. I had the worst sore throat and my sinuses hurt as well. My doctor told me that my lungs are clearing out and that is where the sore throats come from. And the sinus are just getting a chance to finally drain. Which is probably where the pain is coming from. It should pass after awhile. I wish you the best.

emoticon emoticon

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

I met my first goal on 3/3.


 current weight: 225.0 
 
248
228.5
209
189.5
170
PASSIONATETIGER's Photo PASSIONATETIGER SparkPoints: (73,412)
Fitness Minutes: (69,728)
Posts: 5,579
2/23/10 12:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you are doing the right things for your body which support a healthy lifestyle in addiction to being nicotine free, this adjustment will work itself out. I didn't get a cold for 8 years until this winter. I have much better health and my immune system is strong. So chin up. The humidifier is a good idea. Know your body is better off, way better off.

And happy 6 months come March 1st to you. emoticon

Dale

With grace and self esteem, honor the Passionate Tiger in You. Refresh your personal high regard (daily) in order to live happy, joyous and free.

Maryland


 current weight: 6.0  over
 
10
5
0
-5
-10
NITEWALK6's Photo NITEWALK6 Posts: 1,441
2/23/10 12:23 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi QUITTER!! Welcome to the team.
Your sinuses are no longer irritated from smoke but the dry indoor air from winter could be the culprit for some of your current issues. Since you quit at the beginning of winter it could just be a coincidence.
Do you run a humidifier at home?
I never had nose bleeds until after I quit smoking and now have a humidifier running from Nov-April which solved the problem

Smoke free since Jan 24, 2005 using laser therapy as my quit method. Send me a SP mail if you want information about using laser therapy for weight loss or to stop smoking or check out my website.

www.QuittersAndLosers.com


 current weight: 172.0 
 
196
190
184
178
172
JANEDOE12345's Photo JANEDOE12345 SparkPoints: (63,299)
Fitness Minutes: (17,732)
Posts: 3,784
2/23/10 12:20 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I kinda thought the same way, but then I thought differently.

When I was smoking I was used to phlegm all the time, to a slightly sore throat, to a constant cough abd to always being congested. Half the time I couldn't even tell if I had a cold.

Now when I get a cold, I actually notice it more. The experience of all those symptoms, which I used to take for granted, now stand out and make me aware of what being sick really is. If you are not smoking, all that yucky stuff is everyday.

I now notice when I am sick. It's not really more often but it just stands out more without the smoker's phlegm to mask it.

I don't blame you for being cranky. Sick sucks.

Hope you feel better and don't use this as an excuse to go start smoking again, lol.

Pam

emoticon

Edited by: JANEDOE12345 at: 2/23/2010 (12:20)
How you anything is how you do everything...but don't let perfect be the enemy of good.



 current weight: 242.0 
 
242
236.5
231
225.5
220
CHERRY666's Photo CHERRY666 Posts: 545
2/23/10 11:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I quit smoking in early November. Since then, I've gotten strep throat (Which I haven't gotten since I was a kid), and two colds (I'm on the second one now). I also had two other infections that had to be cleared up by prescription. What the #@%$!!!!! This is getting ridiculous. It's not like I was immune to sickness before, but this is definitely more than normal. I thought your immune system was supposed to get better after quitting?! Does anyone have experience with this happening? It's so frustrating. Also, my sinuses have hurt since quitting (Not horrible pain, more like a mild pressure), but when my doc looked up there he said they looked fine. ????

I just need to vent, but seriously, if this has happened to anyone else. . . When I try to google it, I just come up with things like "On average, smokers are sick X more days than non-smokers!" Not helpful.

Oh, and there have been times where I thought a cold was coming on, but it seemed to dissipate before anything really developed. It's so annoying. (I mean, annoyed about feeling under the weather so often. NOT annoyed that it didn't turn into a full blown cold!)

I need a grouchy emoticon. emoticon

Edited by: CHERRY666 at: 2/23/2010 (12:30)
 July Minutes: 236
 
0
250
500
750
1000
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other No more smoking General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Pledge Your Daily NOPE Here 7/13/2014 9:32:47 AM
Less than a week from my quit day 6/30/2013 4:19:17 PM
sad today 8/17/2013 11:40:23 AM
Q-Day Tomorrow 6/14/2014 9:14:19 PM
How are you doin? 4/22/2013 8:54:04 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x758x32181829

Review our Community Guidelines