The other day I was in our quit smoking Facebook group and some asked: Why am I experiencing flu-like symptoms after quitting smoking? Is it common to get sick after quitting smoking?
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Because withdrawal happens when nicotine and toxins leave your body. But when you quit smoking and when you stop using nicotine the withdrawal becomes intense and it eventually ends. This process is essential for your body to heal and detox.
Actually how you experience the withdrawal depends on your overall health, your mindset, and your nutrition. To learn more about the withdrawal symptoms and how long they last, check the withdrawal timeline.
You may have headaches or you may feel shaky and tired. All those symptoms happen because your body is trying to heal and fight the virus and the toxins.
And after quitting smoking your body goes through changes, so you will experience some symptoms. In this videoI explain why withdrawal is good for you and 6 ways you can embrace it. During the withdrawal you may experience cough or chest pain or chest tightness and you may think that something bad is happening to you.
Or you may have sore gumsbut this happens because there is more blood flow in your mouth which can eventually save your teeth. Or you may experience low mood or mood changes and feel this is bad but this happens because your brain starts regulating dopamine naturally so that your emotions will not be controlled by nicotine anymore, so you can actually feel rewarded without nicotine. And in the long run, quitting smoking decreases anxiety and depression and it increases happiness but only if you go through this adjustment period.
They can last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, it depends. It depends on your overall health your mindset and your nutrition.
Common problems with quitting
Nobody ever got harmed, nobody died from quitting smoking. On the contrary, you know that smoking increases your risk of many diseases like cancer but also respiratory infections like influenza and coronavirus.
And stopping smoking decreases your risk of getting ill even while going through the withdrawal, even while detoxing. But if you have fever then this may not be from the withdrawal, so talk to your doctor.
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Her extensive research on smoking cessation formed the CBQ Method that has helped thousands of smokers become happy non-smokers. So flu-like symptoms means withdrawal which means detox.
For example… During the withdrawal you may experience cough or chest pain or chest tightness and you may think that something bad is happening to you. How long does the smokers flu last?