I have been waking up with a slight soreness in my throat and was starting to get scared. I was like ok it's been six weeks this shouldn't be happening right ? Well after reading some stories on here I guess what I am going through is normal phew ........
Here is my story :)
I started smoking at 15 am 35 now, mother of 2 and married to an amazing man :) I smoked about 8-10 a day ( more if it was a drinking night or depended on who was around ). When I was 28 I had a medium tell me if I didn't quit smokeing by the time i was 35 my kids were going to miss me. So I tried and failed many times up until now.
I finally put them down when I was having sharp pains in my head during and after every smoke, also I had a reaction to something and thought forsure I had oral cancer :( that experience was beyond scary ......
So I have quit and over the last 6 weeks I have had headaches, sore throat, tightness in my throat along with acid reflux, major sleepiness, ( never trouble sleeping I'm surprised) chest pain, throbing pain in my armpit ( anyone else ?) Massive kinks in my neck, slight and major back pain, stabbing pain in my ears. With every new symptom I have googled and convinced myself I have every cancer going, I am not and never have been a hypoconderact but quitting smoking is turning me into one and also the threat of me dying because I quit to late :( I don't want to miss my kids growing up :(
I did end up at the hospital a few weeks ago because I was having extreem dizzyness and had a panic attack when my face and arm started going numb on my left side ( thought for sure I was having a stroke ) well come to find out I had vertigo!!! It can really mess with your body and mind.
So from what I have read my horror story may not be over but at least I know now not every ach and pain means I am dying and I can concentrate on getting through this positively and living my best life with my awesome kiddies and hubby :)
Good luck to everyone trying to quit and stick with it, it is worth it in the long run :)