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Quitter's flu?

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HereBeFuckery Thu 27-Apr-17 06:26:23

I quit smoking, and started vaping exclusively on Sunday morning - so I'm four days in.

I feel like I have flu - chills, shivery, the most appalling sore throat, blocked nose, aching all over, brain is so foggy I walked away from checkout without paying yesterday - would have walked out of shop if the lady hadn't called me back.

I've read that there is 'quitter's flu' - does this sound right to you? I'm asking because DD has something miserable too - high temp, sore throat, and I'm not sure whether to go to docs for both of us, or whether I have to be brave and use it to keep on quitting - gotta say, the sore throats really helps. In no way ever could I have a scratchy horrid fag now.

Otherwise, I'm finding it okay, have a nice app that tells me I've saved more than £40 already, and all the health benefits, which is v motivating. It's just this damn dizzy, shaky shit feeling. Help!

magimedi Thu 27-Apr-17 08:07:16

I've never heard of quitters' flu - it sounds to me as if you have a bug & it's just coincidence that it's come as you are quitting.

It's normal to get a cough (all the muck coming up) & feel thirsty & it's good to up fluid intake but not full blown flu, AFAIK.

Well done & keep going and hope you feel better soon.

HereBeFuckery Thu 27-Apr-17 08:14:10

Bum. I don't need to be ill right now! Maybe a day of quiet (ha, with a 3 yo) will sort me out.
Not got the coughing, it's much more in my throat.

Yellowcups Thu 27-Apr-17 08:17:43

I was sick initially. Or rather I was feeling down without nicotine whilst still hacking up a storm which in turn gave me headaches etc.

Mil gave up after 50 + years when she had a bough of chest infection. Infection went in for weeks but a year on she's fit as a fiddle and because she taste food is no longer a size 4 but healthy 8.

Good luck

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 27-Apr-17 08:26:55

I definitely get the foggy brain and difficulty concentrating without cigarettes, it felt to me like I was losing my mind slightly! Your vaping should lessen the nicotine withdrawals and help with those symptoms. It does sound as though you have a bug as well though..
Hope you feel better soon and good luck. smile

HereBeFuckery Thu 27-Apr-17 08:49:52

Thank you chaps, I'm really determined, and vaping is definitely stopping the worst of nicotine withdrawal. Off to stock up on Lemsip! At least the throat/dizzy head/chills is great for having zero cravings - I never used to smoke when I had a cold/flu anyway, so maybe it's good timing.

Will read more on interesting vape flavours, probably have a million more questions!

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HereBeFuckery Thu 27-Apr-17 17:11:20

Menthol! That's next on my list to try.
I'm 99% sure I have tonsillitis. White spots on tonsils and everything. Which is shit, cos I want to sob from the pain, but great in that I haven't even thought about smoking today. I've been too busy trying not to claw my own throat out.
Thank you for the flowers I do feel a bit pathetic, but I'm pleased to be able to be on the Stop Smoking boards as a legit non smoker rather than lurking and wishing I had more will power.

HereBeFuckery Mon 15-May-17 22:45:26

Just came back to say - it was tonsillitis, and I'm now 3 weeks and 1 day into vaping and no stinkies, and after the lurgy fucked off, feel so much better. Thanks for your help smile

magimedi Tue 16-May-17 17:13:50

Well done on your 3 weeks!

Keep going - I am coming up to 5 years!

HereBeFuckery Wed 17-May-17 19:46:18

That's amazing magimedi that's where I want to be in four years, eleven months and a bit!

I'm still experimenting with juice flavours - are the cheap ones less flavourful than expensive ones? I've bought a load from one pound e liquid site, but wonder if it's worth going higher end?

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