General warning about getting a cold or flu after quitting


Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

10 Jun 2006, 20:03 #22

Where you do have to be careful and aware is that when your cold starts to dissipate, you might get stronger than normal thoughts for cigarettes. For while you likely cut back on cigarette consumption when you were a smoker with a cold, when you started to get better you would have to make up for lost time, or more accurately, for lower than normal nicotine levels since you had instinctively cut cigarettes down to a bare minimum in those times. This makes the first time getting well a potentially powerful trigger. Just be aware of the fact and it will help you to minimize the effect. Then know that over your lifetime, your colds will probably be less frequent, resolve quicker and be less severe as long as you always remember to never take another puff!
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

03 Sep 2006, 20:34 #23

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JoeJFree Gold
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06 Sep 2006, 21:51 #24

ImageNicotine is not medicine / Triggers when I'm sick also has lots of related articles about getting sick after quitting.
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Rayne
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

06 Sep 2006, 23:00 #25

oh my gosh that is why I feel so miserable. Thank you so much for the heads up on the possible trigger when I feel better. Now I can prepare myself. The kids are still running around having fun even though they have runny noses and the cough. I feel like I have some exotic flu. Yuck.
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Joel
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08 Sep 2006, 08:58 #26

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Joel
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10 Sep 2006, 22:32 #27

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Joel
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30 Sep 2006, 00:53 #28

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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Nov 2006, 00:38 #29

Where you do have to be careful and aware is that when your cold starts to dissipate, you might get stronger than normal thoughts for cigarettes. For while you likely cut back on cigarette consumption when you were a smoker with a cold, when you started to get better you would have to make up for lost time, or more accurately, for lower than normal nicotine levels since you had instinctively cut cigarettes down to a bare minimum in those times. This makes the first time getting well a potentially powerful trigger. Just be aware of the fact and it will help you to minimize the effect. Then know that over your lifetime, your colds will probably be less frequent, resolve quicker and be less severe as long as you always remember to never take another puff!
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

19 Nov 2006, 01:01 #30

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