General warning about getting a cold or flu after quitting

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27 Apr 2006, 19:57 #21

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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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03 Sep 2006, 20:34 #23

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06 Sep 2006, 21:51 #24

Nicotine is not medicine / Triggers when I'm sick also has lots of related articles about getting sick after quitting.
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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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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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19 Nov 2006, 01:01 #30

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06 Jun 2007, 02:08 #37

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24 Jul 2007, 21:11 #38

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22 Nov 2007, 11:11 #41

Many thanks for this.
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19 Dec 2007, 11:48 #45

Hi All,

Currently on my second cold in about 3 weeks, and the volume of phlegm and mucous that is being cleared from my body is astonishing. Buckets! The first couple of days were uncomfortable with a mild fever, but now it is just annoying, having to clear my nose and throat every 10 minutes or so. My nose is sore.

The amazingly liberating feeling accompanying this illness is that every time I blow my nose, I realise, and consciously feel, that my body is slowly healing. And that by itself is an exhilerating feeling. Going back and destroy all that again with nicotine? NEVER!!!

Stay strong.

Best wishes.

Bald Belgian Bob
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