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for the moms who quit smoking

its been 18 days now since i quit but i was wondering when you quit was it still hard for you to breath and did you get sleep insomnia???? cause i cant sleep at night and its hard for me to breath at times thanks


Asked by wendy232425 at 5:27 PM on Mar. 7, 2009 in Health

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  • Yes and yes. Your body is going through some crazy stuff right now. It takes time to detox. It takes time for your body to re-regulate itself after the withdrael has passed. Specifically regarding the shortness of breath, I have two thoughts for you. The first is that when you quit smoking, your lungs start to clean out all that junk. That can cause some congestion and a cough for quite a while. But it's a good thing. The second thing is that people who don't smoke sigh deeply on a regular basis throughout the day. People who smoke tend to get out of this habit, since we do it as we puff. Then when we quit, we fail to start sighing again. We need to do this. It is how our body gets more oxygen when we need a boost for some reason. So the shortness of breath you feel may actually be your body's healthy function returning. When you feel it, breathe deeply a few times and see if you feel better. You can also use that trick when

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 5:32 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • I didn't have any trouble with breathing after I had quit, everyone is different though. The insomnia is understandable, you have to give it more time. GJ on quitting keep it up :)

    Answer by Apr1l at 5:29 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • thanks i just want to sleep without waking up every 10 mins or whatever lol

    Answer by wendy232425 at 5:31 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • you're craving a smoke. It's possible that your body is actually just craving oxygen, and not nicotine.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 5:32 PM on Mar. 7, 2009