Our expert says:
Stop Smoking Advice
Some people do feel worse in the first few weeks after quitting, and the symptoms you mention may be experienced as a result of nicotine withdrawal and your body adjusting to being free of tobacco smoke. Please stick with it - you will start to feel better, but it may take longer, even 8-12 weeks, before symptoms abate. In some people, it takes 6 months before they feel comfortable as non-smokers. But have no doubt: you are already much healthier now than 3+ weeks ago. That said, it's a good idea to check in with your doctor during this withdrawal period and tell him/her about any symptoms that are bothering you, especially chest pain. Occasionally, smoking may mask an underlying condition that only starts to become apparent once you stop. Very well done on the quitting so far(and on the running!) and keep on going.
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