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Ashley Health Educator
Jan 17, 2019 (04:16 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Thanks Timbo! 


Kumi1038, also, check your posture throughout the day, how you sit, if you are looking down more, etc. Back pain can be caused by so many things it can be tough to pin point.

Timbo offered a great evidence based average. Keep in mind it is an average and everyone is different. Quitting can cause down feelings due to the physical withdrawal but also due to the huge lifestyle change. You may feel like you are missing out. You may feel you are not getting as many rewards as you did in the past. This is why it's important to continue to reward yourself in other ways. Also, many quitters may feel they socially isolate themselves more as they don't have their usual smoking buddies. Lack of social contact can also lead to depressed feelings; so, be sure to make time to spend time with other people. 


I hope you feel better soon.




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Hi Kumi1038,
 From studies conducted in the past few years, in 3 months on average, you should be back to normal with the dopamine levels. 
Hang in there and stay strong.
 
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Hi Ashley,
 
Yes it is in the right side upper back and neck.
 
From your experience. After quitting, how long will it take for your brain to normalize (Your brain starts to produce its normal dopamine).
 
 
 
 
  

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Hi Kumi1038,

Anxiety is a common withdrawal symptom. Back aches can be caused by anxiety but it is usually around the upper back and neck. Could you have injured or strained your back? Maybe slept funny? If it does not go away I would go see a doctor to get it checked out.


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Hi Kaitie,
 
My back sore on one side also (right traps to be specific). Can it be due to anxiety? I have been smoke free for 8 days already, cravings are down with some minor crave, only the anxiety is thing that bugs me. I have a good sleep and appetite is up.
 
 
Hi Tim,
 
Thank you for the encouragement. I would like to stop this already and don't want to experience again the withdrawal symptoms of quitting.  The mental part is what i think is the worse so far.
 
 
Please share if you have the same experience with muscle aches/stiffness. It would really help with anxiety.
 
 
I have read a thread from 2012:
 
http://sg.stopsmokingcenter.net/support/viewmessages.aspx?forum=3&topic=50559&ForumName=Coping+with+Withdrawal+Symptoms&TopicTitle=Withdrawl+and+Muscles+stiffness
 
 
Article I found found online:
 
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/02/020222074202.htm 
 
 

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Hi Kumi1038,
  Congratulations on being smoke free for a whole week!!  I'm not sure why your back would ache and feel stiff, unless you are coughing more now that you have quit smoking. If you are really concerned with it, do as Katie suggested, go see a doctor. Sometimes when you quit, your mind starts playing around with you trying to give you a reason to go back to smoking. Usually it's that darn NicoDemon messing with you. Anxiety and depression are both part of the withdraw process along with the feeling of loss and many other things. The longer you have smoked the more intense the feelings can be. I'd also suggest that you go through the "my program" at the top of the page. It might help you along your quit journey. There is also a lot of good information buried in these forums. If you get the chance read through them. You might find something that you can relate with that will help you. Whatever you do, DON'T go back to smoking. You are over the physical withdraw part and now it's just a matter of coping with the mental part. 
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Hi Kumi
 
It is probably a good idea to ask your doctor.
 
I reckon it is possible that there are all kinds of strange symptoms.  I had a really sore neck (on one side) about three days in to the quit, and was worried that I had some sort of infection, or worse!  The doctor I went to said there was no indication of any lump or infection, and that it would probably go away on its own in a couple of days. It's just about gone now.
 
All the very best! 

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Hello everyone,
I need your opinion.
 
Its my 7th day quitting on cigarette and my back aches and it feel stiff. Is this part of nicotine withdrawal except for the depression and anxiety?
 
So happy to find this forum. 

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