Allie, Congratulations! You should be soooo proud of yourself! Quitting smoking is quite difficult to do but it can be done. I smoked for 13 years and quit. I have been smoke-free 30 years this coming January. (It's funny how you will always remember when you quit smoking!) We have another member that quit too, Kelly, and she's glad she did. You will problaby get a post from her and she'll tell you all about her experience.
Smoking would not cause all the pain and fatigue. Look at all the smokers and non-smokers that do not have pain and fatigue. Now, if smoking caused you to cough a lot, then the coughing can hurt the muscles and cause pain. So, maybe that's what happened. But, nevertheless, I'm so glad you are feeling better and breathing better! congratulations, again!
Hi Allie and congrats on quitting smoking!
I am a smoker and not proud of it- it is horrible for our health. I have quit twice in my lifetime and started back the first time just playing around thinking I would not become hooked again- Big mistake! The second time I quit was when my mom was dying of cancer and my second marriage was falling apart - that was a year and a half and then it just became too much for me. I figured I am either going to start smoking again or become a raging alcoholic. I figured smoking was the lesser of the two evils.
When I did quit- what stands out the most for me was the fatigue I would feel went away and I had energy! That was pre-fibro days, but I bet it does make a difference even with fibro.
Wish you the best of luck with this and you are setting a good example for us that do smoke!