Well, it's been almost a month and I woke up with the aura yesterday. I do remember getting the aura before I ever started smoking so I guess it has little or nothing to do with smoking.
I have noticed though my heart isn't racing and banging like it was and I think my bp is somewhere around normal again. I do feel a little faint now and then though so I have to lay down frequently.
I did also stop taking the bp med since I was passing out all over the place. Took about
a week to gradually wean myself off, that was NO fun at all.
It's going to take a while for this bp thing to resolve itself. I have stopped doing a lot of things that were making it go up. No more Excedrin, coffee, adrenalin inhaler, SMOKING. But I'm sure since I am a little overweight and VERY out of shape, that has something to do with it too. Time to start working on that I guess.
Maybe I'll go for a walk today.
Oh, ljb. I quit cold turkey. I waited for the free patches for over 2 months and finally just said the hell with it I'll just stop. Wasn't too hard because I really wanted to stop.