How much do blood vessels dilate after you quit smoking?

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/20/2006 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone -
I'm new to the forum and was wondering if anyone can tell me how much blood vessels dilate after you quit smoking?  I recently quit and felt some pretty bad symptoms (pulses through my arms and legs).  It got so bad that for two days I felt my heart, aorta and all the other blood vessels in my system scared me so much that I went back to smoking.  I'm afraid that I've constricted myself once again and haven't been able to get a good answer as far how healthy my blood vessels are.
I had an ultrasound and catscan that showed everything to be normal in size though I was smoking at the time and the doctor's knew it.  They said everything was fine and not to worry about it however I'm still worried.  I can feel myself pulsing and am afraid that I've constricted my vessels so much that if I quit, my vessels will dilate as huge ballons and burst.
Anybody have any information or experienced something similar?  Who else can I contact about this sort of thing?

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 7/20/2006 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ya Jasmine,  Welcome to Healing Well forum.  I am not sure I have ever heard of this.  I would imagine that when you quit smoking your blood vessels would be getting more oxygen into your blood stream.  I hope someone can post with a proper response to your question here.  Take care


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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 8/25/2012 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jasmine,

Apart from pulsing I am also experiencing terrible headache after 2 months of having quit smoking. This is due to dilation as the body takes time to adjust to the increased blood and oxygen flow. I couldn't find about how much do the vessels dilate but the pulsing and the headache will take one year to stop completely when the blood pressure becomes normal ( I think it is the maximum, while one ex-smoker friend confirms it to be around 6 months.

I am sure you won't burst if you try to quit, I smoked for 8 years to make myself abnormal, I think I can give a year to resume normalcy.
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