Re: Quit smoking cold turkey...
trust me,you just did the best possible thing you could do for yourself,really.quitting smoking(no matter how you do it) really really does make many risks to your health kind of just go away.i really seriously doubt that at this point after so much time has actually passed between quitting both the cigs and the pot,that you would be suffering from ANY real side effects from it now.thats just a pretty long stretch of time.
one thing i do know is pot can in some people really help with an ongoing anxiety issue.this 'could' be a reason why you appear to be feeling more anxiety?not to mention losing your dad.i lost mine last year almost a exactly one year ago and my anxiety and alot of other issues suddenly decided to show themselves.its a huge loss ya know?
if you have actually had all those cardiac tests done and everything came up normal,you are probably okay there(but considering your dads history,this is something that will just require a bit closer monitoring from now on).i do know,just because my hubby did this a few years ago,that costochondritis can be very very painful when that cartiledge or even muscle tears away from the rib.all hubby could do was take it easy and use anti inflammatories til things got a bit better.it does take time for this to actually heal properly.you also have to really watch what and how you lift things as it can reaggrevate this type of injury.
if your overall anxiety is really affecting your daily life,i really think just speaking to your doc about it and him helping you finding ways to help with this would really be the best way to go at this point.but you already did the best possible thing you could do for yourself just by quitting the cigs and the pot.you have regained a much longer life expectancy at the very least.cigs just are not good for our bodies,at all really(in your case in particular given your dads way too early cardiac death).i have quit and restarted so many times i can't even keep track anymore.i did happen to notice tho,when i did manage to quit,my anxiety got a bit worse too.this will hopefully right itself for you at some point.
since you have had all the right cardiac type testing done with nothing found,at least you can rule that out pretty much.this just could be the costo or something else that is causing this to occur too.just keep an eye on any possible symptoms then see your doc about it again of this persists.thats about all you can do at this point.finding different ways to manage your anxiety without the use of any types of meds would also be very helpful to you too.there are alot of different ways to do this.just do a bit of research on it.i hope you start feeling better soon.please let me know how you are doing,K? **
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