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Old 03-04-2008, 08:24 AM   #1
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quitting and gas

Has anyone experienced a great deal of gas after quitting? I've tried
to quit several times but have found a great deal of stomach discomfort/gas
each time I quit. So bad that I started again! Is it just me? What can be done to relieve this gas?

 
Old 03-04-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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Re: quitting and gas

Nan,

I had this happen several times when trying to quit. I have found that cutting down first, helped. I had one good quit, that I should have stayed with, with no gas and that was because I cut down for a couple of weeks before quitting. This time, I also was able to quit without the gas. Sure, I have a little intestinal discomfort that I'm sure a cigarette would help with, but I am letting things take their natural course.

From what I understand, nicotine can act as a stimulant that may stimulate the intestinal flow. Maybe our intestines tend to get used to it as being a laxative. Don't know, but it will go away. Eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids.

Take care.

 
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:02 AM   #3
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Re: quitting and gas

Thanks...and I totally agree with you. I've made it 4 months now and things have gotten better. Thanks for your insight !!!!

 
Old 03-06-2008, 09:56 AM   #4
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Re: quitting and gas

Gee, I thought it was just me. I never associated it with quitting smoking. How interesting...

 
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