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Old 03-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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stop smoking and then bad bloating/slow digestion

ive read a lot of posts on different websites from people who quit smoking and suddenly got bad bloating and digestive issues that went away when they started smoking again. something to do with your digestion slowing down after you quit. has anyone experienced this?

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: stop smoking and then bad bloating/slow digestion

Hi,
Isn't it just typical to give up one thing only to experience something else.
Not being a smoker I cant relate to this but if you are suffering from slow food movement you could try DOMPERIDONE which is good and helpful for that purpose.
I'm sure someone else will have the answer to this. Good Luck with quiting smoking.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: stop smoking and then bad bloating/slow digestion

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I know exactly what you mean about the bloating which seems to be a common thing. I started taking aloe vera juice twice a day and it has made a huge improvement. It aids digestion and I used to take it years ago for IBS. All supermarkets sell it as well as health food shops. I hope it works for you.

 
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Re: stop smoking and then bad bloating/slow digestion

Yes upset stomach for about as long as I have quit now like 3 weeks.

 
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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Re: stop smoking and then bad bloating/slow digestion

Yup, Ive had that problem too, because nicotine is a stimulant, like coffee, and when your body gets used to it then it is taken away, ofcourse your digestion slows down. I have found that taking more fiber, sometimes prune juice, and having some extra caffine helped alot. Then I would gradually slow down the caffine and get back to normal. For me it was mostly the first month after quitting. But I only smoked a pack a day...you may need more if you smoked 2 packs or more.
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Re: stop smoking and then bad bloating/slow digestion

I haven't experienced this yet but I'm just 2 days in. I do know that I seemed to experience it at times when I drastically cut down on cigarettes in the past (i always went for the slow torture methods of quitting until recently).

Just force yourself to down a glass of water every time you want a cigarette. And one thing to watch out for is artificial sweeteners or anything that contains them! Equal, Nutrasweet, Truvia, Splenda--pretty much all of them but Stevia in the Raw! My god, they will eventually bloat you like a beached whale, and they do it slowly, insidiously, within days--sometimes weeks, depending on your sensitivity and how often you consume them. But just you wait. You will find yourself consuming more and more of those little packets or drinks (because watch out: they also make you crave more sweets) and then it's like suddenly you wake up and you look pregnant. Sometimes it's just water weight, and sometimes it's just the fallout from the massive cravings they gave you.

 
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