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    Old 04-13-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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    side effects of quitting

    Hi. I quit smoking cold turkey Feb. 26 , and since I've quit I have been having a lot of nightmares and my dreams have been very vivid. Also, every single night since I quit, I have dreamed that I was slipping up and smoking a cigarette and in my dreams I knew it was wrong and felt really bad about it so of course I'm relieved when I wake up that I didn't actually smoke. And the nightmares, I get those almost always.
    Another thing is, food is supposed to taste better after you quit (something to do w/ tastebuds and smoking) but I've noticed that everything I used to like I don't like anymore...I've lost my taste for nearly everything, nothing seems to taste good. Guess I got the reverse effect.
    Just curious, has anyone else experienced the same....nightmares..vivid dreams..and food tasting differant better or worse? And with the dreams...what do you do about the nightmares??
    Thanks a bunch.

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    Old 04-15-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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    Re: side effects of quitting

    Are you using the patch? Those are common side effects of the patch, and also wellbutrin. Hope you are feeling better.

     
    Old 04-16-2006, 08:55 AM   #3
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    Re: side effects of quitting

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    Originally Posted by StaceyLee
    Hi. I quit smoking cold turkey Feb. 26 , and since I've quit I have been having a lot of nightmares and my dreams have been very vivid. Also, every single night since I quit, I have dreamed that I was slipping up and smoking a cigarette and in my dreams I knew it was wrong and felt really bad about it so of course I'm relieved when I wake up that I didn't actually smoke. And the nightmares, I get those almost always.
    Another thing is, food is supposed to taste better after you quit (something to do w/ tastebuds and smoking) but I've noticed that everything I used to like I don't like anymore...I've lost my taste for nearly everything, nothing seems to taste good. Guess I got the reverse effect.
    Just curious, has anyone else experienced the same....nightmares..vivid dreams..and food tasting differant better or worse? And with the dreams...what do you do about the nightmares??
    Thanks a bunch.

    To this day, I still have dreams that I was smoking. I would wake up and for that split second, I thought to myself, CRAP I BLEW IT. Only to realize I was dreaming. I dont think that will ever go away. I talk with people that quit 10 plus years and still have dreams on smoking. Your nightmares will settle down in a few weeks to come. My food still tastes the same. I was a 1/2 a pack a day smoker, so I never noticed a huge change in that area.
    Good luck to you, and keep going.

     
    Old 04-20-2006, 11:20 AM   #4
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    I quit 7 months ago. I didn't have nightmares or vivid dreams, so I can't comment on that. I had only one smoking dream and that was early on in the quit. My sense of taste was very distorted for a long time after I quit. Nothing tasted right to me for a few weeks. Even toothpaste tasted strange. Dairy products were the worst. After that, a few things started tasting better than they had before: coffee, tea, chocolate. Eventually, and I think it was 3 or 4 months, my sense of taste got back to normal. Right now, I can't say that anything really tastes better.

     
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