Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can You Get Bad Headaches After Quitting Smoking For 2 Days

Share
Dr. Dean Giannone
1,095 doctors shared insights

Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


2

2
Is it normal to have headache and fever when quitting smoking?

Is it normal to have headache and fever when quitting smoking?

Doubtful: Headache may occur as a result of the stress of dealing with the loss of the habit of smoking, but fever would be very unusual. This may well be a minor viral illness, but monitor yourself carefully and if you develop further symptoms you may need a doctor's care. Congratulations on stopping smoking. Difficult to do, but it will improve your health, make you more acceptable to the people around. ...Read more

3

3
Are a runny nose and headache, normal symptoms of quitting smoking?

Are a runny nose and headache,  normal symptoms of quitting smoking?

Symptoms: Headaches are a common symptom lack of nicotine causes causes physiologic changes that can cause this as well as increased mucus secretion. ...Read more

5

5
I throw up brown phlegm two months after quitting smoking?

I throw up brown phlegm two months after quitting smoking?

Common: After quitting smoking the cilia in the lung become more active and clean out particulate matter in the airways. For up to 6 months following smoking cessation there may actually be increased phlegm production which is actually beneficial. It shows the lung is repairing itself. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is it common to be short of breath and have excessive mucus production even two months after quitting smoking?

Is it common to be short of breath and have excessive mucus production even two months after quitting smoking?

Yes: It all depends on how long you smoked and if you already have chronic bronchitis ( which is a form of copd) . To evaluate that you may need full pulmonary function test. Remember when you quit smoking, inflammation that the smoking triggered does not quit right away ...Read more

8

8
Which should I focus on first: losing weight or quitting smoking? I am 100 lbs overweight and smoke two packs a day and feel overwhelmed by both.

Which should I focus on first: losing weight or quitting smoking? I am 100 lbs overweight and smoke two packs a day and feel overwhelmed by both.

Both: With that much excess in both areas you can focus on both, however you will likely need alot of support. Doctor, therapist, support groups. Perhaps you have an undiagnosed disorder like adhd for example which is causing you to self medicate with food and nicotine. You can do it but dont have to do it alone, and you dont have to be perfect in the process. You just have to remain willing. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
How can you treat a bad cold and an after-quitting-smoking cough?

How can you treat a bad cold and an after-quitting-smoking cough?

Within a few weeks: If you quit smoking before you have moderate to severe COPD which is the term encompassing chronic bronchitis and emphysema you will see improvement in your stamina in several weeks and you will see disappearance of a chronic cough in just a few weeks. Also, nasal congestion and post-nasal drainage are much improved after stopping smoking. ...Read more

10

10
Could i get a skin rash by quitting smoking?

Could i get a skin rash by quitting smoking?

No: If you are experiencing anxiety after stopping you may get pruritis which is itching. Use over the counter sarna lotion if this is the case. Otherwise see a doctor for a diagnosis of what your skin rash is. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
4,158 doctors shared insights

Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. David Brouwer
236 doctors shared insights

Quitting Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the process of discontinuing the use ...Read more