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Quit 12 days ago
My chest really hurts and it’s been getting worse. I’ve been having chest pains and issues with my heart beating irregularly. I find myself smoking a lot more than usual now that I am not working full-time. My health is not what it used to be. I really need help and support to quit for good this time! 
Last reply: May 23 @ 8:42 am
  • Don Fraser
    May 22 @ 8:16 pm
    Good for you, for reaching out.      You want to quit smoking and that's a great decision.     My advice to you would be to get in touch with a QuitCoach (number at top of page) and make a plan to quit.       This might include  NRT's (nicotine replacement therapy) or medication.          There are so many aids for you - it's just whatever works, be it the patch or gum or meds like Champix.       As for your chest pain - if it persists, see your doctor.     Stay informed - come back to this forum, we're all here for you.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,548 days ago
    May 23 @ 7:25 am
    QuitNowLove12, please get in touch with your doctor as soon as you can to make sure everything's O.K. You don't want to take a chance and better safe than sorry.  Chest pains are something that really need looking at.  Once you know,  give the quit coaches a call at 1-877-455-2233 to formulate a plan and for encouragement and support. It's absolutely free and may ease your mind as to how to proceed.    Drink plenty of water,  discuss with the forum,  distract with books, puzzles etc. , deep breathe if you can without pain and delay having a cigarette as long as you can.  First and foremost though look after yourself and stay well.  Hugs, Lucille.
  • GregD
    Quit 217 days ago
    May 23 @ 8:42 am
    I agree that you need to see a doctor about your health issues. Don't forget to also express your desire to quit smoking. He / she will be delighted to assist you and may even suggest that your lungs will forgive you given time. I'm not a doctor but I can say from past experience that once you take the necessary steps to get healthy you will feel better but the doctor's office is where you need to start given the way you are feeling. All the best!