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For the Women on the forum.
« on: July 24, 2015, 12:38:25 pm »


I found this information about the effects the menstrual cycle has on quitting as i did notice  myself that the cravings seem to hit me hard when it was that time of the month.

If you are at the beginning of your menstrual cycle some studies show that you will get less  withdrawal symptoms than women who quit smoking later in their menstrual cycle have significantly more withdrawal symptoms, according to a new report in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Experts say a quit date within the first 14 days of your monthly cycle may reduce your anxiety, depression, and irritability if you are a smoker of childbearing age.

Because negative mood is a characteristic of both tobacco withdrawal and menstrual discomfort, researchers compared women who quit smoking during the follicular phase (1-14 days after their periods) with women who quit during the later luteal phase (15 days or more after) of the menstrual cycle.

Two groups of similar ranges of ages, education, marital status, and smoking history took part in a trial. And initially, participants reported no difference in mood, smoking desire, or menstrual discomfort. But after one week of not smoking, the late-cycle group reported significantly more anxiety, depression, and irritability.

Smoking makes going through the menopause even more miserable, so studies has shown.

There are so many reasons smoking is bad for you, but did you know it contributes to menopause misery? Here are some more reasons to quit:

Smoking brings on menopause faster—as much as 2 years earlier in heavier smokers

Women smokers are more likely to have hot flashes more frequently and more severely than nonsmokers

At and after menopause, your risks of other conditions rises, and smoking increases the risk even more, including:
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Breast cancer
  • Diabetes
So there you have it ladies, another reason why you need to stop. Our bodies are so complexes smoking really does affect us in way's you would never believe they can
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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 01:50:39 pm »



Women smokers are more likely to have hot flashes more frequently and more severely than nonsmokers


So there you have it ladies, another reason why you need to stop. Our bodies are so complexes smoking really does affect us in way's you would never believe they can

That was one of the reasons I finally decided to quit oddly enough. And did it make any difference to the flushes?? Nope- not one flaming (no pun intended  :-[) bit....nor did losing 3 stone, taking gallons more exercise, cutting out alcohol 5 days per week, addressing my diet..... >:( >:( >:

And to add insult to injury, my BP, which had been on the hypertension borderline for some while, went up- dramatically.  ::) I'm on flipping medication to control it now....

(but I'm sure I'm heaps healthier in other ways and I SERIOUSLY don't regret quitting  ;D)
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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 02:39:34 pm »
Awww @Skiddaw, obviously it that percentage thing and it looks like you have been hit at all angles, I bet you are glad though that you have giving up, for other positives  :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:

I just think that it is more of a testament to you for keeping going.

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 03:04:34 pm »
Thank you @TG - what a truly lovely lady you are... :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

And yes, I really don't regret it. Not one little bit. I shall come through the flushy time eventually and I'm about 300% fitter than I was a couple of years ago.  :)
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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 02:30:20 am »
I found a little bit more information on being a women and quitting.

5 Things you didn't know about smoking on the women health magazine.
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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 12:57:52 pm »
I do think hormones dont help with quitting. Im in the proper menopause now and finding my quit the easiest one yet. No pmt for me. Also my flushes arent as bad. X
 
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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2016, 01:36:50 pm »
Whilst I did give up for a couple of years when I was younger, I do think being menopausal actually made it easier.

However, unlike poor @Skiddaw, I have had few symptoms with the occasional hot flush which wasn't nearly as embarrassing as some of my friends and what they were experiencing.

My issue was brain fog which didn't improve on stopping. In fact they only improved once I was taking 2400 IU of Vitamin D (D three) a day and then it was as though a light bulb had come back on, I had more energy and I'm no longer walking around like a 90 year with joint pain.

Consequently, with the energy and larger, non-smoking, lung capacity I am beginning to feel like a normal human being.  I know if I was still smoking I would still be a couch potato.

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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2016, 01:52:25 pm »
This actually makes sense I suffer pmt quite often and am quite irregular so usually know I'm due within days of me getting fed up and overwealmed and thinking about it I should be due soon so that won't have been helping once again I gave in to nicotine and yet again nicotine wasn't the main reason I have bouts of this every month sometimes more than others :-/ I really need to understand hat sometimes it's just me :-/
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 02:53:59 pm »
See @Eeyore_mad more reasons you might be struggling. So factor that in and arent you the one with 8 kids. I think you might want to stop being so hard on yourself, thats like trying to swim with a brick tied to your foot.
So chin up you can do this x
 

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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 02:58:52 pm »
Haha no I only have 5 a hubby and the mil here although their enough, I'm reading lots today I've also been out and brought some st Johns wart and well woman energy release so hopefully they  will help combat all the effects too :-) and I'm naturally a be hard on yourself person I really  am my worst enemy a times but I'm determined this time I'm not giving up giving up I will keep jumping in and eventually I will swim the whole length
 
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2016, 05:25:22 pm »
Course you will @Eeyore_mad . I know you will. 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000yu677777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777 nbbb

Sorry.... :-[ Ollie-Boppet not only walked all over the key board, he also managed to post, close down the laptop and disable internet access. That's one clever cat... ;)

As I was saying, I have absolute confidence that you'll make it @Eeyore_mad . You have the determination and that's more than half th battle.  :hug: :hug:
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Re: For the Women on the forum.
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 05:56:53 pm »
Hahaha!! I wonder what was going wrong with your post  :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
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