Quitting Smoking/Upper back pain
pr wrote at 2007-12-30 23:46:33
Angel, I too quit smoking exactly 1 month ago today. I had smoked for 30 years. I also had upper back pain which I attributed to my lungs. Whether that was it or not, I don't know. I used a heating pad when it would bother me and eventually it stopped. It may be from the stress and tension of quitting smoking.
Jenn wrote at 2008-11-20 18:14:20
I was starting to wonder if I was going crazy. I stopped smoking two days ago. It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest and the top of my back hurts so bad I was in tears today at work. Everytime I reach for something or turn to look over my right shoulder. I'm going to go to the doctor in a few mins just to be safe.
bruce wrote at 2008-11-23 00:16:30
Its true, I quit smoking 2 weeks ago nd now i have excruciating back pain as well.
so bad that i am a walking hunch back at times.....
never the less, im staying nicotine free
tak wrote at 2009-04-17 19:54:31
I quit smoking 10 days ago too and I have the same Pain. It hurts so bad over the counter pain meds don't help, I started smoking again yesterday and the pain is almost gone.
susan wrote at 2009-08-11 02:32:21
I have also quit smoking 9 days ago, "cold turkey" and am also experiencing upper and sometimes lower back pain in the last few days. I have never suffered this type of pain before and have smoked for twenty years. I will go to see my doctor I guess although it must have something to do with quitting. I have read Allen Carr's book and although I have made other attempts to quit over the years, I cannot praise this man enough. It really has been relatively easy this time armed with the right state of mind this time.
Crystal wrote at 2012-10-30 21:36:44
I tried quitting smoking a couple months ago, and about 4 days into quitting I got this aching pain in my upper back (right about bra clasp level around the spine). I went to the doctor and he thought it was something muscular/skeletal. However, at the time I thought it might be due to some digestion problems.
I have recently quit smoking again, and I'm about 3 days in. Again, I have that upper aching back pain. It seems like quite a coincidence that it shows up when I quit smoking. I could see it being related to sleeping weird or something, but it definitely seems to coincide with smoking cessation for me.