I have been having health issues since I quit smoking: Advice?

I’m a mom of 2, 2 months smoke-free. I am Happily married. but here’s the thing. since I quit smoking, I’ve been having medical issues. (now I have GERD) the latest thing I’ve been dealing with my armpits looking like a rash and smelling like onions. My urine is smelling like an onion. I’ve talked to my doctor, and they don’t know why. I don’t know why. I’m trying my damn hardest to change my diet. I’m drinking flavored water. But I’m trying my hardest. But I have a hard time eating decent because I don’t have the support at home. Hubby is an OTR truck driver. can I get some advice on what to do. TIA

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Sounds like you might be detoxing. That’s a good thing, in the big picture.

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Detoxing :grimacing: it’s the worst.

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Sounds like detoxing. Google ways you can help your body through a detox. Eat healthier and fill your body with good vitamins and minerals. Drink lots of water. Something I just looked up says if you were a heavy smoker, it could take up to a year for your body to fully detox all the nicotine out. Just remember it’s a good thing and stay strong!

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How does her doctor not know this is part of detoxing?

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I have issues with my liver and my armpits stinks so bad, my urine is dark and smells almost like my armpits. The doctors found out my liver produces more bilirubin that my body needs. Last time i got sick i was swollen for a few months until a new doctor took samples of urine and they found out what the problem was. They also did an MRI to make sure everything else was ok, the only thing they found was my liver very inflamed.

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You’re detoxing. It will go away after some time. Your body is going to find a way to excrete those toxins by way of sweat and/or through sweat glands found in the armpits and groin area.

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I recommend adding chlorophyll to your water to help your body move along with the detoxing process :slight_smile: Amazon.com

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Drink plain water, a d plenty of it, daily. Put a gallon jug on your kitchen counter, and be sure you drink it all.

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Your body is detoxing, I quit smoking two years ago and went thru the same thing for a while eventually you feel good again your body is just working over time trying to get out all the toxins it’s no longer “craving” or addicted to

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Find a sauna and detox

May be pregnant! That’s smell was what I had two weeks before I took the test.

The GERD may be happening if you are eating more. Usually when we stop smoking we replace it with another vice and that usually is food; eating too much will cause heartburn.

Sounds like you could use a good detox.
Lemon water first thing in the morning every other day.
One full 8oz glass on an empty stomach will help kick start your day.
Have a small breakfast, some fruits, some toast, something simple to get you into a routine.

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Just detoxing keep going.

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Possibly it isn’t a new smell, it’s just that since quitting smoking you are finally regaining your proper sense of smell?

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Like everyone else is saying you’re probably detoxing. Kinda odd that the doctor didn’t know that happens. Did you tell him you quit? Make sure you drink plenty of PLAIN water. I know it’s not the best tasting but it’s better than those flavored waters.

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Sounds like ur body is detoxing all the crap from smoking keep pushing water I’d suggest plain water

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You definitely are detoxing… you should look up the" Trim Healthy Mama " eating plan to get your body healthy over a lifetime.

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After I quit smoking it took right at 6 months before I finally felt normal. My dr said there is 100s of chemicals in cigarettes and your body gets use to it. So now your going through withdrawal and it will get better. Your body just has to detox and flush all that crap out. Also your lungs are trying to start healing

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Maybe go to ur local health and food store and let them know your situation. There may be a natural detox to help get It all out.

Many years ago when I stopped my forearms stunk, smelled so bad. Sometimes it would even make me gag. It was gross. But after my body got rid of all the years of cigarette crap I put into myself it stopped. I started feeling healther and happier. It’s amazing, when you smoke you dont realize how much you, your hair, your clothes, your home and car STINK. Makes you wonder how you live with the stench.

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Lemon water is also great for detoxing :heart::heart::heart: I don’t like plain water much but can chug some lemon water :kissing_heart:

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drinking lots of water with real lemon juice–NOT flavored waters, and sweating–sauna, hot epsom salt baths, exercise–is the best way to get the toxins out. Milk thistle and dandelion are great herbs to support your liver which is working hard to get the toxins out. If that doesn’t help look for an integrative doctor to help.

Honestly when you get about 6 months out it gets better.

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It’s probably your full sense of smell returning and detoxing combined.

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Sounds like you’ve traded smoking for something else probably poor diet and that’s causing the adverse reaction. Quitting smoking has nothing to do with your symptoms. Do you wear deodorant?

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Detoxing! It will pass!

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It sounds like detoxing. If you can, maybe try taking epsom salt baths as that can help speed it along. Also, I’ve heard that taking liquid chlorophyll is great for both health and getting rid of body odor!

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Peroxide in the arm pits will help break down the bacteria… your body is detoxing drink lots of plain water. Good luck!!

It does sound like you are detoxing. When I went through that, I put bentonite clay on the bottom of my feet, and it pulls the toxins out of you. You mix it with water and let it dry. Did the same for the pits. Gets the toxins out, and you won’t stink…

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Your body is getting rid of the chemicals in your body.

Even if something is unhealthy for you, if you stop it suddenly it takes a toll on your body. It will just take some time for your body to figure out how to function without smoking, but it will sort itself out.

Your sense of smell and taste changes after yku quit smoking. I quit about 6 years ago and I had a tough time cooking and trying to get to the right tastes I wanted because nothing tasted right lol

So very proud of you for stopping smoking ! Don’t dare go back to that ! I would ask your doctor who you need to see ( a specialist ) for your new physical issues . You must take control and be your own advocate for your health . Do not give up until you have the right answers !

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I have a friend that used this and swore by it!

You got baking soda in your house? Take a bath in that. It also detox pulling chemicals out of pours. Just a guess. Drink more water. I will do some research and if I find anything I will let you know. I never smoked I do not know.

Definitely your body detoxing. I bet it lets up.

1 cup of luke warm water, a 1/2 tsp baking soda and lemon juice. Every night for a week.