So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

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So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by BDK » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:54 am

... but I did smoke 2-3 cigars a day/smoked a pipe with natural tobacco...

I had an “allergy” I couldn’t seem to kick, unless I took really powerful allergy meds, which impaired my mind.

So, I stopped smoking, and my breathing improved in days. So, I’m guessing I’m allergic to cigar smoke/pipe smoke now.

And I’m fidgety, sleepy, and occasionally bad tempered... The good news, is I’ve been venting the bad temper at an ex girlfriend, and finally getting her completely out of my life,

So... what am I supposed to do to unwind, as a book and a pipe is no longer a good idea?

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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by Jered » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:02 am

I don't know and I can't imagine giving up coffee.
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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by randy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:09 am

A book and a good beer/scotch/wine?
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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by randy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:11 am

And, I have no knowledge on the subject, but would e-cigarettes help with relaxation without the allergic reactions to supposedly water vapor exhaust?
...even before I read MHI, my response to seeing a poster for the stars of the latest Twilight movies was "I see 2 targets and a collaborator".

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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by AlaskaTRX » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:54 pm

Building guns? 🤔

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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:43 am

Range time.
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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by BDK » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:17 pm

I have a reloading press I never actually used. That might be a good idea. Range time is good, at 5:30AM or so, this time of year. Bit hot right now.

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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by Vonz90 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:54 pm

BDK wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:54 am
... but I did smoke 2-3 cigars a day/smoked a pipe with natural tobacco...

I had an “allergy” I couldn’t seem to kick, unless I took really powerful allergy meds, which impaired my mind.

So, I stopped smoking, and my breathing improved in days. So, I’m guessing I’m allergic to cigar smoke/pipe smoke now.

And I’m fidgety, sleepy, and occasionally bad tempered... The good news, is I’ve been venting the bad temper at an ex girlfriend, and finally getting her completely out of my life,

So... what am I supposed to do to unwind, as a book and a pipe is no longer a good idea?
You might want to get a cancer screening, early stage of some can mimic cold/allergy symptoms.

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Re: So I didn’t think I was really addicted to smoking

Post by BDK » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:38 pm

The docs did a bunch of chest x rays and heart stuff. My O2 levels are at 89%, which they didn’t like but didn’t see a cause other than allergies. I’ll probably have to book another physical at the Mayo.

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