I Quit Smoking
I quit smoking on November 15th, 2016 after an episode of Acute Atrial Flutter sent my heart to a frightening 200+ beats / minute, and me to the Emergency Room.
(For those interested, following a stress test, it has been determined that my heart is about as healthy as they come. We are chalking this one up to a combination of stress, cold medicine, and too much coffee. I’ve had to give up cold medicine b/c who really wants to live a life sans coffee and stress.)
As it well should, this event rather terrified me, considering I was only 31 years old when it happened.I had previously quit smoking a handful of times, with the aide of various drugs. I had tried both Chantix and Wellbutrin. The former I had tried 3 consecutive years in a row. The longest period of time I went without a cigarette was about 4 months, and that was with Chantix.
I believe this time will be much different.
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