I have been a regular smoker for 8 years. I recently had a nasty virus but I am pretty much over it now. Still got a stubborn very solid swollen gland in my neck and my tonsils are still visibly swollen.
anyway I have had to cut down over the past couple of weeks to 1 or 2 a day and when I was ill obviously they made me feel worse but yesterday I had 3 without problems. Today I had one without a problem but I just had one a minute ago and it made me a bit dizzy and has given me a headache despite being on anti-inflammatory painkillers (strong ones)
The headache seems to be coming from my sinuses and a bit from the back of my head.
The neck gland, by the way, has been enlarged for the past ten years and gets bigger when I am sick. When I get better it goes down but each time I get sick it goes down to a slightly larger size than before (i.e- slowly grows each time) I have the same thing with a slightly smaller one in the back of my head which is the same spot where my head feels sore at the moment.
You probably need to post this on a different forum. Most all with heart issues have quit smoking, as I suggest you consider as an alternative to feeling as nasty as you do. Millions of us have stopped smoking pimp sticks, it is a dirty and fatal addiction. I hope you let us know when you feel you have stopped smoking. Best wishes.
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