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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Are swollen breasts, bloating and craving for sweets is due to quitting of smoking?

Hi, I m 30 years old and I quit smoking cold turkey on jan 3rd after smoking a half a pack a day for 15 years. I got my period from jan 4th to the 8th. I had sex with my boyfriend on the 11th and a couple days later my breasts have been incredibly sore. As far as I ve been taught to count the days till I ovulate, I m not due till the 22nd. After quitting my body has been acting very strange... I ve been constipated, bloated, and craving sweets all the time. I ve read that smoking can effect your estrogen levels but I can t seem to find any info on hormonal changes since quitting. Are the swollen breasts and other symptoms just a product of my body trying to readjust itself... Or can someone experience early signs of pregnancy days after intercourse before the supposed ovulation date? Thanks!
Fri, 31 Jan 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,Welcome to health care magic forum.
As you describe it appears to be due to the quitting of cold turkey, it may not be a with drawl symptom, but may be the getting adjusted to its abscence. So don't worry about the cold turkey.
you are constipated, bloated,craving for sweats,swollen breast.
I advise you to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment of these symptoms.
The pregnancy in this situation is not possible, so don't worry about it.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery. Thank you.
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