Posted by hub (22.214.171.124) on October 25, 1999 at 15:04:43:
In Reply to: I'm New! posted by Cindy on October 25, 1999 at 13:50:59:
Welcome, sorry you had to come here, but glad to have you. From what I have learned here stopping smoking does very little to nothing in the way of reducing frequency of cluster cycles. I stopped and it was a very good thing for me, smoking seemed to intensify them a little. It seemed to cause the inflamed vessels to be more irritated. We do know that smoking is bad for us though don't we? If you are ready to quit now, why not? It is good to hear that you are in recovery. That is one less thing to have to worry about. I and others have found that if we can remain focussed have some control over our emotions CH isn't as devastating. I don't know that it reduces pain or shortens cycles but it sure reduces the emotional/mental/psycological side affects.
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