wierd muscle problem

john74 Posts: 254
edited September 2010 in Health, fitness & training
6 weeks ago i gave up smoking using patches and spray. i was fairly fit doing regular 3- 4 hour rides but since coming off the fags my muscles feel really weak and i get out of breath walking up stairs. ive looked into side effects of the nicotine replacment but nothing came up about these symptoms. i even thougt i may have pushed myself too hard on a ride so i rested for a week then went on a ride, my legs were really weak and i was very breathless after about 30 mins i couldnt carry on.
any ideas anyone PLEASE.
2010 Forme Reve
2010 Giant Talon 1


  • I have generally no idea what could be causing that.

    When I quite smoking I didn't get any of those problems.
  • angry_bird
    angry_bird Posts: 3,786
    go see your doctor... or MTFU... or in all seriousness haven't got a clue, stress??? but yeah, ask a doctor oh and hope you feel better soon
  • mak3m
    mak3m Posts: 1,394
    if you are at all worried go see your doctor and dont take advice from the interwebs

    but just in case you do

    im an expert in giving up for *cough* short periods

    last attempt 01/01/10 till june :?

    i always go through a phase of feeling crap at the 6-8 week point, its your body having one last push at getting you back on the fags

    week 8-10 you will be back to pretty much normal levels of oxygen in your blood and will fly on your bike.

    dont be weak like me and keep off em :P