Red eyes after quitting smoking??

Red eyes after quitting smoking??

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Since: May 11

Portsmouth, VA

#1 May 25, 2011
I have been cigarette free for 12 days now. Once in while I will pop in a Camel Snus (smokeless tobacco pouch) when the cravings get really bad. Ever since I quit smoking, my eyes have been acutely bloodshot. They were never blootshot like this when I was a smoker. I've researched on the Net about why this is happening, but couldn't find anything. Can anyone out there please help me to understand why this is happening and if/when it will go away? Anti-redness eyedrops aren't helping much. Thanks!!
Matthew D

Churchlands, Australia

#2 Jun 30, 2011
I have the same symptom. Have been quit now for 12 days also and have noticed recently that my eyes are sometimes very bloodshot. Sorry i can't give any explanation. Anyone else had this or know the reason?
TheUGoCanes

Houston, TX

#3 Jul 11, 2011
YES. I had this when I quit smoking and, like you, I looking online for any reasons/solutions. I didn't find any either. If it's any consolation, your bloodshot eyes will soon disappear. Mine lasted a little over a month and then they were clearer than they'd ever been. Hang in there. It's very worth it in so many respects.
TrevorSDimports

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jul 27, 2011
I too just quit 5 days ago. I smoked maybe 4-6 cigs a day for 3 years. My eyes have been red at times too, this happens because when you quit smoking, the blood vessels in your eyes are less restricted, allowing for greater blow flow in the vessels of your eyes. This is completely normal and should go away within 1 month.
HarrySD

Centreville, MD

#5 Jun 20, 2012
Yes I've had this a few times after about 3 days without nicotine. This is the first time I've come across a posting about it. Thank you for this. It was quite worrying sometimes and last year I even saw my Dr about it. He wrote it off as seasonal allergies and put me on Allegra. What a Douche. I'm going to go educate him as soon as this clears up. Thanks again.

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Since: Jun 12

Salonta, Bihor

#6 Jun 21, 2012
The red-eye symptom is caused due to the sudden lack of tobacco in your circulatory system. This causes a slight increase in the blood pressure and heart rate causing the veins in your eyes to become more irrigated. This should go away in a few weeks or so. If this issue keeps on going for too long, you should visit a nutritionist and/or cardiologist before the veins in your eyes pop.
I hope I helped.

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Since: Jun 12

Salonta, Bihor

#7 Jun 21, 2012
Also, forgot to add in the previous reply, when you quit smoking try to do it in steps. Like reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke per day (-1 / day) until you finally quit smoking at all. This is good especially when you smoked for a long time and your body got used to the tobacco in the circulatory system.
Francois

Parys, South Africa

#8 Jul 13, 2012
KontrastHealth wrote:
Also, forgot to add in the previous reply, when you quit smoking try to do it in steps. Like reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke per day (-1 / day) until you finally quit smoking at all. This is good especially when you smoked for a long time and your body got used to the tobacco in the circulatory system.
All non smokers say this to smokers that want to quit. Though their intentions are good.
ric

UK

#9 Jan 11, 2013
I've been stopped 17 days,my eyes are extremley bloodshot,also I've been getting substantial amounts of blood when I blow my nose!!Am I getting high blood pressure,due too stopping?
dariusz

Coppell, TX

#10 Mar 13, 2013
me as well got red eye after about day 4 of no smokes and they are still red after day 6 . thanks i was getting worried it was an infection. Wow smoking is crazy.
Jay

Australia

#11 May 28, 2013
Noticed veins in my eyes and one red bloodshot eye. I have been quit for 2 weeks. I figured it was better blood circulation.
Jazmin

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jan 23, 2014
I feel that the tobacco companies are posting lots of scary symptoms just to frighten us. Also cutting down is crap never to rarely works. Best way is to get an electronic cig for when u can't handle the cravings. I smoked for 23 yrs and quit 3 days ago and my eyes look much better. Keep positive and you'll glow from the inside out!!
Bagels

Vernon, NJ

#13 Feb 7, 2014
Yup. Red eyes. Quitting smoking is the best. The symptoms suck, but it is so liberating to not have that bagging thought of when I can sneak out for a cigarette. It has opened my life back up to doing so many more productive things with that time. Like state at my red eyes in the mirror. Also been making a pot of yea everytime I want to smoke. That seems to take about the same amount of time it took me to get my things together and smoke my cig. I try to drink the yea too for the beneficial effects, but the process seems to be doing wonders for breaking the anxiety of needing that cigarette. Thanks for listening. Been sitting here with these burning eyes wondering if I'm alone out there.

Keep up the good fight. Never giving up is key. I've been quitting smoking since I started, and my persistence in having to learn the hard way I can NEVER have one puff again has proved a timely matter. With every other addiction it's just something I can't do. Can't have that one cigarette. During my career of smoking I've smoked tens of thousands. There is no more time in my life for that one cigarette anymore.

Hope this helps someone....
Peace and Love,
Tommy
Bagels

Vernon, NJ

#14 Feb 7, 2014
These red eyes are messing with my spelling.
Bagging=nagging
Yea=tea

My apologies to all reading this in confusion,

Tommy
Jennifer

Kent, WA

#15 Feb 11, 2014
Bagels wrote:
These red eyes are messing with my spelling.
Bagging=nagging
Yea=tea
My apologies to all reading this in confusion,
Tommy
Thanks for your posts Tommy. Every bit of encouragement and advice is useful right now. I've been quitting for about a month and my eyes are killing me. My doctor prescribed antihistamine drops which seem to help with some of the itching... Seriously finding that other people, however obscure we are, have this symptom is such a relief. The skin around my eyes is swollen allong with my bloodshot eyes. I've tried cold compresses which work but then the next day it starts all over. Oh my apologies for anyone looking for actual tried and true solutions. I really just venting here and exhaling with relief because I now have hope it will be over soon. I did try coconut oil around my eyes tonight which is very soothing since most lotions just sting. Ok thanks for listening!!
Asian Guy

Amman, Jordan

#16 Mar 17, 2014
Actually, it is really amazing...
Me too have quit smoking since 12 days.
There is something strange about the number 12.
I hope all of you fight against smoking.
I am really happy that there are other red-eye-smoking-quitters in this beautiful world.
Keep going... smoking has been killing you.
Laney

Smyrna, GA

#18 Oct 31, 2014
so glad I ran across the forum as I too was beginning to worry, hence my internet search. I smoked for 30 years, stopping several times during those years, always about a pack a day. Today is day 21 and my eyes are STILL RED. I never experienced this before, but at age 54 it is taking much longer for my body to heal itself. I will give it 30 days before visiting a doctor, but sounds like it's normal. Keep up the good work and stay away from the nicodemon
shagnoleum

Stuarts Draft, VA

#19 Dec 19, 2014
Aside from the red and glassy look, my eyes chronically sting. It is mild, but noticeable. It's as if there is some Vicks Vapo Rub just under them. I also have this 'mentholated' sensation when I breathe, as if I have a Halls mentholated cough drop in my mouth. It's been freaking me out, as I am around 40 days quit cold turkey. I rarely smoked a menthol. Anyone else? Along with panic and anxiety, feeling completely alone is the worst.
redeyes

United States

#20 Jan 9, 2015
this my 37th day quit smoking and eyes are burning a lot..as I smoke for 20 years average 15 cig/day. I decide can live with this burning eyes never g back to the 10 grams worth of tobacco to become slave to the dirty habbit... some tricks to overcome sleeping, tea/coffee drinking, chewing and just think something else ...I am confident my determiantion make me free of this deamon smoking.
Nikkie6

Des Plaines, IL

#21 Feb 3, 2015
CRY ME A RIVER wrote:
<quoted text> its cancer....enjoy
If you're giving advice, learn how to spell and or use correctly "It's" in a sentence

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