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 Day 4 without a cigarette? Feeling chesty, breathless and blocked nasally?
Is this to be expected? Shall I buy anything to hurry it along and out of my system?
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LOL @ you, welshy, on my way ...

 My friend sometimes gets cramp-like pains in her chest about once every 6 weeks. What does this mean?
It's around the lungs. She rarely smokes (once or twice when she goes drinking) and is overweight. It sometimes causes her to throw up. Is this indigestion/heartburn/build up of gas/ something ...

 I have to wake up early every morning, but sometimes I go right back to sleep, what can I do to stay awake?
Loud music? loud tv? what helps? (haven't tried those btw so you tell me)

Whats the minimum (spelled wrong?) hours that I should sleep?

If you have any questions just ...

 What is this strange lump?
I have a stange white lump on my head under my hair. No hair grows on this lump. It is about 0.5cm in diameter. What could thsi be? I am 15 years old....

 How can i get rid of the bags under my eyes?
Its not the kind of bags you get from smoking its the kind you get from lack of sleep.

PS. I get 10 hrs of sleep a night so thats not it....

 I have had a headache everyday for about 2 months. I have been to the doctors?
and the first couple times they just said its probably stress (even though I'm not stressed) the next time i went after a month they got me to get my head scanned and nothing showed up. I also ...

 If you were about to die and you had a week to live would you want the doctor to tell you or not?

 Should I go to sleep?
I am supposed to be waking up in a couple of hours....

 Is going to hospital/being treated in hospital free?
In the UK, does it cost a person anything to (a) be treated or be taken to hospital by an ambulance and (b) be treated in the hospital? I can't quite believe an emergency service such as ...

 Why do babies cry when they are first born?
when they first come out of their mother they make alot of noise. why?...

 I can't sleep at all. I've been trying for hours. Any tips?

 How to get a more restful sleep?
What are some advice you can give me to get a more restful sleep?...

 Um don't mean to be rude but what does it mean if theres blood when um you, poo?

 What is the strongest diet pill? Please no lectures. I have tried every diet?
I am 42yrs and has been actively dieting with food,veg.no carbs,no surgar you name it I tried. I hope someone has been here and now can share their experiance. Thank you for your time....

 Is it true that you shorten your lifespan if you work night shifts and sleep during the day?
I know that sunlight stimulates your brain to produce serotonin... and that lack of sunshine causes it to produce melatonin instead and that can make you tired and sluggish. Or something like that.<...

 Can lack of sleep affect my health?
i sleep from 5am to about 10/11am. i cant sleep at night even if i just lay there. but when i wake up i feel pretty much awake and ready to go about my day. its been like this my whole life. can lack ...

 What is the average weight for a 17 year old female who is 5'6''??
I was just wondering because ive heard that the average ameican female wears a size 14 jeans...but then other places i hear something completley different.... People say that a person cant have a ...

 What can I give a child to eat who has been sick and had diarhea for two days.
The doctor gave her paracetamol which she has taken every 6 hours. She has nibbled on some toast but still keeps feeling really sick and complains that she is hungry. I am also trying to get her to ...

 I smoked weed one time while i was pregqnte n i didnt kno n a cigerete n a black but im like a 1 month?

 Smokers or ex-smokers only please?
Can I ever quit smoking? I live with someone who has emphezema and I am still puffing away it is making me sick. Has any one had any success with any products?...

*Miss C*
What hapens when you crack ur knuckles...?
and what are the long term effects of cracking ur knuckes....ive been doing that instead of biting my nails and i want to know what gonna happen if i do it alot ps i do it ike at least 15 times a day for each hand and my freinds say its annoying but i cant stop!

i dunno but i do it too...and someone told me i could get arthiritus


When a person pulls quickly on his or her finger, a vacuum is created in the joint cavity between the phalanges, displacing the synovial fluid normally found in the cavity. The popping sound occurs when the fluid rushes back into the cavity.

nothing will happen. they saay your knuckles will get bigger as you get older or something..but they won't! i pop mine alot tooo!

Carlos Lujan

There are several answers that are right, nitrogen gas is trapped in the fluid inside your joints, just like CO2 is trapped in cola. When you release the pressure on a soda can, the gas comes out in bubble form. Cracking your knuckles stretches out the joint and causes less pressure on the fluid, the nitrogen gas comes out in bubble form, causing the pop you hear. This is called a cavitation. After about 15 min, the gas will disolve again and you can pop your knuckle again. There are no side effects other than losening your joints. This does not cause enlarged knuckles or arthritis.

popping bone sounds, may cause arthritis

nothing will happen except better circulation and it feels good and if it feels good theres nothing wrong with it ya dummy.

Common myths are that it will deform your fingers, make them fat, or cause arthritus. The truth in these myths is unknown, but I've cracked my knuckles for ten plus years without problems.

Your skin will stretch and it would wrinkle and look weird

Pockets of nitrogen gas accumulate in your joints, and "pop" when you "crack" them. Nitrogen is an element of your body, so it just moves into other areas - no harm there.

The threat for arthritis it that everytime you crack your knucles - you pop the nitrogen bubbles and force your bones against your cartilage and tendons and ligaments - thus wearing them away slowly but surely. And that's gonna hurt one day when you have no more flesh atwixt your bones.


Reading this answer may cause side effects such as cracked teeth, severe cramping, abnormal hair growth, sinus infection, forking of the tongue, and broken fingernails.

air bubbles pop. and a kitten dies.

ur fingers will get bigger, shorter, bonier...but d whole purpose is 2 get ur knuckles bigger(which it does)nd it helps u in fights!plus it scares d hell out of wimpynd scared guys when they here it...ha ha.....

Crackikng your knuckles constantly can over time cause Arthritis and that is very painful. I crack my neck several times a day and have been doing it for 10 years and now I have slight arthritis in my neck. So, if you can stop I suggest you do. Cause Arthritis is definitely not fun. trying to stop myself.

J.B. Goode
This bad habit does nothing more than wear down the cartilage.

There's gas trapped inside the sinovial fluid, which is inside your articulations. It builds up little gas bubbles that pop every time you crack your knuckles. It's not bad to do it, just annoying.

‚ô•Spiky Sandy‚ô•
I crack my knuckles too. I've been researching it for years. All the medical evidence says that it will NOT give you arthritis. It's just you removing the air pockets from the joint.

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