I became sick AFTER quitting smoking!

Australia
May 30, 2008 7:51am CST
I always thought that smoking was supposed to make you sick. But it would appear that quitting smoking can make you sick also. I quit smoking 11 days ago and after five days became really sick with a sore throat, hacking cough etc. I've noticed that the same thing has happened to many other people too. Their health is great until the quit smoking. All of a sudden they get sick for some reason. I've even known people who have had heart attacks and strokes within a few months of quitting. LOL... seems like quitting can have it's own health hazards. What's your story? Has this happened to you when you've quit? Has it happened to someone you know?