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stages of nicotine withdrawal

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
26 years experience Psychiatry
Replacement: There are a number o nicotine replacement products on the market. Talk to your doctor and figur out what is best for you.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Replace, meds, hypno: Nicotine replacement products: patch, gum, inhaler, lozenge can help. Hypnosis or acupuncture may be helpful for some. Buproprion(zyban, wellbutrin, ( ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NRT: Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) May help to decrease withdrawal symptoms. Products may come in the form of patches, gum, pills, nasal or mouth spra ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: I have seen patients who can just quit cold turkey, others may take days.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually about 3 wks: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be diminished by using nicotine replacement drugs (gum, patch, inhaler, nasal spray) and/or other pills (bupropion, v ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: If you use a lot of nicotine daily and cut down rapidly, you may experience some withdrawal. Because smoking is a habit, even without nicotine withdra ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends...: For a young healthy person of 23, who smokes regular strength cigarettes, 20 cigarettes, or a pack is about 20mg of nicotine daily. The average time i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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They vary a lot: But most people get some version of "nicotine fits" - anxiety, agitation, short-temper, difficulty concentrating and strong cravings for a cigarette. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Definitely: Nicotine is a potent drug. Chronic abuse of cigarettes cause addition to nicotine. Stopping smoking will produce withdrawal effects. Anxiety, dizzi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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There are choices: Non-pharmaceutical approaches that work in some people are acupuncture and hypnosis, and a smoking cessation program provides advice and human support ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kaegi
44 years experience Psychiatry
Days to weeks: Several days to several weeks depending on how much and how long the use has been and how sudden the cessation of use.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Many things: A formal support program helps reduce anxiety and alleviates withdrawal just by taking your mind off it, and focusing on other things. Exercise and ot ... Read More

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