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Is it normal to be extremely irritable two weeks after quitting smoking? I thought it would have passed by now

Is it normal to be extremely irritable two weeks after quitting smoking? I thought it would have passed by now

Mood changes: Yes irritability can persist. Try coping with meditation, exercise, speak to your doctor about medication options. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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I quit smoking for four days, then had one, and then had a couple puffs the next two days. I have a test Thursday, will I test negative for nicotine?

I quit smoking for four days, then had one, and then had a couple puffs the next two days. I have a test Thursday, will I test negative for nicotine?

It depends on the: Test used, how much & how long you've smoked cigarettes, & how you metabolize nicotine. Some of breakdown products show up for well over a week after your last puff. Specific levels of these are usually obtained, I doubt that your levels will be below the cut-off points, given your history. Sorry. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 4 days ago I also have beentakeing two azo pills a day is it safe to take a ni otine test yet?

I quit smoking 4 days ago I also have beentakeing two azo pills a day is it safe to take a ni otine test yet?

Urine Cotaine Test: Cotaine will be present in blood tests for about 2 weeks and in urine for several weeks more. A lot depends on what level is chosen as the cutoff for positive or negative. Good for you on quitting. Keep it up. I do not know if Azo changes the test results. ...Read more

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I have quit smoking for two weeks now after smoking 2-3 packs per week for 10 yrs. No withdrawl signs. Is this normal?

I have quit smoking for two weeks now after smoking 2-3 packs per week for 10 yrs. No withdrawl signs. Is this normal?

You're normal: Withdrawal from nicotine in tobacco typically takes from 2 to 4 weeks or longer, but varies a lot from person to person. There are physical parts -- dependence to nicotine, but also psychological (i want it now, my brain says), and social too (l want to smoke with friends). It's totally ok you don't have withdrawal. Lucky you! Keep going! Stay tobacco free :-). ...Read more

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My girlfriend quit smoking for two weeks ago but she is experiencing tightness in her chest. Is this common?

My girlfriend quit smoking for two weeks ago but she is experiencing tightness in her chest. Is this common?

Possibly: Nicotine withdrawal is very common in smokers who quit smoking "cold turkey". They experience all kind of unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms. Although, chest tightness is probably not the most common one, I guess, it is potential to have some unpleasant sensation in the chest, however, she will need to watch for other symptoms - cough, phlegm production, painful respiration, fever etc. ...Read more

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I weight 267 pounds and I am 5'1, I have quit smoking marijuana for two months and one week. Would it be out of my system?

Yes: Yes cannibus will be out of your system in 2 weeks unless you smoked more than 2 or 3 cigarettes a day, then it could take about 3 weeks ...Read more

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I quit smoking two months ago, now I feel more tired then usual. Is this normal? I have been exercising and watching intake also. Could this be a factor

I quit smoking two months ago, now I feel more tired then usual. Is this normal? I have been exercising and watching intake also. Could this be a factor

Unlikely but: Nicotine acts as a stimulator type drug which you no longer are using. It may take more time to develop your routines as well as possibly better sleep habits which you did not mention. Also any degree of feeling depressed may present this way. See your doctor and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

Seek another cause: At your age and having stopped smoking (congratulations), you should not be short of breath and your having smoked is not the cause. You need to get a good physical exam focused on your heart as well as your lungs. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a nasty smoker's cough going on. If I quit smoking for a month or two, will my lung function improve?

What do you recommend if I had a nasty smoker's cough going on. If I quit smoking for a month or two, will my lung function improve?

It will stabilize: When you quit smoking there will be stabilization of your declining lung function. It will not worsen with an accelerated rate if you did not quit. Often a smokers cough will markedly improve with time away from smoking. ...Read more

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I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for almost two years I suddenly stop to use wellbutrin to quit smoking as well I'm very emotional and just not feeling mysel?

I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for almost two years I suddenly stop to use wellbutrin to quit smoking as well I'm very emotional and just not feeling mysel?

Stopping smoking: Even with the help of Wellbutrin, stopping smoking can be difficult in terms of feeling emotional and irritable. Put that together with a sudden discontinuation of Effexor (venlafaxine) and you have double the emotional stress. Antidepressants, especially Effexor (venlafaxine), should not be stopped suddenly. Speak with your doctor about weaning off while starting Wellbutrin. ...Read more

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I quit smoking marijuana two weeks ago and I have been drinking massive amounts of water to flush my system will I be clean for a drug test?

I quit smoking marijuana two weeks ago and I have been drinking massive amounts of water to flush my system will I be clean for a drug test?

Do not count on it: With the current medical technology in place, marijuana may be detected in the urine even months after one last used the drug.
The best way to pass a urine drug test is very simple: don't use drugs. ...Read more

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I have been smoking from last two years and now I really want to quit it because now there are tiny grey patches that have appeared on my lower lip. And I am seriously concerned about it. I am having hard time to quit smoking all of a sudden so now I a

I have been smoking from last two years and now I really want to quit it because now there are tiny grey patches that have appeared on my lower lip. And I am seriously concerned about it. I am having hard time to quit smoking all of a sudden so now I a

Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. See doc to examine your lips. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take setraline (zoloft) and buproprion (wellbutrin) together? I have been on Zoloft (50mg) but also would like to quit smoking and heard that wellbutrin is an excellent quit-smoking aid. Is this true and are the two safe together?

Is it safe to take setraline (zoloft) and buproprion (wellbutrin) together? I have been on Zoloft (50mg) but also would like to quit smoking and heard that wellbutrin is an excellent quit-smoking aid. Is this true and are the two safe together?

I: I am not aware of any specific warnings concerning this combination. In theory, zoloft, which is a moderate inhibitor of the main elimination pathway for wellbutrin (bupropion) (2b6), could increase wellbutrin (bupropion) concentration in the blood. This may lower a seizure threshold and increase your seizure risk. The final decision requires consideration of a variety of factors such as your age, sex, presence or absence of liver or heart disease, other health factors and is for your physician to make. ...Read more

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I'm a 38yr old female I quit smoking two years ago and I have upper back pain on the left. I don't have any other symptoms of lung cancer. ..Is it possible?

I'm a 38yr old female I quit smoking two years ago and I have upper back pain on the left. I don't have any other symptoms of lung cancer. ..Is it possible?

Chest pain: I would never say that the possibility of cancer in a smoker should be dismissed. If the pain doesn't resolve then see your dr. I'm not sure what your smoking history was. If the pain continues you should get it evaluated. If you're coughing up any blood then see a physician soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more