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Is it normal to feel like you have a cold a few days after quitting smoking?

Is it normal to feel like you have a cold a few days after quitting smoking?

Not unusual: Smoke paralyzes cilia, tiny hairs that line the bronchial tubes that clear debris from the lungs. Now that you have stopped, your cilia have started to do their job of clearing out all the tars & other gunk that has accumulated. Your sinuses will also now get a chance to clean out. This is a temporary phase. Of course, you might just have a cold:) congrats on stopping! ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


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Which are the hardest days whilst quitting smoking?

Which are the hardest days whilst quitting smoking?

Usually early on: Everyone's different, but if you are totally tobacco free, the firstfewdays to weeks. If you're physically dependent (most are) then nicotine withdrawal can cause cravings and other symptoms. No magic but quit smoking meds can help, nicotine gum, etcll. The key is: distraction. Do something else like take a walk and the craving will pass. Some have cravings for 4 weeks. Free help at 800-QUIT-NOW ...Read more

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How long do withdrawals last after quitting smoking? I have stopped now for 45 days?

How long do withdrawals last after quitting smoking? I have stopped now for 45 days?

It should've stopped: I would expect the withdrawal to have stopped by now. What kind of symptoms are you having? ...Read more

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When quitting smoking is it normal to feel lightheaded and shaky in the first few days of quitting?

When quitting smoking is it normal to feel lightheaded and shaky in the first few days of quitting?

Yes!: You are having withdrawal symptoms. Might become agitated, have headaches, feel your skin crawl, feel the need to kill people!

It will get better, and you are worth it! ...Read more

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Can you get bad headaches after quitting smoking for 2 days?

Can you get bad headaches after quitting smoking for 2 days?

Stimulant: Any time you take a stimulant regularly, the stop it, you can get a headache, for a day or longer. Nicotine is similar to caffeine, similar to pseudoephedrine, all lead to headaches once stopped. ...Read more

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After about 40 days of quitting smoking cold turkey were is the body at as far as healing and how long more till your better mentally and physically.?

After about 40 days of quitting smoking cold turkey were is the body at as far as healing and how long more till your better mentally and physically.?

Awesome!: First, going cold turkey is formidable. Going 40 days without smoking is a huge step toward regaining health. The benefits start immediately and accrue each day. Physical deconditioning for any reason takes a toll. However, a person will gain stamina each day he/she walks and increases activity. Improved cognitive function follows. All of this reinforces the huge benefit of being away from toxins. ...Read more

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Since changingmy diet and quitting smoking 5 days ago I've been completely flaccid in bed. No morning wood even. Is this just a temporary phase

Since changingmy diet and quitting smoking 5 days ago I've been completely flaccid in bed. No morning wood even. Is this just a temporary phase

Flaccid can be fine: Yes, this sounds like a temporary problem. Your body is undergoing some intense changes. And, if you worry about it the flaccid penis can persist or even worsen. Worry is the number one reason for flaccid penises when everything else is fine.

If the flaccidity persists please get to your trusted medical advisor for evaluation and discussion. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

It can: The toxins in tobacco paralyse the cilia (whiplike hairs) in your respiratory tract. When you stop smoking, the cilia start working again by whipping junk out of your lungs and airway. As a result you may be coughing and bringing up mucus. ...Read more

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Is extreme fatigue a symptom of quitting smoking? I quit 9 days ago and the past 4 days I feel like I do when I take Nyquil

Is extreme fatigue a symptom of quitting smoking?  I quit 9 days ago and the past 4 days I feel like I do when I take Nyquil

It can be: Nicotine is a stimulant so fatigue may accompany quitting. More importantly, people who smoke have an emotional connection to their cigarettes which may be even more intense than the physical connection. Giving something up that serves many purposes, including increasing attention, concentration, and energy on a frequent basis will understandably lead to fatigue. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bm for 4 days due to quitting smoking. Citracel isn't working. I am in pain, cramping and afraid to eat. What should I try next?

Hydrate: Even though you're not comfortable, congrats for stopping smoking! You need to drink fluids, water and juice. Consider an over the counter gentle suppository (ask pharmacist). Also, be active! ...Read more

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Quit smoking 6 days ago and my pulse is anywhere from 55 to 70 bpm from being 80 to 100 bpm is this normal to slow down from quitting smoking?

Quit smoking 6 days ago and my pulse is anywhere from 55 to 70 bpm from being 80 to 100 bpm is this normal to slow down from quitting smoking?

Nicotine withdrawal: Nicotine is a potent stimulant which increases heart rate. Quitting smoking lets your body get rid of nicotine so heart rate and pulse will revert to whatever is normal for you. Stay with it and see your doctor for any concerns. See: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/i-want-to-quit/benefits-of-quitting.html Best wishes. ...Read more

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I feel diziness after quitting smoking. 30 days ago I quit smoking. Now when I walk I feel dizzy and that diziness led to unbalancing. Help me please?

I feel diziness after quitting smoking. 30 days ago I quit smoking. Now when I walk I feel dizzy and that diziness led to unbalancing. Help me please?

Not related : It's unlikely that your dizziness has any relation to quitting smoking. Dizziness in the absence of other symptoms is usually a benign condition causes by a virus in the ear, but could be due to other very dangerous conditions. You should visit and ENT doctor for a physician exam. And don't drive if you're dizzy. It's dangerous. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking at 66?

Quitting smoking at 66?

Yes, : Stopping smoking can only help your health. Most important is your desire to stop. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking. Htm & www.Shareguide. Com/smoking. Html also see my comment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I need help for quitting smoking!?

I need help for quitting smoking!?

Chantrix: Chantrix is a newer treatment approved by the fda for smoking cessation. It is related to the antidepressant wellbutrin (bupropion) so it has similar medication profile. Chantrix has been shown to be effective in aiding a person in quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Harness your rage: Other people will tell you think that may help -- I'll tell you to resolve not to give one more penny to those despicable people who got you addicted in the first place by their vile advertising. Every time you smoke, you reward the tobacco company ceo's. As the jedi emperor said, "use your hate." just this once, you have a good reason. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight after quitting smoking?

It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided.
One is the result of not breaking the hand-to-mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food.
The second is the result of the body's metabolism slowing down as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation.
So reducing your calorie intake could help avoid gaining weight. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of Quitting smoking?

What are the benefits of Quitting smoking?

TNTC: Is something that lab techs who are looking at an urinalysis will say if the white cells in the urine (a sign of infection) are "TOO NUMEROUS TO COUNT." Ditto for benefits of quitting smoking. Not smelling like an ashtray, having stains on fingers, mouth, lips, whole house stinks. Not getting various cancers, bronchitis, emphysema, heart attack, stroke and a million more things even more significant ...Read more

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What should I expect after quitting smoking?

What should I expect after quitting smoking?

You will probably: Have nicotine withdrawal depending on the amount of cigarettes you smoked daily by going cold turkey. So, you can feel all the symptoms you listed: headache, restlessness, anxiety, jittery, and uncomfortable, like you should have something in your hand. Some people use blank straws cut into cigarette size, carrot or celery sticks, as low calorie alternative, until that habit dissipates. ...Read more

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What is the best method of quitting smoking?

What is the best method of quitting smoking?

Be angry at it: The nih has a wonderful website with many resources for smokers who want to stop. Visit it to see if it can help you. Your doctor plays an important role in supporting you and helping with medications if necessary. See http://health. Nih. Gov/topic/smokingcessation or http://www.Surgeongeneral. Gov/initiatives/tobacco/index. Html. ...Read more

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Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Chantix or Wellbutri: Both Chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful in the cessation of smoking tobacco. ...Read more

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Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?

Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?

Nicotine is a poison: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, leading the body to waste one third of the calories ingested. So after quitting, the body uses all the calories that used to be wasted, and weight is gained. In addition, nicotine suppresses appetite. ...Read more

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How to reduce bad moods when quitting smoking?

How to reduce bad moods when quitting smoking?

Exercise: Don exercise, group meetings & medications if needed. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Quitting smoking?

What are the complications of Quitting smoking?

Quitting Smoking: The major issue is the recurrence rate for returning to tobacco use. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to quitting smoking?

What are some home remedies to quitting smoking?

Quitting smoking: Otc methods for quitting smoking include cold turkey, hypnosis, placing your daily allotment of cigarettes into a plastic bag and cutting down by just one a day, nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and electronic cigarettes. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the stages involved in quitting smoking?

What are the stages involved in quitting smoking?

Thinking/trying/stop: People tend to either be thinking about quitting, ready to try to quit, or just stopped and working hard at staying that way. There are great resources for every smoker at http://www.Smokefree. Gov/ the important thing is to give it a try, and get some 'tobacco-free' days behind you. Then you're at the next stage! Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do after quitting smoking?

Please tell me what to do after quitting smoking?

Good of you to ask..: Having urges and cravings for nicotine confirm that you were addicted. The best way to minimize physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms is to gradually reduce the amount of the drug you are taking. The best way for you to do this is with nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches that provide a constant low dose in three strengths that you can taper down over 1-2 weeks each. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

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