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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


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Can nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and/or energy drinks cause false heart attack symptoms? Second. Is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Can nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and/or energy drinks cause false heart attack symptoms? Second. Is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Any stimulant: Like ones you've mentioned can increase palpitations or extra, early heart beats. Low blood pressure is only a concern if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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Does use of nicotine gum cause or worsen gingivitis?

Does use of nicotine gum cause or worsen gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Infection of gum tissue caused by bacteria. In other words if you are not cleaning your mouth properly the tissues will get red, swollen, sore. Smoke, containing nicotine, makes tissues more susceptible to the enzymes and toxins produced by the bacteria. Nicotine in gum is irritating, but not as much as nicotine containing cigarette smoke. Quitting is very hard, but your body will thank you. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can prolonged use of nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause aging of the skin?

Help plz! Can prolonged use of nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause aging of the skin?

Drink water: The gum is not meant to use forever. You can and should wean yourself from it. It may be easier than you think since you broke the behavioral habit. Cut by half each week if possible. Also, be sure to drink 8 glasses (8oz) of water a day to reduce any dehydration wrinkling. Once you can stop the gum, keep properly hydrated and you'll have your originally intended age-appropriate skin. ...Read more

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Can nicotine gum or patches cause hair loss? (male 26 yo)

Can nicotine gum or patches cause hair loss? (male 26 yo)

No firm evidence: There are folk who claim this with stories of constriction of blood vessels, etc. But there is no solid research findings and with all of the interest in fighting this hated habit - you have to know that there would be great big published articles everywhere. It would work too! So, no I do not think nicotine causes hair loss. But there are other good reasons to quit nicotine anyway. Good luck! ...Read more

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Been suffering with lhermittes for a month (mris brain&c ok). Could a 5 year addiction to nicotine gum (15x2mg daily) cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

Unrelated.: I think you are saying you have been suffering with lhermitte's sign, and there are no findings on brain and c-spine mris to justify your symptoms. You know that b-12 deficiency can cause it, so you wonder if nicotine gum has caused that. No. Start by talking to your doc about whether you have a b-12 deficiency. Some people simply can't absorb b-12. Ssri discontinuation can also cause lhermitte's. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine gum stay in your system?

How long does nicotine gum stay in your system?

No pretty gum: Trace amounts of nicotine can be detected in blood and urine for several hours, but it should be gone by 48 hours. However, if you are being tested for nicotine, there is a metabolite of nicotine, called cotinine, which can be detected in blood or urine for as long as 7 to 10 days after your last exposure to nicotine. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can get free nicotine gum?

Same place that you: Got the free cigarettes. There are some low-cost smoking cessation programs that are publicly sponsored that may offer smoking cessation medications, including gum, lozenges or patches, at low or little cost. However, even if you cannot get them free, the trade-off for what you are already spending on tobacco, and the savings to your health and longer lifespan, are well worth whatever it costs. ...Read more

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How many mg of nicotine are in a tablet of nicorette (nicotine gum)?

How many mg of nicotine are in a tablet of nicorette (nicotine gum)?

2 mg or 4 mg: Both Nicorette (nicotine gum) lozenges and gum chiclets come in two strengths: 2 mg or 4 mg each. Dosage per day varies depending on your level of nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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What would someone feel if they get a patch or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

?: If someone is using these to help stop smoking they can be helpful to stop cravings, some one whom is nicotine dependent generally won't feel much different than if they smoked unless they use to much. If someone is not nicotine dependent and tries the gum they will feel something, might get ill and nausea, could be dangerous to children. Don't use if not nicotine dependent. Could be new addiction. ...Read more

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Please answer! What regular gum is most like nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

None: Regular chewing gum does not contain nicotine, and will not help specifically with nicotine addiction, although some people chew sugarless gum for oral gratification as part of a smoking cessation program. It isn't really even "gum, " - it is very dense and viscous stuff, which can pull out loose fillings. I recommend the lozenges to most of my patients, particularly if there are dental issues. ...Read more

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Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products really work or not, in helping you quit?

Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products really work or not, in helping you quit?

They help.: Nicotine replacement products have been shown in clinical studies to improve the rate of smoking cessation over quitting "cold turkey". Even better are combining support groups with nicotine replacement. This brings the sustained quit rates to 15-17%. Even better is the prescription drug Chantix which has the most success, but does have some side effects as well. ...Read more

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Should I go cold turkey or take nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Should I go cold turkey or take nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Research is mixed: The research on this is mixed. The journal tobacco control indicates that nicotine gum or patches aren’t any more effective than going cold turkey over the long-term. Studies show some short-term effectiveness. Either way quitting is positive! My patients have liked this website for help in succeeding in kicking the habit:
http://www. Smokefree. Gov/. ...Read more

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Suspect someone using as many as 20 pieces of nicorette (nicotine gum) gum in an hour may be using coke?

Maybe: Hyper focus on activities can be from stimulants like Cocaine but other conditions e.g., mania can induce these behaviors. Schizophrenics can be highly nicotine dependent. Nicotinic brain receptors differ from those stimulants bind to. The person's nicotine dependence (heavy smoker, chewing tobacco) impacts the ability to tolerate such misuse. Encourage medical evaluation and treatment asap! ...Read more

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How can nicotine gum affect a non-smokers lungs?

How can nicotine gum affect a non-smokers lungs?

No lung effect ofGum: Nicotine gum has no effect on the lungs of the person chewing it. It is, however, addictive. People who quit smoking by chewing nicotine gum will still need to go through withdrawal from the nicotine at some point. ...Read more

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Can you take nicorette (nicotine gum) and nitro-dur?

I suppose: One would expect that a patient needing nitrates would be more likely to have complications from any nicotine compound which would promote vasospasm. However, if the choice were nicorette (nicotine gum) vs. Cigarettes, I would prefer the nicorette (nicotine gum). ...Read more

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Is it ok to use nicotine gum with paxil (paroxetine)?

Yes: There are no contraindications between nicotine replacement therapy and any antidepressant. Hope you are successful with your quit efforts. I generally recommend the use of skin patches, which provide more even levels of nicotine, and then use gum or lozenges only for breakthrough craving, but gum or lozenges alone can work too. ...Read more

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Could you take nicorette (nicotine gum) with nitro-dur?

Yes: For a long while, the manufacturers put on their package insert that people with heart disease shouldn't use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). However, it is entirely clear that the greatest risk to health in people with heart disease is continued tobacco smoking, and NRT is clearly safest. What I would NOT do is have a cigarette anywhere near using a nicotine patch or gum. Good luck quitting. ...Read more

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Nicotine gum side-effects? Ok if pregnant?

Nicotine gum side-effects? Ok if pregnant?

You can: Nicotine gum comes in 2 and 4 mg preparations, coated and uncoated. It is designed to help one "kick the habit" of cigarette or chewing tobacco, the physiologic effects of nicotine are many, but none too dramatic, and for that reason one may utilize, in moderation while pregnant. Better than smoking, which has known bad effects (fetal growth retardation), with nicorette (nicotine gum) gum used moderately, thes. ...Read more

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I am addicted to nicotine gum like crazy is it dangerous?

Well it has in it: Nicotine, same as cigarettes. So you can say it has some but not all of the toxicity. It does have a long term effect on the nervous system and the addiction should be broken if possible by sheer "guts". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nicotine gum allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nicotine gum allergy?

Nicotine gum allergy: Nicotine Gum can be used as part of a smoking cessation program. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What are the risks for an addiction to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

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Nicorette (nicotine gum): Similar to tobacco in the long run. ...Read more

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I'm trying to quit smoking is nicorette (nicotine gum) gum a good choice?

I'm trying to quit smoking is nicorette (nicotine gum) gum a good choice?

Not best: Anything that raises your nicotine level and then drops it creates a craving for cigarettes. Nicotine gum & spray do that. Patches feed you an even level of nicotine without spikes. If you use patches do not stop short of 2 months if you can afford that long. Do not rush this. It is a behavior as we'll as a chemical addiction. Wash your clothes. Stop alcohol & coffee if need be. Grad incr exercise. ...Read more

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Do nicotine gum and cinnamon candy affect the outcome of an oral swab drug test?

Nicotine maybe,: Cinnamon no. If the oral swab test is looking for cigarette smoking, it measures either nicotine or its major metabolite cotinine (more commonly) and this will be found also in someone using nicotine gum. If they are looking for drugs of abuse, generally nicotine/cotinine are not tested for and will not alter the outcome. ...Read more

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Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins. ...Read more

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How long can it take to quit smoking when you are using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Depends: The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum by itself will not make you quit, you have to have the desire and motivation to stop then the gum will help curb the urge, there are people who use it and stop with a week, but there are others who keep using the gum with no effect what so ever. ...Read more

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I quit smoking but now the problem is how do I quit nicotine gum, can you give some tips?

I quit smoking but now the problem is how do I quit nicotine gum, can you give some tips?

Slowly: Congrats for quitting smoking, it can be hard work! Using nicotine replacement - gum, patch - can be helpful. How long has it been? If a few weeks or months, make sure you can control smoking urges before you reduce the gum. When you're confident about getting through the day, reduce gu slowly - a few pieces each week. Alternate with regular gum. Be patient - it's not harmful like cigarettes! ...Read more

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Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?

Nicotine: On its own has bad effects. It causes high bp, deposition of cholesterol, ulcer, probably correlates with urinary bladder cancer, lung problem, heart problem, etc., what you are asking for has no real basis and no controlled study to prove it. I can promise you I am more intelligent and more successful than any of my siblings, and I was the only one who did not smoke. ...Read more

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I've read that smoking can make Luvox (fluvoxamine) less effective and require a higher dosage. Is the same true for nicotine gum?

I've read that smoking can make Luvox (fluvoxamine) less effective and require a higher dosage. Is the same true for nicotine gum?

Sometimes: Nicotine leads to activation of some receptors in the brain which cause excitement in some people. Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a medication that increases serotonin which leads to relaxation or sedation in most people.

Any form of nicotine could reduce the sedating effects of Luvox (fluvoxamine) or other serotonin increasing medications. ...Read more

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Is prolonged use of nicorette (nicotine gum) quickmist dangerous in anyway? I stopped smoking 6 years ago and have been taking various substitutes since.

Nicotine is Expensiv: I think the biggest side effect of post smoking nicotine addiction is what happens to one's wallet and their cash. This is a very expensive habit. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to smoke, vape & take nicotine gum & lozenges?

Your poor heart: Yes. Of course. You are putting your poor heart throughout the ringer aren't you? ...Read more

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How long should a piece nicorette (nicotine gum) gum stay in your mouth?

If helps, longer: The medical potion is relatively quick;however if you benefit from continued chewing; I feel this great substitute.

Would like to hear additional info from physicians closer to the subject at hand. ...Read more

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Why do smokers chew nicotine gum?

Ease witdrawal: It can help manage withdrawal symptoms and allow for a gradual taper of nicitine levels while braking the behavioral patterns associated w smoking. ...Read more

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How do I break a nicotine gum habit?

Nicotine gum: There is a particular plan for withdrawal that you need to follow, consult your doctor and tell her or him exactly how much you are using and your doctor can help you develop a plan to discontinue without causing undue discomfort. Best. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work?

Replaces nicotine: The real problem with nicotine is the delivery device. Cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco all can cause serious health problems due to the other ingredients in tobacco. By switching to nicorette (nicotine gum) you are only getting nicotine to help reduce the craving for it. Over time you can break the habit of smoking and reduce your dependence on nicotine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is nicotine gum bad for you?

Not especially: At least in most people, and if used as directed. It is not really 'gum' in the usual sense - the stuff is thicker and more viscous than usual gum, so it's harder to chew, and TMJ (jaw) pain and headaches can happen, as well as the stuff pulling out loose fillings etc. I have had a few patients replace tobacco with gum, then not be able to quit the gum. I recommend skin patches in tapering doses. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

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Nicotine (Definition)

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