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Does Nicorette Gum Stain Your Teeth
I quit smoking 6 months ago with the use of nicorette (nicotine gum). I've been off the nicorette (nicotine gum) for 3 wks. Why does my tongue burn and my teeth are very sensitive?
Don't know: Not enough information to answer your question but I can tell you with certainty that you should not blame the symptoms on smoking cessation and are encouraged to continue that very good effort to get off of those things. By the way, I believe you stopped smoking because you wanted to not because of nicorette (nicotine gum).
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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.
NICORETTE (nicotine gum) DIRECTIONS: Look at the directions on the package!
Nicorette (nicotine gum): Similar to tobacco in the long run.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
No: It shouldn't but I suppose anything is possible.
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.
Yes: You're fine. This would be a great time to stop smoking altogether. Best of luck.
I'm a smoker & trying to quit. I was thinkin about trying nicorette (nicotine gum), (nicotine gum) seeing as how I have wellcare medicaid, I can get nicorette (nicotine gum) free. Good idea or not?
GREAT IDEA!: You're certainly on the right track! quitting smoking is a terrific idea. Speak with your doctor about whether the gum is recommended for you. For some people the gum reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving. So, it might be a good idea for you as you are getting through the beginning phase of quitting cigarettes and improving your health. Make a plan and go!
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!See 2 more doctor answers
Nicorette (nicotine gum): Mixed results. Any remedy for smoking sessation has better chance of being effective when you are ready to quit & have high motivation & purpose.
It can work: The patch is probably better since you don't then have a new oral fixation to habituate.
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