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How Can I Quit When Smoking Calms Me Down
Find healthy outlets: There are lots of ways to calm down, usually when you are addicted to a substance such as nicotine it seem like the only solution. People without addictions need to calm down also, they may call a friend, go for a walk, meditate, etc. See a doctor for possible use of meds to help with cravings, then find "healthy" habits to help you calm down, it can be done! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No drug is "best": There are several antidepressants and even more anti-anxiety drugs available. The "best" for one person may not be the best for another. Doctors select treatments based on a person's unique symptom profile, past experience with medications, other medical issues they may have, and so forth. If one drug were always the best, then everyone would get that one. It doesn't work that way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been prescribed duramine today for weight loss and I'm worried about the side effects can u take a calmative like dolaseds to help with sleep?
Increasing drugs: sets a bad pattern. For that matter, drugs for weight loss set a bad pattern and REBOUND WEIGHT is found in nearly everyone on weight pills finding what is making one obese and dealing with it by AVOIDING, SUBSTITUTING or TRANSCENDING (changing overall context) would be better http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ a book on this. ...Read more
I am trying to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. I have cut down. Are these as harmful as real cigarettes? I recently had 3 stents /lad.
No: Electronic cigarettes, though less well proven as a smoking cessation method, are not as harmful as real cigarettes. Regardless of how you quit, the most important thing is if you keep trying until you fully succeed in smoking cessation. Get help from your friends and family as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 18yo F with a pulse rate of 100-135 what should I do? I'm also a smoker of only a year. How can I slow it down? As well as quitting smoking
Hard to comment: First, the rate is up but should be well tolerated by your system at your age.The potential causes are numerous & would require a complete history, exam & some testing to sort out. Work on issues you can, like proper sleep/nutrition & harmony in your environment. But get a good checkup to rule out the medical stuff.Perhaps a visit with a life coach/therapist would help teach you coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have anxiety and had it down with the medication and quit smoking and now it's back with intrusive thoughts I've done the CBT before it helped ?
Would quitting smoking help my folliculitis or have no effect whatsoever? I am currently quitting. I heard smoking can slow down the healing process?
Can someone outline specific effects of smoking marijuana and taking bystolic (nebivolol) ? I am an anxious person but weed calms me down. I don't want to quit.
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
Hii i quit smoking several months ago but in the last week or so i noticed my breathing is quite bad and i cant seem to get a full intake of breath. I have to yawn or lie down to get a full intake.what could this be?
Smoking calmed you: You are making a connection between quitting smoking & having trouble breathing.But physically, quitting improves lung function over time. However,people use smoking as a time out, a way to self-soothe, a response to stress and many other emotional needs. Perhaps the shallow breathing is caused by the underlying anxiety you use to manage with smoking.If so, you may need another stress reliever! ...Read more
My boyfriend and i are ttc, we've quit drinking we eating healthy and taking vitamins but he is still smoking will this slow down the process?
I quit smoking cigarettes 2 months ago and whenever I lie down now I can feel the blood rushing in my veins. Is this normal? Should I be worried?
Smoking cessation: Congratulations on becoming smoke free. Please do not let any sensation become an excuse to start smoking again. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Opinions on cut down method to quit smoking. Found out high risk for heart disease keep failing cold turkey reacted to meds need help quitting?
Mix with herbs: One technique that helps many is to roll your own cigs with 2/3 tobacco & 1/3 a mix of smoking herbs like mullein. Sage & sweet woodruff (search for info on smoking herbs). Then make it 1/2 & 1/2, then 1/3 tobacco & 2/3 herbs etc. Gradually reducing until you have weaned yourself off tobacco. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
47y/o, quitting smoking by tapering down. L side by tongue close 2 tonsil, feels like stuck food. 0 swelling,0 visual abnormality,0 fever. on/off.
Trying to quit smoking, down to seven a day. But when I smoke as of late I get a throbbing pain in my left knee cap. Is this something to worry about?
Good luck!: It's no secret that smoking raises the risk of many of health problems, the throbbing pain in your left knee cap is not one of them. To successfully quit smoking, you’ll need to address an addiction and the habits and routines that go along with it. Ask your PCP for help. Good luck! ...Read more
Probably .: The calming effect of nicotine may be caused by the increased release of neurotransmitter a in the brain, especially, dopamine. Dopamine then acts on the reward system to create happiness, euphoria and a calming feeling. An addict can get very agitated and anxious about getting their "fix". When that "fix", or drug, or drink is obtained, the resulting reduction of anxiety is perceived as a calm. ...Read more
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