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How Long Does Constipation Last After Quitting Smoking
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
Can last weeks: It usually peaks on day 2-3 and may stay pretty nasty for 3-4 more days, but generally decreases by one week out and rarely lasts more than 2-3 weeks, at least in terms of acute effects (anxiety, irritability, craving, restlessness) but some decrease in concentration, sleep disturbances and continued craving at a lower level can go on for months. ...Read more
Not long: Good job - quitting, of course! you may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms, which tend to vary a lot from person to person. Typically they last 4 weeks, can last more, but go away. Depending on how much you smoked, your 'cilia' cells in the throat or nasal passages may be waking up and working again! use sugar-free candy (causes more saliva) or gum. Stay smoke free! ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how frequently you've been using, and whether you have a bronchitis or other infection going on, etc. Smoking anything -- including marijuana -- is a lung irritant. Other infections can also result in brown sputum. Please see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Varies: Typically, two weeks before your nicotine addiction is assuaged. However, psychological addiction can take longer to conquer. People have "drug dreams" with nicotine for years after cessation. Don't give in to cravings when they happen. Be resolved to stop smoking. See: ask for support http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation/from the nih website on smoke cessation. ...Read more
How about never..: Seriously, once you've good three days without a cigarette the chemical addiction is gone, and you are strong enough not to succumb to the emotional addiction. If you insist on taking up this expensive and life shortening habit, i'd wait until you get the go ahead from your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Kind of up to you: Irritability following smoking cessation usually is maximal about a week out, and tends to fade by 2-3 weeks. If you were physically dependent on alcohol, some post-acute withdrawal syndrome can persist for several weeks. However, you don't have to just endure it. Exercise will help get your endorphins going and make you feel better, as can group supports, meditation and other activities. ...Read more
About 4-6 weeks: Usually, after one month following cessation of cannabis, folks say they begin to feel much better. Often times, my patients tell me that they seem to have very vivid dreams for a while, and when the vivid dreams stop, their irritability lifts. For heavy chronic users, it may even take longer than 4-6 weeks. Try to notice how each day, you feel a little better than the last. Best wishes. ...Read more
Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit patterns around triggers to smoke can be challenging. Getting support from friends, family, co-workers and community resources are all helpful. Understanding why you smoke can help you find better choices to redirect those urges. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tobacco or pot?: In either case - time varies w/ heaviness or use. Long term heavy use of cigarettes 1 - 2 wks to not show. Nearly daily pot can take 2 mths, a few times a week 1 mth, a few times a month 3 wks and a one time only use up to a week. ...Read more
Meth Mouth: Unfortunately a lot of the damage that has been done can be permanent. This is a great article: http://www.Primehealthchannel.Com/meth-mouth-pictures-symptoms-facts-and-treatment.Html. If you are asking for yourself - please see a dentist, take care of your teeth & gums and quit the meth. ...Read more
Variable: Tobacco addiction is one of the strongest out there. It depends upon your motivation to stop, your general psychological make up and whether you have a good plan with diverting interests to lower the need for tobacco. Some get that feeling months and even years later when they are near someone smoking. ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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