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Ibs After Quitting Smoking
Can quitting smoking cause IBS like symptoms (both diarrhea AND constipation few weeks after quitting)? And how long after should I see improvement?
Nicotine: Stopping chronic nicotine use can definitely change your pattern of bm's leading to more sluggish bm's, but in your case you alternate sluggish with looser patterns of intestinal activity. Unless you can pinpoint certain foods or emotional factors which trigger symptoms, your bowel pattern should eventually normalize. ...Read more
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
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
Patches, gum, prescription medication such as Chantix, the “cold turkey” method, or a combination of these. It’s an individual choice.
Whichever you decide, please try as many methods in as many combinations as you need to, provided they are safe to do so, and keep trying.
Good luck! ...Read more
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
Change behavior: The hardest part of quitting is the fact that you have strong behavioral rituals around the habit. Things like always smoking when driving or after a meal are examples. You must give your self something else to do at these times. Sugar-free gum can help. ...Read more
YES: You have to go through withdrawal and it can last a long time. Stick with it. ...Read more
Work with your Docto:
There are many ways to quit smoking from goig cold turkey to therapy to nicotine replacement and other drugs like zyban (bupropion) and chantix
most people who have smoked over long time and are serious about quiting the best way in my opinion is to work with your health care provider, who knows your history and can motivate you and recommend the best regimen which will work for you. It could be referal or rx. ...Read more
Incentive & triggers: Behavior modification takes 28 days. Do the same thing every day for 28 days and by default you will have retrained your subconscious mind to do something different (not smoke). The key is to understand your triggers and to plan ahead. Four keys to success: behavior modification (28 days), nicotine withdrawal (14 days), diet and exercise for neutral weight control. Have to have a day one. ..More. ...Read more
How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then. ...Read more
Quitting smoking may: Actually help you to stop having panic attacks. PA are essentially a fear of being out of control--having another PA. Smoking is something you can get control over. Peace and good health. This will also help your breathing, which folks w/PA get concerned about. ...Read more
Oh yes!: Quitting smoking is the absolutely best thing you can do. With every puff of smoke, you damage the lung more and more. When you quit, this damaging process stops. The sooner you quit, the better. ...Read more
Yes it can help: Assume Clomid (clomiphene) is to help get pregnant. There is plenty of research showing smoking having negative impact on fertility, from direct effects on eggs, to transport to fallopian tubes, to increased spontaneous abortion. Zero tobacco gives you the best chances. It may take 3 months after quitting. Quitting helps medications work better. If you get pregnant, quitting keeps tobacco from baby. Win win! ...Read more
Yes: For a short time. If more than 1-2 weeks, I would get a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Smoking: It is a good way to start. It is hard to say whether permanent damage to your vessels has already occurred but there is only one way to find out. It will also improve your general health. ...Read more
Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
The clearance rate for nicotine from blood is between two to four days. So, if you can refrain from smoking for a week prior to the test, it is unlikely that a medical screening test would be sensitive enough to detect that you were a smoker.
If you are smoker havy smoker for long time it my take longer. ...Read more
Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. Depression doesn't help but constructive use of anger can, e.g., telling yourself that you are not letting smoke have power. ...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
Depends on cause: Many cases of decreased sexual potency, erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia and decreased libido, in both men and women, are caused by smoking's vascular effects on reducing blood flow to the pelvic organs and elsewhere. Smoking cessation could improve this. However, see your doctor to explore other causes as well if it does not improve. Good luck with quitting - it is worth it for many reasons. ...Read more
Congratulations on stopping! This is a common problem called hypnic jerks- see http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/qaa400711/jolted-awake-by-hypnic-jerks. Html
it is thought that smoking aggravates these. This could be a withdrawal symptom, in which case they should lessen over time. I wonder if tobacco can reduce hypnic jerks but find no evidence it does. See http://whyquit. Com/whyquit/a_symptoms. Html. ...Read more