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How to withdraw from or avoid addiction to nicotine gum?

How to withdraw from or avoid addiction to nicotine gum?

Reducing the amount : Over time, you can reduce the dosage of nicotine that you use daily.What you are describing is physical dependence and not addiction which has multiple negative factors associated with use such as criminal activity, irresponsibility, harm to others as well as yourself, etc.You might also want to consider Chantix which works to replace nicotine in your nervous system and reduce withdrawal symptoms, . ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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Is nicotine gum still cancerous?

Actually there: Are numerous carcinogens in tobacco, but nicotine is *not* carcinogenic, it is just highly addictive. The idea of patches is that they taper the dose of nicotine to aid your dependence on it, until you stop...The craving is less. So, the nicorette/derm is safe, a bridge to lower your 'required' dose, and help you ditch the product. ...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?

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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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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Dr. James Krick
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Nicotine Gum (Definition)

Nicotine gum is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more