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Doctor insights on: Nicotine Intolerance Symptoms

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I am 18 and just quit nicotine after 5 months of regular use what symptoms can I expect and how can I ease them without using nicotine products?

I am 18 and just quit nicotine after 5 months of regular use what symptoms can I expect and how can I ease them without using nicotine products?

Several weeks/months: Anxiety, irritability, problems with sleep, memory problems, lack of concentration and many other symptoms can persist for weeks to months, and cravings can persist for months/years. Acupuncture, hypnosis, relaxation therapies and other treatments can reduce all of those symptoms. Health activities - exercise, good diet, meditation, yoga and other measures can help you as well. ...Read more

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How long can the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal last?

How long can the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal last?

Usually about 3 wks: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be diminished by using nicotine replacement drugs (gum, patch, inhaler, nasal spray) and/or other pills (bupropion, varenicline). Talk to your doctor, get a date on the calendar, alert your friends & family that you need their support, and do yourself the biggest favor of your life and quit (if you have not already). Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pain relievers reduce some of the symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine?

Can pain relievers reduce some of the symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine?

No: Opioids should not be use for nicotine withdrawal. You can try reducing your bodies dependence on nicotine by using smaller amounts of nicotine in patches or gum. Chantix works wonders for patients highly dependent on nicotine. It is available with a prescription from your doctor. Some patients don't tolerate it well but the ones that do are amazed at the results. ...Read more

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How much nicotine is potentially delivered per cigarette and what is the daily dosage below which withdrawal symptoms develop?

How much nicotine is potentially delivered per cigarette and what is the daily dosage below which withdrawal symptoms develop?

No answer.: Nicotine delivery per cigarette varies with brand, filter, length of the inhaled draw, and how close to the end it is smoked. There is as much a 10 fold delivery difference with these factors, on average. It is very difficult to compare oral (nicorettes) or nicotine patches, because nicotine is inhaled. Withdrawal sx can begin with a 20% reduction in nicotine dosage. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of nicotine addiction?

What are typical symptoms of nicotine addiction?

Lots: First, if you find a cigarette in your hands, that is a good sign ;-) seriously, nicotine withdrawal causes irritability, strong cravings, high blood pressure, and rapid heart rate. If you wake up in the morning craving a cig, the addiction is stronger. Smoking cessation requires beating both the addiction and the habit. They are different, and both can be hard to break, but it can be done. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis and what are the symptoms of nicotine addiction?

What is the diagnosis and what are the symptoms of nicotine addiction?

Dependence&withdrawl: Most people who smoke become addicted to nicotine. Someone who has become addicted to nicotine may have cravings for cigarettes, have difficulty stopping smoking, and have nicotine withdrawal symptoms when they try to do so. These include irritability, anxiety, depression, headache, hunger. These symptoms peak 12 to 24 hours after quitting and then slowly go away. Therapy, hypnosis &eft can help. ...Read more

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How long do nicotine withdrawal symptoms last?

Days to weeks: Several days to several weeks depending on how much and how long the use has been and how sudden the cessation of use. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

Many things: A formal support program helps reduce anxiety and alleviates withdrawal just by taking your mind off it, and focusing on other things. Exercise and other healthful activities can do the same. If moderate to severe, nicotine replacement (patches, gum, lozenges etc.) help, as do the prescription medications bupropion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix). Acupuncture&hypnosis help some people. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to be feeling nicotine withdrawal symptoms if I quit three weeks ago?

How long should I expect to be feeling nicotine withdrawal symptoms if I quit three weeks ago?

Usually about 3 wks: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be diminished by using nicotine replacement drugs (gum, patch, inhaler, nasal spray) and/or other pills (bupropion, varenicline). Talk to your doctor, get a date on the calendar, alert your friends & family that you need their support, and do yourself the biggest favor of your life and quit (if you have not already). Good luck. ...Read more

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When do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you first quit?

When do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you first quit?

Within 24 hours: And may even be sooner if you are very anxious about quitting, which most people are. These symptoms can be significantly reduced through many means - a smoking cessation program with good support, relaxation techniques, hypnosis and acupuncture, or nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum etc), bupropion (Zyban) or varenicline (Chantix). ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

Patches, Gum, or wai: If you are too uncomfortable to wait a couple of days for the symptoms to subside, you may use otc nicotine patches or gum to withdraw gradually. Be aware that a desire to smoke will occur from time to time long after nicotine withdrawal because smoking has been a habit. ...Read more

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Is it true that nicotine withdrawal symptoms are different or more pronounced in someone who has emphysema?

Is it true that nicotine withdrawal symptoms are different or more pronounced in someone who has emphysema?

No: The presence of emphysema does not affect tobacco withdrawal. The physical withdrawal is quite rapid over a few days but the mental addiction requires time, counseling and possible medication. ...Read more

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Started 14mg nicotine patch. All drawl symptoms gone but still have slight anxiety/nervousness. How long till gone?

Nicotine: Nicotine is physically and mentally addicting. When I smoked I used it as a reward. Finish report have a cig break. Get done work have a glass of wine with cig. Multiply #yrs smoked times 365 time $6.00/pack. Then ask if you were told to set fire to that money would u? Replace your unhealthy addiction with a healthier one. Exercise, yoga, biking, etc. It will get better. I promise you. ...Read more

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Extreme nicotine withdrawal symptoms vomiting and diahorrea. What can I take for this?

Extreme nicotine withdrawal symptoms vomiting and diahorrea. What can I take for this?

Thanks for asking!: Substances that affect the brain (nicotine surely does!) should be gradually withdrawn and tapered. To alleviate symptoms, if other causes have been ruled out, is to re-introduce some nicotine, either, patch, gum or spray and have a structured plan for very gradually and slowly reducing the dosage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you've quit smoking?

Can you tell me when do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you've quit smoking?

Immediately: People begin to experience craving, anxiety and irritability almost the moment they make the decision to stop, and the symptoms escalate about the time they are due for their next cigarette. If withdrawal symptoms are severe enough to cause problems with daily life, or if you are close to relapsing to tobacco, consider treatment with patches, lozenges etc, or Chantix or zyban (bupropion).Support programs help. ...Read more

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Will I have smoking withdrawal symptoms if I use nicotine gums? I am planning to quit smoking with temporary use of nicotine gums

Will I have smoking withdrawal symptoms if I use nicotine gums? I am planning to quit smoking with temporary use of nicotine gums

Way to go...: The gum you're looking to use to help you quit smoking is very effective. It will help your body quit because it does supply the nicotine your body got used to from cigarettes. The biggest problem you will face is what to do with your hands. Smoking is a very manual habit. I euggest even chewing on a straw. Good kuck and congrats when you kick the habit. ...Read more

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Got dysautonomia and pots, what vessels does nicotine constrict? Seems to help my symptoms? Using a vaporizer not cigarettes

Arteries: Nicotine causes increased peripheral vascular resistance, due to constriction of the arteries (i.e. the blood vessels that supply oxygenated blood throughout the body). There are other, safer, treatment options for POTS than nicotine. An appointment should be made with your PCP or cardiologist, to discuss those treatments as well as tobacco cessation, if you haven't already done so. ...Read more

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Is getting light headed and dizzy a symptom of withdrawal from either nortriptyline or nicotine. Or caffeine. I stopped all three.?

Nicotine: Withdrawal from caffeine is most likely to cause headaches. Withdrawal from nortriptyline is most likely to cause G.I. Difficulties. Your symptoms are as a result of withdrawal from nicotine. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, nauseous & fatigued most of the time. Symptoms for more than a wk. Gets much worse when consuming caffeine (even 1 cup of coffee). I first noticed it while vaping. Thought it was excessive nicotine but I haven't vaped/smoked in a week..

Feeling dizzy, nauseous & fatigued most of the time. Symptoms for more than a wk. Gets much worse when consuming caffeine (even 1 cup of coffee). I first noticed it while vaping. Thought it was excessive nicotine but I haven't vaped/smoked in a week..

There are a number: Of different ailments that could give you these symptoms. Both Caffeine and Nicotine could make this worse. It is probably just a viral infection but if it persists after you stop all caffeine and nicotine it would be prudent to see a health care professional for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and/or energy drinks cause false heart attack symptoms? Second. Is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Can nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and/or energy drinks cause false heart attack symptoms? Second. Is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Any stimulant: Like ones you've mentioned can increase palpitations or extra, early heart beats. Low blood pressure is only a concern if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Been smoking for a year plus and quit 4 days ago. Been having sore throat and fever since. Is it nicotine withdrawal symptoms or bacteria infections?

Been smoking for a year plus and quit 4 days ago. Been having sore throat and fever since. Is it nicotine withdrawal symptoms or bacteria infections?

Not nicotine....: A sore throat and fever is likely due to either a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection typically gives a low-grade fever whereas a bacterial infection will usually give a higher fever but there is considerable overlap. See your doctor if your symptoms are worsening over the next few days. Congrats on quitting smoking, one of the best things to do for your health! ...Read more

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Could nicotine cause tia?

Could nicotine cause tia?

Tobacco use and CVA: Tobacco use makes atherosclerosis worse and may lead to transient ischemic attack due to vascular lesions in the blood vessels in the brain. ...Read more

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Does nicotine affect ur height?

Does nicotine affect ur height?

No: Nicotine directly does not. It is an stimulant witha strong addiction, can increase blood pressure & heart rythm. ...Read more

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Does our bodies produce nicotine?

No: The confusion may be that we have "nicotinic" receptors in our body as part of the parasympathetic nervous system. The main neurotransmitter is acetylcholine, and there are 2 kinds of receptors - muscarinic and nicotinic. They were thus named because they caused binding of the 2 substances - muscarine and nicotine - but these are not produced in the body. ...Read more

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What amount nicotine is too mich?

How about any??: There is no safe amount of nicotine, mainly because the data show that an individual who smokes more than 7 cigarettes in their life has a 90% chance of becoming a regular smoker. There are people who will smoke one or two cigarettes on a rare basis, and it is unlikely that that causes serious harm (unless they have asthma or unusual sensitivity). Even 1-2 cigarettes per day increases health risks. ...Read more

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What is a lethal dose of nicotine?

About 50-60 mg: This would require smoking 50-100 cigarettes at one time, so the chances of getting near this by natural means is essentially zero. However, people who rapidly smoke one cigarette after another can actually get some nicotine poisoning effects with nausea and vomiting, and some early smoking cessation techniques used smoke-loading as an aversive conditioning tool. ...Read more