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Have anxiety & need meds for. Quit smoking, used patch 21mg. Anxiety started up again. W/ or w/o patch better for anxiety?

Have anxiety & need meds for. Quit smoking, used patch 21mg. Anxiety started up again. W/ or w/o patch better for anxiety?

With patch: Your chance of quitting is likely to be better with the patch. Taper it as tolerated according to directions.. Certainly if you have any further emotional difficulties, please contact your psychiatrist. Best wishes for happy holiday season. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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If i quit smoking weed, will my anxiety finally go away?

Cannabis can: Cause anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. If the cannabis is the cause, the anxiety may resolve. But sometime even after you quit - the symptoms continue to occur. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could quitting smoking effect my anxiety medicine?

Thoughts? Could quitting smoking effect my anxiety medicine?

Will help anxiety.: The use of nicotine puts you on an anxiety roller coaster. Once you have stopped that and after a period of several months your anxiety will be much more treatable by effective meds like zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking help or hurt anxiety problems?

Does quitting smoking help or hurt anxiety problems?

Quit smoking/anxiety: Initially there is more anxiety, with time it calms down. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and recently quit smoking and I am now coughing up black stuff is this bad? I'm scared to death please help

I have anxiety and recently quit smoking and I am now coughing up black stuff is this bad? I'm scared to death please help

No: You are getting rid of the bad stuff in your lungs. It is common for smokers who quit to cough up that stuff. Great changes for your lifestyle. Congratulations. :) ...Read more

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Please somebody.tell.me how can i stop having anxiety.after.smoking weed.is there something i can.take to relax dont tell me quit.smoking?

Please somebody.tell.me how can i stop having anxiety.after.smoking weed.is there something i can.take to relax dont tell me quit.smoking?

You said not to tell: you to quit smoking. I won't tell you to quit smoking. But - I will encourage you to listen to what your body is telling you. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety/panic I've been told to quit smoking and it will help my anxiety levels tons. How long/severe r withdrawal I'm scared ?

I suffer from anxiety/panic I've been told to quit smoking and it will help my anxiety levels tons. How long/severe r withdrawal I'm scared ?

Fear of smoking: withdrawal is partly an expression of your anxiety disorder. Being free of smoking will help you in many ways and lower the risk of illness in the future. Choose a target date, use gum or mints, give yourself permission to take breaks w/out smoking. Many folks have done this and so can you. Self-hypnosis training by a licensed professional can help w/anxiety as well as smoking freedom. Peace. ...Read more

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Why can't i smoke weed but can smoke cigarettes is it because of anxiety because i quit smoking weed then started smoking cigs but now i stopped?

Why can't i smoke weed but can smoke cigarettes is it because of anxiety because i quit smoking weed then started smoking cigs but now i stopped?

Marijuana Side Effec: Some people have a paradoxical reaction to the cannabanoids in marijuana. Severe anxiety can be the result. If i could i would wish for you a life without smoking nicotine. Just take it from an old man who used to live in baltimore that this habit will not bring you anything good or healthy. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time i try to smoke weed i get anxiety when will it disappear?

I quit smoking weed started smoking cigarettes tried to smoke weed again now every time i try to smoke weed i get anxiety when will it disappear?

In a few hours: Your anxiety from smoking marijuana should disappear within a few hours as the effects of the marijuana dissipate, but will likely come back every time you smoke it. While most find cannabis to be calming, many react with anxiety. Possibly the combination of tobacco & cannabis is causing this; in either event stop smoking cigarettes-it's the best thing you can do for your health. See my comment:. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more