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Quit Smoking Withdrawal Timeline
Every person is: Different therefore it's hard 2b sure there will be no withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine is an addictive substance; however, the withdrawal symptoms are not severe even if you have them. No one needs 2 go to a hospital 4 the withdrawal symptoms it produces. The hardest part is staying away from cigarettes and fighting the urge to light up at times you have been accustomed to smoking. Hypnosis can help. ...Read more
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
Is it possible to quit smoking without any urge or withdrawal symptoms at all? I read that this is bad. Is it so?
Different people: Have different levels of addiction and therefore withdrawal symptoms may be different as well. The more you smoke daily and the longer you have been smoking the more withdrawal symptoms you may experience. Withdrawal from nicotine is less severe than from other addictive substances which is why there are no inpatient programs for smoking cessation. The most important thing is to stop. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: a mild to moderate discontinuation syndrome has been reported, usually with anxiety, craving for marijuana, insomnia and irritability, appetite changes. In most people it is very mild, really only occurs in heavy daily users, and is self-limited and usually is gone within a week or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nicotine effects: Our body becomes used to nicotine and feels the loss when you quit. (Addiction) The physical w/drawal only lasts ~1 week - but the psychological habit can be very long lasting. There are mental/mood/energy issues and appetite/sleep changes. None are what most folk like. But they only last awhile unless we allow our psychological neediness to take over. Nicotine is an active/interactive substance. ...Read more
I quit smoking almost 3 years but the withdrawals still occur.often make a medical check up and all clear.any idea to get back to normal again?
Congratulations on: becoming smoke free! The urges you have may be a way of distracting you from the bloating and dizziness you mention. Stay w/doc until they are resolved. Smoking and coffee drinking can be psychological permissions to be "off duty." Try to replace the urges w/a health choice such as chewing sugar free gum, drinking water, or practicing a brief meditation technique - Relaxation Response by Benson ...Read more
Sure: Nicotine is a stimulant, and your body has to re-adjsut to the need for it. You can do this though, and will be so happy and proud of yourself after that you can get stimulated from life and love again and not from a poison stick of tobacco. You are doing great to have quit. It will take your body a little time to readjsut to not having the chemicals, but hang in there - it is sooooo worth it! ...Read more
Most definitely!: Some think it funny, but mj is a serious drug. The withdrawal includes weeks to months of irritability, boredom ; malaise, increased anxiety, ; insomnia. It takes time but recovery is worth it. Explore treatment programs ; community support groups in your area (aa, lifering, sos, etc). The ma website (marijuana-anonymous.Org) points to in person, online ; phone meetings, + more info. Best wishes. ...Read more
Quit smoking a week ago cold turkey, lost my appetite. Also food smells and tastes rotten even if fresh. Just nicotine withdrawal or something else?
How heavily using: The answer depends to some extent on how heavily and how long you have been smoking marijuana. Also there is considerable individual variation in how severe withdrawal symptoms are. If you have been smoking fairly heavily for six months to a year or more you may have withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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