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Doctor insights on: Severe Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms

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How long do nicotine withdrawal symptoms last?

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

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...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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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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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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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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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

Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more