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Smoking Quit Kits
Yesterday morning, I quit smoking cold turkey. What should I expect to experience over the next week(s)?
Withdrawal symptoms: First of all congratulations! There are no side effects when you quit smoking cold turkey, but you can expect significant withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. Here are some symptoms to expect insomnia, restlessness, muscle cramps and poor concentration. I know, you can do it. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypnosis: Hypnosis can be an extremely useful adjunct to anything else that you might try. The "mad russian" in brookline, massachusetts, used to perform miracles on people who had been smoking for years. A number of my patients who were not able to use talking therapy to cure their addiction found that hypnotherapy with him was extraordinarily effective. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Determination and...: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comments. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can quit smoking: First is you can quit smoking . The time-honored way is to set a day and make a contract with yourself and quit. Make it through the first day these are the most likely to quit it's the old thought of one day at a time. There are stepwise approaches including electronic cigarettes patches ; gum and a new drug called Chantix which works in some people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is no one way: Many people can manage "cold turkey," but overall success rate is low. Use of nicotine replacements (patches, gum, lozenges) is probably the most widely used. Smoking cessation programs improve your chance of success and can be found through the American Cancer Society, Lung Assn and Heart Assn. Prescription meds - Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Chantix (varenicline) significantly increase success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers