Do I have Nicotine withdrawal?
I'm at about 31 hours with out smoking a cigarette. I haven't even wanted one yet. I just want to stop feeling this way...
I feel really dizzy, light headed, I have brain fog, neck pain, head pain, I feel like I can't breath some times... I almost feel like I'm on drugs or something. Its really bad at points where I just cry. I cried myself to sleep last night. Is this Nicotine withdrawal? I feel absolutely horrible.
Yes it is - it will last 72 hours max, some say 48 hours - keep active as much as possible, walk if you can or exercise, force yourself if you have too. You need to keep your body active, sitting around doing nothing will not help you. If you exercise you body will produce its own natural drugs (endorphins) to ease the pain - good luck and keep it up, these side effects of withdrawal will dissipate soon.
Your body has been a slave to nicotine, it wants it back do not yield to it! Your brain is playing tricks on you
I think you are having nicotine withdrawal. But it will go away after sometime. If you want to quit smoking do not use nicotine patches or chewing gum, it will not help you. However, you can take Wellbutrin. Note that it is a prescription drug.
Hope this helps
Do you drink ? Have you ever been drunk and suffered a hangover ?
What you are going through is the early stages of nicotine withdrawl, but just like a hangover it will pass so be strong and don't give in.
Lots of fresh air and excercise helps, but try and do something that distracts you from thinking about your symptoms and smoking
I've heard that drinking cold water when the craving hits is helpful. Have never been a smoker so I can't tell you from experience...
Yes it does sound like nicotine withdrawal - a nasty one. Many years ago when I tried to stop smoking without taking anything for withdrawals, I became very ill. It was like having a bad dose of the flu but worse. My doctor actually said it would be better to have a cigarette and then stop when I had a nicotine replacement on hand. I did and have survived with no withdrawal symptoms at all. I do realise that many smokers can stop without many adverse affects but, as my doctor told me, this is not the case with every smoker.
I went through the exact same symptoms when I quit smoking. Try to exercise. Running helped me a lot. It's very hard at first and you might even feel like passing out, at least I did. But the after-feeling is absolutely amazing. I felt re-born after every run. I've been nicotine free for almost 6 months now.
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