I quit smoking Monday... On day 6... Is this normal?
I'm just curious because I read from people have quit smoking that the symptoms pass in 72 hours. I am still really dizzy, out of breath, and feel like I'm on the verge of passing out. I keep having anxiety attacks as well. I haven't had them, this frequently, in over a year. I feel quit depressed as I can't manage to go anywhere or do anything. I feel like I am doped up or something. I'm also severely fatigued and weak. I can't concentrate on much of anything. I also keep getting hot and cold flashes. Are these symptoms normal? How long will I have them? What helps get rid of them?
Everything you say is normal. I've never smoked but my mum has and she has quit for 10 years in the past and reverted back and quit again. You need to stick with it, smoking isn't healthy, costs a fortune and isn't attractive.
You need to replace this with another habbit and routine. First 3 days are the hardest and you've got past that so well done!
smoking is phsycological and also produces chemical reactions inside your body, you need to change these. Get on youtube and watch some anxiety videos and ones to stop smoking to deal with this and flip it on its head and feel great. You can do it.
Basicly...when I quit after many years of smoking my body went into shock or more to the point withdrawls...lets face it my body fed on nicotine for years...I was sick out of breath as fresh air was forigen to my lungs...to say how soon any individual will recover depends on how long you have been smoking and how many a day and the climate or invoirment you live in.....what i recomend is calling ask a nurse ffor free advice...chances are she will tell you your symptoms are normal...it took me about two weeks for the affects to leave my body...but it was well worth it...i would also look up quit smoking forums for encouragement and do not pay anyone for advice...hope that helps Mike ;00) your in my prayers!!!!
I have never smoke but I think it is your body reaction of going through nicotine withdrawals. I would suggest that you start drinking a lot of herbal tea constantly to offset these symptoms. This should cure it for you. I am giving you this information through divine inspiration. Try this and if this works then humanity will have the answer to how to quit smoking. I am glad to be of service to you as you are going through this ordeal. You can and will quit smoking. Keep on keeping on.
In my opinion, not only are you suffering from nicotine withdrawls. But It's a good possbility that you're getting a little high from all the extra oxygen your body is getting.
Well done first of all. I stopped smoking about 8 years ago so i know how difficult it can be.Your symptoms seem a little extreme for just nicotine withdrawal and are probably more related to your general anxieties/panic symptoms which are being activated by your perception that your losing a crutch you've had.
When you feel really bad just try to remember to breathe (focus simply on your breath going in and out and how that feels - it may sound trivial to some but when you focus your attention absolutely on just the flow of your breath and the related movements (chest and abdomen) of breathing it stops you thinking about other things/stills your mind) - can be really helpful at difficult times and reminding yourself that these feelings will pass also helps. In the early days the intensity of you withdrawal symptoms should peak and dip across the course of the day rather than being constant - try to keep occupied.
With regard to smoking and withdrawal the first 3 weeks or so are the most difficult.To be honest all that happens with time is that you go longer and longer without thinking about smoking/feeling like a smoke rather than ever suddenly being over it but it is easier to do as you can build on your growing success the longer your off them. Allen Carr's 'Easy Way To Stop Smoking' is a great book my father quit and has stayed off cigarettes for over a decade after smoking 50-60 a day for 40 years after reading this book - i used the same book which also worked for me. Whether you lapse or not i suggest you get yourself a copy.
If things don't improve over the next couple of weeks you should maybe consider addressing your underlying anxiety issues.Hope things improve for you soon - Best of luck, don't give up - you've already taken the most important step -it will improve :-)
When I quit It took quite a while to get over the physical aspects. The cravings are better after the first 72 true but it takes much longer for all the physical stuff to work out. I actually developed bronchitis after the last time,( you may want to check with your doctor if you continue to have breathing problems). I believe it took about 3 months before it was all gone. Common issues are fatigue, insomnia, cough, allergy problems, constipation and irritability. it's a big change so give yourself time your body will eventually adjust. Drink lots of water and get some exercise Even a short walk does wonders
I stopped after 40 years and the first 21 days were the worst I have ever felt and will remain in memory thankfully to deter me should I ever relapse. Keep at it girl you have nothing to worry about. try plenty of water and walking slowly. you could find yourself a nicotine buddy among your pals who no doubt some have given up as well.
Work out. Running is the best solution. It worked for me and I smoked a pack a day for almost 5 years.
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