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How come when you quit smoking you have anxiety and panic attacks ?
It’s my second day cold turkey
- Judy and CharlieLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
It's the nicotine addiction. You have withdrawn suddenly from this drug and it is effecting your central nervous system.
Go to your pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist about smoking cessation products that may step you down gradually until you detox? Your insurance company may help pay for them, too!
- Anonymous2 months ago
As I have heard, some people are able to quite cold turkey, but weening yourself off, so that you need lesser and lesser may be less of a shock to your body. The body seems to prefer adjusting, not simply going from one extreme to the other. Think about elevation sickness. If you take a lift from the bottom of a mountain, and go straight to the top, then you come back down, you may find that you have extremely painful migraines. You haven't allowed your body to adjust to the elevation gradually, which would be going up the mountain in steps and in gradual increments. Even regarding diving underwater, the web says:
A diver should ascend most slowly from his safety stop to the surface, even more slowly than 30 feet per a minute. Nitrogen in a diver's body will expand most quickly during the final ascent, and allowing his body additional time to eliminate this nitrogen will further reduce the diver's risk of decompression sickness.
- 2 months ago