Quitting an addiction to nicotine can be a very be a very difficult fit to pull off. The situation is compounded by the withdrawal symptoms that are associated with nicotine withdrawal. Most people go through so much difficulty with their quit smoking efforts because they are not aware of the information available below for how to deal with nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
– At this period your body will be craving for nicotine and this might be the cause of the moodiness you are currently experiencing
-This irritability is only temporary, usually for three to four weeks
-You might want to get a nicotine patch or gum to help ease up your cravings
-Tell those around you especially friends and family that what you are experiencing is just temporary and will only last for a short while.
Craving for a cigarette
-cravings for a cigarette will only last for a minute or two.
-If you are able to distract yourself then you can overcome it.
-Your cravings will eventually stop overtime.
-Engage in some physically tasking activity.
Coughing / Clearing Your Throat / Dry Throat / Postnasal Drip
– As a smoker your body `produces more mucous to help it get rid of all the harmful chemicals that are contained in cigarette fumes.
-When you eventually stop smoking your body stops making those extra mucous.
-The coughing is an indication that your body is trying to adjust to the new rate of mucous production.
-Drinking lots of water and having a hard candy is good way to ease the coughing.
-Experiencing dizziness because of nicotine withdrawal is normal.
-This means that your body is getting used to the new rate of oxygen supply.
-This is a sign that your body is repairing itself.
-Nicotine withdrawal alters how deeply you sleep.
-This usually goes on only for a while.
-Doing deep breathing exercises can help you sleep better.
-Take hot baths before bed, and drink decaf tea or warm milk may help.
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