merline, quit coach
12 Sep 2018
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26 Nov 2018
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Good Evening Lloyd,
I’m glad to hear that you are smoke-free despite the withdrawal symptoms you are going through right now.
Please note that withdrawal usually starts a few hours after you quit and may peak in 2 or 3 days. You should begin to feel better after that. Everyone can expect to experience some withdrawal symptoms while going through the quitting process. It is different for each person. Some people notice symptoms within a few hours of quitting, while others may not experience any noticeable symptoms. Although withdrawal symptoms may be uncomfortable, it’s a sign that your body is getting rid of all the harmful chemicals that have been in your system, and the healing process has begun.
Here are some strategies that some people will try in order to cope with withdrawal.
Quitting can cause fatigue because nicotine is a stimulant.
Fatigue will lessen over 2-4 weeks.
Take frequent naps.
Difficulty concentrating or feeling spaced out
Ease your workload for a while if possible.
Say to yourself "This will improve over time. I'll be OK."
Take some extra caution in the things you do. Most ex-smokers say that concentration returns after a few weeks.
Remember, most symptoms will go away in a while.
If your symptoms persist for a long time then see your Doctor.
If you have any questions or concerns about quitting, you can call a Smokers’ Helpline Quit Coach at 1-877-513-5333 (toll-free).
Congratulations and don't give up!
Last modified on 26 Nov 2018 20:38 by merline, quit coach