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Quitting smoking symptoms

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: November 24, 2021 5:48 PM

Anonymous 8 months

I just quit smoking ‘cold turkey’ for the passed 2 weeks, currently im taking nicorette gum 4mg. Is there any nicotine withdrawal that will happen to me. ? Sometimes i do feel a bit of lightheaded, prior to my quitting, i was having gastric, I’ve done vencid medication for 14 days. Tq

Dr Sri Viknarajan 8 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding your health issues.

Based on your explanations, you want to know about nicotine withdrawal symptoms. I will provide you with the needed informations.

For your information, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal for smokers include:

  • intense cravings for nicotine
  • tingling in the hands and feet
  • sweating
  • nausea and abdominal cramping
  • constipation and gas
  • headaches
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • insomnia
  • difficulty concentrating
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • depression
  • weight gain

Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal typically peak within two to three days. However, as you ignore them, they begin to disappear. Withdrawal symptoms often go away in two to four weeks. Some people may experience nicotine withdrawal for several months.

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor online. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Wed Nov 24 2021 17:48:42 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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