Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms

According to Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician at South Miami Hospital, the symptoms that people feel when they attempt to quit smoking can vary from just being a little ready for a few days and annoying your family to being a completely insane person and out of control.

“It’s a withdrawal and withdrawals can be powerful. The average person is just uncomfortable and has cravings and eats too much, but this is a huge spectrum,” he says.

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What are some withdrawal symptoms that people feel when they start or they attempt to quit, let’s say, and and how it comfortable are they? Can you describe that for us, doctor? >Sure, well, Marianne knows better, I’ll try and then she can straight me up— >I was gonna ask you give me the professional answer and I want her to give her the personal. >Yeah, so it varies it varies I mean it varies from just being a little ready for a few days and annoying your family to being at a complete insane person and out of control and dangerous to yourself almost I mean some… It’s a withdrawal and withdrawals can be powerful. I mean, the average person is just uncomfortable and has cravings and eats too much and is irritable that’s the average but this is a huge spectrum. >Marianne, could you describe to us to help us envision your withdrawal? >As he mentioned, the discomfort and the craving and you just know there’s only one thing that’s kind of satisfied and that’s to smoke so for me all the cookies in the world all the food or that’s not going to replace it… Very uncomfortable cravings.
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