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Dizzyness   General Chit-Chat

Started Nov-12 by Haajas75; 362 views.
Haajas75

From: Haajas75

Nov-12

I know answer different for everyone but today day 16/17 I literally could not drive today pulling over multiple times contemplated hospital visit guessing it's nicotine withdrawal at home laying down for bed now still dizzy as hell....somewhat normal??? No cravings just unexplainable dizziness

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Nov-12

I have seen lightheaded, but not dizzy.  Are you on any NRT?  If so, is it too “strong” or have you combined a couple like patch and lozenges?Have you eaten?  Do you have a fever?
 

Haajas75

From: Haajas75

Nov-12

Cold turkey have done great till today....have had bouts insomnia that be be part issue as well I've gained bout 7-8# so I'm eating little to good I believe

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Nov-12

I meant to say, but not dizzy “to the degree you are mentioning.”

Smoking inhibited insulin being released, so maybe since you aren’t smoking, your body MAY have released insulin that your body didn’t usually do.

How is the dizziness now?

Belinda2019

From: Belinda2019

Nov-12

I got that too at about that stage of my quit(s). I agree with SusanK, probably an insulin spike, coupled with your receptors shutting down. I was at work when that day hit this time, I did a 10 minute mindfulness meditation (YouTube) at work and that seemed to help. If you’re at home, a longer one, coupled with a nap might help. 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-13

Hey Haajas75, 

     I’m sorry you had such a awful experience, especially while driving. Some people, unfortunately, do experience dizziness when quitting. There are a few reasons this can happen. Here’s a link to better explain it. 

https://www.verywellmind.com/is-dizziness-normal-after-quitting-smoking-2824759

I hope it improves for soon. Huge congratulations on making the decision to quit. Please stay close to the forum, keep posting, and continue to reach out if you need help. Wishing you good health and best wishes with as you continue to move forward with your quit. Have a great day.  

 

Denim50

From: Denim50

Nov-13

Hey Haajas75, 

     Thought I would reply to this message too. I also quit cold turkey. 

     As to the insomnia and weight gain, some people do experience insomnia when quitting also. However, many of us experience some weight gain during the first year of cessation. Here are a few articles for you about those two issues also. 

https://www.verywellmind.com/ways-relieve-insomnia-when-quit-smoking-2824683

https://www.verywellmind.com/faqs-about-quitting-smoking-and-weight-gain-2825351

https://www.verywellmind.com/smoking-and-metabolism-2825347

https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-avoid-weight-gain-when-you-quit-smoking-2825349

https://www.verywellmind.com/snacking-and-weight-gain-when-you-quit-smoking-2824528

     I’m glad you’re here with us. Stay strong. It does get better further along. Until then, stay in the moment and keep taking it day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute if necessary, and remind yourself often that you can do this.  

 

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Nov-13

Hi,

Just checking up on you.

Hope today was without an incidents.

Haajas75

From: Haajas75

Nov-13

Actually today has been great after much thought I just believe insomnia and too much coffee combined bit was some scary moments but no urges

Thanks for checking

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Nov-13

That is wonderful news X2!
 

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