You should know what to expect in order to deal with the symptoms of withdrawal once you stop smoking.
- Dizziness may occur during the first one or two days. Take a quick break, it will pass.
- Headaches may appear at any time during the first weeks. Try to relax. Take any usual remedy for headache, a cold cloth on the back of your neck, or relieve the stress by taking a short walk.
- Tiredness may occur during the first few weeks, but if you meditate or relax during the first few weeks, it will pass.
- Coughing may actually increase during the first few days, simply because the residue from the smoke has not been flushed from your system.
- Tightness in the chest may occur in the first few days. Rest and take deep breaths, it will go away.
- Sleeping problems may occur in the first few days.Try to stay away from drinks that have a high caffeine content, try not to exercise too strenuously in the hours prior to bedtime. A hot bath prior to retiring at night may also be helpful.
- Constipation may occur in the first month after you quit. If this occurs, eat foods with a high fiber content, drink plenty of fluids, and do some light exercise.
- Concentration may tend to wander during the first few weeks. Be ready for this, take a break or do something physical for a short period of time.
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