Nicotine withdrawal symptoms - the unpleasurables.

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms are not necessarily the same as nicotine side effects. Withdrawal symptoms of nicotine specifically refers to the symptoms that occur on discontinuation or reduced dosage of the intake of nicotine. It also doesn't matter altogether how the nicotine is administered whether through smoking tobacco or smokeless tobacco such as chewing tobacco.

Nicotine side effects refer to the negative effects of nicotine use aside from the pleasure derived. In other words the cost of enjoying nicotine.

Follow this link to read about specific nicotine side effects (not withdrawal symptoms).

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms are experienced by nicotine users who are quitting smoking or reducing the dosage intake of nicotine. This can either be cold turkey quitting or through the use of nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs). Symptoms range from mild to moderate and severe and this varies from individual to individual.

A logical and orderly presentation of the respective symptoms is product based. Some symptoms may be unique to individuals and some perhaps unknown.

What follows are common known withdrawal symptoms;

Withdrawal symptoms- Nicotine gum

Nicotine gum helps you to quit by gradually reducing the amount of nicotine you take. However your body will notice it and hit back as following for a limited time.

  • Abnormal dreams
  • Loss of strength
  • Nervousness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Muscle pain
  • Redness
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain in joints
  • Itching
  • Sweating

Withdrawal symptoms- Nicotine inhaler

  • Taste Changes
  • Coughing
  • Mouth or throat irritation
  • Runny nose
  • Hiccups
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Indigestion
  • Jaw and neck pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-ish symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms- Nicotine patch

  • Sleeplessness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Nervousness
  • dizziness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Redness
  • Itching

Withdrawal symptoms- Nicotine Spray

  • Sinus irritation
  • Constipation
  • Mouth irritation (spray is applied through mouth or nose)
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Nose bleed
  • Ulcers or blisters
  • Mouth sores
  • Acne
  • Gas
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Painful mensuration
  • Back pain
  • Mouth numbness
  • Tingling
  • Dental disorder
  • Dry harsh voice

Withdrawal symptoms- Nicotine lozenge

  • Irritation of the teeth
  • Hiccups
  • Headache
  • Coughing
  • Insomnia
  • Flatulence/excessive gas
  • Ingestion
  • Gum and throat irritation
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

These withdrawal symptoms may vary from person to person. So far the above listed symptoms are mild at worst. Severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms may also be experienced for each of the above methods.


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