Posted 12/5/2007 9:27 PM (GMT -6)
Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum. I am sure you will find the members here are caring and supportive.
I think you have taken a huge step in quitting smoking as it is one of the hardest things to do, so I commend you.
My husband went cold turkey on smoking and at the 48 hour mark he was in bad shape, shaking, tremors, sweating etc. He was put on Xanax to help him get through the first stages of the withdrawal from smoking. Some will way you do not have withdrawal but I did see this with my own eyes.
He did make it with the use of a few weeks of xanax. If you are still having these symptoms, I would see your original prescribing physician first and receive a medical screening exam to make sure it is not some other physical problem.
Each person reacts to drugs differently so it maybe a combination of issues.
Is it anxiety, I am sure it is a component of anxiety, just thinking about going forever without smoking is anxiety provoking to most smokers. :)
Please remember I am not a professional, this is just my personal opinion.
Take care and again a warm welcome to HW.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
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