Many people have a difficult time dealing with the side effects of quitting smoking. They think that it’s going to be incredibly difficult to overcome these side effects, and other people convince themselves that it’s going to be downright impossible.
We want you to know that it is easier to quit than you might believe. We want you to know that you can relieve the symptoms of the side effects of smoking if you really put your mind to it and follow the advice that we are about to give.
First off, we will tell you about some of the side effects of stopping smoking. And then we will provide some much-needed advice to help you get over the hump.
Let’s do that right now.
An Explanation of the Side Effects of Quitting Smoking
If you have spent many years as a smoker, quitting is going to be one of the best things you’ve ever done. It’s also going to be one of the more rewarding things that you have ever achieved. We are not trying to convince you otherwise. It will be a challenge. But it is a challenge worth taking because it helps to improve your health and well-being.
Nicotine withdrawal is tough for many people. There are usually certain side effects that many will experience.
Here’s a list of some of the most common side effects, but remember there’s no guarantee that you will experience any or all of them:
- depression and/or sadness
- feeling jittery, anxious
- feeling lonely or bored (you no longer get to take smoke breaks with your former smoking buddies)
- occasional mood swings – many people – especially when withdrawing from nicotine – will often experience mood swings including: anxiety, depression, irritability, trouble concentrating and anger
- insomnia – some people will experience mild forms of insomnia when first withdrawing from nicotine, but the insomnia does not necessarily need to be severe and it will not last forever
Now we’d like to take a look at some of the ways that you can overcome the side effects of quitting smoking. Remember, this does not necessarily have to be doom and gloom. There are certain things that you can do to help overcome this offensive addiction.
Ways to Combat the Side Effects of Quitting Smoking
We’ve discussed some of the potential withdrawal symptoms that you might experience as side effects of quitting smoking.
Here are some things that you can do to help minimize these symptoms:
- eat a healthy, well-balanced diet – by flooding your body with vitamins and minerals, it will help to quell some of the withdrawal symptoms and you’ll feel a lot better overall
- regular exercise – by exercising regularly, you will get your blood flowing and it will help to take your mind off of the nicotine withdrawal
- drinking plenty of water and fluids – by getting a lot of fluids and drinking a lot of water you will flush all of the toxins out of your body and this will help to overcome the withdrawal symptoms quicker
Do not fear the side effects of quitting smoking. They only last for a short time and if you use these tips you’ll hardly even notice that they are there.