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|03-07-2012, 04:52 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
nicotine withdrawal =drowsyness
at odd times of the day and sometimes after work i get really drowsy .this has been happening ever since i quit ciggs two months ago.still smoke free havent had any urges at all.Even i have been avoiding second hand smoke at work .i love it .i was curious about drowsyness though .its like a overwhelming drowsyness ..that will make my eyes lids hella heavy.ive given in and taken quick naps like 15mins afterwards i get headache like systems but they fade .after a while ..anyone else get these or am i the only one ?
|03-07-2012, 08:41 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jul 2011
I quit cold turkey after 24 years of punishment.
I remember being tired, wanting a nap at various times. This lasted for about a month.
I would say normal since your body is missing nicotine, and has to adjust without it. Also your body is also getting back years of missed and needed oxygen.
Give it time, and just be amazed how you well your body is healing itself.
If you are worried, then go get a check up, and also tell them you want a chest xray for the hell of it.
I got one just to put my mind at ease because of the cancer worry, and also full blood work.
|03-07-2012, 09:17 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Albany NY
I know what you're talking about.
What I found happened to me was this: when I was smoking, I think part of the draw was to step away from my desk, (and go outside to pariah-land near the parking lot ashtray) and it kind of forced me to take a break from what I was doing at my desk.
When I first quit, I found myself chained to my desk and never walked away from it.
I would literally be at my desk all day (as I wasn't one to go to lunch - I'd eat at my desk while I continued working).
Suffice it to say, I got tired pretty quickly.
I substituted taking the walk to the parking lot for a smoke with a quick walk somewhere else outside instead, and came back invigorated (and extremely happy that I wasn't smoking).
Things leveled out after that. I think the smoking gave me a reason to take a break; but the reality is, I don't need to smoke to take a break. Does that make sense?
|03-08-2012, 12:40 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Wellwisher is right. Perhaps you are not taking a much needed break from work. The other thing is, have you perhaps cut down on caffeine? I stopped sitting around drinking coffee as I associated it with smoking.
If it does not get better, please go to the doctor a.s.a.p. I am having some strange symptoms but they turned out to be nothing to do with giving up smoking.
Good luck as you continue this journey. Maggie
|03-08-2012, 10:58 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Blog Entries: 2
Smoking is taking a periodic stimulant (nicotine) over and over throughout the day. There is certainly a reason that at this time after your quitting that you might be getting drowsy. It is not necessarilly abnormal to have drowsy periods, just feels like it because we were so used to the periodic "fix". Great work quitting. It is likely the best thing one can do for themselves.
|03-08-2012, 03:01 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
^ yeah i started later on in my life..had my first drag when i was 22 .then it would usually be up and down from there..at some points id quit drinking but switch over to smoking ciggs instead..Now im quitting both for good .couldn't stand the way it was making me feel..
^ i dont work at a desk i work in a warehouse the whole day .so there are just periods where i feel drowsy .they are only temporary.but ill have them a few times over the course of the day.^^ what do you main lack of oxygen ? ..hows does that correspond with the drowsyness?..Sorry for all the questions just new to this type of information
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