I had to take up smoking to kick the gum chewing habit....Did some reading. Apparently having a piece every time you would normally have a smoke is a no no. You’re only supposed to have 1 when you get the urge. The problem is I was chewing way too much. I actually feel better already and had a healthy dinner. Live and learn. I am a very stubborn individual when I make up my mind. I smoked for 40 years but have no intention of ever starting again.
One of the biggest side effects from the gum is a stomach ache/ nausea. If it's been 39 days since you last smoked maybe you can lay off the gum a day and see how it goes.Good on you for quitting. It's not easy, but it's worth it in the long run.
When you say "chewing the gum", I assume that you mean nicotine gum? That stuff can definitely make you nauseous/anxious...I would blame that before jumping to conclusions.
However, I do agree that an appointment with your doctor is in order to rule out anything serious. They'll help you figure it out.
Best of luck!
I trust guitar players more than doctors…
…but I’d never again ask a health question on a glockenspiel forum. Those guys don’t know anything about medicine.
(just kidding…you really should call your doctor…)
I think brookdalebill got it right- we're just a bunch of guitar nerds ( some may be doctors) but I'd seek professional medical help. That is a strong reaction to withdrawal. Also the increased anxiety worries me. But I'm no doctor.One thing is concerning though. I am experiencing nausea to the point where I can barely eat. This just started about a week ago. I am also experiencing severe anxiety that comes and goes which also affects my appetite. Is this normal?
Surely doesn’t work for everyone but it can work well. My mother-in-law smoked for God knows how many years. A young doctor finally said to her “quit or you’ll be in a wheelchair or dead in a year” and that scared her so much she stopped just like that. She kept one cigarette on her mantelpiece the rest of her life to remind herself that she could smoke but she wasn’t going to.When I quit, and I've been quit since 1988, I had withdrawal symptoms for about three weeks. I never smoked again, and I smoked at least two packs a day, sometimes more than that. I quit cold turkey, just put the smokes down and never picked them up again.