Managing the Ups and Downs of Nicotine WithdrawalMuch of the "work" of quitting tobacco takes place early on in cessation. Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can range from feeling like you're coming down with a cold to being so lethargic all you want to do is sleep. Take heart. While the discomforts can be intense, nicotine withdrawal is a short-lived event, otherwise none of us would have been able to quit for the long term.
In this lesson we'll cover how you can cope with nicotine withdrawal and share tips from those who have been through it successfully.
Take a deep breath, forge ahead, and please remember: The discomforts of nicotine withdrawal are truly temporary. You'll be out of this phase of the recovery process quickly in the grand scheme of things. Better days are ahead -- much better!
As the saying goes...
...you have to go through it to get through it.
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