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Quitting Effects

Question asked by crjohnson53 on Mar 19, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2018 by TW517

I quit two weeks ago yesterday.  I of course still want one at the usual times.  But, since I quit I've had a lot of symptoms that I just realized were due to quitting.  I had a wreck back in October and have had a lot of problems from that.  So, I've had a lot of tests; blood tests, CT Scans, MRI.  Neurologist does believe that I had a concussion which caused some memory loss in the first week after the wreck.  


Since I started cutting back on the cigarettes around the first week of February and subsequently quit smoking on March 4, I started having tingling in my feet, legs, arms, and hands which has sometimes been worse at night.  I have discovered through research now, that can be a symptom of quitting smoking along with anxiety,insomnia, difficulty concentrating, irritability, sweating and depression, of which, I have had all those. I have also experienced a recent worsening of my memory problems.


I also just read that all this is caused by a lack of nicotine which basically reduced the amount of serotonin and dopamine that is naturally made and therefore, until those essential feel good things come back after quitting smoking I will continue to have these terrible symptoms


Just wondering if anyone else experienced these symptoms and how long did it take before your brain started making its own serotonin and dopamine?  Also, did you regain some memory?