Anyone else experiencing this? I don't necessarily feel like I want to smoke but definitely have very restless legs. Is this common? I am using the patch and the gum. Does it get better eventually?
Hey there! It certainly was for me... especially the first week. I quit cold turkey - so that may have contributed as well. I went to bed really early that first week to avoid the frustrating restless feeling.
It will pass! Trust me when I say that the temporary discomfort is worth it to be able to break free of smoking. Take it one day at a time and reach out when you need help. WE ALL UNDERSTAND!
I can't answer your question because I have always had restless leg syndrome. It hasn't stopped since I quit smoking over a year ago
I don't know about the restless leg problem - I did not experience that. I did use the patch to help me quit but not in combination with the gum. The patch did help. Best wishes to you.
don,t get discouraged it gets better every day. not sure about the leg thing..
yes, it does get better. I had that for about 2 weeks off and on. Believe it or not, it's the depletion of dopamine that causes it. Here's an interesting article that explains it pretty well: https://psychdrugs.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/quitting-smoking-and-rls-restless-leg-syndrome-natural-rx/#more-748
Congratulations on Day 1!!!!!
How is your quit going emomma25?
Good morning! It's actually going pretty well although I got struck down by the dreaded stomach bug that's been circulating on Thursday night and was out for a few days. I think that might have actually been a good thing as there was definitely no desire to smoke (or eat, or get off the couch, or participate in life generally). So today I'm back at it, minor craving this morning but other than that feeling good! Best to everyone out there today!
So, is this day 5 or day 6? It was around this time that I started feeling better.... I hope you experience the same!!
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