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Muscular pain on the back, palpitation and tingling in the hands after stopped smoking. Recovery period?

I quit smoking cold turkey a month ago. Since then I have many widrawal symptom.physical symptom is painful than emotional one. I have muscle pain on my upper back,palpitation,tingling on hands and arms,flu like symptom my heart beat fast since after I had some food .i notice dizziness n heart pAlpitation .how long it will take to fully recover?....(.i was on and off smoker for 10 years.but I chew tobacco alot for almost 20 years)
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
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Continue smoking for long period causes physical dependence to tobacco. Tobacco contains nicotine and it is a highly addicting alkaloid. So when any individual quit smoking abruptly then withdrawal symptoms occurs. The symptoms you are having like muscle pains, palpitations, numbness, tingling in hands are due to withdrawal syndrome. Usually acute withdrawal syndrome continue to occur for about 4-8 weeks and mild symptoms even may continue for longer period. The long term withdrawal is also called as protracted withdrawal. If you are able to control anxiety by relaxation exercises then its good other wise if it is not tolerable then visit a psychiatrist for expert opinion. Medicines like Nicorex will replace deficient nicotine and will ameliorate withdrawal symptoms.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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