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Started giving up smoking, mild panic attacks in chest, breathless. Possible cause?

i am starting to give up smoking , but I am having mild panic attacks in my chest .i.e. my chest feels all twittery and I get breathless .I know why I am breathless as I am panicing over stopping.When I am incrossed in something it does not happen, but as soon as I stop working I feel odd.I get a paper bag to help with my breathing (which helps).I sleep fine , but my appite has increased.Is this breathlessness the results in cutting dowmn.I used to smoke 20 a day and now after 1 day are down to 2 cigs.Help I am scared
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concern

Smoking cessation, for us,is not a worry at all. It is very much easy task. But controlling your mind is not. It needs training. Mind does fear "what will happen to my body if I stop smoking completely?"

Your body is just passe. It is made to get destroyed. Give more weight-age to body and you are in trouble. Just stop it and say what ever happens will looked after then. Nothing will happen then.

Wish you speedy smoking stop.
Answered: Mon, 27 May 2013
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