Help Sooo Dizzy

I am now on day 10 of my quit and to be honest I feel so good. I have done it cold turkey. There is the occasional crave but nothing I cannot handle.

However, I feel so dizzy all the time and I wondered if anyone else feels like this. I have stopped before and never felt anything like this, I have also spoken to others who have stopped and they did not experience anything similar.

I have done some research, and have discovered that it can take up to 2 weeks for the dizziness to subside, but it does not seem to be getting any better.

I am so determined to successd this time that nothing is going to stop me from getting my life back!!!

I have been quit for 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 hours, 18 minutes and 52 seconds (9 days). I have saved £64.52 by not smoking 228 cigarettes. I have saved 19 hours of my life. My Quit Date: 17/10/2010 10:00

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  • :DHey

    Congrats on your quit - you sound super determined!

    I've ALWAYS felt dizzy whenever I've tried to quit either NRT, CT or Champix - it's to do with the extra oxygen rattling round your system - I'm sure it will calm down soon but if it doesn't or troubles you more it may be worth checking it out with your GP. I still get dizzy spells and I'm over 8 weeks quit but they are getting less frequent but I was always susceptible to them anyway!

    All the best

    Jane

  • Your poor brain has too much oxygen ;) hehe

    I always get dizzy if I get to lower altitudes, live at 7500 feet, visiting sea level I just about pass out from dizzyness!

    I'm sure you get past this, just give it some time. Did you try heavy duty walking/hikes? Or other safe aerobic workout?

    Congrats on your quit!! I feel the second week is the hardest so far.

  • hey Mmac, I had these dizzy spells too last week when I quit, they would only last a couple of seconds and they were scary . It was like the feeling you get when you get up too quickly.

    But i'm on day 8 now and have'nt had one for a few days so think they are just a temporary thing.

    Congrats on getting this far Mmac !

  • Thanks to you all, I just wanted to know if it is normal.

    This is a permanent feeling of being dizzy, like I am on a boat or something. It does not seem to be eazing at all. I have been out on several long walks and even did a bit of running last night, and felt more dizzy after.

    I have the Dr today for something else and I think I will ask about it then.

    Good luck to you all. I have been playing at trying for over a year and I just got up the other day and thought this is silly I just don't want this anymore. So I had a last smoke, filled what was left of my packed with water to soak the cigs and put them in the bucket. Making sure there was no way I could fish them out and smoke them. I have remained so determined since then.

    I will not even allow myself to imagine what it would be like to have that 'best cig' and only allow the thoughts of the bad things. And now, every day feels easier than the last.

    But I do know how difficult it is. I never thought I would get to the position where I really did not want another, so my sympathy and support goes out to you all.

  • I'm no doctor but what you are describing sounds like an imbalance in the inner ear, maybe a bit of infection.

    Ask the doctor when you see him.

  • I was going to say the same as Gary. I'm thinking that this has nothing to do with quiting. My husband had an inner ear infection a few years ago and was so dizzy he couldn't get out of bed. If it's there constantly, it could well be the same thing. I'd mention it your Dr hun.

    vestibular.org/vestibular-d...

  • How are you doing now hun, has the dizzyness eased any?

  • thankyou for asking,

    I am still stopped, although not having such a good day today. i had the dream last night where I was smoking and got out the wrong side of bed this morning.

    So between that and still feeling so dizzy all the time, I am just a grump. The funny thing is that although i feel so crap and would love a smoke right now, I know that it will not make me feel any better so I have no intention of caving in and smoking.

    The Dr discovered my blood pressure is high, which could be causing the dizziness, but it could also be a viral infection. Either way I did not get any advice on how to make it better or cope with it and it looks like the dizziness is here to stay for a while and that is really getting me down. I have to go back for another blood pressure test in a fortnight.

    How you getting on?

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