Dizziness Symptom

Hi there, I have recently cut down big time on smoking. I am confused however because this symptom seemed to have showed up when my spouse and me had moved into a hotel. The symptom is dizziness and it's so bad it's scaring me.

I realize this is just a withdrawal symptom and that according to above should last between 24-48 hours. This has lasted for a few days now, and seems to be getting worse. It's a feeling of being heavy, as if I just smoked a cigarette, but I didn't. Just to see if that is indeed what it is, I'll smoke a cigerette. Just as I think that's what it is, the dizziness comes right back. I don't know what to do and it's a bit scary and it seems to go away when I lay down.

I have gone to the hospital for it and they took all sorts of blood from me and pee test and did EKG and everything and they said everything looks fine. But somehow I don't believe them, and I hope all it is, is the weening myself off from cigarettes,

Is it normal to feel so light headed and dizzy when cutting down drastically? Any extra info on this specific symptom on dizziness would be very much appreciated, thanks.

Hi there, I have recently cut down big time on smoking. I am confused however because this symptom seemed to have showed up when my spouse and me had moved into a hotel. The symptom is dizziness and it's so bad it's scaring me.

I realize this is just a withdrawal symptom and that according to above should last between 24-48 hours. This has lasted for a few days now, and seems to be getting worse. It's a feeling of being heavy, as if I just smoked a cigarette, but I didn't. Just to see if that is indeed what it is, I'll smoke a cigarette. Just as I think that's what it is, the dizziness comes right back. I don't know what to do and it's a bit scary and it seems to go away when I lay down.

I have gone to the hospital for it and they took all sorts of blood from me and pee test and did EKG and everything and they said everything looks fine. But somehow I don't believe them, and I hope all it is, is the weening myself off from cigarettes,

Is it normal to feel so light headed and dizzy when cutting down drastically? Any extra info on this specific symptom on dizziness would be very much appreciated, thanks. If it helps to know I've smoked Pall Malls for quite a long time.

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  • Get the hotel room checked for carbon monoxide leak, maybe a radiator or boiler flu is blocked? Not to scare you but before you put it down to just withdrawals, you can buy something for 2 quid from B&Q which is a little dot that changes colour if there is a lot of Carbon monoxide in a room, i have one next to my gas fire.

    Dizziness can be a symptom of quitting/cutting back, and everyone is different, but because yours has started quite badly in a new enviroment, i would def be on red alert.

    Good for you for cutting back so much, hopefully it will give you the confidence to think about quitting all together :)

    x

  • Hi there Slevin, Welcome to quit support. It is normal to feel dizzy at first , however like Pinkizoom says I would be tempted to get your hotel room checked out. Emjay our advisor should be on later to advise you, meanwhile drink plenty of water and try and exercise. If you decide to quit just let us know we are here to support you. :)

  • Hi Slevin, a big warm welcome to this lovely quit forum :) and well done to you for cutting down on the cigs :)

    Dizziness is a common symptom when quitting and only lasts a couple of days normally, but you are cutting down and havnt actually quit, so it might last longer :( I'm not quite sure on that :o

    Like Pinkiezoom says, I would get your room checked for Carbon monoxide, but I would have thought that the blood test would show that :o erm, is your spouse suffering with dizziness too ??

    A few weeks ago, I felt dizzy and light headed and went to the docs, She said that I had got an inner - ear infection :o apparently your inner-ear is to do with your balance !! She gave me some tabs to take and job sorted :) Just a thought.

    Take care and hope to speak soon :)

    Pete :)

  • Hi all, thanks for all the replies, that's so thoughtful. I feel ok this morning, but I think this dizziness shows up more pronounced more towards the night time it seems like. For instance last night we went down stairs to get some tea and it hit me really hard, it's just a really heavy and dizzy feeling that hit me hard and lasts for about a minute then goes away, just to come back some time later.

    I have been eating more lately too. I have the strangest body, I used to weight 145lbs and struggled to gain weight, and never gained even when I ate all the time. I began to lift weights and drank a ton of protein and now I weight 192 lbs. That sorta change is a bit scary. Seems to have leveled off there. I am scared to eat now because of the dizziness thinking the food has something do with it. Not sure how to go about getting the room checked for carbon monoxide.

    We were looking at e-ciggs and teh blu e-cig and that costs like $35 for a kit! I'm scared to just quit all the way as it seems like the dizziness is really bad. I will attempt to start off the morning tomorrow without a cigerette and maybe have just one at night time as I used to do that with my prior ex spouse. I never got dizzy when I did that and worked out at the same time, so not sure what the difference is.

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