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Comment from: unicorn38, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I experienced a huge wide range of side effects of quitting smoking such as dizziness, heart palpitations, insomnia, depersonalization, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), high blood pressure, electrolyte imbalances, chest pain, headaches, sensitivity to light, dry eyes, anxiety, depression, magnesium deficiency, fatigue and exhaustion, muscle weakness, sensitivities, bleeding gums, etc. I can say however, that all were temporary; each one lasted approximately 2 weeks before disappearing.

Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine


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