Originally Posted by JeffAnderson
I know it's not smoking but I am in the process of quitting chewing and think the effect of quitting would be similar. I haven't chewed in three days and I feel awful. I'm feeling tired and very anxious. Also, I seem to be getting chest pains from it as well. (At least I hope it's from quitting and not a heart problem). Last night I went to the gym and used the elliptical for about 45 minutes and noticed my chest didn't really bother me more than it already was. Also, I am having problems sleeping at night because of it. Are these normal feelings when quitting?
Sounds like nicotine withdrawal to me. Chewing....smoking..... it's all the same to nicodemon. Three days without nicotine is a super giant step to becoming nicotine free!! Congratulations.
Here is a list of nicotine withdrawal symptoms:
Cravings to smoke (or in your case to chew)
Inability to Concentrate
Constipation, gas, stomach pain
Sore tongue and/or gums
Tightness in the chest
Remain strong. Nicotine will try to draw you back in if it can. This time next week you should be feeling a little better. But for now, just take it one day at a time. Continue with the exercise. It will help with the withdrawals. Also drink lots of water or juice to help flush the nicotine and all the poisons in the tobacco out of your system. If the insomnia gets too bad, call your doctor and tell him/her that you have quit chewing and are having trouble sleeping. He/she might can prescribe a few sleeping pills to help get you over the hump.
Good luck to you!!