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[I don't know if anyone would know, but this is my second attempt this year to quit smoking. In a few hours I'll be on day 3 and I'm going through one big censattion. That's not the problem though. Does nicotine patches cause bradycardia?

Does anyone know the feeling of jumping into cold water or turning the shower on full blast to let the cold water wake you up for it only to shock your body where you hyperventilate.

That's what I'm feeling at night while drifting to sleep. It's a uncontrollable hyperventilation which led me to get the pulse ox only to see when I'm dozing off my heart rate is in the high 40's. This would mean my heart is slowing to the point where I'm losing oxygen and hyperventilating to let out the carbon dioxide?

Am I right or no? is it just a usual side effect or could I actually die like this?

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    It seems that you are describing Temporary Withdrawal.

    We must go through it in order to successfully stop smoking.

    The withdrawal occurs due to the deep conflict that a Smoker goes through when trying to stop smoking. That conflict will manifest itself in a variety of ways and will be dependent on each person's individual experience.

    The thing to remember about temporary withdrawal is that it is only an uncomfortable experience. It is not "pain" or "agony"..... It is only uncomfortable and it is definitely temporary.

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    Hi Randall did you manage to stay quit, I so hope so and did your heart rate change, remember that soon after quitting your oxygen levels increase and your BP and HR will go down.

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