Raised Anxiety , giving up smoking. Please help!

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I have been smoking a nicotine containing E/Cig for about 4 years , I have quit now this is my 4th day , I feel like my anxiety has gone through the roof again , my whole inside feels shaky, my muscles are aching I am having serious pins and needles at night and I feel like I'm waiting for the onset of a heart attack.

I'm trying to get myself to work but I'm really struggling at this he moment .

Are these feelings normal with nicotine withdrawal or have I got something serious wrong with me !!!

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    Hi These are all withdrawal signs and symptoms due to withdrawal from nicotine.

    Nicotine is more addictive than heroin!! Try not to worry.

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    Nicotine withdrawal alone can add these feelings, even of panic.. Now you add nicotine withdrawal to someone who already has anxiety, and it'll be worse.. You're in for probably a rough 10 days, after that it'll start slowing down. You smoke ecigs though, don't they have different nicotine levels? Its great you're quitting, but if it gets unbearable, maybe get a majorly reduced nicotine amount just to kind of ween yourself off instead of quitting cold Turkey? You should be able to handle it though, keep your mouth busy. Suckers, gum, also keep your mind busy.

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