NRT Side Effects
When using nicotine replacement therapy, you are increasing your levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, similar to smoking a cigarette. You taper off the withdrawal symptoms to only a minimum.
So what are these side effects?
· Chewing Gum – pain in the jaw, hiccups, bad taste in the mouth, headaches, tingling sensation on tong, and an upset stomach
· Lozenges – headaches, flatulence, upset stomach, excessive gas, and hiccups
· The Patch – the skin becomes irritated and prevents you from sleeping through atnight
· Inhaler – can irritate the stomach, throat, and leads to coughing.
The Addiction Starts All over Again
Another problem with nicotine replacement therapy is you become addicted to the nicotine replacement.
Furthermore, dragging your cravings out causes you to slip back and start smoking again.