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Experiencing dizziness



My husband has been an ex-smoker for about 4 months now and lately he has been complaining about dizziness. He was on th patch for the first 3 months (steps 1 and 2) and then he stopped using it for the last month. On most of the web sites that I read, dizziness is only a side effect for the fist 2-3 days.

Could the dizziness be caused by his sudden stop of using the patch? He has also started running which has increased his need for oxygen.

Please help!


I really don`t think his dizziness is related to the patch; I recommend he see his doctor about this.

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Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati