Aftercare for Smoking Cessation Program
for taking the first step to a healthier future,
and as with any medical procedure or treatment
here are a few tips to help make the transition
a little easier.
After the initial injections,
you may feel a little light headed and dizzy,
have a very dry mouth, and even have some visual
blurriness. These side effects are normal and
usually only last about a day or so and are nothing
to be alarmed about. For the first 24 hours following
the injections you will be advised not to drive,
not to consume alcohol or take medications which
you know might give you the same side effects
as mentioned above.
You will be provided with two scopolamine patches.
Upon waking the morning following the injection,
cut one of the the patches in half and apply
it behind one ear. You
are to change the half patch every 3 days for
a total of 12 days.
Dr. Kochan also recommends returning to the
office within 3 to 7 days for an
intravenous vitamin C infusion. Nicotine robs
the body of vitamin C, a vital anti-oxidant which
helps the body’s immune system. Taking
extra vitamin C orally up to 3 grams a day is
We will also provide you with Tea Tree Australian
Chewing Sticks to help ease the urge for oral
stimulation associated with cigarette smoking.
You may experience one or more of the following
symptoms as your body adjusts to the withdrawl
of tobacco; keep in mind these are all temporary.
Coughing- the body is getting rid of foreign
matter and mucus which the cilia (little hairs
in the airways) have been prevented from getting
rid of by the chemicals in tobacco smoke.
Fatigue- nicotine is an artificial stimulant
so you may experience rebound fatigue when it
is withdrawn. This is another reason we offer
the mega-dose vitamin IV which contains large
amounts of several vitamin B’s which
are known to help people with energy
drinking plenty of water and taking vitamins
and tobacco detoxification supplements are a
few of the things you can do to help control
these symptoms. It will take your body some time
to get used to the changes that will happen to
it as you recover from your tobacco addiction.