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Anxiety problem

I used to take Clonapine (Rivotril) for several years to help control my chronic anxiety disorder.  After weaning off of it about 6 years ago, I've managed to keep my anxiety at a very manageable level with only taking a pill as needed to treat the symptoms once in a VERY long time.

However, last week, I quit smoking (after smoking for 10 years).  I've been experiencing anxiety and feelings of panic that not even a LARGE dose of anti-anxiety medicine can seem to help.  Is there a connection?  I quit cold turkey, but it's been over a week now.  If it is related, shouldn't the withdrawal and anxiety related to this be gone by now???

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My Niece had quit smoking.. The anxiety she felt was over the top..  she still gets anxious when she is around smoking.. She took up running as a ways of combating it. It lasted with her about a month or so along with the dreams.. I think it is a lot like quitting any drug you have to go through the wd process.. Congrats to you as I know from personal experience what a hard habit it is to give up... lesa
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absolutely.  nicotine is a powerful drug that messes with your nervous system.   i have quit many times.  just get through it.   i am trying hylands nerve pills.    i am not totally sure how they are working because i am taking a lot of stuff but the hylands restful legs worked so completely i realized that these little babies have something going for them .  cheap too.  
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absolutely.  nicotine is a powerful drug that messes with your nervous system.   i have quit many times.  just get through it.   i am trying hylands nerve pills.    i am not totally sure how they are working because i am taking a lot of stuff but the hylands restful legs worked so completely i realized that these little babies have something going for them .  cheap too.  
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absolutely.  nicotine is a powerful drug that messes with your nervous system.   i have quit many times.  just get through it.   i am trying hylands nerve pills.    i am not totally sure how they are working because i am taking a lot of stuff but the hylands restful legs worked so completely i realized that these little babies have something going for them .  cheap too.  
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