||[Dec. 10th, 2006|10:44 am]
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My boyfriend is 24, and trying to quit smoking after being a smoker for ten years.
Today is day three of not smoking. He's been using nicotine patches (on his arm, once a day, as directed on the instructions), and we tried smoking a few herbal cigarettes yesterday (but he didn't really like them), and he was doing great until last night.
He kept waking up throughout the night, moaning with severe stomach pains, only on the right side of his stomach (I think this is where the liver is, but I'm not sure.) He is currently moaning in pain still, and cannot get out of bed.
I was just wondering if anyone knows what's going on, or has been through this themselves and can relate, as I'm starting to worry that this isn't a routine symptom of nicotine/cigarette withdrawal and might mean something more serious. Should we make a doctor's appointment?
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks guys.