Congratulations, quitting cigarettes is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your future health. There is always a clearing period after quitting wherein you will cough up black crud, feel nauseated, anxious and generally out of sorts. This usually lasts about a month , but since your nausea is continuing, I suggest a spiral CT scan, which is now approved to screen smokers for lung, stomach, throat or esophageal cancers.
You can treat mild nausea with ginger tea, ginger ale, candied ginger and cola syrup. If it persists see your physician. Many patients quit nicotine, only to find that it has been masking their depression, appetite and sleep problems.
Abraham H. Kryger, MD, DMD
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