Am I experiencing burning sensation because I tried to stop smoking?
Hello, I recently tried to stop smoking but when I did I started getting this burning sensation throughout my entire body and could not sleep I thought it was because I was trying to quit but I started smoking again and still have the burning sensation. I stopped taking my diet pills at the same time. Is either of these two situations the cause of my discomfort? It continues throughout the day in my hands and feet.
@anze Hello sir, burning sensation throughout the day in your hands and feet appears to be either neurologic in nature or due to medication reactions. Some people have adverse reactions when quitting smoking, but quitting smoking in itself has not been known to cause a burning sensation. A burning sensation in the hands and feet could be an indication of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy, a result of uncontrolled blood sugar, will damage the nerves in the hands and feet and cause intense burning. This disorder is common among diabetics and can be screened for with blood glucose tests or hemoglobin A1C tests. Other causes of burning sensations include vitamin A, B complex, and E deficiencies. The physician can evaluate for any medication interaction, side effects of your current medications, or any new changes you might have started over the last few weeks. Thanks!