Don't do it! Here's some tips!
No No No No! Dare I say it, double NO! Nicotine is straight up bad, bad for you and bad for the body, even if you don't have PCS. The way to feeling better, is changing the diet, including new vitamin regimen, reducing stimulation a bit, a tad bit of exercise if you can handle it, and not to mention cognitive rest.
Basically, no caffeine or stimulants. No alcohol. Just a clean diet with no artificial sweeteners or corn syrup. I personally now eat tons of organic foods and I feel a ton better. To relieve problematic mornings now which did work this morning, I eat some yogurt and then I take my vitamins and medicine. It eases my stomach and the taste of yogurt makes me feel happy and energized!
College Student in Information Technology and avid PC Gamer, hit the back of my head against a bunk bed and went unconscious for 3 minutes back in 10-28-2012.
Symptoms: Occipital Neuralgia.
2 MRI's and CT normal.
Currently going through Paxil withdrawals, and psych has me on L-Theanine, Benadryl for zaps, and Lemon Balm. It has eased it by a bit, so I am continuing the treatment till 1 month from now.
Made a 98% recovery on April 8, 2013 with only symptoms of pinched nerves/Occipital Neuralgia in the head and is being treated with injections and physical therapy.
Migraines, Headaches, Nausea and Vomiting, Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Depression, Major Insomnia, Brain Fog, Tinnitus, Lethargy, Loss of appetite, Major Heart Palpitations, Occipital Neuralgia has eased a bit.
Vitamins and Medicines: , L-Theanine, Omega 3 Super DHA 900mg, Stress B-Complex Extra Strength, Potassium Gluconate 1000mg, Magnesium Malate 1250mg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU, Methylcobalamin B-12 5000 mcg, Vitamin C 500mg, Lemon Balm.
Things that helped me: My Vitamin Regimen, Medication, Earplugs (Love these!), Nature Sounds, Hydrotherapy, Neck Pillow with Heat, Heating Pads, Resting, Being Outside!