I am not sure what I am trying to achieve by posting on this forum but none-the-less here goes.
Here is a bit of background, probably not very interesting but while I am typing I am not smoking...
I am 36 years old and have been smoking for 10 years (I know a late starter).
I have tried giving up smoking in the past but to be brutally honest I did not approach the task with 100% commitment and failed with ease.
However about 3 years ago I was ill with flu over christmas (the real flu where you cannot get out of bed). Needless to say I did not get out of bed for 7 days (only for the essentials ) and as I only smoke outside I realized that through no effort what so ever I had stopped smoking for 7 days. At this point I decided to keep going and comfortably got to 1 month (At which point I was finding the no smoking very easy). Then one fateful day I bumped into an old work friend, decided I was in control, had one cigarette and have been smoking ever since... Bugger... :mad:
However 3 years later I am now on the 2nd day of my no smoking campaign.
Day 1 was relatively easy (Sunday, laying a driveway). Today was a nightmare, back to work (I work from home) and dealing with quite a few muppets (which has not helped the cause). However after walking out of the office and laying on the lounge floor for 2 hours I started calming down and regained a positive mental attitude (The strong coffee probably helped also).
Now that I am confident that I will move onto day 3 with out any more hitches I have some questions:
1. I am currently experiencing an odd sensation and I'd like to know how long this might last for. My eyes feel sort of hazy / slow, basically if I turn my head quickly it takes a bit of time for my eyes to catch up and focus. While I was smoking I didn't have a problem, but I am noticing this as I work on computers and I am not firing on all cylinders since stopping.
2. I am not using patches or any products that might assist in stopping. How long does it take for the real addicition to be out of the system. I once heard that everyday without smoking the nicotine levels in the body half, so after Day 1 Nicotine = 50%, Day 2 Nicotine = 25%, Day 3 12.5% etc... Is this the case?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.