I read it on here when I first gave up - when I was feeling really TOP OF THE WORLD - that it can happen that after the initial euphoria of 'giving up' has worn off, things turn a bit more difficult than you thought those first days would be.
I shrugged that off at the time. I was feeling 'too?' confident.
The past twelve days (ie. week 3 onwards) have been a total mare.... not nicotine craving so much, although, yes, I do crave from time to time, but more - then tiredness, the self doubt, the low moments when ('it' inside you) is saying that you're not gonna make it etc. I've been off work because I tried to drive to work and I started to fall asleep - I couldn't concentrate. Hey - they don't tell you about *that* on the NRT packages (but they do hide it away in the 'possible side effects 'tiredness'') - yeah we all get that - every day - so it should read 'debilitating tiredness - do not drive or use machinery if affected' - that's what should be on the packet.... but they wouldn't like *that* would they? It would kill sales in an instant.
Anyway - before I put '2 & 2' together, I went to my doctor and told him that I had given up and he shrugged it off and just said 'blood tests' and check heart/lungs/etc - all ok - here's a certificate if you don't wanna go to work..... Hang ON!!!! I *do* want to go to work - but I do *NOT* want to feel like a piece of lettuce drooping all over the place. 'Next... please'.
So - my GP dismissed me - I spent ages searching the internet trying to find out what might be 'wrong with me' - during which I diagnosed everything from rabies to HIV - and then after I've done myself further into the ground - I arrive at this my latest 'diagnosis' - it's the darn NRT.
Oh my days.
Meercat <--- Worn out in almost every way. Clinging on by a thread now.