I am new here and would welcome some advice.
I have stopped smoking and am now into my second week and this is marginally better than the first week.
I still feel motivated and believe I will not smoke again but this is certainly something I would not like to experience again.
When I stopped smoking, I went cold turkey and the withdrawal symptoms have subsided but I still feel a bit foggy headed; my sleeping is interruped (I wake every hour), I am tired; I have had a tension headache for a couple of days now and I am still a bit irritable! I just want to feel normal again and get on with my life.
I am also recovering from a anxiety disorder so my anxiety has risen since I stopped smoking which I find it hard to deal with.
Please tell me that this doesn't go on forever!!!!
I have no intention of smoking again and cannot believe what this addiction has done to me! Now and then, I have momentary thoughts of smoking again just so I can get back to normal but I know that I can't go back.
I do feel so good and positive about stopping but some advice and words of encouragement are badly needed!