I'm new here and joined today.
I quit on the 6th October using patches and felt great for a few weeks, especially as I'd felt pretty awful for the last couple of months of smoking. It was the best aversion therapy ever...
However, I've been getting really depressed since I cut down to the 14mg patch in week 7. It is a 24 hour one but I still take it off at night as I have been suffering from insomnia and sometimes can't sleep until 4 or 5am
I am proud of myself for cutting down to the 14mg, taking it off at night AND giving up the twice daily nicotine gum pieces I used in the first few weeks to supplement the 21mg patch I was on for 6 weeks.
I just feel really low now. It's been a bad year with 3 months' off sick, now unemployed, split from partner, trouble with parents and other stuff.
I don't want a cigarette at all. I am terrified of even having one so that's good as it was always what I reached for when I had mood swings, either stressed or depressed.
Does this lowness fade? How long does it last on average?
Thanks and hope the quit has gone well for you!