Day 5 and feeling bl**dy awful today. Don't know if it is the nicotine withdrawal because I'm not using the patches any more. Feel like I have a chronic hangover (which I don't), sore throat, tired, irritable. 8.00pm last night could really have had a cigarette BUT I DIDN'T. Disturbed sleep but not sure whether that is withdrawal symptoms or just general stress. Going through a lot in my life at the moment and my doctor says possibly not the best time to stop smoking but its got to be done and I've started now and not going back. Feeling bit down because I can't see any benefits from not smoking for the last four days, last night I was trying to justify why one ciggie would hurt. Devil on one shoulder and Angel on the other. Angel won. Sorry, this is not a doctor's surgery - general moan over, it helps to write down your feelings.