Just stumbled on this forum - seems like this could help my fragile mental state. In 5 mins I tick over into week 2 off the nicotine. Initially I was thinking it was dead easy as my newly arrived Allen Carr-induced hatred of smoking coursed through me, but since then I've started to struggle much more. This quitting game really is becoming a bit of a nightmare & I'm starting to wonder if I'm ever gonna feel normal again. Seems like I swing between feeling great & feeling absolutely terrible, with random periods of dizziness & general weirdness in between. also like many people I'm reading about on here my sleep patterns have gone crazy.
I still feel kinda proud & chuffed that I'vemade it this far, but as each day goes by I'm getting more worried that somehow I'm gonna end up back on the fags, even though I know I really don't want to. I've been on them 22-or-so years & I genuinely believe they've started to get their nasty little teeth into my health - only recently though, but I've got high cholesterol & numb toes every night, so clearly I'm desperate to stay off them for the sake of my 4 kids if nothing else.
I confess I've had a few Holland & Barrett herbal fags, which although they stink like sh1t have kinda helped I think. At the very least they stop me thinking about fags for a while, although I cant help but be paranoid that I'll end up dependent on them, which clearly would be no better than the official cancer-sticks. Anyone have any opinions on these fellas? I'm hoping the lack of addictive compounds plus the horrific smell will mean that when I'm finally cleansed of nicotine (or am I already ??) I wont be interested any more. Am I deluding myself here & storing problems for later?
Hell I see how people feel on this forum - once you start typing you can't stop I guess over-all I'm doing OK - I expected it to be really bad but somehow the first couple of days made me feel like it was gonna be really easy... duhh.. I guess I understand why its so universally accepted as being hard now!!
Anyway love to you all - hope this rant of mine doesn't bring anyone down - I'm sure I'm gonna make it one way or another cos I really don't wanna be enslaved by that sh1t any more. Best of luck everyone & keep it up