Hello Week Two'ers...
I'm now on Day 18, (week 3), cold turkey quit.
I'm going to absolutely up front about my week 2 experience on the basis that reading this when I was in week 2 would have given me a lot more inspiration about getting to week 3.
I was a lot more upbeat on this forum while I was in week 2, because I felt I should be. In short, week 2 for me was an unmitigated nightmare. It was a rollercoaster ride of anxiety, feelings of loss, depression, tears, sleepless nights, fidgetting and not just irritability - I mean ferocious dark black moods. I couldn't see my friends. I nearly quit my job. Life without smoking seemed absolutely unbearable and pointless.
If this all sounds a bit dramatic, then that's unfortunately the way I reacted to stopping smoking. We're all wired differently.
BUT, most importantly, throughout week 2.... I didn't smoke.
I'm now on Day 18 and actually, as today goes, it's not too bad. I still feel a little "moody" at times, but it has got A LOT better and I'm so glad I didn't give in on week 2.
So if you're surrounded by people saying "it's only as hard as you make it".. "It's easy!" .. "I've hardly thought about smoking" and that in turn is demotivating you (it did me) then I hope you take a little solice in the thought that you're not alone and you just need to ride through it and believe it WILL get better.