I've just hit month 4, and I'm going up the walls. (I actually came off the patches 4 weeks ago, but haven't smoked in 3 months).
I still feel like I'm going mental... every day. It still feels like day one a lot of the time. My concentration just hasn't recovered, I get headaches every day, I'm SUPER irritable and the post quit depression that has always stopped me quitting beforehand is still in full force.
I'm just at the end of my tether and found myself thinking this morning that if I smoke, then at least I can enjoy the rest of my life with a clear and sane mind even if it is likely to kill me early!! I know that's a crazy thought.
The actual habit has gone - that was the easy bit. Since quitting I've taken up running and am fitter then ever before, and the thought of smoking a cigarette is horrible. I just feel like I'm never going to get over the nicotine dependency. I've turned into this horrible, negative, irritable person where a few months ago there was a happy go-getter. My relationship is suffering because I'm so emotionally flat and edgy. I know the one thing that'll sort it is a cigarette, or a patch or getting the drug inside me.
Is this STILL part of the withdrawal, after three months? Is this normal?