Just a little thread to celebrate my milestone with some people who know how it feels!!
I had a happy little coincidence happen too.
When I quit I was using a nicotine inhalator just to take the edge off and it really did help in the first couple of days, but on Saturday I had a painful throat and headaches- generally feeling groggy. At first I thought it was probably just to do with the quitting, but it got worse and then I realised I had a sinus infection.
The thing is that I was feeling so poorly I couldn't stand to use my inhalator on Saturday night as it irritated my throat. The next day I didn't even think about using it as I was feeling even worse.
Before I knew it I had my antibiotics from my GP to make me feel better, and also the nicotine was all out of my system and I wasn't craving!
I will admit that I am still thinking about cigarettes, but its more out of habit (nearly lunchtime- time for a fag, just finished dinner- time for a fag) than out of any want for nicotine. Now I just need to get myself out of the habit.
I honestly thought I would never be happy to have a sinus infection- but just this one time those painful few days were worth it!
So to anyone in my boat who is seven days cigarette free (or even 4 days without any nicotine) well done!!!!!!