Feeling low

Hi all into my second week now on patches, which give me an awful sore red rash that swells up and stays that way for a couple of days, just been putting antihistamine cream on it. Anyway had a bad anxiety attack last night in bed was nearly asleep when my chest started to feel funny like i couldnt breathe i tried to relax and sleep then i thought i couldnt breathe like my throat was closing up. Every time i started to drift off to sleep i woke with a jolt thinking i couldnt breathe. got to sleep eventually. But woke up feeling very teary for no reason still feel anxious and my chest feels strange cant explain it really.Im sitting here crying now! Dont know why. Its not really to do with smoking as i havent missed it and feel better for not smoking. Maybe its just my hormones. Why do i feel so anxious thou havent felt like this before. Has anyone else been feeling like this. my irrational fear last night was that cause the patches are making my skin swell up so bad im thinking that my throat feels like its closing up as if im having an allergic reaction from the patches! How silly now im duboious about wearing one but i cant not as i will smoke and patches the only thing that works. Sorry to waffle but needed to get it all out. Julie xxx

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  • Hi all into my second week now on patches, which give me an awful sore red rash that swells up and stays that way for a couple of days, just been putting antihistamine cream on it. Anyway had a bad anxiety attack last night in bed was nearly asleep when my chest started to feel funny like i couldnt breathe i tried to relax and sleep then i thought i couldnt breathe like my throat was closing up. Every time i started to drift off to sleep i woke with a jolt thinking i couldnt breathe. got to sleep eventually. But woke up feeling very teary for no reason still feel anxious and my chest feels strange cant explain it really.Im sitting here crying now! Dont know why. Its not really to do with smoking as i havent missed it and feel better for not smoking. Maybe its just my hormones. Why do i feel so anxious thou havent felt like this before. Has anyone else been feeling like this. my irrational fear last night was that cause the patches are making my skin swell up so bad im thinking that my throat feels like its closing up as if im having an allergic reaction from the patches! How silly now im duboious about wearing one but i cant not as i will smoke and patches the only thing that works. Sorry to waffle but needed to get it all out. Julie xxx

    Hi sorry to hear you are feeling low it does pass ,however if you are having reactions to the patches you should speak to your doctor .

    anyway just think of all that fresh you can take in today

    nic

  • first of all big cyber hugs.

    i am week 2 and on patches,but i havent had any reaction from them.could you go and see a nurse to ease your mind?

    the being tearfull is exactly the same for me,i couldnt belive that i actually cried(day 10 evening)and still want to occationally.

    today i made myself a promise that i wont smoke,today.i am taking it a day at a time.

    you have done so well to get to week 2,keep strong.

  • hi went to see pharmasist yest at the chemist where i get my patches from. he suggested alternative nrt. I said that i cant as the patches are the only thing that work the mints and chewy make me phisically sick. i really dont know wat im cryin about just cant stop myself.x thanx guysx

  • Hiya

    Please dont worry as the tearyness and the anxiety you are having is completely normal.. I was the same in bed felt like I couldn't breath like my heart was racing and like my throat was swelling and the same as you everytime I tried to sleep I woke feeling like I couldn't breathe..and I didn't use the patches..

    Have you tried using a different brand of patches as it may be something in the patch itself.. worth a try.

    Most of you symptoms will pass I am on day 17 now and don't get any of the symptoms now, but believe me at the time I felt like there was something wrong with me and that there was only me this was happening to..but it will pass..

    If you look through some of my posts you will see just how low I got, there was a day were I very nearly caved in. I was constanly crying etc.

    You are doing so well

    Keep up the good work

    Tracey x x

  • so sorry to hear that you are feeling this way. all will get better im sure. we all go through our withdrawels. just know that you will come out alright and smoke free :) stick with it and keep strong and if u gotta cry then cry it will all work out!!

  • Hi all into my second week now on patches, which give me an awful sore red rash that swells up and stays that way for a couple of days, just been putting antihistamine cream on it. Anyway had a bad anxiety attack last night in bed was nearly asleep when my chest started to feel funny like i couldnt breathe i tried to relax and sleep then i thought i couldnt breathe like my throat was closing up. Every time i started to drift off to sleep i woke with a jolt thinking i couldnt breathe. got to sleep eventually. But woke up feeling very teary for no reason still feel anxious and my chest feels strange cant explain it really.Im sitting here crying now! Dont know why. Its not really to do with smoking as i havent missed it and feel better for not smoking. Maybe its just my hormones. Why do i feel so anxious thou havent felt like this before. Has anyone else been feeling like this. my irrational fear last night was that cause the patches are making my skin swell up so bad im thinking that my throat feels like its closing up as if im having an allergic reaction from the patches! How silly now im duboious about wearing one but i cant not as i will smoke and patches the only thing that works. Sorry to waffle but needed to get it all out. Julie xxx

    Hi Berribum

    I have also had the breathing issues whilst drifting off. Take a look in google for sleep apnea and see if the symptoms ring a bell. If so it is fairly common and not really that concerning, although I must say it was very scary the 1st few times I encountered it.

    Luckily I don't seem to get it anymore!!

  • Thanx everyone for your support

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