Hi everyone. This is my first post. I've been reading for a few weeks, a great help to stay motivated.
I quit on the 1st feb and I'm using patches. So far so good in relation to cravings. I have not really experienced cravings but any I have have been overcome with a few deep breaths.
The side effects are bothering me though. I have never been so tired since I quit smoking. I have always had low energy and it was a large part of the reasons I quit because I knew I was adding to my lack of energy because I smoked. I also kept saying that I could not try and get fit until I quit. I walk about 45 mins a day to and from work but I did no other exercise.
So when i quit on the 1st I started on the exercise bike in the evenings and eating healthier food (after the first 4 days of eating everything in sight!!).
I expected to be feeling more energy from not smoking and also more energised after the small bit of additional exercise. It's not the case. I am so so so so tired. I'm nearly falling asleep at my desk and can't function when I get home from work in the evening. At first I was sleeping fine but now I'm relying so hard to get a good nights sleep but I'm waking 4 or 5 times a
night and it's adding to my tiredness.
I'm still very confident about my quit but I'm worried that my extreme tiredness will affect my resolve going forward.
Ok rant over!! Proud of my first post!!