This is my first post on this forum although I have had a quick dive in and out. I am 7 weeks off the cigs (5 per day for 15 yrs) but am feeling completely wretched! The acne, flatulence and constipation have thankfully passed, but now I have the weepiness, which I believe is also fairly normal.
All this I can cope with but now I am getting a lot of stick off my partner for putting on some weight...I thought he would be supportive as he doesn't smoke but actually he hasn't been at all. I've cut myself a bit of slack on the eating front (before I quit we were both on a diet) as I figure the health benefits are better from quitting the cigs and then I can worry about the weight when I'm over the worst of the cravings. Trouble is he's making comments on a daily basis which are not helping the weepiness or the cravings - a big part of me feels like just picking up the cigs again and keeping him happy but then another part of me feels like telling him where to go - I am doing this for ME, not him!
Please please help, how do I deal with the pressure from him? Everyone else in my life is being so fab but now I just feel crappy about myself for being a few pounds heavier, instead of proud of myself for being a non-smoker.
Thanks for all the posts on here - they do help