The Ferocity of the withdrawal symptoms are now not as severe as they were in the first 48 hours after quitting. The lozenges still give me the hiccups but that's because, instead of allowing them to dissolve as per the instructions for using them. I seem to have convinced myself that as with other sweets and mints that I am meant to suck. It's most likely an auto response on my part.
The Heart burn that caused so much discomfort when I was a smoker has gone. Just like that, so I know now that it was smoking that was punishing my Oesophagus. And as an added bonus, I read that even after just 48 hours of smoking cessation, My risk of a heart attack are falling, and let's face it, at 48 years old and male plus being a smoker, I did fall into the right demographic range.
The sleep was better last night. I think I am detoxing well as the sweat's are also easing off now. I guess those first 48 hours are really the very worst. I don't for one moment think it's over with regard to the withdrawal symptoms but I do hope that with each passing day and the help of the lozenges that the cravings will gradually continue to decrease in their intensity. It certainly feels as if I am over the worst of those cravings anyway.
Many thanks for the continued support. It's like therapy coming on here and writing down my thoughts and experiences.