My name is Anthony from Glasgow, aged 34, smoked since I was 14, approx 20 a day.
My first two days were so easy, I couldn't believe it, day 3 till now has been hell. I'm so depressed, so demotivated and so close to going back to smoking.
All of my quit reasons now don't seem to matter, I just want a cig.
I'm on a 25mg patch, 4mg lozenges and yesterday the pharmacist also gave me the inhalator. I convinced myself if I just got the inhalator I'd be ok. I'm so desperate for that feeling in my mouth/throat, the feeling of inhalation.
The inhalator hasn't actually satisfied me, in now contemplating one of the electronic cigarettes. I was on my way to buy one but turned back as I think it'd be a real step backwards for me. But I'm no back in the house thinking about it again.
I've barely slept since I started patches, horrendous nightmares and it just seems to be getting worse. I'm so angry and irritable, my wife has been getting it in the neck all week.
I apologise for such a negative first post, I guess I'm hoping someone will tell me it gets easier by day... ?