First of all, I am so glad I came across this fantastic forum; I have been observing for a while now, but I figured why not register and actually talk to you all
I have been smoking for almost 14 years now and while I mostely smoked 1 pack a day, I spent the last year smoking 2+ packs a day!
Last Friday night, out of nowhere, I said to my husband "Tomorrow morning, I will get up and NOT smoke". He thought I was joking and so was I; the plan was to get Zyban (or alike to help me kick the bad habit).
But here I am...a total emotional wreck on day 2 of my new, smoke-free life!
I cried myself to sleep last night. I woke up in the middle of the night crying. I woke up this morning yelling, screaming, and crying. I felt so depressed this morning that I was ready to call the clinic and get some psychological help; I am talking about seriously negative thoughts!
As the day went on, I calmed down a little bit and I am still holding up pretty well regarding the physical withdrawl symptoms. I don't have the munchies (yet) and I don't even have many cravings. I do feel super-cold all the time...anybody else experiencing that? As a hardcore-smoker I am always cold, but now that I quit I sit here shivering all day long. I even hopped in the shower 3 times only to warm up.
Anyways...day 2 was alright considering I don't suffer physically too much (yet?), but I am having some serious psychological issues here. It seems as if kicking the habit brings up a whole bunch of issues that were/are all tied to that terrible habit, and now I am facing a whole bunch of new problems.