Ok..today is day 20 of cold turkey and it sucks bad. A little back story:
a little over 3 weeks ago I got up early (like i used to) had some coffee and my 6 cigs from 6am-11am while on the phone. I then went to the gym and worked out hard..my heart then began to race and I felt like I was having a heart attack so I went to the ER. All it was was over stimultation, lack of hydration and feeling weird.
I then didnt smoke much that night and the next day. Went to the docs for a checkup that monday and felt panicky and light headed (prob only had about 4 cigs from sat night to mon). Everything checked out so I went along business as usal tuesday (less smoking but still did). I then went to bed bath and beyond and had a panic attack. I choked that up to not feeling well from the dehydration. Got some ativan and thought I was good. Smoked the next day and since I was keyed up on the heart rate I got anxious again and quit.
I also was taking a bunch of "male enhancement herbs" and I discontinued them as well. At this point I have been 20 days without a cig, 23 without my normal herbal regimen, 23 withouth coffee, and as a side note I had been a daily user of marijuana and I have since quit that as well (7 days).
I will say anxiety, depression (comes and goes) weird vision (almost like too intense..werid, depth perception seems a little odd) here and there minor dizziness and an overall feeling of being "out of it." I've also noticed that my sex drive has taken a dip and I feel nervous going in public.
I gotta say..at this poitn I am REAL close to lighting one up and trying to quit later using some aids and not cold turkey. Oh..and I am in a computer networking class and have a wedding in 9 months....
Any advice or suggestions?? Please