I am back again with my first really serious attempt to quit since I started again last May. I am coming to the end of day 3 (in the USA so it is 7.30pm). It had actually been fine, for some reason something just clicked in my head, and I have really not thought about smoking.
I am not sure if any of the oldies are still around from my last few quits, but third time lucky right?! I am a little nervous as over Christmas I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (PoTS) and it has been a struggle to control it. I am hoping the quitting smoking will help in the long term, but definitely feeling far more dizzy this time, which is probably as I struggle to control my blood pressure with PoTS (I bottom out, and have ended up in ER several times). I am drinking a ton of water and munching on salty treats to keep my BP in the safe zone!
I have one thing helping me, I graduated nursing school last month, and have been offered a job at a huge teaching hospital. They urine test for smoking. Now I have got to this point I would be really really stupid to throw away a £40K job for the sake of one hit! It is also pressure as I know I cannot use NRT. But, fingers crossed, and my little one is super excited for me to stop!
This is the first quit (I have tended to smoke year on, year off for a decade) where my throat is really sore, I am coughing constantly - not sure if this is because of allergies, or because I am getting older and my body is not so good at recovering!
Anyway, hope everyone is well..