Just wanted to say hi, I'm new. This is going on day 5 for me. This is my third attempt to quit. My first attempt lasted 2 months, my second lasted a day and a half. I'm using the 14mg patch which helps a little but I still find myself wanting to go out and smoke. Day 3 was hell for me. I didnt use a patch so I had full blown symptoms. I was tired, irritable, angry, nauseated and had a headache all day. I wake up and want to head for the back door. It passes soon. But by mid afternoon I get a strong urge. They say it only lasts minutes but mine seemed to last like at least an hour today with a few short urges. I'm trying really hard not to fill my time with food, snacks or candy because last time I gained 20 lbs in that 2 months and I'm still trying to lose it. I'm struggling really bad because I love to smoke. It relaxes me. It's been my way of starting and ending my day for 17 years now. So it's really hard. But my husband quit last year and my kids keep telling me to quit and it would be nice to go to the gym and be able to fully breathe the whole time. I just wish I could do both. I know it all passes. To be honest last time at 2 months I didn't even think about a cigarette. I thought I could just have one. But I couldn't. I thought I'd lose the weight I'd gained but I didnt. I hope it sticks this time.
And I wish all of you the same, while we fight this battle together.
Sorry for babbling.