Day 1 - Awful. Just awful. I hadn't realised quitting would make me have cold type symptoms. My nose was blocked, I felt shivery like I was getting a cold, my eyes were watering and my nose wouldn't stop running. I mean REALLY running. My cravings were bad and persisted all day. Very moody, short tempered, and emotional. The cravings started to ease off late at night. Didn't sleep until 6am.
Day 2 - A bit better - I didn't wake up feeling the megacraving I had experienced on day 1. My face was still stuffy and runny so I acquired some decongestant spray and some paracetamol which staved off the shivers and the horrible blocked nose. Distracted myself with the Science Museum. Still moody and emotional, feeling quite depressed and alone, and lack of support from other half not helping. Sneaky thoughts of 'ooh I could just have a cigarette' sneaking in but I am determined not to cave. Didn't sleep until 4am (an improvement on the previous night! :D)
Day 3 (so far) - Not feeling such hard physical cravings today. I have started coughing junk out, mmm breakfast I am also constipated (I never get constipated! You all want to know this, right :D) so my insides are feeling a bit sore/bloaty but I'm going to try to combat this with some senna and plenty of fibre! Will try some live yoghurt too. Feeling quite low and lethargic today but it's hard to tell whether that is just par for the course for winter or if it is exacerbated by the smoking cessation. Either way I am going to try to do some college work today as I am back on Tuesday :eek: and try to keep myself distracted.
On the PLUS side though - when I smoked, in the morning I would have an accumulation of thick, semi-solid, brown gunk collected in my nasal cavity/sinuses. I would have to snort and sort of extract it with the aid of my tongue (hard to describe) mmmmm yummy. Wait, I said it was a plus side... I DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT NOW AND IT IS AWESOME
Edited to add: I also used to get palpitations every evening, without fail. Not for very long, just a quick flutter really but it was every single day. Glad to say those appear to have buggered off along with the fags