It's been 100 days since my last smoke & what a long, strange trip it's been (and still is)! I knew I'd have to deal with nicotine withdrawal & likely weight gain, but I had absolutely no clue about dopamine receptors, neurotransmitters, anxiety, & depression. I still have cravings though fewer & farther between, but sometimes strong (& thankfully fleeting). Nothing I haven't been able to overcome. I am extremely conscious of being in "No Man's Land" & am looking forward now to the 6th month mark! I work with smokers & can smell their breath, clothes, hands & hair from across the room. Sometimes when they all go out to smoke I get a brief desire for just 1 drag, but ALWAYS I'm glad it's not me that smells like that. My skin looks better & I've been told I look healthier with the added 15 lbs (still wanna lose 5)! I'm not eating everything in sight every minute anymore.I haven't slept so deep since I was a child either! While I'm still dealing with occasional anxiety, I feel myself coming out of it. I never want to go thru this again which has become as strong a motivator as not wanting to die. My first 8 days were with the help of 14mg patches- then CT, my faith, & reading this website EVERY single night. Thanks to all who have shared their experiences & knowledge- it's been truly inspirational & helpful & as I grow stronger & more confident in my quit I hope to help others on my way to that penthouse!!
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