My name is John and I've been smoking close to 10 cigarettes per day for about 8 years, and I'm 25 years old. I finally quit(my first attempt) on the 1st of this month. I did it cold turkey without much trouble (I had bought gums but never felt the need to have them).
Here's how the past 2 weeks were for me,
The Good: The first few days were much easier than I thought. 2 to 3 craving every day. Breathing was lot easier and my appetite improved.
The Bad: Felt sleepy all day, and no sleep during the nights. Started coughing up some really gross brown stuff occasionally (sorry for going into detail).
The Good: Cravings were down from 2-3 to 1 a day. Sleepiness during the day wasn't as much as in week 1.
The Bad: Breathlessness, usually in the evenings. I have to breath through my mouth and I feel like I'm unable to get air to my lungs. Discomfort and minor pain in my chest.
I am worried about the things listed in week 2. Did anyone else go through them ? How long does this situation last ?
I thought quitting smoking would improve by breathing (That is mainly why I decided to quit). But now things are going the opposite way.
I am really worried about it and would appreciate any advice.