I stopped smoking CT five days ago, having no clue of nicotine withdrawal symptoms i was so scared of other lethal disease symptoms before i curiously browsed for "does quitting cigarettes makes you feel sick?", and that was how i came across withdrawal symptoms. I found this forum so far the most encouraging network for quitters, hence i decided to write a record too.
I stopped smoking because i fear that one day smoking will kill me and separate me from everything i love, and for now life seems to worth living, i don't want to die at young age. I am a 23 years old male of Chinese ethnicity from Indonesia, and i smoked averagely 18 cigars for 1 year.
The first four days of me going CT were awful, second and third especially, thoughts like "perhaps it will be better if i smoke again" and two person conversation in my mind like "what if i just smoke and see if this symptoms goes away? you know if it goes away then it is withdrawal and you're good... you know, you might have other disease... -but doctor said it is the withdrawal right?- oh come on, doctors can be wrong.. you need more proof that you are okay, try smoke one... its okay". But thank God, thank me and my friends i decided to endure the smoking temptation, and putting my faith upon the diagnose of 2 doctors i have visited regarding my unwell condition. I also started eating vegetables, fruits, drink more water and exercises daily to help improve my condition.
Strangely, i find that i have most of the list of withdrawal symptoms except severe anger and severe craving (because i really believe i must stop smoking for my own good), but i have the majority of the symptoms like fatigue, concentrating difficult, constipation, mild itches, drowsiness, insomnia, lightheaded, nausea, depression, anxiety, cold feet during night and that sort of mild mucus that taste a bit salty and sticky coming up from your throat. So i would like to ask some questions, first, is this normal? did any of you perhaps experienced the same too? second, i experienced cold fet when sleeping in the first second and third days, but tonight instead of cold i am feeling heat, is this what they call the cold and hot syndrome? Thank you for your most kind attentions and replies.