Hello guys, thought I would share some experiences of stopping smoking with you, and to see if anyone else has encountered the same symptoms.
I have smoked for the last 30 years, approx 20 daily, falsely believing the little white stick calms and relaxes you, and doesn't cause any danger to health.
Many times I have half heartedly decided to quit, used patches. Eat gum.
However in October I lost my Nan to lung cancer, it was the biggest wake up call of my life, my smoking habit changed and I could feel my mind battling itself to quit this addiction, from November onwards I cut down to 2/3 cigarettes daily, but my mind was still telling me this was not good enough, so on new years eve I took my last drag and have quit for good. However during the last few week, I have been having the most horrendous episodes, I have consulted my gp and even visited A&E. I think I'm suffering from panic attacks, the GP has prescribed anti depressants, a very low dose of blood pressure tablet and I have developed oral thrush. With all this said, I will never smoke another cigarette and once I'm through this, the gains will be worth it. Wish me luck and if anyone has any suggestions or experiences, please share them with me.
Happy New Year.