I️ unexpectedly quit on Sunday, November 17. It’s now been 4 days since I️ had my last cigarette and here’s what happened.
I️ had heart palpitations the day before I️ had my last cigarette so I️ went to the ER and after an ECG the doc said everything was fine. I️ noticed that after a smoke I️ was getting these palpitations so I️ stopped smoking on Sunday. Earlier today I️ went to my regular doc and she also said it’s probably the lifestyle and to slow down. After a couple of panic attacks and anxiety throughout the week I️ wasn’t satisfied with what I️ heard and I️ knew something was wrong with me. I️t wasn’t until my mom noticed I️ hadn’t had a cigarette in 4 days that I️ started to realize that I️t might’ve been the withdrawal that was causing all the anxiety. So I️ did some research and found this group and I’ve read plenty of stories here and I️ can see the similarities in what I’m feeling to people who have experienced withdrawal. I️ went cold turkey on Sunday and I was wondering is I️t common for people who quit to feel anxiety/panic attacks/ shortness of breathe/fatigued? Has anyone had the same experience of never Had anxiety issues and after quitting smoking the anxiety started? I️ have never dealt with anxiety and panic attacks before.