I'm just over 2 weeks without nicotine. Initially rode the high from quitting, but this week has been really tough- angry dramatic blow up with my husband, crying at the drop of a hanky,depression,occasional cig envy ( I think it through). Have faced scary firsts with out my nicotine partner (driving in the city-which really freaks me out!), my husband having surgery (sitting and waiting in the hospital for hours). I am having over loads of self pity, resentment , anger and depression.
I understand that I smoked for 27 years- a pack and often more a day! It's gonna take my body and mind a while to learn to work again (last time without nicotine I was 13 years old!). I also suspect that I never aquired the skills to deal with emotional issues really.So I feel like I'm at a real disadvantage now-like I don't know how to be an emotional adult.
My husband is still smoking. Most of the time, my quit isn't threatened by this. (The stink). I do worry that if he decideds to quit soon, we'll both be too emotionally immature to relate to each other in healthy, supportive ways.
I have noticed too much caffine, not enough sleep are both awful triggers for craves and emotional outbursts.
Suggestions,threads,encouragement all wanted.
Thanks ahead of time...Jennifer
I have been nic-free for 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 32 minutes and 32 seconds (16 days). I have saved $120.16 by not smoking or ingesting 400 nicotine delivery systems.. I have reclaimed 1 Day, 9 hours and 20 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 2/22/2006 7:31 AM