08 Mar 2018
13 Jun 2022
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Hi Mike O,
Way to go, you are hanging in there despite some very trying times.
I would suggest consulting with a doctor or medical professional - quitting can be very hard on the body and mind. it can be exhausting!
Here is what was helpful for me:
-drinking lots of water - flush toxins
-flower remedy for stress "rescue remedy" in my water every day
-NRT - I used lozenges for at least first 3 months, tapering off
-coming on this website - access support and coaches
-I got ready for one year! I kept setting a quit date and then not doing it. In the meantime, I did a quit plan, set up support, and just got ready
My head was in a vise grip for weeks, I had trouble sleeping, was irritable, had wild dreams, avoided a lot of situations, had to drinking alcohol for awhile, had to avoid going outside to relax,
If you are not feeling any better, I encourage you to get support from your doctor or a health professional, to ease some of your suffering.