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Just day 3...anxiety/depression?

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  1. autumn272
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    06 Feb 2018
    06 Feb
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    Hello, I am just day 3 of not smoking. I find I am feeling depressed/anxious do any other feel this way. I am using the patch. Thank you. Great to have support. This is hard.
  2. marianne, quit coach
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    30 Nov 2017
    06 Feb
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    Hello autumn272,

    Congratulations to you on day 3!   Sorry to hear that you are feeling this way, it is normal to feel mild depression and anxiety, being withdrawal.  And when you are craving,  you can feel this way.  Members will certainly share their experiences with you.  

    We recommend you to check in with your doctor if these feelings persist and intensify.  Doctors can provide remedies and options to take off some pressure.  

    Feel free to connect with us at 1-877-513-5333 for referrals anytime.  

    Here for you along your journey.  Hoping you have a good rest tonight.  

  3. ocean
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    29 Nov 2017
    07 Feb
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    Hi Autumn272,
    Congratulations on Day 3!  I'm on the Patch and use other NRT as I was advised to wear 2x 21 mg. patches.  I have been smoking since I was 14, so over 40 years.  It won't happen overnight, and I knew I'd need extra support because I have suffered from depression and anxiety in the past, and being able to cope well is so great for getting through the first 3 months or so.  Like Marianne says, it helps to get a team of professionals on board for your quit, and what to expect in terms of anxiety and depression.  I used my family Doctor, then through this site I found a quit program at a local hospital, and I use the phone system here on SHO, and I reach out daily here online.  It can be done, you just need to make a plan and follow through and reach out.
    It's also good for self-confidence.  It seems the really hard things that make us fearful bring the greatest rewards once we overcome them.  And it spills over onto other area's as well.  I was afraid, but took all of these baby steps to quit and I'm still here in my 4th week.  I've so much more to do, but I'm overcoming my fears.  I did not think I'd ever get to 4 weeks, trust me!
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