Hi, Really glad i found this site, it's made me realise i'm not alone. I'm 38 and have been smoking everyday since 1997. I haven't smoked for 3 days and to be honest, I had no idea that there would be physical as well as emotional withdrawl symptoms.
Got the sweats, no appetite, sickness and headaches. Cheech and Chong never highlighted this did they? (Or maybe they did and i was just to caned to take any notice!)
Anyhoo, the main reason i decided to quit was because I was due to marry my girlfriend in July, this now won't be happening as I walked out of my job 2 weeks ago (hadn't had a joint on the way to work and threw a strop) and basically I've smoked all the money we've ever had. She is being so supportive and I can't put her through this anymore. Having to call our parents to tell them the wedding's off and make up some bullshite as to why we can't afford it; "Oh, there's a recession..." or " I got made redundant..." This has made me look in the mirror and be honest with myself.
So, 3 days in and i feel awful, although I am really happy that I've finally noticed the 'elephant in the room'. I realise that I do have a problem and I want to solve it.
Going to tackle some long-overdue DIY in the house today to keep myself occupied and I may even treat myself to a quiet pint at lunchtime (Although,I will not be replacing one crutch with another!) and have dinner ready when g/f comes home from work. That's the plan, I am determined to stick to it.
Even writing this has made me feel happy, just getting it out of my head seems to strengthen my resolve.
Anyway, enough wallowing in self-pity, Good luck to all who are trying.