I was "BADLY" physically addicted. If I woke up at 2am, no tabacco at hand, I would go out buy regardless of the weather I would hunt a place do anything for tobacco. If my "secret supply" ran out, I used to resort to butts. Butts, I used to break down, and roll again, if i couldn't find a place selling ...
I rolled butts a day or two before I first posted here. I could no longer breath through my nose, I was breathing through my mouth and wheezing.
In the past by this stage going cold-turkey, I was demented. I was climbing walls.
Tried the patch 4-5 times, each time I cheated, found myself doing the patch and smoking. I was running, 3-4miles daily and SMOKING!
That's a bit of my history.
It's two weeks since I started this "research".
Make sure you are stress-free the first day. I have vacation until Monday.
Up your water intake dramatically. Yesterday I did about 5x, my normal quota. (perhaps a lot more, i have no real recall, guessing). (my theory it flushes the body). It really helps. I had started upping it about a week before.
I started cutting out 2 weeks ago all caffeine (12 cups a day), and replaced it at first with decaf, and later with green tea.
Yesterday I was only on green tea and water beverage wise.
Watch your vitamins intake carefully. Up them as you increase water.
I've been watching my food intake carefully the last 4 days because of allergies, cut out all dairy. (I think this has contributed)
Because of the allergies I'm on chicken, eggs, fish, green salads and broccoli and cauliflower. I've been on a strict induction diet for about 3 days, and I LOVE spicy, I had that reduced to "bland" for me (lots of pepper still, salt reduced and only herbs).
Yesterday morning, I couldn't motivate myself to quit. I posted to make myself accountable. Then managed to force myself to shower without breaking down. I drank water, I drank green tea, I flooded myself
I kept busy, and drank each time I thought of a cigarette.
I went out 5 minutes walked. I was "high/dizzy" breathing oxygen, scared of stumbling. (still could not breathe through my nose). I had "the shakes" badly. I tried to periodically go out and breathe deeply. Just expand my lungs. Took more of my decongestants, in the afternoon, watched myself closely.
I was hyper, but not craving nicotine, when I finally fell asleep (2am). It was more the "thought", the "oral/sucking addiction".
This morning I was much better. I went out earlier, walked / breathed, etc. I could smell tobacco on myself. A revelation!!! Today I started breathing through my nose. I can look at a pack of cigarettes and not reach out for it, I ignore them. I have the "oral thing" but no desire to smoke.
I hope this helps. I'm not over it, by any means yet, but I'm healing. and have no nicotine cravings. I have other habits to control.
Sorry for the typos etc, still not my normal self
I'm still "damned scared" but "holding" and physically already mending.