Well, I'm 16 days in and struggling with low energy and depression. I use nicotine patches to curb my irritability and cravings. They really do help, although I hope I don't experience withdrawal from them when it's time to stop using them. I have such a hard time sleeping at night. I toss and turn, with or without the patch, and when I finally do fall asleep (around 3 or 4 am), I don't get out of bed until noon or after. Then I struggle with no energy or motivation the rest of the day, just to start it all over again. I feel a bit like I'm going slowly insane. I travel with my husband for his job, which makes me a bit isolated; however, he has been my supportive rock. If it weren't for him, I know i would've given in already. Of course I've tried to quit before, but I substituted vaping. That was always an unmitigated failure. This is my first time trying the patch, and I'm determined to make it work! Now I just have to get through this horrible lethargy. Has anyone else experienced this? Please tell it's normal.
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