It's now the 23rd day without a cigarrete and I'm going through really bad withdrawal symtomps. I used to smoke roll ups, about 15 / 20 a day and starting the day with coffee and to cigs before getting ready for work. I am 35 and have been smoking for 20 years. I've been having some chest pains for maybe 6 months and decided that it was now a good time to stop.
The first week was fine, maybe the 3rd or 4th day was worst, but I could cope easily. I felt really sleepy in the 2nd week but still manage to keep myself in good spirits with the usual craving that only last 5 - 10 minutes.
I'm now starting my 4th week and have been feeling shortness of breath and extremly anxious. This has been happening for the last 5 days and yesterday got worse. I seek medical advice, thinking that this would be my only symptom of covid-19, this was discarted straight away and was told that I was having an anxiety crisis and I advised to listen to relaxation music or to download relaxation apps.
I have been using nicotine patches and they have worked so far, but I am starting to get phyisical symptoms that I would never thought I would get. I've not heard anyone going through the same as I am. I don't know what to do anymore, does anyone know what this might be? Such as more oxygen going to the lungs which I wasn't used to?
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