Day 5 of quitting and right on schedule, my body has gone into complete failure.
The affect and reach of nicotine is astounding. I never really noticed what nicotine was doing to me until a stopped using it. Now every system seems to be out of tune.
This is the point in the quit where the cure is worse than the disease.
I'm coughing all the time. My sinuses are completely congested. I have a low-grade headache, couldn't sleep, and my digestion is... unpredictable. I have zits for the first time in ten - no, twenty years!
Since my major motivation for quitting is getting rid of the puffy eye bags, the nagging cough, and get better looking skin, this is all a bit demoralizing.
I know, it's my body cleaning itself out and getting rid of the myriad toxins I inhaled with the nicotine. I know it's temporary.
It would be nice if I could hibernate for a few weeks until withdrawal was complete. Maybe in my next life.