I quit smoking cold turkey 2 1/2 months ago. My entire body felt like it was dipped into novocaine and I was aggravated, arguing with my wife constantly, being mean and overly sensitive.
Starting Wellbutrin, almost 2 months in, helped a bit with the physical symptoms, but the aggravation would not stop.
Three days ago I bought a pack and started smoking 4-5 cigarettes a day and besides the guilt, disappointment, and health worries ... I feel better.
I don't want to smoke again, but I don't want to be so darn aggravated and on edge anymore either. It's not a lack of self-discipline - these feelings were so powerful, overwhelming and horrible. Plus the absolute exhaustion, despite sleeping 9-10 h a night... just not normal!
I quit before but never had these horrible side effects! I usually had so much energy that I had to go on long hikes every day and any physical symptoms stopped after 3 days ... this time is for some reason is the complete opposite.
Any advise would be appreciated.