Here is my situation/question.
I just decided to quit smoking about two months ago. I know my body and knew it was going to be the hardest thing for me to give up. I have been smoking for about three years now. anyway. I made an appointment with a doctor to get chantex, which I hear is the best anti-smoking thing out there from my INTP dad.
It's a dopamine and nor-epinephrine inhibitor I think... for all you bio psych people out there.
it has worked in that I smoke WAY less. have only had a rate of less than one cig a day on it.
but at the same time, (and I knew before going in) the side affects are very unusual, even for me.
and I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about these types of medications? how have they affected you? have you ever stopped smoking? what happened to your emotions.
I have been extremely emotionally sensitive to everything, and my stress levels have been up the roof. I am starting to get physically sick and tired. I am sustaining a constant hacking cough even though I am not smoking, dry heaving, and even a little bit of dizziness. all things the drug can do.
but on top of that my stomach is extremely sensitive, working out doesn't feel good anymore and I am becoming more sensitive than I normally am. one minute I am extremely happy and giddy and the next I am violently sad, to raging and fuming anger, to being in an almost unsure state of walking around like a ghost.
cigarettes stabilized my emotions. well... they made things easier and made me seem and feel more normal.
anyway. I finally didn't want to die by cancer though, so I decided to quit. have also been focusing on my health. (the fast food is hard to kick though.)
anyway. any experiences such as these?
with other INFJ's
I have only been smokeless for about two weeks now and have only been on the drugs the same amount of time. I am guessing it will get better.
I am just worried that I have let people into my life over these past three years as a smoker that I couldn't be around in normal, ultra-sensitive anti-smoker mode. many friends I wouldn't care for are friends with people I love deeply.
I am not really quite sure what to do at this point.
it has been so long since I have actually felt this sensitive in my own life, It is actually quite scary.