Why some of the cursed (me) had a hard time quitting smoking

You feel like you are craving nicotine because you are.

Our bodies strive to maintain a state of homeostasis. That is a state of balance.

Nicotine was a part of that balance. Our bio chemistry ( that would be our glandular system, pituitary, hypothalmus,thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries for women, testes for men etc...) adapted due to the presence of nicotine.

Then you have our neural chemistry. That is our brain chemistry. Neurotransmitters.

You are talking about hundreds of hormones and brain chemicals combined. All controlling our body's organs and functions, as well as sleep, body temperature, concentration, memory, mood, anxiety, depression, metabolism, digestion....

Each of these are interdependent on one another. Make a shift in one, they ALL shift.

Remember it is use to a certain level of nicotine. Nicotine has a very short half life. That is why we had to smoke often to feel 'normal'. To keep withdrawals at bay.

 No worries. Your brain and body WILL find their new balance. It is amazing how it jumps into action to bring about that state of balance.With some people this can tale months and be very uncomfortable. With others in happens in a matter of a few weeks.

The question for you is manageability. IF you are able to manage this then keep going. IF you think you may smoke then by all means consider using a NRT to have a more gradual withdrawal and re-balancing.

There is no one right, absolute way to get the end result. You have to be honest with yourself and accept what is manageable for you.

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