Today is day 18 of the program and day 3 of not smoking. I've slept very poorly for the last couple of nights, awakening regularly and having trouble getting back to sleep. Last night I awakened at 1:30 AM, laid there for an hour, and finally got up at about 2:30. I went back to bed after an hour and was able to get back to sleep. I've also been terribly thirsty at night.
Yesterday, the urges weren't too bad, especially since I was around the house all day. Unfortunately, today is a different story. The urges are pretty regular and a bit stronger than they have been, though short in duration. This is crunch time. I've read where the 3rd and 4th day are among the hardest - that may well be the case.
As for the Chantix, I do believe that it's been invaluable. It allowed me to taper down over a couple of weeks (yes, I know it was only supposed to be one) so the withdrawal that I'm having now is likely easier.
I know this is going to be a tough day, so far it's been the toughest and tomorrow may be tougher still. Thankfully, I haven't lost my resolve. This can't last forever, and I'm confident that I can overcome this.
See you tomorrow.