"Since nicotine itself has antidepressant effects... many smokers unknowingly smoke to self-medicate depression."
I'm feeling much better today. Yesterday was my third patch-free day, and I felt like shit. I thought I was getting the flu, but it turned out to be something called "quitter's flu", which s a form of nicotine withdrawal. I'm angry that I ever started smoking, because quitting has been really hard so far. I envy people that never have to go through it.
I'm hoping to get into the city this weekend and catch up with some friends. Here's hoping.