Re: depression after quitting?
Here is a list of withdrawal symptoms from nicotine:
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms:
irritability, mood swings, restlessness, insomnia, fatigue
inability to concentrate, sore throat, cough, congestion, headache,
increased appetite constipation, gas, stomach pain, dry mouth
sore tongue/gums , postnasal drip, tightness in the chest.
Your boyfriend is probably experiencing more than one of these withdrawal symptoms.
Have him do this when the urge to smoke hits:
Delay until the urge passes. Usually 3-5 minutes
Distract himself. Call a friend or go for a walk.
Drink water to fight off cravings
Deep Breaths - Relax! Close his eyes and take 10 slow, deep breaths.
Discuss his feelings with someone close to him or at the forum here.
Also stopping smoking will sometimes bring other problems to the front.
If he is concerned about anything in particular, have him see a doctor.
Tell him we said good luck and he is very lucky to have someone that cares so deeply about him!!