robla wrote: »
I am also on Day 6 now & am finding it HELL !! I had thought thaty things would get better but they are getting worse instead of better.... Hence why have joined this Board thread to help me thru !...:(
Feownah wrote: »
Robla I hear ya!
I am on Day 5. And I don't know whether it is a cold that has me feeling physically awful or giving up the ciggies.
My head is all fuzzy / lightheaded, is that normal?
My sinuses are at me
I'm developing a luverly cough
When will I start to feel better , cos i feel like crap now
dolliemix wrote: »
Hi Robla....everyone is different but like you I found the first few days hard but manageable. Week 2 and Week 3 were much harder!!! Sorry to tell you but just so you know.....stay strong. There will be many hellish cravings to come, but honestly, you will get less and less as time goes on. You have to be really really hard on yourself at the beginning. Remember you're doing this for yourself. You will make your life easier in the long run even though its hard to feel that way now. For the first three weeks all I could think about were cigarettes and I thought that feeling would never end.
....and to let you know, I never thought I'd give up successfully but I've completely surprised myself and I'm off them over a year!
Well done for joining this thread. I hope it helps......Stay strong you are doing really well!
kev1.3s wrote: »
Off the fags for nearly a year now and haven't looked back. This has been my second attempt to quit and I put my past failure solely down to well wishers offering advice, one will tell you one thing and another will tell you the other! the fact is that now two people experience withdrawls exactly the same and while it's generally positive to take on board don't get dishearten'd by other people's experience. I think a strong will is the most important and giving up for the right reasons I personally had grown to despise fags.
NavanEPS wrote: »
After six months I can tell you that the ONLY thing, at times, that kept me off them was that I couldn't go through the withdrawal again. You guys have done that, the first 3 days etc etc. so keep that in mind. It can be crap stopping smoking but you only have to do it once. Don't let yourself to have to go through it again.
NavanEPS.... you are dead right - the only thing that is stopping me from stepping outside now to have a smoke is having to go through this withdrawal crap again..... I never want to go through this crap again....
syklops wrote: »
I just wished I had saved more money while quitting.
noboc wrote: »
Hi All.Hope ye dont mind me joining ye.I am on day 6 today.I am 31 year old female was smoking between 20-35 a day,Looking back now i think a lot of it was been bored.I actually cant believe i am off them 6 days.I am on the patches(which i think are brilliant)didnt have any cravingYET.Thought iwould find
the mornings the hardest as my morning fag was my lifeline as i used to call it.But i had decided i would just have to change everything i did well the way i did it.I did find last night the hardest so far been honest but i just got up and did something,I have been followong all ye and i most say it really help knowing there are more people there..hope ye are all doing great,as i say to myself everymornig i wake is.i am wining the lotto everyday,with my health and my money.
dolliemix wrote: »
1000% agree with you that its a different journey for everyone....but for what it's worth I'm just giving my experience incase somebody relates to it.....it helped me reading other people's stories this time last year. Strong will is most definitely the important thing.......so keep going guys....
.....I'm just in from a night out and I'm so happy for all of you who have made it to Day 7!/6/5 I keep coming back to this thread because I really want you to keep going.....one day at a time........each day is a wonderful achievement!
Looking forward to hearing from you all tomorrow.....the weekend will be hard guys.....
My first weekend last year, I went out with friends, but just kept thinking about cigarettes and came home after two glasses of wine and started posting on here. Some people might not be ready for going out yet, some people might, just letting you know what I did......
.....the following week I was able for three glasses of wine...:D
Good luck this weekend guys!
robla wrote: »
The Thread definetly helps me have to say...... Knowing that folk are going through the same crap....
I am still carrying around some in a pack, dunno how many as am afraid to open a box in case one mysteriously floats out of the pack & into my mouth....... ! At the moment they are just like a comfort blanket - they are there if I need them & I keep telling myself I just had one & that is getting me thru the cravings......
I sooooooooooooooo nearly gave into temptation last night but remained strong..... Getting the nearest tea-towel & twisting it really tight and then biting really hard into it for about 20minutes helps !!!... But I rode out the temptationb which did last about 15mins & then that was it..... I had the chance to sneek out the backl garden & nobody would have seen me !!... But kept telling myself that I would be only fooling myself.... so I did'nt....
Dollymix not looking forward to week 2 & week 3 if cravings are to get worse as you say.... that may now be a good thing or a bad thing.... i.e. I am expecting the worst... so they may not be as bad as I now expect.....
Joe10000 you made me laugh.... I understand Totally what made you smoke the 2.....
So onwards Smokerless Chums.... Lets show Iamthewalrus that we can get thru this as easy as he could....:D
syklops wrote: »
Wash all your clothes! The smoke smell will still linger around you as a reminder. Wash everything, sock, jocks and whatever else you have and you will feel and smell better.
molly77 wrote: »
Day 7 for me, cant believe i even got this far,
40 a day habit X 7 = 280 dirty fags i did,nt smoke this week
total saved €120 in one week for my holiday to Kenya :cool:
I know we are all doing this for our health,thats the most important thing anything after that is a bonus,
cravings still come and go.:mad: but I know now that if i dont buy any in the first few hours in de morning i will be ok for the rest of the day
Best of luck guys for weekend and stay off the dirty FAGS