Originally Posted by Pretzill
Day 1 down - which feels like an achievement! Had cravings and got quite grumpy too - also the Nicorette inhaler makes me feel zonked out of it and I haven't even taken much - but still 24 hours smoke-free and not feeling too bad at all :-)
I was exhausted in the days after giving up, don't worry, it's normal. Plus the Nicorette lists fatigue/tiredness as a side effect on their website.
Well done on completing day one, you're doing fantastically.
I used to like looking up the health benefits of giving up according to how long I'd been off the cigs. E.G What was happening to my body after 48 hours, etc. It really kept me going.
When you start feeling better in yourself it will spur you on to keep going.
Don't get me wrong, there may be tough days ahead but keep your Nicorette to hand and keep focused on why you're giving up.
Any craving you get is temporary. It WILL pass. Distract yourself.
For me, if I got a craving, I coloured (I'm big into adult colouring, lol) or read a few chapters in a good thriller. It's amazing how distraction can play a huge role in quitting.
Last but not least, write a list of pro's and con's to quitting if you start doubting your ability to give up.
You'll see the pro's far outweigh the cons.
Keep going, Pretzill and keep us posted here.