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this is a rant.
so i quit smoking monday, its now tuesday night
i honestly feel like i could punch someone for a smoke. its been a busy stress full day. :hair: i feel like all my muscles are tense. and everone is annoying the hell out of me
ive found im eating....and eating cause i cant have a smoke and i need to do something.
i am going to buy some "smoke eze" tomorrow from the health food shop .
Keep your hands and mind busy.
:hugs::hugs::hugs:you are doing great.
I know how hard it is to quit, and your doing so well :yelclap: only a couple more days and the cravings should stop :yes:
maybe take up some crafty things to keep your hands busy, I usualy sew or knit
its just i have nothing to do , everyone is annoying.
apparently im being a ***** but i say its them :devil6:
i cant sleep cause i cant relax
maybe jump in the bath and read a book, see if that relaxes ya?
good work hun, your doing great!! apparently the first 24hrs is the worst! (i found that the end of the first week was the worst, go figure! that was also when i started again - DOH)
brush your teeth.... seriously, i brushed my teeth about 100 times the day i gave up! it seems to work though?!
:hugs: & :thumbsup:
Hope it all eases off soon.
Make sure you drink plenty of water to help flush your system of toxins that could be giving you headaches and nausea.
Chewies sound good.
Can you get out for a walk by yourself in the early evening...getting out of the house and breathing in some fresh air and clearing your head might help?
best of luck..remember to ring Quitline if you need any help or advise..my mate went through the whole feeling sick and moody/snappy/wanna punch something phase and he said QL really helped, as it was someone he didn't know from a bar of soap so it was very neutral and solid help.
i brushed my teeth and i have a bottle of water and some rescue remedy spray.:o
i am going to have a bath and read.
i swear it wasnt this hard to quit when i was pregnant :hair:
It's really hard to give it up.
Some craving are so bad you could scratch your eyes out I know.
You get cranky, irritable, teary and all the rest- like your on a rollercoaster of emotions.
Stick with it- the first 2 weeks are the hardest. It gets easier after that- I promise.
And when your 'free' you'll feel awesome, so much happier, healthier and proud of yourself!!:hugs:
If you need a 'buddy'- someone whose been there, feel free to rant in a PM to me- I know exactly what your going through. Trust me, if I can do it anyone can.:flowerz:
its the nights......and the mornings.
even when i was sick i would have my morning smoke and coffee.
my after dinner smoke and before bed.
but now i feel kinda lost im like i would be having a smoke now but im not. and then i see people smoking and im like OMG GIMMIE ONE
i think the thing that gets to me the most is everyone saying a cant do it, ill start again by next week or when i have a drink next.. its like thanks for the support
Oh mate, you're doing great! Well done :yelclap:
Don't listen to the negatives mate...prove them wrong!
Angelmist is right! DONT listen to them.
Do they smoke? If so they are just jealous that you were brave enough to stand up and give up!
If they dont smoke? Then they simply have no clue what giving up smoking is about. They really dont.
Show them that you can do it.
I had to look at it from this perspective. I would look at my kids and say "nope- not having it, they're worth more than that and you know what? So the hell am I".
I wont be 'dying for them'- I'm living for them instead! A much better gift right?
If it helps, I had a packet that sat around here for a long time until I was ready to give it away- unopened. It was like my security blanket. While they were here I was making a choice not to smoke them.
Does your DH smoke? I gave up while mine still smoked for 5 weeks until I told him one night, I was crying, I begged him to give up too because if he didn't I knew I'd fail. He's been smoke free now for almost three months.
Our kids love it- they love that their parents dont stink anymore- they know what smoking does, they've seen the ads on TV.
Keep going- you'll be fine, your worth it.
*steps off soap box- wow!! That was more passionate than I thought:o
Roopee, you've done so well too! Hehe even though I succumbed to the dreaded nicotine beast again :laughing:
its 6 weeks for me now smoke free and good news is you feel less and less violent as time goes on :laughing:
just kept telling myself I am a non-smoker I am a non-smoker... i dont want a smoke i want to be healthy. I choose Me.
that sort of thing. :yes:
Hang in there! When I quit I used to suck an ice cube every time I felt like a smoke, it kept me occupied and when I was finished the craving had gone away. Stick at it, you will get there!!
It does get better - I have been a pack a day smoker myself for about ten years before quitting. Have fallen off the band wagon a few times (New Years Eve most years!) but generally have been a non smoker for the last five years now.
The first week really sucks and it's hard not to be depressed and angry about life in general.
For me I always step down gradually over the first couple of weeks - I use the Nicobate patches and fast track them by stepping down a week of each strength before going off nicotine completely. It's always a 2-4 week process for me (admittedly one I've done at least four times in the past five years).
This is much kinder to my family than going cold turkey as it eases the whole nicotine addiction gradually and by the time you are ready to leave the patches behind you are really only dealing with a small nicotine issue and you are usually well on the way to overcoming some of the habitual problems.
Hope this helps :->
You're doing so well. I found that when I was quitting if I had a really bad craving I would go outside (like i usually did to smoke) and just spend 5 minutes or so to take time out, breathe deeply and just reflect on things. When you've been smoking a lot for a long time you get used to having several interludes a day to have a bit of time to yourself and when you stop it's easy to overlook this time out.
Also another thing I found really helpful was with each craving, I would visualise two leaves growing on a vine. One represented the certainty that I was not going to succumb to this particular craving and the other represented a 'credit', that I perceived would help me resist the next craving more easily. I had read a stopping smoking book and something that resonated with me was that if you are certain that you're not going to smoke, there isn't much allure in focussing on the craving.) When I had visualised these leaves I would try not to give the craving any more attention. It sounds really wacky but I found it very, very helpful.
Anyway I think you're doing something amazing. When you're out of the woods with regards to cravings you will honestly feel like there's nothing you can't do, and you will be so releived that you'll never have to go through this horrible process again. Anyhoo PM me if you want some more support.
When you've been smoking a lot for a long time you get used to having several interludes a day to have a bit of time to yourself and when you stop it's easy to overlook this time out.
:yes: in a big way.........the bad thing is for the past few days i have found myself in the kitchen..:( im not smoking so i need to do something and i end up eating :( which is bad considering im trying to go on a diet and lose weight aswell
hey everyone, I just wanted to well done to all of us who have/are trying to kick the habit. Allen Carr's 'easy way to quit smoking' really cracked it for me - it sorted all the stuff out in my head about how I thought about smoking so you end up not wanting to smoke. I totally reccommend it - but get the short version if you can.
So what it cleared up for me was that the reason I want a cigarette is ONLY because of the nicotine withdrawal set up by my last cigarette....So each time you get a shot of nicotine, it partially satisfies the craving, but because it is an addictive drug, it sets up a chain reaction to make you want more of it. Understanding that really cracked it for me...so now when I think 'i could really go a cigarette' i tell myself that I only want one becasue of the remnants of nicotine addiction from my last cigarette. And the longer i go without feeding the addiction, the lesser the cravings will get. (sorry that came accross a bit preachy - not meaning to, just excited that I'm free after 10 yrs). So It's all about changing your thinking instead of thinking 'this is horrible I'm giving up this wonderful thing', you think 'this is so wonderful I'm free from those horrible things' - but not just as positive self-talk (which gets me no-where when I want a ciggie), but actually explains things so you see that's the reality!
The other thing i remember most from the book is how he talks about the perception that having a ciggie will relax me - and how if that were true then all the non-smokers would be walking round stressed to the eye-balls!! :laughing: And how I only feel relaxed because its momentarily eased the nicotine craving, which I only had in the first place as a result of my last cigarette!! Anyway, you can tell I'm a fan of this guy, he's changed my life, get a copy if you can. whew sorry long post.
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