My pregnancy was unplanned - I quit for five years then started again in the past year. I sat outside one lunchtime having a cig while waiting for my test to tick over to negative and got the shock of my life when the bfp turned up! I finished my smoke, went back to school (I'm a teacher), came home and chain smoked four more while I stressed on the phone to my bestie, and haven't had one since. It's not easy!
I don't know if these will help or not, but I will always crave cigs til the day I die. It is a daily thing for me, and I have two ways of coping. First, tell yourself that you are either a smoker or a non-smoker. If you have quit, then you are a non-smoker and therefore don't need a smoke! Second, remember that cravings only physically last for five minutes or less, and they get further and further apart. The first three days are the tricky bit, so have plenty of little things you can do that distract you for five. It gets easier every day. Good luck, and you can do it. Cold turkey is the way to go, IMO :-)
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20-06-2012 19:19 #41
20-06-2012 20:05 #42
I used the gum for a short time, I think it was around 4 of the 2 mg ones per day for the first few weeks. One day I realised I hadn't had any gum for the day (at around lunch time) and haven't touched either smokes or the gum since
My doctor said I could have the lowest dosage, but not to have too many, patches are not recommended because they deliver a constant ****** of nicotine all day. The packet insert said it was better then smoking but not to have more then a certain amount per day (I had way under it just to be on the safe side). It really did help me quit, it was a stressful time as it was and I was also cutting back on my caffeine intake so I appreciated having some relief from the cravings
Good luck, it can be really tough but it is for the best, and you can spend your smoking money on fun baby stuff instead
21-06-2012 09:44 #43Junior Member
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21-06-2012 09:56 #44
Well its 10:55 and no smokes...not one and I don't even feel like one, I decided to ditch to 2 morning coffee's though as coffee and smoke went hand in hand for me. I have a slight headache but nothing bothersome. I worked myself up so much that today would be my first day as a non smoker, I believe it is a big thanks to all you you though and your support and advice so thankyou a million. My confidence is already through the roof
21-06-2012 11:39 #45
That's so awesome. You are well on your way to making your babies first home (your Tum) smoke free high five to u!!!
21-06-2012 11:58 #46
I totally sympathise with you. I smoked on and off from about the ages of 19 to 24 when I fell pregnant with DS. I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks and I had completely stopped smoking by the time I was 10 weeks pregnant. I went cold turkey and the first 3 weeks was hard but it does get easier. I have to admit though, I did sneak one or two cigarettes during my pregnancy and after DS was born (I maybe smoked 10 altogether). He is 5 months old now and I am EBF so smoking is out of the question. I'm so glad I am no longer addicted and that I can control my cravings. It really does feel better not smoking and DH is a non smoker so there is no point for me to smoke!
Good luck honey xxx
21-06-2012 12:16 #47
Just a quick one...I found when I gave up coffee I got headaches probably for about a week from caffiene withdrawal so you may find that you are withdrawing from both the nicotene AND the caffiene. If you are finding the headaches are getting bad and that coffee is a trigger to smoke try having a tea as it doesnt have as much caffiene as coffee and will help with the caffiene withdrawal.
Keep up the awesome!
21-06-2012 12:22 #48
That's so great!
Good on you
22-06-2012 07:51 #49
I didn't read the last posts lol. Congratulations you are doing great
22-06-2012 07:56 #50
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