Day 55

Hello every1

been off sick with migrane for a couple of days.

made it to day55 but the last couple of days have been a struggle eratic sleeping, dodgy dreams, sweats.

Ive been going to bed at 9 but have been waking up @ 11, 1, 3, then getting up @ 5 for the gym, its starting to get me down now anyone got any solutions/remedies, the not smoking isnt bothering me @ all.

Did every1 have a nice weekend still smokefree i hope.

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  • Aw poor Andy *hug*

    I reckon it's a viral thing :( We have all been poorly here. It's been 2 weeks and is just starting to lift, a real heady cold. I have been waking at 3am and not getting off again till 6 or 7.

    Lots of vitamin c, oranges and lemons.

    Also maybe going to bed at 10 after a good wind down may help?

    no tea or food 2 hours before, nice hot bath and into bed.

    Just ideas hope you feel betterer soon x x ~Buffy x x

  • Hi andy, im also off sick from work today and feeling fed up so I know how you feel.

    Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, have some orange juice and have a duvet day, then u can get up tomorow, have a shower and feel rested and refreshed, woohoo! (well, thats the theory anyway) hehehe.

    try not to worry too much, keep plodding on and Im sure youll start to feel better soon.

    get well soon!

    sympathy and big hugs to you!, Charlene :)

  • aw you too charlene :( *hugs*

    it's this bloody weather!! :mad:

    Hope you feel better soon x x

    Just as I am starting to feel better, i can smell again :D,

    my poor daughter woke up in the night with a bunged up nose,

    sounding like the kid out of excorsist with her horse throat!! :(

    hehehehe hope your feeling betteerer soon too charlene

    x x ~Buffy x x

  • Thanks Buff and Charlene

    i dont know if its viral the sleeping problem has been going on since i stopped smoking so nearly 8 weeks. it would be a delight to go to bed and sleep right through without waking. I not thinking about smoking at all, just not sleeping.

    Thanks for the hugs much appreciated

  • Thanks Buff and Charlene

    i dont know if its viral the sleeping problem has been going on since i stopped smoking so nearly 8 weeks. it would be a delight to go to bed and sleep right through without waking. I not thinking about smoking at all, just not sleeping.

    Thanks for the hugs much appreciated

    Hi Shellfish,

    You are just around the corner (well nearly) from where I work - Chippenham!! I too am waking up several times a night since starting Champix but I was never a good sleeper at the best of times. The dreams are so vivid I think they are waking me up. I'm on two a day (Champix that is!) so maybe it will be better once I drop to one a day?

    :rolleyes:

  • Oh dear :(

    Thing is, when i am well, I sleep better than ever!!

    I always had problems sleeping,

    even the sleeping tablets never helped much!!

    I would wake again after a couple of hours.

    now with no smoking i sleep so well!!

    Unless i have had a drink at which point i wake again in the early hours :p

    So I guess you guys have that to look forward to when

    you come off the pills.

    Perhaps you could get some nytol or like wise to help?

  • Buff

    i might give that like wise a try does that come in liquid or tablet form.

    got appt with my vet 2morrow to see if he can suggest something for me to try.

    I think its to do with the champix so problem wont go away till i come off them oh well heres to another 29 sleepless nights, i ve tried a hot drink and a good book that doesnt work. maybe i should try a hot drink and a good woman or better still a good drink and a HOT woman lol

  • What an amazing turn on the things i said :p lollol

    A pint of otherwise and a hot woman and you'll be as right as rain :D

  • What an amazing turn on the things i said :p lollol

    A pint of otherwise and a hot woman and you'll be as right as rain :D

    Buff

    can you overdose on to many pints and hot woman can you become addicted to them as well.

    I think a few pints and a good s******g will do the trick

  • Buff

    can you overdose on to many pints and hot woman can you become addicted to them as well.

    I think a few pints and a good s******g will do the trick

    I think addiction is a long way off for you to worry :p

    well swigging is necessary with pints!! :confused:

  • I think addiction is a long way off for you to worry :p

    well swigging is necessary with pints!! :confused:

    Buff

    Cheers

    the starred out word is "sleeping" , but i guess that you with your dirty mind thought it was something else

  • Hi Shellfish,

    The sleep pattern you describe is very common place when quitting. I've experienced every time I've quit irrespective of the method. This time is cold turkey. As a smoker I needed two alarm clocks, the first to partially wake me and the second to fully wake me. Now I could throw my alarm clocks in the bin.

    You've probably noticed as well that despite your apparent lack of sleep you're wide awake before you need to get up and yet don't feel particularly tired during the day? It's the frustration though of constantly waking up when you just wanna completely shut off.

    Can't speak for Nytol, but Sominex can be quite effective except that the price you may pay for a decent nights sleep is that you feel like you have a hangover until mid morning - too high a price for me.

    Instead I take a 100mg 5HTP pill 1 hour before bedtime. It's a supplement you can get from most health food shops, though I get it cheaper from Healthspan.co.uk.

    It seems to help me, though I still wake up very early, usually about 5.30am, but I fall asleep quickly and don't tend to wake up constantly throughout the night. If you do a google search for 5HTP+Insomnia you'll find plenty to read about it. You'll also find conflicting information about the appropriate dose so a bit of experimenting may be needed.

  • Hiyah shellfish,

    I am sleeping like a baby now I dont smoke (even on champix) but it is historically something I wasnt very good at.

    Have you tried sleepeze from Boots (own brand). Its like nightnurse but without the 'nurse' ie. no paracetamol, de-cong, cough suppresent etc. ive only just discovered it and it you take 25mg - no hangover symptoms like sominex. Also pherergen - travel sickness tabs but also knock you out well and proper.

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