day 1

Hi all hope I'm posting this in the right place not good with comps. I had my last ciggy last night 11pm, I had 2 left and gave then to my son to bin. I didn't want any temptations in the morning. I have a patch on and it's removing the edge but I'm feeling a nervous, it's as if I'm waiting for something to happen. I've smoked for 35 years and I can tell it's begining to tell on my health, my hubby has never smoked so has no idea what's like and I have two sone age 16 and 23 and they detest smoking. I'm going out for a walk later going to buy some fruit and bottled water see if that helps.

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  • hiya and welcome :)

    dont be nervous, just go with it, you will be fine , keep busy if you need to, cleaning the house to get rid of any smell is a good one.

    drinking loads of water does help

    good luck and keep posting xxxxx

  • Well done Cooper!

    You will be surprised how quick time goes - just a few more days and you will have one week under your belt. Then a month, then two....

    You can do it - we all have and we started on day one just like you.

    Pop on here and type some rubbish like the rest of us when you feel an urge coming on - it really does help!

    Good luck;)

  • Hi Cooper

    Congratulations on quitting - it is a little frightening but you can do it - as cword said, we all had that first day. In my view, the first step is the most important. If you do feel lonely - especially because you are surrounded by non-smokers who may not understand how hard it can get, just log on and post.

    x

  • Thanks for everyone for your support, I don't feel alone. I have to take the patch off for bed but have the gum if I need a little help through the night. My chest feels a bit tight at the moment but I'm drinking water and taking deep breaths, I am a heavy coffee drinker but only had one this morning so I could be feeling withdrawl from that too LOL, going to walk to work now, once again cheers everyone.

  • Congratulations on your decision to quit, Cooper! :)

    Good luck - it gets easier - and sooooo worth it in the end :D

  • Hear hear!

    You gotta just concentrate on not smoking - that's all.. Do whatever you want with everything else.. and keep rewarding yourself, daily if you like! Each day you are quit is a fantastic achievment and like everyon'e said use this place for support whenever you need it day or night!.. :D

    This is a strategy I use sometimes if it helps at all..

    If I'm having a bad time, feeling sad, having a craving, just generally feeling grumpy or angry cause I can't have a fag then I come on here, post how I feel, and then pledge to myself that I will not smoke until I have received at least 5 replies.

    You should find that your mood or craving changes fairly quickly becuase you receive help from like minded people - it's very comforting and a great help!

    It's worked everytime for me so far and I'm on day 23 today.

    Good luck - stay strong and positive - you're doing great so far!! :D

  • But if you manage to find a few packets of Pacers to eat they would be better!! ;):D

  • champix

    Well still got the patch on and ain't had a ciggy, drank loads of water it has helped, I'm a bit slow on the up take but what is chamix is it a non smoking product, I don't mind if it's not and I cause you to giggle LOL

  • Well still got the patch on and ain't had a ciggy, drank loads of water it has helped, I'm a bit slow on the up take but what is chamix is it a non smoking product, I don't mind if it's not and I cause you to giggle LOL

    Welcome, Cooper,and good luck in your quit!!:D

    Very very simply put-

    Champix is a non-nicotine based tablet taken twice a day for about 3 months that helps with nicotine withdrawal symptoms as it acts on the brain's receptors by nullifying the effect nicotine has on your brain.

    Quite a few on this forum are on it, I have used it to stop the cigs and it is excellent, so if the patches don't work for you champix could be the answer.

    There's loads of posts about it if you follow the threads.:)

  • Good luck Coop.

    Lots of folks on here and no judgements.

    I found lots of good stuff in the 'Tips' section of the forum...worth a read!

    All the best. Keep at it,

    Bill X

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