Day 8 morning pangs

I've said before that one of the things that's surprised me about my stopping this time is that I've been getting no morning craves.

For most people, and indeed for me in the past, the first fag of the day is the one we most need and most look forward to. For the last week, I have had no such thoughts or ideas AT ALL until around lunchtime.

But today, I woke up about two hours earlier than usual (7.40am instead of about 9.30) with the strongest craving for a smoke I have felt for a long, long time (worse even than after a long-haul flight).

My mouth was dry and felt they way it used to after I'd smoked a whole packet the night before, my throat felt constricted (it still does, actually, six hours later) and my lungs feel like I've been chain-smoking for several hours.

Thankfully, my last fag in its box was on entirely the other side of the house and I spent a while wondering whether I wanted to brave walking through the freezing cold house (the heating wasn't due to come on automatically for another hour) for a quick fix, or to stay in my warm bed.

My warm bed won out, but only just.

So, is this normal, for all the symptoms of addiction to some back after a week? And how on earth can I fight them? Willpower can't really be counted on first thing in the morning, when one is barely conscious...

I smoked my last cigarette 1 Week, 1 Day, 1 hour and 3 minutes ago. I have saved £73.35 by not smoking 321 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 2 hours and 45 minutes of my life.

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  • oooh I bet you sleepwalked to the 24hr garage...bought some fags...took them home...and smoked the lot!! :eek:

    Go check for any dirty footprints by your front door (or whatever door you mainly use).

    As for the cravings only now really setting in...you have my sympathies! I am finding it alot harder as time goes on. Don't know why. I have read on here it gets easier as time goes by but not true for me :mad:

    Anyways, stay away from the weed. Else I'll send the mob round :D

  • I can honestly say that I think about cigarettes less and less but my cravings (which are few and far between) now seem to be worse. That little monster seems to be getting a bit angry and I now have to battle with myself not to go to the shop.

    I WILL BEAT THAT MONSTER. I have no intention of buying or smoking anyone elses cigarettes.

    Keep strong an positive, they can't last forever :cool:

    I have been quit for 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 hours, 40 minutes and 40 seconds (8 days). I have saved £57.42 by not smoking 258 cigarettes. I have saved 21 hours and 30 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 11/03/2008 23:00

  • We must ALWAYS be on the alert I am afraid even first thing in the morning!

  • Maddy:

    Nope, there are/were no tell-tale footprints around the front door (the back door would require me to climb a 16 foot wall and I can't do that awake, never mind sleepwalking) and the contents of my wallet were the same this morning as they were last night.

    I will indeed stay away from the weed. Your mob is far too scary for my liking! :eek:

    Mojo:

    I'm happy to not have the desire to smoke in my head, but HOW!?!

    When it happens in the middle of the day, I can fight it (sometimes with help), which is one reason I was so pleased I wasn't getting any morning craves. But what if it's going to continue hitting me even before I've woken up?

    I've just switched the TV on much earlier than usual and have discovered The Smokehouse on BBC1. Have any of you ever heard of this before? Not really motivating for me, as I have no kids (and no desire ever to have any) but it should pull the heartstrings of some of you doing this for your families... I only caught the end so I don;t know whether any helpful tips were imparted, but it looks interesting.

    I smoked my last cigarette 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 hours and 54 minutes ago. I have saved £74.81 by not smoking 328 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 3 hours and 20 minutes of my life.

  • I've just switched the TV on much earlier than usual and have discovered The Smokehouse on BBC1.

    I haven't seen this myself, and I'm the same as you, no kids nor any wanted ;) but I read on here that someone's offspring had video-ed the whole series for their parent. What's it about? Is it a schools-type program?

  • I haven't seen this myself, and I'm the same as you, no kids nor any wanted ;) but I read on here that someone's offspring had video-ed the whole series for their parent. What's it about? Is it a schools-type program?

    last part next week,is a sprog's programme,sprog's got parents who smoked in this huge house they stayed together for sometime,it has worked for some,where the sprogs organised etc the parents,it was on bbc breakfast this morning,looked rather intreasting should i say so,as i said last part next thurs at 4.40 bbc,to see if parents kept the quitting up once back at home.

    shorts

    :)

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