i feel like screaming

Hi all , i am on day 5 cold turkey and i am really having trouble getting all this . Nicotine leaves the body in 3 days? smoking is nico addiction so why the hell is it so tough once the nico is gone? i keep on hearing about 3 weeks what is it that takes three weeks????????

I had a cig today , one stupid cig , was fed up with fighting my head , yes it was rubbish and no i shall not be having another ever again , it hurt!

Does that mean i have to do days 1-3 again or not , am i even making sense what i mean is do i have to wait 3 days for nico to go or can i continue on day 5 with a blip!

why is this all so tough , most people start when there kids right , i know i did 11 yrs old..........why the hell are we not all sewing the arses of the nico companies? They did this didnt they......so why does no one do anything about it...........im screaming in my head..................

hope everyone else is happy and doing well!

Casey

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  • Hi all , i am on day 5 cold turkey and i am really having trouble getting all this . Nicotine leaves the body in 3 days? smoking is nico addiction so why the hell is it so tough once the nico is gone? i keep on hearing about 3 weeks what is it that takes three weeks????????

    I had a cig today , one stupid cig , was fed up with fighting my head , yes it was rubbish and no i shall not be having another ever again , it hurt!

    Does that mean i have to do days 1-3 again or not , am i even making sense what i mean is do i have to wait 3 days for nico to go or can i continue on day 5 with a blip!

    why is this all so tough , most people start when there kids right , i know i did 11 yrs old..........why the hell are we not all sewing the arses of the nico companies? They did this didnt they......so why does no one do anything about it...........im screaming in my head..................

    hope everyone else is happy and doing well!

    Casey

    Yep it sure does make you go crazy.

    i heard 3 days for most to come up but up to 3 weeks for all to come out.

    After that it's psychological, i'm pining for the stuff at 11 days but am finding it easier to say NO. I still need to say NO though, it would be very easy for me to slip back even after 11 days.

    most people i speak to say 1 - 2 months before you are a very very comfortable.

    please check the whyquit website lin in my signature, joel explains and disects nicotine and the withdrawl process in detail on his website.

    I know it is one horrible nasty experience stopping smoking but the consesnus is it is NOT a lifetime experience and the benefits for the rest of you life will far outweigh the uncomfortable 4-6 week withdrawl process.

  • Not screaming anymore...

    Hi everybody, I had a really bad day and night yesterday and last night decided to drink some red wine and some more and some more and some more.... and very late last night I had a ciggie..... It was such an anti climax, it tasted horrid and all I could think about when I inhaled was the palmolive bottle and felt really sorry and guilty to my lungs!!! I only had a few puffs but it has really done me the power of good as I can honestly say I will never ever smoke again.

    I know now that drinking too much is my downfall and tonight I am going out with a bunch of girls that all smoke and was really looking forward to a real good girlie night out but now I am going to drive so will only be able to have 1 glass of red and will come back home still a non smoker.

    I did feel guilty this morning along having a banging head but I don't now as it has really re educated myself about this smoking lark although I don't recommend it!!!

    I have been painting today and have only had 2 pieces of chewing gum but feel so much more positive for the coming weeks.

    I hope I haven't let you guys down on here and you don't think too bad of me....

  • I hope I haven't let you guys down on here and you don't think too bad of me....

    not at all. after all, we all learn by our mistakes.

  • Hi all , i am on day 5 cold turkey and i am really having trouble getting all this . Nicotine leaves the body in 3 days? smoking is nico addiction so why the hell is it so tough once the nico is gone? i keep on hearing about 3 weeks what is it that takes three weeks????????

    I had a cig today , one stupid cig , was fed up with fighting my head , yes it was rubbish and no i shall not be having another ever again , it hurt!

    Does that mean i have to do days 1-3 again or not , am i even making sense what i mean is do i have to wait 3 days for nico to go or can i continue on day 5 with a blip!

    why is this all so tough , most people start when there kids right , i know i did 11 yrs old..........why the hell are we not all sewing the arses of the nico companies? They did this didnt they......so why does no one do anything about it...........im screaming in my head..................

    hope everyone else is happy and doing well!

    Casey

    Casey sorry to hear you are struggling,i think the 3 weeks is the withdrawl period,you should just carry on with your quit as it was just a very small slip.the nicotine should be out of your system in 3 days but the toughest part is the psychological side re educating your mind.I found allan carr's book very helpfull in explaining this.link here

    opposingdigits.com/ebooks/E...

    onwards and upwards

    Dave

  • Hi everybody, I had a really bad day and night yesterday and last night decided to drink some red wine and some more and some more and some more.... and very late last night I had a ciggie..... It was such an anti climax, it tasted horrid and all I could think about when I inhaled was the palmolive bottle and felt really sorry and guilty to my lungs!!! I only had a few puffs but it has really done me the power of good as I can honestly say I will never ever smoke again.

    I know now that drinking too much is my downfall and tonight I am going out with a bunch of girls that all smoke and was really looking forward to a real good girlie night out but now I am going to drive so will only be able to have 1 glass of red and will come back home still a non smoker.

    I did feel guilty this morning along having a banging head but I don't now as it has really re educated myself about this smoking lark although I don't recommend it!!!

    I have been painting today and have only had 2 pieces of chewing gum but feel so much more positive for the coming weeks.

    I hope I haven't let you guys down on here and you don't think too bad of me....

    Poor Della, you probably feel like sh*te

    I know, the illusion of a ciggy is better than the real thing.

    I'm scared to drink at all so i'm tee total and not smoking. My skin looks great!!

    Don't worry girlie. call it a lapse and get back to it. Ya live and learn!

  • To Casey and Della,

    Hope you are both feeling better this morning. No-one ever said stopping smoking was easy (Well, apart from Alan Carr!:p) but you know what I mean.

    One puff or one cigarette is not a defeat but it is a wee blip that we must take heed of. We, none of us, can ever have another puff again, cos we're all "1 puff away from 20 a day"

    Della - great idea to be the designated driver - not only will you reduce the temptation to smoke, you'll also feel sooooo good the morning after :)

    Casey - try keeping busy, it really does make you forget about the ciggies for a while at least :)

    Please stay strong, we can all do this! :)

  • Hi everybody, thankyou for the encouraging posts.... I went out last night with a group of 15 girls, 3 didn't smoke including me!! I drove the car so I couldn't drink and then get tempted again. I had such a wicked night, I drank water all night and danced and best of all didn't smoke not one little puff and better still didn't want one.

    I feel fine today, not a hangover in sight and no regrets about smoking.

    I have to highly recommend water!!!

  • Good for you!!

    See, alcohol has the same rep as nicotine, some people think they can't enjoy a night out without it, which says more about the person than the alcohol lol

    You did really well (I'm supposed to go out next Friday and it will be tee total) and i'm glad the other blip didn't get you down!

  • !

    No, if you slip and lapse do not look at it as failing because subconsciously you're lowering your defenses. It's just telling yourself that you've failed and you're probably never going to succeed.

    If you lapse again, just move on instantly and do not think about it, as far as you're concerned you're still a quitter because you chose to carry on quitting straight after you had the fag.

    And you will want to scream, honestly - it's the hardest thing I have ever done and I'm slowly getting roped back in to it. I mean I quit for 3 months and started to have a few in drink and it's got me back on them, I'm not mega addicted I just feel like I'd really like 1. It's 2.35pm and I haven't had one so far so I'm just going to see how it goes. I'm stopping completely after today.

    Good luck though, just stay determined and you'll do it. The worst thing you can do is worry over one cigarette because it'll just get you thinking of them and before you know it, you're hooked.

  • I honestly admire those who have quit before and started again for Quitting Again.

    I stopped smoking for a full year before deciding to have the 'social' cigarettes. One or two a week becomes 20 a day, such is the law of addiction. There are no loopholes in that law. Take it or leave it. Your body will want that chemical and become immune and want more and more................. you know how it goes.

    Back to my original point... when you have stopped before you know how all consuming a quit can be. I don't want to say 'hard' as this will freak out anyone wanting to stop. It really isn't that hard. Allen Carr stated the fact - there is no physical pain when quitting. It is more a hollow empty feeling.

    I've been through harder things in my life than stopping smoking. Burying loved ones being the top one probably.

    Ethan hit the nail on the head - to call it a fail would probably knock you back to your previous smoking tally. It's not a fail, you are a non smoker everytime you put out a cigarette. Only a smoker lights up another one.

    I for one, am loving being a non smoker. I can get things done without stopping three times for a smelly fag or denying myself a nicotine hit until the job is done. In so many ways life is easier.

    ;)

  • No, if you slip and lapse do not look at it as failing because subconsciously you're lowering your defenses. It's just telling yourself that you've failed and you're probably never going to succeed.

    If you lapse again, just move on instantly and do not think about it, as far as you're concerned you're still a quitter because you chose to carry on quitting straight after you had the fag.

    And you will want to scream, honestly - it's the hardest thing I have ever done and I'm slowly getting roped back in to it. I mean I quit for 3 months and started to have a few in drink and it's got me back on them, I'm not mega addicted I just feel like I'd really like 1. It's 2.35pm and I haven't had one so far so I'm just going to see how it goes. I'm stopping completely after today.

    Good luck though, just stay determined and you'll do it. The worst thing you can do is worry over one cigarette because it'll just get you thinking of them and before you know it, you're hooked.

    Aw i really like this post so very sweet!

    Thanks

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    Omg Im so with you everything I touch i want to snap into bits and Im becoming very snappy and this is only day 1

  • Hi everyone, still here and smoke free and i'm loving it!

    Just come back from having a Hot Stone Massage, normally I feel abit indulgent but not tonight I feel very proud of myself for not smoking and remember all the money that i have saved.

    I'm feeling better and better as each day passes and don't feel that smoking is a loss of something, I feel so good. I'm not saying that I don't think of smoking from time to time each day but its not minute by minute or hour by hour like it was in the beginning.

    As it was such a lovely day today I saw people sat outside cafe's and pub's smoking and remembered how lovely that used to be but I wasn't regretful that I didn't smoke.

    For all the new quitters on this site, bear with it as it definately does get easier.....

  • That's a lovely post Della...... and so true.

    I feel myself getting better with each day too.... and I feel smug when walking past office buildings where the smokers are all huddles outside the doors come hell or high water!

    Being a non-smoker is much more appealing

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