The First 48

I'm almost at the end of the first 48 hr mark as my last cig was Wed at noon. The rest of the day wasn't too bad, more a sense that something was missing then actual cravings or anything. By yesterday afternoon, I was feeling jittery, but nothing too bad. By night time however, the rages and the tears had started. I'm almost at the 3rd day mark and things have gotten so much worse. I can't concentrate on anything, I can't stop crying. I've been eating nonstop although I feel sick to my stomach. I've called in sick to work because I know the minute that I walk out the door I'm going to stop for a pack of smokes and I have the continual urge to throw something. Please tell me that this gets better soon cause right now I'm scared to leave my home.

Demetra

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  • Hi,

    It differs for most people in regard as to when things get better. Some people, probably like yourself, find it really hard in the beginning, others find it harder further into the quit. If you're one of the ones that struggle at the beginning then its probably safe to say that yes things will get better soon!

    I totally sympathise with you those with all those feelings. Trust me I've been there and I'll probably be there again very shortly. Already I'm becoming very irritable ggrrr

    Keep on though, it won't always be this hard.

  • hi there..

    hope things calming down a bit..have you thought of

    trying some herbal stress relief products? I swear by

    Kalms - available day&nite strength. Other brands available!?!

    also lavender oils, or incense sticks..Bach Flower rescue

    remedy-drops or pastilles (which gives your mouth something

    to do):)

    when it comes to food, try to stick to fruit& veges

    - celery's brill if you like it..carrots, grapes etc.

    sugar free lollipops!! again something to put in

    your mouth!! Smoothies fill you up with the good stuff

    too (especially dark fruits)..dark fruit juices too..

    I'm more than a little paranoid about weight gain &

    so far these are working for me:D

    and READ READ READ this forum and any books/web sites

    you can find...

    good luck, stick to your decision, we're all rowing the same

    boat...:D

  • Hi Demetra

    We have all been there.

    You feel like everything you do requires a ciggy for it to be done properly?

    A telephone call, get in the car, etc...

    It takes time but it does get easier:)

    I remember after 5 days on my quit that I was prepared to give in. All the excuses you could imagine. My wife would not entertain me, even though she was going through the same thing.

    There is NO logical reason why you should or need to smoke! End of.

    Keep it up Demetra, it will get easier. :)

  • Hi Demetri. It's my 3rd day today and I've been ok till tonight. Don't know what it is about the weekends, but I find them really tough. I probably relate smoking to weekends and relaxing. Been quite tearful tonight and definitely starting to miss the weed now. I need to concentrate on making the weekend. It's tough,and it's not easy but I do know that it gets easier. Stick with it and I wish you well with the quit. I've been eating too much too. Kick start of healthy eating tomorrow, got some fruit and extra cereal in for preparation, although they are no comparision to a slab of chocolate or a chocolate hob nob! x

  • It's been 63 hours so I guess I'm officially on day 3 now. I never thought I'd make it this far. This morning was awful, I had a total meltdown, then I just gave up and went back to bed for the day. Since getting up again things have been much better. The rages have past (I hope) and the tears have been minimal so I'm hoping the worst is past. Despite the lousy day today and last night, I still have my resolve to not smoke anymore and feel a little more confidant then I did yesterday when I didn't want to leave my house cause I knew that I'd break down and buy a pack. Today it's time to get out for a long walk. It will only take about 30 seconds of walking up a hill to make me remember why I want to do this. Thanks for all the support!

    Dem

  • Re- meltdown

    Hi Demetra

    I put an elastic band on twanging it while telling myself why I was giving up, every time I feel tempted I twang it. I've just hit 8 weeks after 34 years of smoking. Also water, water and more water, oranges, grapes and orange and lime tic tacs. The man in my local shop thinks i'm a nutter.

    But I think my real saving grace has been my hobby genealogy, I can lose myself for hours on the computer looking for that elusive ancestor, then suddenly realize i hav'nt thought about fags.

    Don't worry that you feel tempted it's normal, try to just deal with one day at a time.

    ;)

  • Demetra,

    you are going through a journey, a very unpleasant non enjoyable travel you will not enjoy.

    IMO it takes 2 weeks before you are in a zone when you think you can do this - though it does get easier every day.

    stopping smoking is a second by seonnd, mnute by minute, hour by hour, dat by day, week by week thing in the beginning, when you get 14 - 18 odd days it is so much easier.

    !!!!!stay strong!!!!!

    do NOT smoke

    you have been through the initial and worst shock/pain it WILL get better - please keep us informed.

    please tell me you havent smoked!!!!

  • It's been 63 hours so I guess I'm officially on day 3 now. I never thought I'd make it this far. This morning was awful, I had a total meltdown, then I just gave up and went back to bed for the day. Since getting up again things have been much better. The rages have past (I hope) and the tears have been minimal so I'm hoping the worst is past. Despite the lousy day today and last night, I still have my resolve to not smoke anymore and feel a little more confidant then I did yesterday when I didn't want to leave my house cause I knew that I'd break down and buy a pack. Today it's time to get out for a long walk. It will only take about 30 seconds of walking up a hill to make me remember why I want to do this. Thanks for all the support!

    Dem

    Demetra

    I felt completely different on day 4 - the sense of relief was great!

    Just remember the feeling is only temporary ;)

  • hang in there

    Hi and welcome Demetra

    My third day was a nightmare,It just came over me at work, I work with young people that are excluded from school for behavour so my job is stressfull never mind trying to quit, I got home I didn't even want my own company, I went to bed and in the morning the minute I opened my eyes I knew the worst was over, It was as if you had a fever and it peaked on the thrid day. Hang in there it will get better and for me drinking Water, water, water was a great help, I had bottles of it chilling in the fridge. Ive been quit 6 weeks today, I had smoked for 35 years and Im going through the change so if I can do anyone can, everyone on here are stars, of you need support just log on day or night.

    Jill

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