Just finished Day 4 - Feeling emotional!

Hi All

(I'm a newbie so helloooooooooooo!)

I read the Allen Carr book and am officially a non smoker since Saturday. I feel great and positive and hope that I have come through the worse. Day 1-3 seemed to go on forever!

However, I do feel really emotional and on Day 2 I found myself blubbering and then laughing hysterically and then crying again. Ever since then, I do feel more emotional than normal (I'm really not an emotional person!)

Does this last? I suppose it's like splitting up with a partner, its still the first thing I think about in the morning and last thing I think about before I go to bed! On a good note, I really don't have any craving to smoke at all, its just the emotional side effects that have spun me out!

Would love to hear your thoughts

Lou

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  • I spent a month being weepy and emotional over nowt and am still much more emotional than ever before. I believe smoking dulls the senses, you smoke when you are happy/sad/angry etc... now you are on your own! But the human body is a wonderful creation and will soon adjust!

    Congratulations on deciding to quit and hope you enjoy your journey with some other mental ex-smokers LOL

    :rolleyes:;):)

  • Lou

    Congratulation three days is a long time for the body that was once dependant on nicotine to be starved, BUT, the hardest part is over, you say that it feels like ending a relationship, there has been much written on this, one i think is called

    My cigerette My Friend (Ithink)

    I am not sure where to find this info quickly but maybe someone caan post the links.

    regards

    Sue

    KB

  • Hi Lighters, I also get emotional since i stopped smoking,more angry tho i think,but i"ve wanted to cry over it. This is the hardest thing i ever done but im not having any regrets. I love waking up on a morning and going to bed at night without that tightness in my chest,im drinking more water,eating more fruit and been taking the advice i been offered here.Surely once the hard times have past THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER. Keep up the good work.

  • Wow Fairy thats spooky, I only talked about how smoking dulls emotions in my blog either early this morning or yesterday...and here you have virtually repeated exactly what I wrote :eek: Wow, have I entered th twilight zone? :eek: Dayum!

    Well done Sue. NO to the evil weed! You can beat him, he is pathetic now and will probably try some dirty tactics to trick you into thinking you need him but his efforts will be in vain, eh? You are stronger than him! :)

    Edit: Oops, thought this was Sue's thread for some reason lol I think I need ma bed...

    As for feeling more emotional OP, I hear you! Even now I get incredibly angry...more so than when I smoked. Its all very strange.

  • Oh Holy Moley, I don't read your blog..... did I just read your mind..??

    I think I may have got it from 'onlyway' but it has always been an opinion of mine, a chemical reaction from nicotine if ya like.... that's how it made me feel, nothing else mattered as long as I got my fix. How very sad... :o

  • Hi All

    Thank you so much for your support. It's really made me feel proud of myself and more determined than ever.

    Like all of us, the fear of giving up seemed so much worse that actually doing it.

    I will definitely read up on all the websites and keep reminding myself of all why I am doing this!

    I definitely feel better today. I live in Dubai and so it's really hot outside (45 degrees today) and am so glad I don't have to stand outside in that heat!

    Thanks again and I will be sure to log on to this website every day! :)

  • Well done Lighters.

    I also quit after reading Allens book. Also I listened to the Audio version in the car for about three months over and over, until I knew I would never smoke again. My ashtray in the car also remained untouched during this time. The twenty or so dog ends looking up at me strengthened my resolve.

    Good luck, it gets much much better

  • I live in Dubai and so it's really hot outside (45 degrees today) and am so glad I don't have to stand outside in that heat!

    Could be worse, where I am its normally raining "Cats and them other animals";);):D

  • Could be worse, where I am its normally raining "Cats and them other animals";);):D

    D'ya mean dogs Bigcat????:rolleyes

    Hi Lighters - good luck with your quit. You're doing great. I've always wanted to live where it is hot and sunny. Do you ever get bored of it?

    With regard to being emotional I was and still am very emotional. I can cry at any sad thing on TV at the drop of a hat!!

  • Yes, I never thought I'd say this but I really long for some rain and cold weather!

    When it's hot all year around, and especially now that it's so humid, it can get depressing as you can't stay outside for long!

    Not so emotional today, my boyfriend is happier!!!!!!:D

  • I've come to enjoy a good weep now lol

    I was never a crier but find now I cry about most things and seem to be less tense as a result. Damn nicotine!

    Scuse me, gotta go have a weep :rolleyes:

  • Yes, I never thought I'd say this but I really long for some rain and cold weather!

    When it's hot all year around, and especially now that it's so humid, it can get depressing as you can't stay outside for long!

    Not so emotional today, my boyfriend is happier!!!!!!:D

    That's what I thought but oooo wouldn't it be luverly to try living like that for maybe every other year. I think I could live with that.

    Glad to hear you're weren't so emotional yesterday and that your boyfriend is happier. Keep up the good work Lighters.xx

  • Hi lighters your doing so well, it is a good feeling to know we are doing something so good for our poor bodies, after years of abuse.

    you should be very proud. I know i am. :)

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