I'm new and on day 2!

Well decided to do it I am giving up smokinh, I have been smoking since i was 16 so that is 15 years this year (god i feel old) been smoking around 25 - 30 a day!

went to docs this week and got myself some patches, I am on day 2 doing well so far couple of cravings on last night that was awful (but i had taken my patch of maybe thats why?!)

Really just joined for a bit more support i suppose, my fiance is great he has done what ever he can for me so far!

Be good to hear any tips and advice.

Thanks

xx

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  • Well done,

    Keep positive, and you can get through the cravings and withdrawal!

    Only on day 7 myself so I'll let others give you tips.

    Cheers

    Nic

  • Thanks and good luck to you to, can't wait till first week over will feel like I am on my way then!

  • Well decided to do it I am giving up smokinh, I have been smoking since i was 16 so that is 15 years this year (god i feel old) been smoking around 25 - 30 a day!

    went to docs this week and got myself some patches, I am on day 2 doing well so far couple of cravings on last night that was awful (but i had taken my patch of maybe thats why?!)

    Really just joined for a bit more support i suppose, my fiance is great he has done what ever he can for me so far!

    Be good to hear any tips and advice.

    Thanks

    xx

    I was on patches when I first quit. Forgot to put one on one morning and was halfway to work before I realised why I was getting these cravings.:eek: Always made sure I had a spare in my bag after that.

    TKDJohn will probably give you all the tips you need with his websites. I know a couple are Allan Carr's book and whyquit site.:cool:

    Just keep reading, drinking water, have a shower or bath every time you feel a craving coming on. Failing that shout and scream, preferably at no-one in particular or take it out on your pillow.:D

    Oh and nearly forgot - keep coming on here for support. There is plenty to be found.

    Oh and yes (forget my head if it wasn't screwed on) welcome to the forum

  • Don't know what to say

    I am extemely determined but can't really make sense of anything right now...my head is spinning and I can't concentrate on my work!! The Nicotine Monster is really doing his best to convince me that I am overreacting and that smoking is fine... I can't believe how difficult this is!! People are amazing that they can just so candidly say they gave up smoking!! - it is a HUUUGGGGEEEE achievement as far as I'm concerned.

    Let's do this thing - we are crossing the chasm to a new reality

    day 2

    Cold Turkey

    23/07/2008 21h00

  • Welcome Pindy and Gregawana:)

    No one says it's easy. In truth, for most people it's not. But remember it is up to you if you want to be someone who doesn't smoke any more. There is a lot of excellent advice on this forum - look about a bit.

    It does get easier - honestly:)

    You'll soon be clocking up the first week, then the first month and before you know it, you'll be the ones telling the newbies how to cope!

    Keep at it!!

  • Well done!

    Hi there Pindy,

    You are doing really well. My day 2 was awful, but I'm taking the gum so if I get a craving, I just ram one in my mouth! However, I am now on day 4, and not a puff lol.

    I've only needed one gum 2day, so that's good. All the carbon monoxide is gone so I feel so much more energetic AND I've saved 16 pounds and 92 pence by not smoking 60 fags. That just makes me feel great!!

    Good luck to you all. We can all do it!!!

  • I'm not sure there is any magic advice. For me its purely a mind-set, if you want to stop (really want to stop), then you are a good way towards actually stopping.

    I am coming up to 7 months and still get occasional thoughts but that is what they are, thoughts.

    For most of us here, we have smoked all of our adult life so it is bound to give and have some reaction. Just stay strong and remember why you first wanted to give up.

    Get yourselves a quitmeter which are free to download and you can monitor your progress both in time and money.

    My name is Gary I have stopped nicotine for 6 months, 23 days, 11 hours, 23 minutes and 56 seconds (205 days).

    I've not smoked 6164 cigarettes, and saved £1,709.56.

    I've saved 21 days, 9 hours and 41 minutes of my life.

    Good luck............................................:)

  • Welcome

    Have to say it is great to see so many new quitters, time this place had some fresh blood so to speak...

    Good Luck (in no particular order) philip_ross, gregawana, pinky and NicFirth :D

    Have a nosy round and read forums like

    (john left me in charge of his job)

    whyquit.com

    woofmang.com

    quitsmokingonline.com

    smokeworm.com

    All of these sites helped me enormously at the start of my quit (4 months in and no 'blips')

    ;):D:)

  • Day 3

    Wow! thanks for the help everyone...looks like my dad is following my lead...going to be sending him some information pronto!

    Feeling much better today - healthier and less craving...hope it lasts...but I don't care if it doesn't since I won't be smoking again anyway.

  • Thank You All

    Thank you to all of you for your help and support, I had a really bad night last night, I am struggling to sleep at the moment which is making the whole thing so much harder!

    Will have a look at all the website recommended. Thanks again! xx

  • Pindy, I know it's not a comfort to you now, but sleep disturbance is a common symptom but the good news is it passes...

    Keep going! You WILL get there!:)

  • still going strong

    52 hours in and got a party tonight - I will let you know how it went but I think I'm a going to come through with flying colours. Just don't get the impression that I am finding this easy! We are all in this together and we must remember what we are doing this for.

  • You go gregawana, I am sure you will do great! Would really a party than a kids party which i have going on this afternoon 20 ish sreaning 7 years old HELP! haha x

  • advice

    Catwoman - thanks very much for yr support and advice - cravings have suddenly come in the last 5 minutes, phoning a friend now. I will be ok:)

  • monster

    The monster is trying to persuade me that I should only smoke 2 cigs a day hehehehehhe. This is too funny...how this monster can spin sweet words of honey into my head!....F%&^*%K OFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!

  • I was the same last night, don't do it, be strong, give it ten mins and the craving will pass. DO you have any fruit with you grapes seem to be helping me eaten about 3 punnets of them!:rolleyes:

  • gone thanks

    I think I should lay off the coffee - think its making me swing high and low! when is this week going to end!!!! going to play golf to get my mind off things just now.

  • No long to go now! Enjoy your golf and your party later!

  • DO you have any fruit with you grapes seem to be helping me eaten about 3 punnets of them!:rolleyes:

    Well at least you will be "regular" pindy!!!:eek:

    There was a tip about freezing grapes and using them to suck on (like a boiled sweets) to help with the craves....

  • erm yeah very "regular" haha may have to lay off the grapes and swap for something else! Oh couldn't do froozen ones my teeth are far to sensitive!

    Any suggests on what else to nibble?

  • Any suggests on what else to nibble?

    I madam, am shocked to the core....!!:eek:;):p

  • I madam, am shocked to the core....!!:eek:;):p

    cword!!!!!!!!!!

    *be polite and clean to our new people!*

  • I knew when i wrote it somebody would react to it like that!!

    It didn't take as loong as i expected haha!

  • I knew when i wrote it somebody would react to it like that!!

    It didn't take as loong as i expected haha!

    I've never been the subtle type...;)

    (All in jest - as I hope you know)

  • Really??!! haha i know its all in jest!

  • Any suggests on what else to nibble?

    Have you tried nuts, especially if they are coated with honey or chilli.

  • Have you tried nuts, especially if they are coated with honey or chilli.

    *swoons*;)

  • Have you tried nuts, especially if they are coated with honey or chilli.

    :eek: :eek: pmsl..........:o

  • erm ok could so go down the wrong road here! haha seriously no not tried them, but might do to get away from grapes!

    Thanks x

  • erm ok could so go down the wrong road here! haha seriously no not tried them, but might do to get away from grapes!

    Thanks x

    Salt and Vinegar nuts are the ....well the nuts really!!!

    I could eat them forever - but there in lies the problem...

    Grapes=Low Fat

    Nuts=High Fat.

    Still all things in moderation I suppose.

  • To bring it back to a "sensible" level, I'm kind of craving stuff that sets the saliva glands going, like tortilla chips and hot salsa dip.

    Yesterday though, when I tried to get a packet of refreshers I found that they are now chewy things and not what I wanted :( :mad:

    All fattening stuff I know but stuff it, I burn up quit a lot of calories doing martial arts and I'll sort out any weight I've gained when I've sorted out the coffin nails.

    Cheers

    Nic

  • I'll sort out any weight I've gained when I've sorted out the coffin nails.

    Absolutely 100% the best attitude to have Nic!

    I'm sure you'll do fine!

  • Salt and Vinegar nuts are the ....well the nuts really!!!

    I could eat them forever - but there in lies the problem...

    Grapes=Low Fat

    Nuts=High Fat.

    Still all things in moderation I suppose.

    Hence why i am trying to be a good girl and stick to fruit! but Nic i know what you mean about wanting to set the saliva glands going i just haven't found it just what i want yet!

    x

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