day 3 hellish

today is the worst i have felt, panicy, tearfull.....just empty and horrid.....its like the panic of never smoking again....i gave up cause its affecting my health ,my dam good looks ;).....but today its like i have forgotten those reasons...and i am thinking of reasons why i should be able to smoke...... its like i am justifying in my mind why i should start or have a cigarette then arguing with myself why i shouldnt......and at this moment....i could smoke my tea bags.....hope this is the worst it will get.......cause today is tuffffff

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  • Sorry you finding it hard today but it will get better really soon. Its because the nicotine is leaving the body and your craves are at there peak get past today do what ever it takes. take hour by hour and things will start to get easyer really soon Honest. xxxxxx

  • Joanne Hope you dont mind if I call you Joe 2 cos theres two joes the other one is on day 6. Thanks Babe please be strong. xxxx

  • no i dont mind at all linda ,

    i feel like a wet lettuce today, cannot remember feeling like this the first time i quit, i found it ok first time around...could kick myslef for starting again then i wouldnt be going through this, this time lol

  • Im sure you will feel much better tomorrow babes. Has jim said do what ever it takes to get passed the bad day. Bath and early night if need be. "morrow is a new day and you will be proud you made it. xxxxx

  • today is the worst i have felt, panicy, tearfull.....just empty and horrid.....its like the panic of never smoking again....i gave up cause its affecting my health ,my dam good looks ;).....but today its like i have forgotten those reasons...and i am thinking of reasons why i should be able to smoke...... its like i am justifying in my mind why i should start or have a cigarette then arguing with myself why i shouldnt......and at this moment....i could smoke my tea bags.....hope this is the worst it will get.......cause today is tuffffff

    Hi Joanne

    Although I could probably find posts saying day whatever had been terrible, it is often said that there are the icky 3's

    Day 3

    Week 3

    Month 3

    You are not alone and as has been said tomorrow is another day and most likely a better one.

    Hang in there, read and post!

    Cheers

    Nic

  • Hi Joe

    Hang in there hun, like others have said it will get better and very soon.

    I'm only on day 6 now but oh my god day 3 was a killer, i had awful cravings but what was worst for me was the feeling of panic that i no longer smoked, silly i know.

    What got me through was posting on here and taking the advise of others, like Linda says take each hour by hour, i also find drinking water helps and strangely is the only thing i can drink now, gone completely off tea and coffee, maybe its because of the connection with a ciggy im not sure.

    Post again hun and keep posting if you have to, just get through today.

    Denise

    xx

  • Hi there pinkalice

    Welcome to the forum. The 1st few days do make you feel ratty and stressed. However, smoking does not actually help with stress you just thought it did. In reality you needed to relieve the nicotine craving that you had befor you dealt with what ever was stressing you and I have found that I am far, far less stressed now than I ever was as a smoker.

    I'm not saying it happens over night but you will find you are less stressed soon!

  • Glad this thread is here. Day 3 is like a warzone in my head, having real tough times with it today. Don't remeber it being this bad.

    Good idea on the water sipping.

    I just want today to be finished and a new one to start tomorrow as quickly as possible.

    Blooming cigarettes - they really are the most evil things.

  • It will get better for you guys, im only on day 7 but honestly i felt so much better since that awful day, just try to keep busy and your mind occupied during the cravings, and i drink water all the time now, it helped with the cravings but also its about the only drink i like now lol

    You are all doing so well getting to day 3, just keep it up :)

    Denise

    xxx

  • Hey Denise, well done, day 7, you've done brilliant. Sutty, I was like that yesterday - my day 3, it was awful, I can honestly say day 4 has been no where near as bad, much more positive, just wish I'd stop 'treating' myself with all the left over Xmas chocs! Just keep at it Sutty, tomorrow you'll be feeling much better and so pleased that you didn't give in :)

  • hi all..hold on and be strong.look at me 2 months now..i smoked 30 plus a day..as i said eat lots of pork crackling..ahem..nic likes them as well..lots of water.juice..pop.etc etc .you got over the first day,threat every day as your first..just keep the faith tony

  • day 3 the worst so far

    Sorry you had a bad day Joanne,this has been my worst too.

    I agree it's the thought that you can't ever smoke again.

    I am not letting it beat me,trying to think of other things,drink water,do some breathing exercises,anything to take my mind off it.

    Hope we all have a better day tomorrow.

  • joanne remember,,its harder to have cancer,,than to give up smoking..keep the faith tony

  • Today is my 3rd day

    Started getting snappy at the end of the day yesterday (DAY2). I just can’t tolerate as much as I used too and im biting easier than normal. Anyone got any idea on how I can manage my stress now im not using cig’s to de stress me. – im not giving in, and learning to cope with out them but I feel sorry for the people around me!

    I don't want to be a stroppy mare please help!

    Just read a thread earlier that said drink water when craving. . . I like that idea and thank you. It worked at lunch time. I like saying no when someone offers too. I feel like the higher person and not the dirty smoker.

    woop !!

    Much non smokers luv ppl x

    biiiird!!!! u made it!!!!

    well done for deciding to quit ! xxxx

  • sorry i havent been on...to my embarrassment i started agin. but i have been to a support clinic today and i pick my prescription from gp for champix on monday, had my co read today which is 40 and quite high and i go again in 2 weeks to chart my co again, after giving up.

    so i will be back on again....and when the champix kick in then thats it no cigarettes...my co reading has shocked me today but i need support from something i dont want nrt...thanks guys...sorry i did one lol

  • Hi Welcome Back Joe2

    dont worry babe the main thing is your trying again. heared a lot of great things about champix. look forward to seeing you back on track.xxxx

  • ah thank you linda, cant wait to start them

  • I used Champix at the start of my quit and found them extremely good. Very good at keeping the physical craves to a minimum and letting you concentrate on the important bit.

    Learning about your addiction and the quitting process. By doing that, you make sure you handle the phsycological part and move off the tablets nice and easily.

  • i throught there was a lot of side affects from champix, suicide was one of them,there was 3 reported attemped of suicide,not to sure but throught i read it some were on the fourm,, keep the faith tony

  • Yayyy welcome back Joe2, Good to see you have not settled back into the life of smoking but and are ready again to do something about it :)

    Heard very good things about Champix, i think its definately worth trying, I know that alot of work colleagues have quit with champix.

    Read all you can hun, reading and re-educating yourself is the key i believe.

    Good luck and stay in touch, even if you are having a bad day and tempted to smoke come and post before you do .

    Denise

    xx

  • Hi there joanne and welcome back

    I also used champix to help me quit this time they worked for me

    also read whatever you can lay your hands on there is plenty recommended on here try them the more you read the easier it will be good luck margaret

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