My names Adam, I've been hiding in the shadows of the forum for the past couple of days, and decided to sign up and get posting.
I'm 20 years old and have smoked since I was 16. I smoked roughly 20 a day for those 4-5 years give or take a couple a day.
I decided to give up for New Years, and had my last cigarette about 3 minutes before midnight on new years eve.
I have tried to give up quite a few times before, but I don't think I've ever really "wanted" to until now. Most of the time by the 3rd day I will be chewing my arm off, finding any excuse to justify having a cigarette. The longest I ever did was 3 months on patches, but I found as soon as I took the patch off I still wanted a cigarette.
Now on day seven, cold turkey and It feels the easiest its ever been. I can't say I've had any major cravings. I've done pretty much all of the things that used to trigger me off (drinking, spending time with smokers, working on cars). Its more like I'll go to have a cigarette and then remember I'm not smoking anymore.
I have had a couple of odd dreams involving smoking, but whats even weirder is that my sister spoke to me the next day and told me she'd had a dream that I gave in and had a cigarette :confused:
I am eating a lot more, but thats an added bonus for me. I'm pretty sure smoking has ruined my appetite over the last few years. I was a good stocky build when I was about 14 and now Im borderline underweight. So getting my appetite back is a welcome change really. However it does mean that all that money I'm saving on cigarettes is going on food hehe
Its a nice feeling knowing theres other people going through the same emotions/stress, who will understand what I mean