Day 14 and I feel like shite

Every day that goes by and I feel worse and worse. The new joy is my neck glands have swollen up and my tunnel vision is worse than ever. Frankly I will give it one more week and then I am down to the newsagent. I cant live the rest of my life like this !

If there was some glimmer of hope on the horizon I would try to be a little more positive but to feel worse every day is not very encouraging :mad:

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  • just typed this once and it didnt go through-ahhhh so here we go again:mad:

    You dont have much patience do you? the reason why you feel so shite is because you have spent so many years inhaling shite, it takes awhile to leave your body.

    By the way i think the trip to the newsagents is a good idea-to by a big bloody gobstopper that'll keep you busy!:)

    Much love x

  • just typed this once and it didnt go through-ahhhh so here we go again:mad:

    You dont have much patience do you? the reason why you feel so shite is because you have spent so many years inhaling shite, it takes awhile to leave your body.

    By the way i think the trip to the newsagents is a good idea-to by a big bloody gobstopper that'll keep you busy!:)

    Much love x

    Shabba

    Thanks for that....should I be looking at weeks or months of this hell in your experience ?

  • Awww bloke... dont do it hon... it does get easier around week three.

    the physical side effects seem to start to ease off, and so do the cravings. I'm week 4 now, and I remember bargining and looking for an excuse to buy some fags around the second week... that does go eventually!

    Have you thought of calling the stop smoking line?? they were great with me when I had super strong cravings and I was stressed with some bank charges ( sounds silly but natwest are F*&^$%ks for unfair charges)... oh and on the 6th day went I was in tears because I "needed" a fag THAT badly.

    stick with it mate, you'll be very proud of yourself if you do this!!

    xxx

  • I wonder if a trip to the doctor might be in order, it is always possible that these symptoms are not entirely caused by the quit. They do seem rather more extreme than most.

  • Well the tunnel vision i have never had, the glands i did, it lasted a good three weeks, even after 4months im still getting coughing up tar!! mmm nice thought!

    I think sometimes however, we blame every ailment on stopping smoking ( as we always try to look for reasons to start again) It might be that you quite simply have a viral infection-possibly see the doc?

    keep it up, xxx

  • Bloke

    Im sure things are not as bad really. Its not going to all go away after a week or two lifes not that easy but if you look at it this way. At the start we get bad days i agree a lot of bad days but we also get good ones. If you try and do things to take your mind off it you will start to have more good days than bad. Also leave the blow where it is its not helping to put ypu in the right mind set. Good luck hope things turn a corner for you.xxxx

  • Bloke, I'm not getting the painful effects you seem to be but yesterday and today are like being back at day 1 & 2. I really thought it would only get better as time went on but I really am having problems, I think I'll be able to deal with it ok, but I've a wedding to go to on Sat and I fear after a few drinks my strength will give in:confused::confused:

    Someone put a link up to a page on Whyquit.com that explains the 'fight or flight' bodily functions that occur when smoking a while ago but I can't find it again, does anyone know the link or how to get to that page? I found it helpful in a shock tactic kind of way.

  • Someone put a link up to a page on Whyquit.com that explains the 'fight or flight' bodily functions that occur when smoking a while ago but I can't find it again, does anyone know the link or how to get to that page? I found it helpful in a shock tactic kind of way.

    This might help....

    If you take nicotine into the body in tiny amounts - like through smoking, or sticking a nicotine patch on - it will make your heart beat faster than it should, which is both useless and dangerous. It will reduce blood flow to the skin and the extremities, which is bad for your circulation, and the combination of these two changes will raise your blood pressure. Obviously, this does not help anyone calm down at times of stress, when heart-rate and blood pressure are already climbing. Instead it makes a sudden heart attack or stroke more likely.

    Nicotine also raises fat levels in your blood which is not only useless but also leads to clogged arteries, heart attacks and strokes. As if that were not enough, nicotine also inhibits the production of an enzyme in the body which normally breaks up blood clots, directly causing a higher incidence of thrombosis and strokes in smokers.

    If you take nicotine into the body in any more than tiny amounts it will kill you stone dead because it is a very deadly poison indeed.

    That's quite shocking...?? :rolleyes:

  • I have to agree with Nic, i think a visit to the doctor might be best as these are serious side effects you seem to be having...he also might be able to give you something to ease the side effects.

    Well done on being still quit, going back to smoking again will not fix a thing ...infact if you think giving up symptoms are bad its nothing to what a lifetime of smoking can do.

    Good luck with everything.

  • i to agree with nic,you should see a doctor.as soon as you can..might be something he will help you with..but dont go back to smoking,you will regreat it,,think about the long term affect it will have on you,,but good luck to you and your quit,,keep the faith tony

  • Thanks for your support guys....I will see if the Doc can see me tomorrow, if I can be bothered to get in the car to get there

    I have just lost the will to live to be candid !

  • Remember, bloke, it's just the Nicodemon/Monkey bastard doing the talking! He's saying feeeed me.... feeeeeeed me. But you've shown enough strength so far not to cave in, and we all have the belief that you can continue to stay strong! Hang in there buddy! Hope everything goes OK at the doc.

    And thanks to austinlegro for the info. Shocking indeed...

  • Hang on Bloke - don't you dare go to the newsagent and give that b'stard Brown your hard-earned money!!

    I'm sure that was one of your reasons for quitting - well you and me both!! He wastes enough of our money as it is - don't give him anymore!

  • the tunnel vision could be anxiety related... panic and anxiety is a know affect of the withdrawl process...I would get it checked out anyway. I was at about two weeks into my quit and had some weird things going on in my body... including a massive panic attack... I pushed through anyway.I am now getting the rewards of my quit... it feels so good, stick with it Bloke!

    Worked in mental health for years, so know the seemingly strange reaction people get from things anxiety related.

  • That's the very one Jim, thanks, going for a read now;)

  • Gotta love this extract, it actually makes your insides feel abused:eek:

    It not only robs the body of life-giving oxygen but its toxic properties act as a Brillo pad in grinding away the smooth delicate endothelium lining of blood vessel walls. Like eggs that begin sticking to a worn Teflon frying pan, extra fight or flight fats begin sticking, accumulating, building and hardening.

    clicksmilies.com/s1106/waff...

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