CT Day four

Great forum guys well done!

Well I'm at 3.5 days now and finding it rather difficult to stop thinking about the weed - bu**ger!

Do actually feel better, pains in my chest have started to subside, although my brain is pretty much out to lunch with regard to my level of concentration...

Also sleep was rather strange last night don't even want to remember what I was dreaming about - totally weird and could do with getting more sleep tonight.

Thought about patches and the like but reckoned the only way I was going to do this would be CT. Tried so many times before - my will power is not that great. :rolleyes:

Eating sweets, chocolates and the like Etc to help and will worry about my weight when it starts to increase, plan to start taking my push bike out soon to blow the cobwebs off - honest. :)

Anyway must get back to work now.

Cheers

Paul

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  • Hi Paul welcome to the forum.

    Well done four days in so you are over the worst of it others will be able to offer you a great deal of advice the more you know about the addiction the better.

    Wayne:)

  • Welcome,

    I'm really happy you're feeling the benefits already, that's a really good sign and something you can look at when you have a tough moment.

    Sleep problems and bad dreams are exceedingly common, so try not to worry about it. Some people find over the counter remedies (Kalms or the like) help but most seem to find that it is a matter of just waiting it out.

    Like Staron, the best thing I can advise you to do is learn about the process. Everything from why you smoke to what to expect when quitting. Read everything you can find :)

    There are some links to get you started in my signature, don't forget that this forum is a mine of info too.

    Best wishes to you.

  • Hi Guys

    Thanks for the support and to help me with the urges I am taking your advice and searching for everything to do with quitting the weed (not discounting my treats!).

    Realise I am in for a long and for me hard slog so just have to pace myself, one day at a time.

    Going to print off some stickers for the fridge, 'another day without the weed' or something like that - live on my own so do tend to talk to myself. :)

    Cheers

    Paul

  • Hi Paul

    Welcome to the forums and well done on deciding to quit. Try and read as much as you can on here, the links in peoples signatures are a great start.

    You sound very determined to get through this :), and great that you are feeling the benefits of quitting already.

    Good luck, post often and stay in touch.

    Denise

    xx

  • Hi Paul -welcome!

    You have done really well to get to the fourth day - these are the toughest days!

    I also decided to go CT - just get the nicotine out of your system and deal with the withdrawal straight away!

    I actually didn't suffer with bad cravings in the first few days because I prepared myself to deal with each cigarette I wasn't smoking. This usually involved a Cadbury's choccie finger or two - but so what I'll deal with any weight gain later.

    Once the nicotine is out of your system you just have to deal with breaking the habit and you have to retrain your brain. This does take a bit longer but it hasn't taken me as long as I thought. I have been quit for 1 month today and I have certainly broken the habit - my mind doesn't expect a ciggie anymore. So it is a bit of a slog but not such a long hard one.

    Living on your own can be tricky because ciggies can be your company - if so look up a thread in 'your reasons' about ciggies being your friend.

    I live with a smoker so I don't know which is worse! But what I do know is that if I can quit then so can you.

    Read, read and read some more - understand your enemy. Then post on here lots but most importantly - Don't smoke!

  • Hello Paul,

    Top banana! you have made 4 days, and you do seem to have the right attitude to really succeed (especially as day 3/4 are REALLY hard for some reason).

    The lack of concentration and weird dreams are all part and parcel of the process, and they will continue for a little longer, but like everything else will start getting fewer and far between.

    Good luck with it and keep posting!

  • Thanks for all the support.

    However momentarily fell by the wayside tonight, went for a few bears with a good mate of mine and on the way home bought a packet of ten (used to smoke roll ups) sigh...

    Anyway took one drag and it was so bad - unbelievably bad I just through it away and tore up the pack of cigs in disgust with myself for even buying them. :rolleyes:

    Tucked into the wine gums in my pocket and had a serious chat with myself - feel like I am going off my trolley at the moment. :)

    Anyway hope to get back on schedule now

  • What on earth did you go and do that for?

    You were doing great, clean of nicotine... and then you go and inhale some :mad:

    Right, damage limitation.

    Good job you threw them away.

    You must understand that by taking nicotine in, you have set yourself back and will most likely suffer a bit to get clean again. Even one puff will take 3 days to leave your system... yes, really.

    You did that once, you can do it again.... but no more daft decisions. If drinking means you make rash decisions then please go easy on the beer for a while... I was worried about it so didn't have more than one at a time until month 3!

  • What on earth did you go and do that for?

    You were doing great, clean of nicotine... and then you go and inhale some

    I know, cannot explain.

    I think it is beer and cigs so will have to knock both on the head.

    Appreciate your comments.

    Rather fed up at the mo

    Cheers

    Paul

  • HI H2Q

    well i have read through your thread and there has been some ups and downs, but you are on the right track-apart from your blip!!!

    stay strong-the first week is alittle difficult-but the cravings do become less intense and less often-it is great when you get to that point and you will!!!

    keep it up-remember craves dont kill! smoking does;)

  • What on earth did you go and do that for?

    You were doing great, clean of nicotine... and then you go and inhale some

    I know, cannot explain.

    I think it is beer and cigs so will have to knock both on the head.

    Appreciate your comments.

    Rather fed up at the mo

    Cheers

    Paul

    Crikey, I'm sure you're beating yourself up over this enough without everyone else telling you off! ;) Yeah, it was a daft thing to do, but haven't we all been there?

    Give yourself a break - it was one minor hiccup - and you can pick yourself back up and carry on with your smoke-free life. The guilt you are feeling sums up how you really feel about cigs - and should reinforce just why you are determined to quit.

    Good luck!

  • Thanks to all.

    This is why I joined cos new it was going to be difficult on my own.

    Will be buying the wine gums/jelly babies Etc again in the morning.

    Thanks

    Paul

  • Hang in there buddy, its all worth it in the long run and gets much easier quit soon!

  • I wont say anything except stay possitive and stick with it mate.

    Wayne

  • Hi Paul

    welcome to the forum we will help you if we can we all support each other on here sorry you had a blip so early in your quit just when you had got free of nicotine as well

    Now you must carry on the first week is definitely the worst after that it starts to get better

    Good luck

  • Cheers for the comments, back on track...

  • dont start again

    Hi

    3.5 days wow , well pleased for you.

    Someone told me the nagging feeling of wanting a cig only last 3 mins.... Niquitin mint lozenges help me... sometimes I only have a 1/4 of one, just takes the edge off that short feeling of grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Thanks to all.

    This is why I joined cos new it was going to be difficult on my own.

    Will be buying the wine gums/jelly babies Etc again in the morning.

    Thanks

    Paul

    Hi Paul,

    I'm at day five, last fag was on Sat night and i've not touched one since.

    If you tell yourself its going to be hard then it will be. Once the nicotine is out of your system (72 hours/3 days) you're so far past the difficult bit it really isn't worth touching another fag.

    Go out and get a copy of Easyway by Allen Carr. Half the battle is knowing what to expect and responding to it in a positive way (i.e. recognise that what you are going through is transitory and will be over when you decide it is).

    I've seen whyquit.com in some people's signatures but would strongly urge you to download and read (cover to cover) this free book. It covers absolutely everything you could want to know and gives you more understanding of what is happening, what will happen and when.

    Good luck.. you don't really need it though, you just need to not have any nicotine today :)

  • Phoenix

    Welcome and well done on day 5 you are doing great

  • Once again thanks guys and thanks for the info Phoenix :)

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