changes

:D one month today smoke free.

Lots of weird, contradictory stuff going on.

I eat like a horse, I love my food again but ............. ive lost 4lb ???

more energy = more miles on the bike that could be the answer.

Ive never been happier Ive got a stupid smile on my face all the time but .............. I now have a bad temper thats not nice and lasts about 5 mins then im fine again, stupid litle things get me going, big problems I cope with no problems, this is a horrible change in me that I really dislike.

Apart from that its great to be a non smoker.

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  • Hi Billyc :D

    Well done you 1 whole month quit is wonderful It is good that you have more energy and are far happier

    As for the temper you are complaining about a lot of us have mood swings and that is more than likely what this is do not worry this will pass it is the body healing which is a really good thing

    just hang in there

    Margaret

  • Hi Billy

    read this:

    whyquit.com/joel/Joel_04_14...

    it may explain a few things about anger>

  • Hi everyone, i have just joined the forum today. Today is day 31 of not smoking :D

    I was searching google for smoking forums and was chuffed to come across this one, basically i've also been really short tempered (this has been a nightmare for my poor kids over the last week, half term)

    I'm glad this is all normal but its really upsetting me as i keep thinking i'm failing in some way, i keep wanting to go and buy some fags as i think i was a much calmer person before i gave up. Obviously i won't buy any but its how i'm feeling and i guess i'm hoping to talk to others who are going through the same thing so i know i'm not going mad :o

    Sorry its such a long post for a first one but i'm so glad to find some online support as the nurse isn't being very supportive.

  • Hi Welcome

    Congrats on your quit 31 days is fab work. Have a look at the link John has added also the site its very good info. Look forward to getting to know you they are great people here.xxxx

  • Hi Welcome

    Congrats on your quit 31 days is fab work. Have a look at the link John has added also the site its very good info. Look forward to getting to know you they are great people here.xxxx

    Thank you!

    Today is a really bad day for me, i keep going light headed as if i've been drinking (chance would be a fine thing :o)

    I've been using the inhalator and 1 cartridge will last me 3 or 4 days but for some reason today has been a bum of a day and i've even stuck a patch on too :eek: there seems to be no reason for today being any different from any of the others, i've been out and about a bit trying to keep busy with the kids but find myself bawling at them for no real reason. Luckily i explained to my daughter (nearly 8) that there would probably be days like this and told her to tell me to stop being ratty if i snapped as i probably wouldn't realise i was doing it.

    I still feel like the worlds worst mum though and could burst into tears at any time

  • Hi Bravo Beastie

    Well done on 31 days thats great and welcome to the forum you will find loads of help on here as we all help each other with the bad times and cheer the good in some ways we are like family and pull together Read as much as you can it really helps read the posts of people on here click on the links at the bottom of some of them 2 I found really helpful are wolfmang.com and whyquit.com and there are lots more feeling weepy and irritable is part and parcel for a lot of us and it is quite possible that this is the nicotine monster he tries really hard to drag us back you are not a bad mother at all just hang in there come here often for support we will help you all we can

    Good Luck

    Margaret

  • Hi everyone, i have just joined the forum today. Today is day 31 of not smoking :D

    I was searching google for smoking forums and was chuffed to come across this one, basically i've also been really short tempered (this has been a nightmare for my poor kids over the last week, half term)

    I'm glad this is all normal but its really upsetting me as i keep thinking i'm failing in some way, i keep wanting to go and buy some fags as i think i was a much calmer person before i gave up. Obviously i won't buy any but its how i'm feeling and i guess i'm hoping to talk to others who are going through the same thing so i know i'm not going mad :o

    Sorry its such a long post for a first one but i'm so glad to find some online support as the nurse isn't being very supportive.

    Last time I tried to stop smoking it was things like this that drove me back to nicotine. I agree the anger and weird side effects, even one month after stopping, are not just a challenge but at times truly depressing, and while I'm so sorry that everyone else seems to be going through it... I'm so glad I'm not alone!

    It's amazing how little sympathy former smokers get from other people - I feel like I can't tell my partner or friends the emotions I've been going through this last month... they just don't understand. The standard attitude is "you've quit, so what's the problem?". If we were trying to beat any other addiction would people really be so flippant?

    Personally, I'm having a fairly good day - so to those on here having a bad day, hang in there - you know there will be plenty more good days to come. Just get through today, don't succumb to nicotine, and know that tomorrow WILL be better.

    Breathe in and out deeply and slowly, and take pleasure in the fact that the wheezing is less and you can inhale more deeply.

    And if the anger and stress is still too much... anyone fancy forming a fight club? I've felt like hitting a punchbag so many times in the last month, something, anything to hit back at the cravings and anger. Any takers? Outside... now! ;)

    Seriously, though. Don't beat yourself up - you've done an amazing thing by stopping smoking and you need to go easy on yourself.

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