depressed

I was struggling yesterday, day 2 and today seems even worse. I just want to cry. I can't get myself back into a positive frame of mind no matter how hard I try. I have a terrible headache now.:(

I am at work so a bit snookered really and also it is really quiet for the first time in weeks!

My brain has now convinced me that I could just have one to settle me down today and then I would be ok and could carry on again. I am trying to hold off but really not sure I can do this.

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  • Have a good cry if you need to, it will probably make you feel better. They say the first three days are the worst, so just keep going minute by minute, hour by hour. I am assured that it will get better!

    Don't give in Cando, this feeling won't last forever.

    TT x

  • The "just one" temptation is common but its a lie!!! Stay strong and get through the next few days. Take it hour by hour if needs be just don't smoke.

    There are lows that you get with quitting after all nicotine has a mind altering effect so its only to be expected that there will be some effects from quitting, but the all pass and sooner than you would think.

    Hang in there and it will all get much easier.

    All the best

    Nic

  • Hi There :)

    It is usual to be emotional at the start of your quit most of us are Have a good cry if you need to it will help I spent a lot of time crying for the first few days I promise you this will pass very quickly headaches are sual as well

    It is all part of the healing process if you think about it you wouldn't expect a broken leg to heal in a few mins would you?

    Well your body needs to heal from all the abuse you have given it as well you are almost 1/2 way through the first and most difficult week I promise you it will start to get better very soon

    It is not your brain telling you "just one" will settle you down today and then you would be OK

    It is those b..........d sneaky little sods the Nico :eek:Demons trying to get you to feed them ignore them, starve them

    As Nic Said take it hour by hour if it helps say to yourself I will not Smoke for the next hour and when you get there say it again and so on and before you know it today will be over and tomorrow is another day as they say and you will feel better I promise lots of us have felt exactly as you do now on day 3/4 but next day are better and determined once again this is just a fit of collywobbles

    Just hang in there

    Love

    Margxxxxxxxx

  • I cant add any more than what has been said. But it does get better. Just take it hour by hour. This will soon pass.

    Good luck to you

    Eileen

    xx

  • thanks

    Thanks guys, have calmed down a bit now. Sent OH a text and he rang me and was very supportive, he seems to be finding it so easy which annoys me.

    Have got to 10 - no ciggie, now aiming for 11.

    Isn't it effing ridiculous that a stupid little cigarette can cause this much trouble to a grown woman? That ridiculous little paper tube filled with a bit of a dried plant has complete control over my life:mad:Not having it - it has to go.

  • Hi, im on Day 3 too, and i felt like you did yesterday, i never thought i would get through the day without giving in, but i did (dont know how) and today i am feeling a little better, i somehow feel stronger, i did it yesterday so i can do it today, keep posted on here it rearly does help, give your oh a hug for being supportive cos i had bad time yesterday with the wrong kind of suport from my oh and children. And well done, we can do it!!!!!!!

  • Thanks guys, have calmed down a bit now. Sent OH a text and he rang me and was very supportive, he seems to be finding it so easy which annoys me.

    Have got to 10 - no ciggie, now aiming for 11.

    Isn't it effing ridiculous that a stupid little cigarette can cause this much trouble to a grown woman? That ridiculous little paper tube filled with a bit of a dried plant has complete control over my life:mad:Not having it - it has to go.

    Great stuff Candowilldo,

    As your name suggestions YOU can do, and more importanly YOU will do.

    Others have posted great information above and all helpful stuff. I'd just like to add that it's possible you may not have anythings to divert you. You mentioned that work is quieter than it has been for awhile. It's difficult to quit if you haven't got anything to divert yourself away from the annoyance of nicotine leaving your body.

    At work you will be limited with the things to divert you but the imagination is a wonderful tool when relied upon. When I quit I carried a water bottle around with me for awhile and took sips whenever I got a crave. Others here had suggested eating fruit. That's always a good idea as your body will be depleted on some vitamens. That could actually have a bearing on your mindset at the moment, and why you weren't feel so good earlier on.

    Have a think of things to help you get through these early days and who knows you may start to feel your quit has become as easy as your OH's.

    Cav

  • ??

    I am up to day 3 and finding it really hard being going to bed at 9pm just so I don't have to think about the deadly weed even waking up during the night.

    Is it normal for your teeth to really ache and for you to experience really bad headaches ?

    Don't know about the teeth but I have a nasty headache today and I understand that is quite normal.

  • Hi Doglog

    Yes perfectly normal but it will pass very soon I promise it will soon get better

    Read this I think it will help you

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them

    Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Good Luck

    Marg

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