Is it me or does it get harder - Day 7!!

Hi, this is my first time on this site, and I have just (2.30pm) got into day 7. I have tried loads of times to give up the evil weed, but am determined to do it this time. I am far better prepared mentally and keep telling myself that it will work. But as in all previous times, I get through the first 3 or 4 days pretty easily and then out of the blue, the nagging in my head starts and it just gets worse - am I a bit weird, or has this happened to others?

I am 53 and have smoked between 40-50 a day for over 30 years, so pretty well addicted!!!

Any tips would be most appreciated

Deb x

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  • hi

    hi i joined yesterday for help and advice you keep going we ill get there im on my 13 day now and ill not lie to u its still hard .But you ll do it think of the money we r saving keep going stay strong take care xxxx

  • Hi Debs

    Welcome 2 the forum and congrats on day 7 - thats brilliant - I'm on day 8 now and so far so good - like u though I have had many quits - the longest being 6 weeks.

    As for the nagging feeling - there is no getting away from it - there have been times this week where I have nearly caved in - but haven't. They are the times where ur self-control is very much tested, and if u get through it then u get stronger ans stronger until eventually, the nagging starts to go away. When the nagging occurs, just remind urself of the reason u have stopped, the amount of money uv saved and the fact that ur health is so much better.

    Keep it up Debs - u can do it and u kno u can :)

  • Thanks so much for your replies, its good to know that its not just me and my head ha ha!!! I am very determined this time, wish I could go cold turkey, but hey quitting with NRT is better than smoking, so I must not beat myself up about it!. I keep picturing my lovely grandchildren (all 6 of them) and remind myself I wanna be around to see them make me a great grandmother!!.

    Good luck to you all and keep the faith !!!!!!

  • Hello Debs,

    I've just popped in to see who was new here. I stopped smoking after over 45 years nearly 16 months ago. I still get the occasional urge to have a cigarette, so it does stay with you (or rather has with me) Some people on here say that they never think about it any more. I know that one puff and I'd be back to being a heavy smoker so when the passing thought comes, I think of the benefits of not smoking i.e. I've had two holidays and a new loo (!) all paid for by what I haven't spent on cigarettes!!

    Keep at it!!!

    Pru

  • Hi, Debs and welcome to the forum! You will find that the people on here are great, everyone has all been there. Here to help people quit and to stay quit. The best way to quit and the easyest way is to educate yourself on the nicotine addiction. Read everything you can find. Below are some links that a lot of us use to help. The links tell you about the "little voice" in your head that tries to persuade you to smoke, what to expect in the days and weeks ahead etc. They also tell you what is happening in your body and what nicotine does to your body. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing. If you need to rant and rave, or just get through a bad moment, someone is always here to answer. Keep a positive attitude. You can do this! Every morning and serveral times a day tell yourself "I can do this. I can quit smoking. I choose not to smoke." :)

    Quit: Jan 18, 2009

    Method: CT

    quitsmokingonline.com

    whyquit.com

    woofmang.com

  • Hi Debs :D

    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

    Well done on 1 week already and I promise you it will soon get better for you and you have already got past the first and worst week of your quit a lot of the things you are now feeling are down to those sneakt little b........d Nico :eek:Demons because they want to pull you back into their power by getting you to feed them please don't just let them starve and also your body getting used to you not feeding it all that rubbish your have fed it for the last 30 yrs but recover it will I abused my body for 50 [yes50]yrs so if I can do it so can you

    Good Luck

    Marg

  • Thanks to you all for your encouragement, advice and really good links, I really find it so much easier to beat the nagging in my head when I have read some good stuff - I am currently reading Allen Carr for the 2nd time and I am determined to suceed - I have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Up until 2 years ago I used to run nearly every day and completed several 5k races with no probs, but then after another bout of bronchitis, i became so breathless that it was as much as I could do to walk the 200 yards to work!! After only a week of no fags, my breathing is sooooo much better, and I really believe that I will run this years race for life in July ........I can and I WILL ! thank you all so much xx

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