8 days :-(

Hi All,

I'm new to this site I need encouragment I'm at work struggling to keep my eyes open, on my 2nd coffee and still struggling is it right that I feel so tired after being off the cigs 8 days I've done it cold turkey so Nicotine should well and truly be out my system no am i wrong.... Also been having restless nights waking up every 2 hours! Not backing down as I am proud of myself but grrr I want to feel normal again :confused:

Does anyone else feel this way

14 Replies

  • Hi,

    firstly, 8 days is brilliant! I would suggest you read some of the links on some of the other members posts, they will help your mental state. I am now nearly at week 7 and there are many highs and lows. Withdrawel can mess with your sleep patterns and all kinds of things. You will start to feel normal I promise you, but its not a magical all in one go normal, it kinds of creeps up on you gradually. expect a few craves still, its the mental side you need to beat and try and be positive. Some of the longer standing members will hit this thread soon with some more experienced advice!!

  • Hi Kegs,

    welcome and congrats reaching day 8 of your quit.

    You should be very proud of yourself. :D

    I am now on day 31 and I too experienced alot of sleepless nights and I can tell you that it will all settle down in time.

    Onwards & upwards

    Keep positive and heres to completing week 2



  • 30 days

    hi eileen i am now on day 30 you seem to be really happy and i am not bad but cant feel really happy at moment have had more weepy days than good ones.just wondering if it is going to get better, or am i always going to feel unhappy any one got any advise or anyone else felt like this love nanna x

  • blimey, I have not counted days, just added it up and its 45! Thats nearly half of a hundred! I think Nana that sometimes it can seem that someone is up all of the time. And I expect some are. But, I know, that when I am down I don't post replies to others. And so you dont see me very often when I am down. If that makes sense! Everyones quit is different. I personally have weepy days. And days I could rip out my insides the demon squirms so much. I try and read the links though. And use my hypnosis cd and Allen carr book to make me remember I am not giving anything up. I am choosing not to smoke and doing a bloody good job. As are you xxxx

  • fiona

    thanks yes know what you mean bout not posting have been like that all week cos feel may be pulling others down but really needed to speak to someone sorry if my last posting had an effect on anyone will soldier on like the rest and try to be brave and not cry ha love to all x

  • Nana,

    I go through that feeling too. But the forum is for all of us for support so I wouldn't worry. If you really want to swear and shout and do virtual crying on someones shoulder outside any threads then i offer my virtual PM shoulder to cry on. xxxx

  • Hi Kegs :)

    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

    First well done on 8 days and yes sleeping badly is normal for lots of us quitters to start with and it will get better I promise

    Good Luck


  • Hi Nanna Carol,

    Believe me I have had my bad days too, as Fiona said when i am having an off day i dont post I just come on here and read.

    When I am having a good day I like to come on and give positive posts to other members. This also helps me to stay positive if you know what i mean.

    As time goes on the good days are outweighing the bad days thank god.

    As Fiona said we are all doing a bloody good job and we should be so proud of ourselves:D



  • Hi Nanncarol :D

    No you will not always feel unhappy and if you want to cry do so there is no shame in that and well done on 30 days



  • i feel the same today i just feel like crying and i dont know why. i feel really annoyed and sad at the same time. ive felt like this for the last couple of weeks. i feel its putting pressure on my realationship which was happy a couple of weeks ago. and im thinking is not smoking really worth risking my realtionship for... arahhhh im so confused.....

  • try not to think that way. Its the demon trying to worm its way back and look for an excuse to get you smoking again. I went through a period of blaming my husband who has continued to smoke and began to wonder why I bothered to quit. Had many arguments I instigated then had to apologise for. Had to have a serious word with myself and remind myself I was doing this for myself. xx

  • fiona

    hi not good on computor did you get my pm x

  • Yes, have replied xx

  • :)

    Thanks everyone for the support it really does help to know your not doing it alone.. So glad I found this website.

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