bit confused day 4

About this nicotine thing, it is said that after smoking your cig you feel the need to top up your nic after a hour as it leaves your body so quick. It said that after 3 days you have all the nic out your system but also say that at 3 weeks you are nic free. Could someone explain it to me am I free from nicotine after 3 days or 3 weeks?

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  • I'll leave this to to the experts! I thought 3 days nicotine physical withdrawel, then its the mental thing but thats not three weeks. Is it? I don't know! Now I am confused too!

  • Hi Mel :D

    To the best of my knowledge you are nicotine free after 3 day and have never heard or read anything that says 3 weeks unless they mean that after 3 weeks the craves get less maybe that's it but maybe someone else will know

    You're doing really well over half the first week done BIG HUG

    Love

    Margxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Yes you smoke to keep nicotine levels up within the comfort zone.

    After about 72 hours the level of nicotine in your system reduces to nothing and after about 3 weeks the physical side of nicotine withdrawal has dissipated.

    That's as I understand it anyway.

  • Yes you smoke to keep nicotine levels up within the comfort zone.

    After about 72 hours the level of nicotine in your system reduces to nothing and after about 3 weeks the physical side of nicotine withdrawal has dissipated.

    That's as I understand it anyway.

    That's my understanding too. Once nicotine has left your body after 3 days, you still have physical symptoms for a while because your body is so used to the drug. The physical withdrawals last about 3 weeks - although for most the worst is over after 1 week.

    After that 3 weeks, it truly is all in the mind.

    There are plenty of other symptoms to bear in mind though.... some of the most common.

    Lots of colds

    crss

    quitzits

    quitulence

    There are plenty of others - constipation, odd sleep patterns, etc, etc.

    Read up on the sites in many peoples signatures and you will know what to expect. Knowing what tends to happen to your body when you come off this drug can help you to recognise them as what they are - part of the healing process.

    I know all this makes quitting seem really hard work, but it's honestly not so bad - most of us have done far harder things in our lives. And having to go throuhg all this to get clean makes you realise just how badly this "habit" affects our bodies. It really is so worth it - and you will see that for yourself very soon.

    Congrats on your achievments so far :D

  • Thanks thats was really helpful, enjoyed reading the links

  • Yes you smoke to keep nicotine levels up within the comfort zone.

    After about 72 hours the level of nicotine in your system reduces to nothing and after about 3 weeks the physical side of nicotine withdrawal has dissipated.

    That's as I understand it anyway.

    Yup, thats my understanding too, after 72 hours there is no nicotine left but you still have the physical addiction to deal with, therefore after 72 hours you hit the 'peak' of physical withdrawal which can then take upto 3 weeks to subside.

  • Following on from that - we get our highs, at least some of the time, from nicotine, when we are smokers. :eek:

    Then we quit and get highs from a higher packed red blood count and so more O2. :)

    Then the body settles down and we get a normal amount of O2 ... so, no wonder we get 'a bit miserable' a few weeks into being quit. :(

    Makes pefect sense now. :cool:

    interesting stuff Jim,never considered the effects of our body getting used to normal levels again.

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