Hi all, I'm new to the site but read off line for a while.
Great site!! it's brill to come and talk to people that know what you are going through. I am a 28 year old female.. married mother of 2 boys.
I quit Late Monday night ... (23/3/09) I am using the Allen Carr easyway book to aid me to quit.
Tuesday, I got up and felt brilliant... didn't bother me all day.
Wednesday same again... brilliant.... just the odd pang but nothing to lose my hair over.
Wednesday was same again ( was just amazed by wednesday how quickly my smell and taste has come back )
Thursday... had a bit of a rough 2 hours in the afternoon. My problem is hubby smokes... and by thursday I could have just had one and watching him keep smoking wasn't helping!!! the craving was soooo bad... but I rode it out.. went to bed that night and got up on Friday morning THANKING GOD that I hadn't caved in to the Nicotine monster
Friday... made a pact with myself that I am not allowing myself to get in that state again cos there is no need. It's obvious from the way I feel soo fantastic that it's the best thing I could ever have done!!
Saturday... feeling great again... and although I had the odd " thinking where my fags are " ( what's that all about lol when ya haven't smoked for days ?)
Today ( Sunday ) still feeling good. There are a few things that I have noticed since giving up ( dunno if it's same for everyone )...
1st .. when I go to bed, I am quite itchy. It only seems to be at night in bed... like my nerve ending are tingling.
2nd I feel like I am over dosing on oxygen sometimes. It's a very surreal feeling, not un pleasant.. just like I am hyperventilating ( without hyperventilating ) and my head goes fuzzy. It's probably my poor lungs wondering what the hell has hit them after 16 years of being clogged up
3rd obviously the fantastic fact that my taste buds are 100% more sensitive, and food never tasted so damn good ... even though my usually madras curry is now a little too hot for me but hell, if that's the worst... so be it.
4th Smell... which in some ways is brilliant ( I could actually tell that a neighbour 5 doors away from me was making toast yesterday morning ) :eek: But the dog's guts aint so good at bed time
And that brings me to my own windy problem. Now I have never suffered with wind but by heck.. after giving up I am a wind bag. Now one of my friends has just given up and he says he has been the same wonder if its the oxygen over load
Anyway, enough about me hope to chat to some of you lovely people soon.