Hi newbie on day 10

Hi everyone,today is my 10th day as a non smoker :D

I feel so proud of myself after smoking 15 a day for the last 15 years.

I have gone cold turkey after reading Dr Allen Carrs easyway book.

I just have a few questions I am hoping some of you will be able to answer for me,

why can I only sleep for a few hours a night?

has anyone else got really sensitive teeth and sore gums? is this normal?

And I am sooooooo short tempered I keep biting everyones heads off :(

I have also had the dizzyness that seems to have passed now.

Also I keep being a bit wierd like yesterday I was driving and I stopped at a green light :confused:

Mmmmmm strange, has anyone else felt like this and why??? and when will it stop?????

Looking forward to getting to know you all :)

12 Replies

  • Hi and welcome to the forum - congratulations :D

    Right, the questions...

    Disturbed sleep is entrely normal while your bodies chemical balance readjusts. It can last a while though, so you may wish to try some over the counter remedies if it gets very bad.

    Teeth and gums is also normal as the chemistry in the mouth returns to normal - some get bleeding gums as the gums get thinner. If it bothers you, a good clean at the dentists can help it to sort itself quicker.

    Short tempered is normal for the first few days or couple of weeks... don't worry, it will pass :)

    Dizzyness is simply more oxygen in the blood than you're used to.

    That and the green light thing may well be whats known as CRSS... Can't remember s**t syndrome :D

    Have a look here quit-smoking-support.woofma...

  • Hi Jessiebessie,

    Welcome to the forum. There's lots of support from everyone here. Congrats on deciding to quit - and to getting to Day 10. That means that the worst of it is over already.:)

    Read all you can, know your enemy and keep strong.

    Check out the links in StuartH's message, there's some excellent stuff in there.

    Post often and let us know how you ae getting on.


  • Wow that thread is amazing, so I am actually stoned on oxygen ha ha ha :D

    And I have been worrying for nothing!!! I said to my husband I feel worse at the minute than I did when I smoked, but now I understand why I feel like this it makes me feel better :D

    Thanks for you support x x x

  • Hi there JessieBessie,

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your quit 10 is a damn good start, not a lot can be added to what has already been said, so good luck.


  • Hey Jessie,

    Congrats on reaching day 10 and welcome to the forum.

    Haha, yes you are stoned on oxygen:D

    I'm also on day 10 so am at the same level as you.

    You will find everyone on this forum very helpful and offering great tips.

    Good luck!

    Lottie -x-

  • Hi Jessie :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 10 days quit already that's great

    Best Wishes


  • Welcome

    Hi Jessie, Welcome to the forum (its great)

    I have sensitive teeth, very strange. Also had trouble sleeping first 2 wks, Ok now on my 5th week.... Also I had weird dreams.....

    Wasnt fun at first, but seem to be over the worst, and it is well worth it....

    :D Kaz x

  • Thanks everyone,I can't wait to start sleeping again.I think I can put up with most things but I NEED MY SLEEP!!!!!!

    Thank you all again for your support :D:D x x x

  • Hi Jessie :D

    If you get desperate for sleep try Nytol or Kalms bith are good and will get you back to a sleep pattern

    They're both herbal and non addictive, can be bought over the counter and at most supermarkets



  • Hi Jessie

    Yep I had all those symptons!

    I would recommend a trip to the dentist. I have an appointment booked for next week because my teeth are hurting! However, the dentist sent some Sensodyne home with my husband for me so I would recommend getting some to help settle the gums and some mouth wash to help the soreness.

    Sleepless nights - ahhhh yes, this was a problem. I gave up my precious mochas after 5.00pm and drank loads of water. It does pass I promise although at the time it doesnt feel like it will.

    Short tempered!! LOL Oh how my colleagues laughed when I asked them if I was more short tempered, they tell me they havent noticed a great difference!

    I also suffered with oxygen overload! I sat in a meeting for about 15 mins before I stopped the speaker and asked him to repeat the whole thing because I was not even on the same planet!!!! :o:o

    I am on week 6 and the symptons have passed, I do find I need less sleep but wake up with much more energy so its not a bad thing.



  • Hi jessie, well done on your quit so far and this forum is great for us quitters, there is loads of support and you have probably mt lots of lovely people whom have given you the link pages to read and read and read! There is so much to to learn but it completely makes you understand whats going on and why you feel the way you do.

    So now you are a non smoker who gets a free high from oxygen overload, how cool is that (ha ha),

    Keep smiling and post often:)


  • Well day 12 is nearly over :)

    Today has been a bit of a struggle, I seemed to have been thinking about the ciggies alot today!!!! But I have kept myself busy to take my mind off it.

    I slept better last night but woke up still feeling really tired.....And I don't know if this has got anything whatsoever to do with stopping smoking but my ankles have swelled up and are really aching :confused: has anyone else had this??

    x x x

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