Day 7 and feeling like it might be the last

Hi all, i stopped smoking 7 days ago. I must admit it hasnt been all that bad ... until now. My cravings have increased especially in the mornings, it must take at least 2 hours before the patches kick in. Its those two hours that I a worried about, i could easily light up, but its my boys faces that prevent me from doing so. I am on the 25g patches, they work so well in the day and evenings, but starting to feel very light headed, why is this?

worried about the weight also that I know will creep on!:(

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  • So sorry your on a tough one. We all know it's a git to beat. All I can say is hang in there! It does get easier, I promise. Have you looked at tales from the quit? Tis very good. Please hang in there.


    sorry not sure what you mean x

  • Sorry! Thats me not explaining. Tales from the quit is a website with stories about experiences of quitting. It's very good. It's nice to know your not alone. I can't do links:o, but if you google it you'll find it. Good luck.

  • I would say, take a look at this link. Tales from the quit is quite literally somebodys ramblings. This is but one. But, they make so much sense. 7 days is a good way down the line. To be honest I am not sure the patches are doing you any favours though. I did quit on patches but after two weeks I found that because I was still physically addicted to the nicotine they made my quit harder not easier, each day I was still suffering the physical withdrawel but not getting the instant hit from a smoke. I gradually cut them down over a week and things became much better. But, each person is different. I would suggest you take a look at this website. Especially if you haven't seen it yet. It makes sense, it will help to reestablish why you are a non smoker and why you chose to quit. Don't give in, smoking won't gain you anything.

  • Thanks Billy, i really needed that, its not sympathy i am looking for.

    I have great respect for you going cold turkey, i could not do it. I lack will -power hence the need for NRT.

    those pictures, although i was aware of the dangers of smoking, brought me back to reality. I have saved this link so if i ever feel the need to light up, instead i will click on this link.

    Juster- many thanks for your advice too, i have found the link and have read up on a few experiences.

    I have been smoking for 25 years attempted to stop three times.

    This time will be my last and with a success story.

    I have quit for many reasons, I didnt enjoy smoking towards the end and felt guilty every time i lit up. I now have the use of my other senses, which i lost many years ago.

    I am feeling a little unwell with the side effects of stopping smoking, although since reading up on other peoples experiences, i know this is just a blip and will pass.

    Teresa xx

  • ur doin great!

    i use the 24 hour patches and they work for me so long as i'v got my head round quitting-wich i hav!

    today i'm on day 5 and have the patches cut to 12mg-also usin an inhalor wi the same nicoblast in it for 2 or 3 days-i couldnt imagine usin 8-12 of them each day-that wud b too much nicotine to successfully kick it altogether-

    if i didnt hav th patch on 24 hours i know th craven in the mornin wud b too much-cold turkey aint for me either-

    ur doin great-it'll go away so long as u keep puttin less nicotine in ur system dude-

    keep at it-it'll work!:)

    ps-25mg patch is a wile lot-i find any more than 21 and my head feels it too much-

  • Hi Teresa

    Welcome and congrats on your first week smoke free. thats the worse week over you may get some bad days here and there but many more good ones. Take each day has it comes dont worry about next week or even tomorrow just deal with now. Has john said try the 24 hour patches but stick woth it ot do get easyer honest. Also listern to billy he gives a lot of good advice. It can be done i smoked for 35 years 40 a day at the end and quit CT nov 23 2008. This time for good xxxx

  • u did th best thing

    th best thing u did was admit to us all ur haven a bad day-we'v all been ther-normally wen i'm on the point of caven in i tell noone and just go and cave in and feel bad and smoke myself sick and start all over again-

    u did a much better thing-u lookd 4 support cause u really want to stay stoppd-good on ye-pat ursel on th back and realise u'r in th winners lane-

    worried about weight gain?jamiestars is ur man-just readn his posts'll keep u slim-anyway-donrt eat as much an u'll not put on as much weight-sugar free polo does it 4 me-is ther a forum 4 gettn off them:eek:

  • Hi Costaplenty :)

    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 and 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

    Sorry you're finding it a bit hard on day 7 Bible Black is the best one to ask on here about patches Why not PM him

    Best Wishes


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