Day 10 and feeling weak

i am currently in day 10 and am finding day 9 & 10 even harder than day 4 & 5

only now am i beginning to get grumpy and snappy, plus feel rather depressed about everything, i sort of feel that i am cheating myself by not smoking that i am stopping myself from feeling good and in turn this is making me feel down.

now i am very very stressed at work which is probably not helping but i just wish these negative feelings would go away,

any idea of how i can snap myself out of this.

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  • Hi Forest,

    Firstly, well done on being on Day 10. Feels like a bum deal doesn't it - you get those first few mad days out of the way and you reckon it has to get easier - and then, well, it just doesn't!

    Well that's how it goes for some of us. I found the first two/three days a bit of a breeze. I was cheerful and upbeat. Then similar things to what you describe hit me. Not fun.

    If you check around on this forum you will find you are far from alone. That may only be small comfort, but it helped me a bit. And at least I had a decent excuse for being snappy and grumpy (and several of the other dwarfs, too!)

    Read up on other sites too - woofmang.com whyquit.com - and you will find lots of experiences and advice.

    But it will get easier, really it will. And as you never want to go through these first 10 days again, you will find a way through.

    Stay strong.

    Deke

  • Hi Forest :D

    First well done you on day 10 you're doing great

    Sorry you've found the last couple of days especially hard going

    All the things you're feeling are I'm afraid normal for us quitters but they really don't last for long, also sorry you feel stressed at work, which as you said isn't helping

    Having a fag won't help either but you know this anyway, it will only make it worse as then you'd be so mad at your yourself as well

    Hang on in there it can only get better for you I promise, try some reading on here either other posts or some of the many links in our signatures they will help, keeping busy will also help doesn't matter what you do just do something to distract yourself OK

    I'm sure you really don't want to have to do this 10 days all over again and if you smoke that's exactly what you'll have to do

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Hi Forest,

    I am on day 9 and had a day like that yesterday where I just felt my emotions were all over the place and I wanted to shake it off and feel better.

    I knew the only thing I was depriving myself of was nicotine and I knew I wasn't going to smoke but it had been a big part of my life for so many years and so I think I ws feeling a bit lost without it. The last time I was smoke free I was 14 so I don't even know what the non smoking me is like.

    When we smoke we don't realise just how much our lives revolve around it. From when we light up to putting it out then starting to think about the next one and which events in the day will make us have to wait a bit longer than usual and can we get around them and the list goes on throughout the day.

    You know you don't want to smoke and its OK to feel a bit weak and out of sorts at times.

    I got up this morning feeling a lot more positive knowing that no matter what, I wasn't going to have a ciggy so it was onwards and upwards as usual.

    Regards

    S.

  • thanks guys for your support, made it to day 11

    my mood has improved slightly but i still feel rather down, i really hope that this mood lifts soon, i am tired of been so miserable,

    but hey the weekend is here so things can only get better.

  • Well done Forest. Hope the weekend cheers you up a bit.

    S.

  • Hi Forest :D

    Glad to hear you're feeling better on day 11 well done you just hang in there it really will start to get easier for you soon

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • thanks guys for your support, made it to day 11

    my mood has improved slightly but i still feel rather down, i really hope that this mood lifts soon, i am tired of been so miserable,

    but hey the weekend is here so things can only get better.

    I felt exactly the same at that time. Most do and the feelings you describe are one of the main reason most start again.... I am telling you IT WILL PASS..... you will feel happy and content again but it does take time..... for me it was around day 28 that I stopped being depressed.... I didn't think I would ever be happy again but I tell you, life is just fine now :D Push through these tough times. It is 11 days that you do not have to live over again! Good luck you!

  • Hi Forest, Just wanted to say well done for getting through this. I know all too well the feeling of feeling fed up with feeling down (Did you get that???) I got so annoyed with myself & wish I could wake up feeling happy, jolly & wanting to take the world by the doodahs. I was smoking then - it made no difference. Given the choice after a month of not smoking I would rather be a fed up non smoker than a fed up smoker. The fed up non smoker is at least healthier & to be honest is helping slowly to get over that nasty feeling. Hope some of that made sense to you. In short, it will get better beleive me. Love . Gaynor xx

  • Hi Forest,

    I too had those feelings but they did pass, I understand how you feel as do we all but we've just got to keep going, was speaking to a friend earlier on the phone who has stopped for 2 years and he was saying he never thought he could do it (he smoke 40+ a day) and the urge to smoke was so strong at the start of his quit he nearly gave in especially on the days when he felt so miserable and sad without his beloved fags, but now he never thinks of them AT ALL and is sooooo glad he was strong enough to stay stopped....sorry am rambling on and on, what am trying to say is it gets better honest xxxx

  • Hi Forest

    Just want to blast some positive vibes your way. I am just starting day 8, and it has been the hardest so far, but with the help of NRT, the posts here and reading other non smoking literature i am determined to beat this addiction.

    Be well and be good to yourself :)

    Peace

    Ian

  • Hi All

    I have made it to day 14 and am feeling a lot more positive, chirrpy in fact.

    i even managed to have a two glasses of wine without wanting a cig.

    once again thank you all so much for your support, here hoping my chirrpy mood stays with me,

  • Morning Forest. Glad you,ve hung in there. I am still haning in one day behind you and I must admit to feeling chirpy this morning myself. Although I have felt positive quite a bit, this is the first chirpy day. I am quite lucky with the wine. I didn't really have any associations with it as I only smoked outside so I was used to having my wine without a fag.

    S.

  • Hi Forest,

    I'm glad today is better for you. Sometimes those unpleasant days come along, to test our resolve, and we just have to muddle through them. You did, and your'e here feeling better tan you did. Stay strong.

    Deke

  • Hi Forest :D

    I'm pleased to hear you feel so much better today

    That's 2 weeks done and dudted well done just hang in there

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxx

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