Day 3 - Ughhhh! Worst Day

A.M. Had a good sleep and woke up this morning with craving. Still thinking about it. Couple of situs which reminded me of when I would have normally had a cig but haven't got one and will keep myself distracted as much as possible. I am on the Champix. I don't have the nausea though the first day I nearly vomitted. Since then, I have taken to eating oats before tab. and I have no ill effects whatsover though I do feel that my memory is not as . clear. I am determined to get through this day - one hour at a time if necessary. I have some nicorette also and will chew on these if necessary. Anything to stop me from putting that first cig to my mouth as I know that the first one will just kickstart me back to where I was. One is too many and 1000 not enough! I know I can do this, I know I can but it is hard. Feeling better when I wake up, not so sluggish. When I was smoking it took me a long time to awake but I don't feel like that - has anyone else had these feelings?

Will write again this pm. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THIS SITE - YOU ARE KEEPING ME SANE!!!!!!!!!

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  • Day Three For Me To

    Hi Annie

    This is day three for me to. I am finding it a bit hard and wondering just when the thought of a smoke wont pop into my head. The weird dreams and the nausea seem to have settled down a bit, but the restless sleeping at night is getting me down .I saw my doctor yesterday for follow on script of champix and she assured me it will get better - lets see its only early days - I have been smoking about 15 a day for the past 27 years on and off and this is the first time I think I might actually make it :) - she said keeping her fingers, eyes and anything else I can crossed :p. I bought some chuppa chups today to see if that helps with the hand, mouth thing I am missing. Keep up the good work - I think we all deserve to be healthy and happy and not coughing, sluttering and weezing and smelling like an ashtray. Its funny at work everyone here smokes and I can smell it when they walk back into the office and it really doesnt smell that crash hot - this site has been a great help to me reading everyones stories and advise. Good luck to you and me and everyone else who is on this bumpy road - Cheers Robbie

  • Sorry you had a tough day, Annie. Great job making it through the first 3 days!!! Day 3 can be one of the toughest but if you make it through this day you will know you can handle this quit! Getting through the beginning of a quit can be rough but if you stick with it you will be so glad. Stay focused, don't waste your time 'missing' them, be convinced that you are making the best choice..... if you don't feel that way, spend your time reading and learning about your addiction.... it can really help to change negative thoughts related to craves.

    I do wake easier these days as well :) Great job so far!!! Hang in there!

    Hi Robbie,

    welcome to the forum! Congratulations to you to making it through the first 3 days as well! Restlessness, waking up at night, bad dreams are all normal..... your body will settle down again with time.... for me it a good 2 weeks but then I slept like a baby again. Hope you feel back to normal sooner than that! Good luck! You guys are doing great :)

  • Hi Annie & Robbie, Should get better after day 3 now, so keep up the good work, U can both do this.... Kaz :p

  • Hi Annie :D

    Well done you on day 3, and after today the nicotine will be out of your system for good if you can manage without using the Nicorette OK

    The feelings you mention are perfectly normal but they will go soon

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Hi Robbie :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 getting to day three and your Dr is right it will all settle down and it is early days and a bumpy road but so worth it Promise

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Hi Robbie and Annie welcome to you both, look forward to seeing you grow every day.

    Jackie

  • Nearly through the worst day yet!

    :mad:RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA .. this is how I have felt most of the day, it's as though there is an emptiness - something missing, which of course there is. Today was definitely the worst day. So many occasions that I thought I would like a cig - BUT I DIDN'T so I am very pleased to say that. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT - you really are special, special people. I hope I will be able to pay this back to those first starting out - when I feel better or else I might turn everyone off. I am not taking many nicorette's but today I probably had 3 - I think it's better than smoking and I can always get off them. I substituted with chewing gum also. It's just the anxiety and learning to be still that's hard but I will keep going - I certainly don't want to have to do day 1, 2 or 3 again but I also don't want to be a resentful non-smoker so I will need to focus on that when I feel better also.

    Robbie - welcome and well done to you too. Perhaps we can encourage each other. Fortunately I don't know a lot of smokers so I haven't been around them except for one friend who now seems to feel guilty smoking around me. Normally I stop and have a ciggie or 2 with her Thurs pm but today made an excuse to get home - didn't want to put myself in an awkward situation particularly when I was feeling so vulnerable. Talk tomorrow - Day 4. Glad I don't have any cigs laying around as I think I may have raided them if I did!

    Keep going Robbie and all those on this journey with me.

    Marg - how in heaven's name do you get around to have a chat with everyone - you seem to be here there and everywhere - the 'mum' of this forum - good on you.

    Thanks again everyone for your support and understanding.

  • Hi Annie and Robbie and welcome to the best place EVER,

    we are all here to help and support we've all gone through the same.

    Day 3 seems to be bad - it was for me as was week 3 (the worst) I felt like you did, just wanted to scream and bash things....how ladylike :rolleyes:

    Any way it gets better honestly, just hang in there and when the cravings hit keep busy busy busy, my house has never been so clean.

    One thing I did which seemed to stop the triggers was change everything round in my house, which meant I wasn't sitting in the same place as when I smoked - if you see what I mean and the triggers weren't so frequent.

    Well done guys and post/rant on here as often as you need xxxx

  • Hi Annie :D

    Well done you on getting through day 3, you're doing just fine hang on in there OK

    As for how I manage to have a chat with everyone, well i have a lot of spare time since being forced to retire by my health although I'm fine now

    So I come on here and try to help others as I was helped when i arrived here as a newbie

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • Hi annie could not make it on site yesterday it is day 3 for me aswell and i am gasping for a fag i keep thinking maybe if i give my body 1 would i last 4 days instead 3 next time and do i that way, what do you think [please say yes]:rolleyes:

  • Hi Pat :D

    Sorry the answers NO NO NO you can't do it that way it just doesn't work at all and you already know that

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxx

  • Hi marg did not think,, so got my inha[is thay how you spell it] annie if you have not tried then i suggest you do by the time hubby brought it home for me i was climbing the walls and it did help i feel calm now so glad i did not give in before, did i tell you i gave up a couple of years ago went swimming aqua as i had extra money that is what i done this time i am going to bingo with my daughter and i enjoy it even if i miss half of the numbers, good luck

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