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day 2-feel emotional

hi there i have almost got through day 2... isnt quite as bad as yesterday .. but even so my bad mood tantrums appear from nowhere!!! like a peak n then i relax..its weird had a great big one of them before .. i am still thinking of cigarettes & gum it all seems so appealing at this moment but at the same time i would have a big dissapointment if i give up giving up- i am very emotional today.. its very strange coz i am not actually missing anything in my life, its has straightforward as ever ... just a big bad mood, not constant but every so often im either feeling chuffed with myself or in despair!!! "emotional"

anyway i think i will go and have an apple too give me something!! going the supermarket later.. so a test for how much my patience will be wit other shoppers - deep breath n count to 10 all the way !!! should be interesting ill keep posting xxx

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Hi kitKat :D

Well done you day 2 almost done

Sorry you're feeling emotional but it's par for the course and soon passes

Take it day by day, hour by hour even minute by minute if you have to those baby steps will get you there and they all count


Marg xxxxxxxxx


Well, I & others here know how you feel, don't think you are alone on battling the dirty habbit because you aint! & everyone is here to help if you need it.

End of my second day today too. Hot sweats & annoying things that would not normally annoy me at work today!

Let us know how you get on tomoz kitkat & keep up the good work.


argh disaster night!!!

:mad:- i have tried & i have failed!!! had a mithering day with the kids!!! my other half came home bit grumpy due to lack of sleep, coz my 2 year old was up half the night!!!! - so i went shopping, my other half sed i was like a zombie & maybe its wrong time!!!eek i was furious, upset, angry, frustrated, guilty & relieved all rolled into one .... so i was in a sulk, it gave me the green light i bought some fags & some gum in a complete strop, & kind of thought back to square one!!!!!!!!!! - so after a lengthy chat with my other half i come to the conclusion 2 gum later & 2 cigarettes .. that i cannot manage this quit through willpower from this day although it might be a mistake i dont know.. i am gonna smoke as little as possible - not use gum coz obviously it dosnt work for me personally, maybe coz i didnt use it properly & became hooked!!! so as soon as i can i am gonna book my self into a smoking clinic & try the patches - not tried them before just hopeing that they will ease the depression of the early days & providing i do it properly hopefully it wont be as difficult has just stopping?? - i am not knocking the allen carr method - it was a fantastic, uplifting, mood changing read for any smoker trying to give up & i would recommend a read even now if youre quitting... the only thing is that the method is against all kinds of substitutes - of which if you are using one or plan too like me... maybe skip them parts coz it might be a bit soul destroying any case , sadly it hasnt worked for me but it has give me food for thought & inspiration

i will keep posting for where im up too..... i would like to say dave keep going mate, you are doing so well, it is the most difficult thing to do & you should be so proud of ureself, i have read the first 3 days are the hardest coz that is when the nicotine leaves the body & after that its the habit side of it - well done you, next time i come on this board for my next quit attempt - you will be advising me... & margareth i would just like to say youre so positive & encouraging & thank you - i have only let myself down & i will pick myself up thanks for listening - ps has anyone been successful with patches & whats it like? xx niggling doubt number 1 x posted by a mixed up kitkat x


Hiya kitkat. Sorry you couldn't make it through cold turkey. I too have read Alan Carr and found it to be very inspirational but like you I ended up smoking again. I think his method is sound but doesn't always work for everyone. I think it may have something to do with suggested differences between men and women when it comes to quitting. I'm definately no expert but it seems to me that men seem to be able to quit cold turkey easier than women and that's not to say that women are weak (as most cold-turkey-quitting-men seem to think) but just because of hormones and different brain functions etc. Anyhoo Carr's books are sound because they really do make you believe that you're not giving anything up, at least in my case for a day... but then what comes after that? I can't spend an entire two weeks reading the book over and over again...

Anyways I am on patches now and they have made my first non-smoking week very easy to bear and I have not had any major hormone problems like I did last time I quit cold turkey. Like you I was angry then happy, angry, crying, screaming, angry, happy.. and so it went on. These patches have removed that (at least till I have to quit the patches). The patches combined with this forum, a lot of quit attempts before this and Alan Carr's book have hopefully helped me to kick this addiction once and for all. Hope to see you back on here soon because you obviously want to quit (like the majority of smokers) and just need to find the right way for you. Take care :)


hey kitkat - its all good - youve lost nothing at this point. what you have done is learned some valuable information about your smoking habit and yourself and got yourself one step up the ladder of knowledge for making a success out of quitting.

one of the biggest things ive learned on here is the real focus that everyone has on reading and focusing on and learning about your addicition and really understanding it so that you are prepared for when the times get hard. I think your one step closer to being at that point so dont feel bad. Get the patches and keep reading and participating on the board till you get them, helping others or reading posts and learning or whatever works for you and then get right back on it when you have the patches.

BTW - i tried cold turkey from day 1 a few times and have to take my hat of to anyone who can get past 24 hours - i am just not wired that way to be able to do that. But there are loads of other methods to help get you through the initial break of the addiction with less pain, so why not use them - thats what i say!!

good luck for starting again.



clinic tomorrow

hi thanks again all for the much needed support - i am now got booked into the nhs smoking clinic tomorrow at 6pm - had a night out to a wedding last night drunk n smoking like an idiot - for some reason was treating it like it would be my last night out ever - how ridiculous!!! anyhow wish me luck for tomorrow.. i just hope the advisors do not dictate to me coz i hate that .. i know everything bad about smoking otherwise i wudnt be going!!- so wish me luck!!! i be back on day 1 again shortly hopefully the patches help xx feel scared now like i am about to give up something good!!! & how stupid is that thought too x


Hi KitKat :)

Hope you get sorted at the clinic today I know you probably know and have read this often but it can't hurt to read again

Well done on the decision to restart your 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

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


Marg xxxxxxxx


ah ah judgement day is approaching

thanks you margareth for that comment its made me feel so happy .... well ive been clinic - the woman was okay... she basically said a lot of its psychological 80 percent!!! so im thinking so the patched will only help me 20 percent of the way - which wasnt too good a feeling - she was gonna start me off on a lower strength one but i wasnt sure so she said if it helps with the psychological part it be fine to go on the highest strength one!! now ive just read a post on here that another member had projectile vomit! on high strength....oh boo im feeling all mixed up now - i dont want to vomit, should i have just agreed to the lower strength one!!! oh well here goes quit day tomorrow wotever happens my patch is out my scissors are ready to open it .....i had my last fag about 10.40pm i broke up my last 3 fags in the box put them in the bin with lighter - had a shower - i know it sounds odd but it felt a kind of ritual to cleanse myself after last fag!!!! yeah i am very strange at times lol -- so tomorrow will be approaching i am excited & scared... but i will post & post & post on here probably for the rest of my life..i do hope this method works- i want white teeth xxxx thanks for listening


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