Hi everyone, day 2 for me

Hi everyone, I found this forum yesterday and have spent time reading which has helped. I am on day 2 of my quit now. I am taking champix, on day 10 of those.

I am 39 and have been a smoker since I was 13 :o smoking anywhere between 20 and 40 a day.

I don't know if I lept in with the final cig too early because quite honestly I am really stuggling. It's all I think about all day and right now I could scream. I have just had a blazing row with a guy from vodafone because they never send a bill and then when I try to pay on the phone their systems are always down. Same conversation and same problems every month.

The past 2 days I have been snacking constantly on everything I can get my hands on (I am supposed to be on a diet :rolleyes:) oh and I have PMS. Aggghhhhhhhhhhh.

I suppose looking on the bright side if I can get through today tomorrow has to be easier... right?

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  • Hi Msjblonde :)

    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 day 2 of your quit but sorry to hear that you're struggling a bit just now but it's normal to think about smoking almost constantly at this early stage after all it was something we did for many years myself I smoked for over 50 yes 50 years so it can be done

    I also used champix to help and found it really good I Promise it will get so much easier as you go along and the nicotine will all be gone from your system by tomorrow night but remember that even with the champix to help you still need will power as well it is after all only an aid like anything else we use to get us through

    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

  • Hey msjblonde!

    And well done for putting 'vodaphone' in thier place. Not a good subject to deal with when one is trying to quit:D

    But truely, well done on you quitting!. 40 ciggs a day, wow thats huge and such a good thing that your two days free.

    I'm on my third day (should be on another forum) and ripping my hair out and my little daughters hair also :( poor thing.

    I tell myself that it has to get better as everyone says so!! chin up.

    And Marg, she's a star and will support you tons ;)

    Mimi! x

  • Hi Mimi :D

    You're doing just fine on day 3 just hang in there

    Sorry you feel like ripping you're and your daughters hair out but afraid that's about par for the course

    I promise it does get better as you go along

    If you feel like it come along to the Party tonight to celebrate Nic getting to 1 whole year quit we'd love to see you both there


    Marg xxxxxxxx

  • Thanks for the replies both of you, it has helped.

    I have decided to have a really good clean in the office (which is the only room in the house where we smoke).

    I was sitting here a while ago and thought, oohh it smells a bit in here. So, I took down the curtains (the ones which were a cream colour but are now a yellow/brown). Ugh, I tell you, the windows behind had a film of greasy yellow on them, the door was once white but you guessed it is now yellow too.

    So, I've spent the afternoon cleaning everything with spray bleach, it still smells a bit funny in here but I think that's probably the carpet. It has helped though, if nothing else I kept thinking 'this gunk is in my lungs'

    I am still snacking a bit too much and seem to constantly have a mint humbug in my mouth at the moment, but hey, I've decided to go easy on the diet a little bit. Obviously I'd love to get through this and be 2 stone lighter but if I end up gaining a few pounds I will deal with that when things are a little less intense.

  • hiya and well done on getting through! In my early days I could have cheerfully murdered a few people too, it goes eventually.

    As for wanting to eat, have a good look at the why quit site, it explains that nicotine raises your blood sugar levels. Now you've quit you're not getting those, so your body will go through cravings. The suggestion is to sip fruit juice through the day. Wish I'd known that, I ate my body weight in chocolate bars!

    As for the diet, you've got the right idea in putting it to the side. I am in favour of ditching all diets and just eating whole food and exercising every day, but that's me. Basically, don't worry about any weight gain, in fact it might be an idea to put your scales away for now. You can always up the exercise to try out your newly clearing lungs, that'll help.

    Anyway ... just wanted to say WELL DONE :)

  • Excellent work!

    Great job on making it to day 2!! Yeah......you are on your way. I have to agree about no diets. I think you have to fight one battle at a time and you have picked the right one! Exercise will definitely ease stress and help with desire to eat constantly and weight gain.

    Keep up with the awesome job!


    quit 7 day 24: 39 yr old mom of 4: 24 yr ex-smoker 20-30 a day.

    method: nic gum,hypnosis and this forum!

  • Hi everyone, I'm just coming to the end of day 4 now. It's not been too bad to be honest over the weekend but I am having an almighty crave right now, which is why I'm here :p

    I suppose I should go to the other days and have a good read. I'm finding this site really helpful for those crave moments. I can acutally already feel it passing.

    I'm starting to actually imagine myself as a non smoker now. I think I've tried and failed so many times in the past that I never really thought I could do it. So even when I tried quitting before I'd already decided it wouldn't work before I even began. And, to be honest this time was no different really, but the champix are helping me a lot. I am still craving quite a bit but something is stopping me from going to the store and buying a pack which is amazing really. I know it's only day 4 of being smoke free but I do believe that this time i will do it.

  • hi msj blonde, youre doing so well congratulations day 4 is so good, you will do it this time. keep positive & keep posting you should be very proud x

  • Hi Msjblonde:D

    Well done you're on day 5 by now that's great keep it going

    I'm pleased to hear you could feel the crave passing as you typed you your post

    You became a non smoker the second you put out that last fag


    Marg xxxxxxxxx

  • Hi msjblonde,

    Thank god you did'nt break under the strength of craving! well done.

    I bet your office is looking better, whiter and smelling good now.

    Speak soon and breathe free!;)


  • Hi everyone,

    I feel like I've failed a bit this morning. I haven't had a smoke but I have used an inhalator. I really didn't want to put nicotine back into my body ever but this morning I woke and was climbing the walls. Nothing worked and I knew I was just a few minutes away from the store. I had to go to the local shop to buy milk so it would have been really tough for me to not buy 20 cigs while I was there. So, I went to the drawer and found the inhalator from a previous half hearted go at stopping and used that.

    I'm feeling a lot better and have no desire to light up at all but ugh I'm a bit mad with myself for not being able to cope without a crutch even though the champix is a crutch itself.

    Oh well, hopefully I won't start to rely on this thing.

  • Hi Msjblonde :D

    I'm sorry you woke this morning climbing the walls well done resisting to urge to go and buy fags

    I know it is difficult sometimes but instead you used an inhalor froma previous quit while I agree this is not ideal re the nicotine it is better than smoking

    As I understand with inhalor gives a much smaller dose of it

    Anyway glad you feel better again now just try not to make a habit of using the inhalor but I don't think a one off will have done any harm


    Marg xxxxxxxxxx

  • Hi there!

    You really must not feel guilty for what you did this morning! what counts is that you did'nt buy a packet of cigg's! ok so you used the inhailer but that's always better than lighting up. Tomorrow is anonther day and will be better:D

    Stay possative and don't give up.


  • Hiya

    No point in feeling guilty.........that time has been and gone and you did what you had to to get through..........you didn't have a ciggie so give yourself a pat on the back :)

    Carol xx

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