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Day 4...I feel rough

Hey guys,

I'm glad I found this forum as maybe one of you guy's can tell me that what I'm going through is normal. I started smoking 5 years ago when I associated myself with the stoner circle at college, whilst this was fun at the time as I progressed through my education I found that I began to smoke more and more (cigarettes aswell), became dependant on it and just didn't like being an everyday stoner anymore. I cut all that **** out about a month ago and don't miss it one bit, the lifestyle, the everyday bore of being stoned out my mind and waking up with a foggy head and continuing my day with a clouded judgement became pathetic in my eyes. I also hated the fact that I use to be good at football and can't run for 15mins without heaving over with a stitch.

So now im on my next step to returning to my duely missed physical fitness, by quitting smoking tobacco. I'm on Day 4 and and feel incredibly rough, with flu like symptoms. My eyes feel heavy and sore when I close them, i've also got a headache, runny nose, and aweful dry cough which hurts my throat and chest when I cough. I'm bringing up a fair bit of gunk.

How has quitting smoking been for everyone else? It's the sore eyes that are really bothering me.


P.S I'm quite glad I feel like this, smoking is the last thing I want to do right now! :D

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Well done on day 4 :)

Feeling rough is perfectly normal so dont worry about it. I had headaches, sore throat, sore chest it varied from day to day.

Try and drink plenty water as that helps.

Stick with it and well done.

Carol xx


hi Alexis

Well done on getting to day 4! On my day 4 here is what i said:


argh! It's hard tonight.

But I came through it and now I've done 6 weeks and have just started on week 7. I've got a cold too, you may have a cold, but have a look at this vid called "Getting colds and flus after quitting" which I found helpful and i hope you will too, here's the link whyquit.com/joel/#video


Hi alexis,

I hope you feeling better after VERY good choice of quiting!! and both things too,,, even better,.

I too used to all that and realized that it just burnt brain and anything i had in it!! so that's over and done with and my goodness i don't miss is either.

I'm now on my quit and have done so for almost a week now. At first, i found it quit easy and then....... oh no!! i got dizzy spell's, become very uptight, hot and sweaty but none of the symptoms you having. Either way this is obviously all to do with your quit and it will get better!.

Keep it up!



A glorious afternoon to you all!

Thanks for the support, its nice hearing tips/advice/stories from other quitters so thank you Caz and Jen, and congrats on your progression so far. :)

You made me laugh with your iwanttokilliwanttosmokeiwanttokilliwanttosmoke =] im not quite like that, i've learnt to brush off the everyday stresses and ignore the factors that made me want to smoke in the first place. The audio didn't really help sorry :( I wish I could say it did but he just sounded really cocky and up himself to me, didn't provide any real incite into colds and flu's after quitting, just that **** happens and people get colds...heh

I did however have a really strange dream last night, I'm not one of those people that remembers their dreams easily..but I do know that I realised today was Day 5 for me, and I just wanted to give it all up and smoke..but I knew I'd have wasted what I've started so told myself I wouldn't and didn't, and guess what. I've woken up with cravings!

Well done mimi, I think we should both be proud of ourselves for realising what it does to you and how badly we want to retain some brain cells!! You know most of my friends from college still do it, everyday....man you don't wanna see them! Good luck with your quit and stay strong, remember the best way to stay clear of the whacky baccy is avoid that social circle. You can't be as good friends with them anymore, it just isn't possible.



Hi Alexis :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

The way you feel just now is absolutely normal for most of us quitters as are the weird dreams but they will pass fairly quickly

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


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