Day 5 and in Tears!

Hello

Day 5 and I have had to take the day off work as I have not slept at all since monday and am now crying! Luckily have a very understanding boss who can see that he will gain extra work effort/time from me in the long run. When does this all end:)

Strangely feeling very positive still and have discovered a new love of drinking water ( hadn't realised how nice it tastes) and deep breathing with lungs that i didn't know could breathe that deep - so not all bad

Good luck to all you other first weekers!

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  • Hi Zoe,

    Hang on in there. Remember, it has to get easier as the days go on and keep on using any techniques you've been using to get this far - things like the water and deep breathing.

    I'm on day 5 too today. Its not easy and I have no idea when or if it will ever be easy but I do know that behind all of the cravings, anxiousness, annoyance etc that I am feeling, I am also feeling so happy that I have done this and that I have new found sense of freedom.

    I'm just concentrating on those postive aspects at the moment, taking one day at a time and hoping that before I know it I'll be at 7 days, then 14, then 30 etc and it will have got a lot easier.

    Keep going, it will be worth it.

    Stuart

  • Hi Zoe,

    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on getting to day 5. The first few days are so crucial. They can be difficult but you have already come a long way. The emotions do bounce you around a bit, but it will settle down over time. Every quit is different so it is hard to be precise, but rest assured things will get better.

    Read all you can about quitting, the more knowledge you have the greater your understanding and ability to fight the addiction. If you have not already done so do check out whyquit.com and woofmang.com both are excellent.

    You sound positive that you are doing the right thing. Believe me, you are.

    Stay strong

    Deke

  • Hi Zoe :)

    well done on day 5 that's great the way you feel and the sleep disturbance is normal this early in a quit but it will pass fairly rapidly

    Here is my standard post and advice I give all ne members to the forum

    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

    Love

    Marg xxxxxx

    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

  • Hi Zoe

    Just want to send good wishes - I hope you catch up on sleep as lack of it can make you feel terrible.

    Hope you feel better tomorrow.

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