Hello - I'm on day 1.

I came across this forum after a general google search and I'm so pleased to have discovered it - it looks like a fab' place to come to for support and advice.

So I just thought I'd say 'Hi' and introduce myself. I'm currently on Day 1 of my quitting experience. I've made numerous attempts in the past to quit using NRT, Zyban and hypnotherapy; so this time I have decided to go cold turkey.

So far so good :) Although my head feels completely fuzzy and I'm feeling a little irritable over silly things that wouldn't normally bother me...but I know that's the nicotine demon playing up and trying to tempt me back.

Good luck with everyone who is trying to quit - I hope to be able to report tomorrow that I successfully made it through day 1. :)

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  • hey amanda - good to have you on board.

    this is a great place for support and for people helping you to get your knowledge and head in the right place,

    hope today goes well,

    bman

    day 6 and rolling :)

  • ((( Amanda ))) have a good hug from me, and welcome to our merry forum :)

    I have utmost respect for you already doing the cold turkey method, but one thing is for sure, no matter what your early experiences are, any tough times will be replaced by easier later, and you'll regard this choice to tackle this addiction to nicotine head on as the best move you have ever chosen to make.

    I'm no expert, i'm just a normal joe-public downtrodden by the same government and life as everyone, i but if I, or anyone else here can help, i am really certain we will.

    feel free to let off steam as you go through your experience, we may not be stood in the same room as you but we can give you guidance even if its just re-assurance that your not alone on this quit.

    The very very best of luck to you, I look forward to reading of your progress however good .. if its progress, its progress.

    Jase

  • Hi Amanda!

    So pleased you found us - I'm sure you will find lots of good information here and more than a few folks in exactly the same boat as you are.

    Well done for quitting cold turkey - you look after yourself and let us know how you are getting along.

    Take care

  • Hi Amanda :D

    Sorry to hear your head is fuzzy and you feel a bit irritable on day 1 this is normal and will pass before long

    Below is my standard welcome and advice message that I try to give all new members

    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

    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

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxx

  • hi amanda

    i am glad you have successfully quit for 1 day already and good luck with the rest of the quitting stages...u can do it:)

  • Well done on your first day quit, that was the worst part for me, doing it. I, like you quit cold turkey after 26 years of smoking, ive tried other methods of quiting also, theres no easy way i dont think of doing it but ive been able to cope so much better this time using this forum, this is the longest ive ever quit past attempts lasted 3 weeks, i am now 13 weeks and going strong and feel great. YOU CAN DO IT. xx:D

  • Good Luck and Well done

    Good Luck on your first day Amanda,

    You have come to the right place people on here are brilliant and so supportive got me through the first few days see you tomorrow good luck :)

  • Thank you for all your supportive messages - I needed them this morning!

    I barely slept last night, just kept waking up every hour, so I'm feeling pretty grouchy this morning.

    They say that the cravings only last about 3 mins - well I'm pretty darn sure I have had one for about 2 hours now :(

    I think I'll take the dog out for a walk to take my mind off it - lucky thing, she is going to love all these extra walks she's been getting over the past couple of days :)

    Sorry, for my ramblings. I find it does help to write it down - better than screaming at my children ;)

  • nah scream on here instead, we've all been there.

    If its any consolation to you, its just a passing phase... you will see things get easier, and things will improve.

    Try some deep breathing for now, and exhale all the bad out . Wait til you've been doing this a while, you'll look back on this post and think.. wow, glad i came through it.

    Good luck, and enjoy your walk with the dog.

  • Thank you for all your supportive messages - I needed them this morning!

    Sorry, for my ramblings. I find it does help to write it down - better than screaming at my children ;)

    we all need the messages as well, makes me feel better, dont know about any1 else

    and the remblings are fine, my gf said the same kind of thing to me, she said instead of me going on and shouting at other people i can send her a txt with all the rambling i like, may it be continous swearing or being 100% horrible

    awww aint she nice:D

  • Hi Amanda

    Welcome!!! I am quitting for the first time cold turkey and I have to say this is the longest quit I have ever had - I am on day ten have had a few downers but nothing too bad (bad enough to make me smokethat is)

    Three tips that have helped me:

    1. I remember everytime I did smoke wishing I didn't have to I have wanted to quit for such a long time - so never doubt the decision to quit smoking!!!

    2. when I feel lousy remember it is a withdrawal symtom from a drug addiction

    3. MOST IMPORTANT ONE (for me anyway) is that it is ok to think about it!!! If I try to not think about it drives me crazy so remember if the thought does pop into your head its OK its normal just think about it and remind youself that this will get easier and this an AMAZING thing you are doing for yourself!!!

    I have my first treat tomorrow - full body massage :D with the money I saved and I am feeling a little tense so cant wait

    Keep posting

    Kxx

  • I have my first treat tomorrow - full body massage :D with the money I saved and I am feeling a little tense so cant wait

    enjoy the full body massage, i dno what ill do with mine, probably do something with my girl or something along those lines:rolleyes:

  • Ohhh, a full body massage is on my list of treats too. Enjoy - you deserve it!:D

  • Ohhh, a full body massage is on my list of treats too. Enjoy - you deserve it!:D

    im guessing thats a treat a woman really likes then:p

  • ;)

    Yes it certainly is a treat a woman likes however it is also one that boys/men often get confused with something else!!! this is why I have chosen to get a professional to do it and not asked my OH LOL :D

    Girls - anyone know what I am talking about hahaha;):p

    Kxx

  • well i ent a girl so im not going to say anything else about it apart from well done and enjoy it:)

  • lol

    thanks LE-6N-D5!! :)

  • Guys? I think our cold showers are >>>> that way >>>> :)

  • hahahaha Jase

    How are you?? I want to say thanks for taking the the time yesterday to post me that message - it really has helped and was very nice of you.

    Kxx

  • lol

    thanks LE-6N-D5!! :)

    lol it ok;)

  • ;)

    Yes it certainly is a treat a woman likes however it is also one that boys/men often get confused with something else!!! this is why I have chosen to get a professional to do it and not asked my OH LOL :D

    Kxx

    Lol! So very true - that made me laugh out loud!

  • ;)

    Yes it certainly is a treat a woman likes however it is also one that boys/men often get confused with something else!!! this is why I have chosen to get a professional to do it and not asked my OH LOL :D

    Girls - anyone know what I am talking about hahaha;):p

    Kxx

    lol, I have no idea what you are talking about and im sure the other guys won't either, tsk

    Paul

  • Day one for me.

    I came across this forum after a general google search and I'm so pleased to have discovered it - it looks like a fab' place to come to for support and advice.

    So I just thought I'd say 'Hi' and introduce myself. I'm currently on Day 1 of my quitting experience. I've made numerous attempts in the past to quit using NRT, Zyban and hypnotherapy; so this time I have decided to go cold turkey.

    So far so good Although my head feels completely fuzzy and I'm feeling a little irritable over silly things that wouldn't normally bother me...but I know that's the nicotine demon playing up and trying to tempt me back.

    Good luck with everyone who is trying to quit - I hope to be able to report tomorrow that I successfully made it through day 1.

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