Day 5 Without Nicotine

Hi all,

Today I feel great, sorry I wasn't on yesterday to fill you in, yesterday was just the same as today really, no cravings, sweating has stopped now which is good.

Yesterday I also gave blood which made me feel good, although the needle felt quite uncomfortable going in I feel really good inside for helping out other people who may need blood.

Before I finish I must answer Jase180709's question. I do feel ok in myself after the blip on saturday night, it has made me even more focused on quitting smoking for good because it felt like such an anti-climax, in my head I was expecting it to be exactly how it was when i was smoking but because my taste buds had come back it tasted awful and made me feel sick, and then I realised that it was no more a pleasurable thing to do.

Sorry to go off topic but I was reading on the UKIP website that they want to bring in smoking rooms into pubs, when i was smoking I would of thought that was the right thing, but now I think that it would be a very bad idea, not only would bar staff have to go in there and breathe in the toxic fumes but I think it would also tempt ex-smokers to possibly take up the habit again, I think that without the smoking ban in place it would be very difficult for me and possibly others to stop smoking when in the pubs/bars. Maybe I am turning into a really bad anti-smoking person.

Anyway enough rambling from me, I hope everyone else is doing well :)


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  • Glad your doing ok.. if nothing else you got a to see just how easy it is to be tempted back to the addiction. Keep with the plan now.. you do well to learn from it, and you'll even draw strength from it, at least you didn't make my mistake .. i spent 8 further months til i next tried to quit. All that was due to me allowing 1 into my life again.

    Good on you, glad you are ok. I reckon you'll be ok tbh.

    I disagree with smoking rooms in bars/pubs too, i remember a company i worked for had a 'smoking room', it was the dirtiest most horrible room i ever smoked in.. and why oh why do they put comfy fabric coated seats in them.. they collect the smell for ever. Thing is though, the smell from that room will get into the pub soooo bad.

    thanks for posting oli

  • Day 4- Does it get any easier???

    Hi To All,

    My first time here!!

    Today is day 4 for me-last cigarette at midnite on sunday.

    Day 1 was fine, couldnt believe it wasn't worse but days 2, 3 and today have been hell:mad:

    I am just looking for some reassurance really that maybe tomorrow will be a little easier.

    I will not give in!!!!

  • I can only offer you reassurance based on my own quit, i really think sometimes that outside influences in your life can either make your early days being quit easy.. or due to added stress make it quit a bit more challenging.

    I have found on each time i've tried to quit that day 3 and 4 have been my worst days.. and after that it 'starts' to get easier.. but its not an overnight light switch change.. it just gets easier then as the days go by.

    From my experience so far, i've found you still get some days that make you go a bit :eek: and you feel a bit lost and perhaps emotional at two ends of the scale in quick succession, but generally you compare them to the day 3/4 and think 'they are not quite as bad.

    Some folk do experience these type of days more than others.. but once you practice how to deal with cravings, and how to calm your moods you can handle many aspects of the quitting process.

    There is plenty of reading material publised on the topic of quitting, i've linked in my signature a small selection of some helpful material, but if you check the signatures of other regular posters here you may well find some very inspirational articles also to read.

    So read as much as you can, and don't fear tomorrow, only concern yourself with today.. and staying smoke free. Theres no shame in asking any questions on here, if you want to know something, or are just needing a lil bit of support from fellow quitters.. please do post.


  • Hi Oli :D

    Well done you day 5 that's great keep going glad to hear you're feeling good as well

    Hi Peggy Sue :D

    Well done on day 4 to answer your question yes it does get easier the further you go promise

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and 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 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



  • Keep Going!!

    Thank you for the responses.

    This evening doesn't seem to have been as bad as this afternoon, the cola cubes seem to be helping, lol.

    I cant actually believe i have been smoke free for 4 days, i was smoking 20-25 per day for around 25 years!! This is my first quit and fingers crossed definately my last:rolleyes:

    I am useing 25mg patches prescribed by practice nurse, not sure i would have coped without:(.

    I am not experiencing any weird or wonderful symptoms yet so that feels a bit strange??

    Good luck to all in same situation. It can be done:p

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