Day 3

I am now at day 3 - having a hard time. Had a melt down yesterday and took 2 drags of a cigarette (it was disgusting). I want to go out and buy a pack but keep looking at my young son and realizing that I need to be here for him. This is sooo very difficult!

Smoked: 16-33 (on and off as I did not smoke while pregnant)

Cigarettes: 8-10 a day

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  • Hi sasha12,

    First of all, welcome to the forum. I think you'll find everyone here really nice and helpful. I've only been here a few days and I can attest to that!

    I know how you feel, I've just got to day 5, so Friday was my 2nd day, and I didn't cope too well. The good news is that, from my experience (yours may differ, but hopefully not) it seems to get quite a bit easier, certainly for the next few days at least.

    The best advice I can offer at the moment is don't forget why you are doing this, and for those times when you really want one, just relax, take some deep breaths and try to keep calm. Sounds a bit silly, I know, but you'd be surprised at how much it can help.

    Above all, keep your chin up and believe in yourself!

    Good luck :)

    Rob

  • Hi Sasha12,

    Welcome. I'm on day 22 and had a bit of a wobble today too! :confused: Managing to get through it by keeping busy. Good advice from Rob too... Try and remember why you want to quit and look forward to happier smoke free days!

    Stay strong and good luck.

    Best wishes

    Nick

  • Hi Sasha

    Congratulations on taking the first step and giving up, I am only on day 8 and believe me I know exactly how you feel we are all different and you will see this if you read alot of the posts on here but everyone is friendly and helpful and it doesnt matter how much you shout, rant or scream we hear you and we listen and will try and help you through.

    I found day 3 o.k, my worst was day 5 but I got through it with lots of help and encouragement. You will succeed but you have to remain strong and remember why you are doing this. I never thought I would be at the stage when I can post on someones thread, each day seemed to last forever but it does get easier I promise.

    I have kept a diary since I gave up putting in it how I am feeling, so when I am feeling strong I write down why I am feeling strong and when I am feeling low I try and find something else to do and put in my diary what I did to perk me up a bit - it does seem to help especially when I get a craving I read my diary over the last week and realise that I do want to give up and I dont want to go through the first week again.

    I find I am at my worst when I have nothing to do, so I find stuff to do. Yesterday I baked ALL day, my house has never been so tidy and the dog is shattered from all the walks it is getting!

    Keep your chin up and remember we are here if you need anything.:)

  • Hi Sasha :)

    Well done you getting to day 3 even though it's hard it so worth while Promise

    It get much easier as you go along, you'll look and feel better

    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 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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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 xx

  • Hi Sasha

    One minute at a time - just try and get through it and it will get better. Wobbles are OK - we all know what they are, and they will be around for a fair while, so try and find yourself some strategies for dealing with them. Some folks dance and sing (!), some drink water or juice (vitamin C helps apparently). Arm yourself with knowledge and you will get through this.

    We are all rooting for you - take care.

  • update

    Thank you everybody for the encouragement. It's been a touch battle today with some good moments and some bad ones but so far - I am winning the battle. I have really only had 2 very strong cravings - or maybe it is just one very long one :)

    Well anyway, the battle continues - I am more then ever determined to win this battle. I have quit cold turkey (even crushed the pack I had remaining and threw it in the garbage). It is long gone now...

    My husband has no clue that I have quit (as I never smoked in the house nor did I smoke around the children). Let's see how long it takes before he notices. :)

  • My husband has no clue that I have quit (as I never smoked in the house nor did I smoke around the children). Let's see how long it takes before he notices. :)

    We are not the most observant at times, but it will be funny to see how long it takes for him to notice hehe.

    I would imagine he will notice you never smelling of smoke first.. thats more than subtle.

    Welcome to these forums and good luck on your quit.

  • hey sasha.

    wishing you all the best with this. sounds like youve made the best descision for youself and your son.

    try and post on here whenever your getting the cravings - even some of your posts come out right bonkers its a great way to pass the cravings and share with others.

    keep posting,

    Bman:)

  • Hi Sasha

    What a great game! Can we have bets on how long it will take him to notice? What fun! I bet he's going to be so proud of you!:D

  • Keep it going Sasha - your a day ahead of me in giving up, so please keep it that way. good luck xx

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