New to forms and on day 25. Hi all

Hi all been smoke free for 25 days and have been wondering a lot about other peoples experiences with quitting. When I stopped smoking I got the nicotine gum(4mg) and a big bag of tootsie roll pops, didn't use the gum till day three. I found it got me really weirdly high so I tried not to use it much. Used 6 pieces and have not used it again(day nine last used), just didn't do it for me. At any rate I'm still craving a smoke after the activities that I'm used to smoking while doing but its thinking about it not needing to do it so I guess I'm where I should be. Sleep sucks, dreams are waking me up although Ive only had on related to smoking. I'm eating more which I knew I would so that's not unexpected. I guess I'm posting here cause I think communicating about this will help me be successful. My biggest problem is how mad and how fast I can really get mad. I actually wanted to punch someone the other day. I've always had a temper but that thought caught me off guard. At any rate congratz to all the people that are doing well and a shout to keep trying for those who may be having problems. So any advice for someone at the point I'm at is very welcome

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  • Hi Twiste :)

    Well done on day 25 that's great

    The anger is normal for lots of quitters I'm afraid as is the problems with sleeping both will pass though

    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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    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 xx

  • Welcome to our family and well done with your quit, it's the best thing you will ever do. Like Marg has said in her post, read lots from the web sites in our signatures, understanding more about the addiction to nicotine will help you loads.

    Good luck, look forward to reading your posts as you progress.


  • Hi and welcome and a huge well done. I am on day 20 and i still get really angry, i try the counting to 3 thing when i feel it building up. Hopefully reading will help you deal with the worst of it and in time you will be back to your normal self.

    Keep it up, and let us all know how you are getting on, trust me whatever you go through someone around here will have advice for you.

  • Thanks a bunch for the advice and welcomes.

  • Hi Twiste

    Congratulations on making it to Day 25 - that's great! :D Welcome to the forum.

    I guess I don't need to remind you to be careful of that temper - at least you are aware of it! Stay calm! :cool:

  • Thanks as well, Post was yesterday so today is day 26.

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