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1-2-3 not out

Hey folks,

Just joined the forum and wanted to introduce myself.

I'm on day 3 of cold turkey and I've been lucky enough not to have been tempted back to the dark side. Fingers crossed that I will last 'til the end of the day!

I know it's only day three, but it feels like a lifetime and the one thing I keep telling myself is that I've come this far - I'm not going to blow it now. I don't ever want to go back to day one!

The strange thing today is that I was expecting to feel a lot better than the past couple of days, but for some reason, I fee quite drowsy and lethargic. But I'm looking forward to some new found energy over the next few days.

I've had a good look through most of the sticky posts and I just know I'm in the right place for advice and support. Hopefully I can help others too.


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hi and welcome, yes you are in the right place for support and advice. firstly well done on your quit it is the right decision, never doubt that.

i am also ct and i am on day 30 something (i have stopped counting the days). you may have noticed that there is a lot posted about the dreaded 3's as in 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months, these are sometimes triggers for some people, so you may well be having a day 3 thing.

drowsy, sleepy etc are a normal part of the quitting, i spent the first few days just waiting to go to bed, it may last a few day, but it will pass and soon you will start to feel better.

you are doing really well and will have a week under your belt before you know it, remember why you are doing this and that you don't ever want to do the last 3 days again.

keep posting and let us all know how you are getting on.


Hi Milner :)

Well done you day 3 is good feeling lethargic and drowsy is normal this early in a quit

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




Welcome to our cyber family and well done on your decision to quit. The first few days are special, they are what marks the all important start of your quit. In our signatures you will find links to websites which explain about the addiction to nicotine and lots more, it is good to understand this as it helps to get your head into a place without cigarettes. There is also a lot of information in our other threads, have a good look around and you can use the search button at the top as well.

Very best of luck.



Many, many thanks for the support and encouragement guys. Really means a lot.

At work at the moment, but I will post again soon - hopefully in the day 4 section tomorrow!


Hi Milner,

The energy will come. Im not sure if it ever comes as a result of smoking, or a psychological PMA type thing. Either way, it will come, and if you keep busy and tell yourself you feel energetic, it will happen.

I felt great from day 2 onwards, but did have a few tired lethargic days, and still do, but these are like once every fortnight now, not every other day like as a smoker!



Welcome to the site and the quit. I'm afraid my experiences with quitting smoking and sleep have not been very good. I get around 3 or 4 hours of solid sleep a night at most but as I've seen here ya never know how these things effect different people.


Thanks guys.

Managed to get through day 3 without a scrape. Bring on Day 4!

Thanks for all your help guys. See you in the day 4 section! Woohoo!


Hi Milner

Well done getting through day 3 that's great


Marg xxxxx


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