Almost at the end of the 1st week

Hi, I'm nearly at the end of day 7 and I hope that the worst is over with now. it hasn't been so much the craving a cigarette, although I have a bit, I have just felt so low in mood and really lethargic. I have recently started a placement as a student social worker, and I have been taking some chinese herbal medicine for problems with adult acne so my low mood could be related to that too. Also I have had a rather tough supervision, and have been falling out with my mum so that hasn't helped.

Sorry for moaning on! Hopefully as I'm getting into week 2 I will start to feel a little better...

I'm using nicotine gum, chewing gum, drumstick lollies and eating a little bit more than usual. I've also bought myself some perfume with roughly 1 weeks worth of cig money (£35) and keep spraying myslef, as well as putting on hand cream. Is the mood due to withdrawal as I have only been smoking 'full time' for a couple of months again this time?


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  • Hi Steph, so onwards and upwards to week 2 well done.

    Feeling down and sleeping seem to happen to quite a lot of us at the beginning, but hopefully it should start to get a bit better for you from now on.

    You moan as much as you like, trust me i have done my fair share of that.

    Like the idea with the smellies, so now not only do you not stink of fags you smell of beautiful perfume.

    I think the mood is due to the quitting, but of course i could be wrong, (ok don't tell anybody that you heard me say that)

    The main thing is you are doing really well and should be very proud, keep it up and of course come along moan whenever you feel the need.

  • Hi well done for getting this far.I know where u are coming from regarding the mood.Yesterday was my worst day ever! I was so irratble and angry and gosh i cant describe how i felt.My stomach was churning inside grrrrrrrrrr horrible.I sooooo wanted a fag but didnt crack.I was on the 2mg chewing gum but today i have bought the 4mg and feel loads better for it.

    Good luck and well done!

  • Thanks! Well done to you too. It will be 2 weeks on Wednesday. I really don't think about cigs that much. Its just feeling rubbish that was getting me down. I've also been spending quite a lot of money treating myself but I'm sure that will reduce shortly.

    The 2mg gum is fine for me. I don't really bother with it now, but its there if I feel like it will help.

    Hope everyone's well,

    Steph :)

  • Hi Steph :)

    Well done you almost a full week done for you Just hang in there it does get better Promise

    The way you feel just now is normal this early in a quit but it will pass

    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


  • Thanks Margareth,

    Glad to hear that you are still around and happy with your smoke free decision. I have already been smoke free for a week and after Tuesday it will be two weeks. I don't think about cigarettes that much really. My main thing to watch is "testing' myself when around smokers, I'm just going to take it one day at a time.


  • Hi Steph :D

    I thought I recognized the name but wasn't sure about it

    Yep still here though not quite as much as before but most everyday I'm around at least for part of it but not the evenings any more after about 6/7

    I still think quitting was one of the best things I've ever done


    Marg xx

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