Week 3 and craves are getting stronger

Its been successful 15 days without any patch but just with the strong determination. I want to quit it coz i was not feeling like a normal 27 yr old person who has stamina, endurance and moreover it segregates me from my friends as I have to leave them to get a ciggi....

Since I made up my mind to quit it without any patches, Now its 15 successful days but now the crave for cigarettes are getting stronger and stronger such that my mind has started thinking the other way that I can enjoy smoking for another year or so , So all sorts of negative thoughts are coming to my mind which are pushing me towards smoke......

need advice how to get back

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  • Hey.

    I started my quit with patches but then for health reasons had to just go cold turkey, so i know how your feeling.

    Nicotine comes out of your system after 3 days of not having any, so your craves are all phsycological, like mine, im on week 4 now, n still i think, jeez i could do with a fag, but look how far youve come, would be a waste of 2 weeks trying so hard if you just turn back to smoking, surely u feel a hell of alot better for not having them?

    Im a couple of weeks ahead of you, n i feel so much healthier!

    Keep it up, it'll be all with worth it in the end, even the spends, might only be fiver a day but it soon adds up.

    If it helps think of a pro's and cons list, it helped me, also, breathing in and out deeply helped trick my mind that i was having a fag, alot of people advised me to do that.

    Good luck

    Cat x

  • Hi Screamer :)

    Well done getting to week 3 get through this week and it gets much easier

    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


    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



  • well done for getting so far. nicotine palys mind games. im 3 weeks this week and im feeling the same. some days good some days bad.keep going tho it will get better

  • Hey everyone,

    Congratulations on getting this far.

    I came off the patches after a week because of poor finances and I went crazy:eek: I still feel a little crazy now but it's getting better. The cold turkey was bad but it was definitely worth it. I've tried quitting with patches before but I don't think that they're right for me.

    I am sooo glad that I stumbled on this forum. Reading everyone else's experiences really helps me to get through the bad patches. It's really good to know that you're not alone and others have and are still going through the same thing.

    It'll be 4 weeks tomorrow:)The cravings are just about gone, but I think that it's getting used to life without fags that's the hardest bit. I'm going to have to go on a serious diet. All I can say is thank God that it's winter soon:D

  • Screamer / scroamer .. what's that all about then?

    Can't be just coincidence ..

    ...err, welcome, and that.

    You say screamer, I say scroamer

    tomayto, tomahto

  • Now you come to mention it, it is a bit freaky:eek:

  • Screamer / scroamer .. what's that all about then?

    Can't be just coincidence ..

    ...err, welcome, and that.

    Now you come to mention it, it is a bit freaky:eek:

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