Day 6 for me

Hi All Have just signed up to this forum and hope it will make things easier knowing others are going through the same emotions as me. I gave up last Friday after recovering from the flu and trying to choke myself by smoking a ciggie. It's the worst time to try a quit for me as my main time and place for smoking is whilst at home. I got used to not smoking from 8 am - 4pm whilst at work [work with children so really didn't want to smell of ciggies] I got used to not smoking outside/ in the street but........ still found it hard to give up as at home I could smoke up to 15 a day when at home all day.

Anyway I have discovered it's not about how many you smoke but how addicted you are and my addiction is strong. So I thought I would bite the bullet and try to give up knowing what a tough time I would have whilst on holiday from work for a week.:eek:

So far, I think I've done okay, some days I've had cravings about 4-5 times during the day but have managed to get through them. I am using the patch but when I had a whole one on I felt really light headed so am only wearing half a patch and this seems to keep me going.

I'm just trying to gt through the week till Monday where I am hoping things will get a bit better [at least I can work throughout the day and not think of smoking] so will just have the mornings and Evening to cope with. Plus hopefully now the flu has passed I can get back to my excercise classes next week.

So just thought I would say hello to everyone, and hope your quit is going okay too.


4 Replies

  • Welcome and well done stopping smoking.

    The first stage patch was probably too strong for you, I had cut down to 10 a day before I stopped so my nurse gave me the second stage and I managed fine. You do great when you are at work, don't think I could have done what you did. Wishing you lots of luck with your quit, you could read some of the links in our signatures they will help you to understand the nicotine addiction and what happens while you are stopping.


  • Hi Jasmine :)

    Well done on 6 days quit that's great I'm sorry you've been ill with the flu and are finding it a bit tough but it does get easier Promise

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    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 sympathising 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



  • Thank you both for the lovely welcome. I shall certainly have a read of the links you have posted and hope to find some motivation to stick at it.

    thanks again


  • Hi Jasmine and welcome

    Day 6 already very well done girl thats great. You will be counting in weeks soon and Im sure you will fine the second week much easyer. The longer you put between your last ciggy the easyer it gets. xxxxx

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