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Day 5, Worst day yet!


Well My last fag was Sunday about 11 am.

I have lost count the amount of times I have given up.

My partner is expecting in March, hence the recent attempt.

Previoulsy i have cut down from 20 to around 10, then the last month would be getting by on 5 a day.

Since this week of 0 per day, i have been fine up untill now.

I am finding Today very very hard, and I am snapping at ulmost everyone.

My voice is a bit hoarse.

Just wish i could hurry up and go home, So i could go to bed!!!

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Frankly eat something sweet, get some fresh air, get away from human contact, deep breaths, chew a pencil, just do anything to take your mind off it (go to the loo and take a paper!!).

You are doing really well, but when the cravings hit, it's a bloody nightmare. However these will pass.

Tonight have a bath, lock the bathroom door and just enjoy the silence.

Good luck my love.


Hi Ralphy :)

Well done on your 5 days quit that's great just hang in there drinking water also helps with the craves yes I know it sounds daft but for some reason it seems to work for a lot of us

Feeling as you do is normal this early in a quit it will pass Promise it's all part of the healing our bodies must go through

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




Day 5 was the hardest day for me too. I am on day 21 now, so made it through. Day 5 continues to be my hardest day so far, so once you've gotten past it, it does get better.

Hang in there!!!!


Thanks for your replys

It's gotten better as the days gone on.

My cravings are worse in the day, when im at work.. I suppose thats the Pysch part wanting something I cant have + bordem

At home, i'm its alot better, i have things to keep me entertained and mind focused I.e. TV!

I think i may just have a bath tonight and relax.

NB: I used to suffer a lot with anxiety, but already i feel less anxious in general. I have more energy and feel more confident.

I know its still very early days yet, but feel more confident this time.

Everytime i want a cig, i just think

1) what they do to your body

2) how foul it will taste now anyway (being 5 days the last one)

3) chucking my money away!

Thanks for your help folks



That's the spirit (sorry I'm on a sugar binge today and I'm high as a kite!!).

Good luck. xx


Well done mate day 5 is great work. Today maybe worse because the last of the nicotine is leaving the body. im sure you will feel much better tomorrow your almost on week two so be very proud of yourself. Also think of the lovely things you can get for the new member to the family coming soon. xxxxx


For me the first week was all up hill. Each day was worse. Then one day it all ends. You have come soooo far. Keep it up.


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