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Would you bloody believe it I will be 10 weeks done tomorrow, and I am sat here crying my eyes out, prob just the usual cr*p, kids, work, life, etc. I am really tired, but went to bed last night bout 10pm, and yes there is a certain amount of PMT involved (sorry boys), but as I sit here typing this there are tears streaming down my face.

I know having a fag will not help, but to be honest it will be one less battle. Maybe it is down to my mum been ill, maybe it is the rain, the kids, the pmt etc etc I am really not sure. Maybe it is all down to the terrible 3 and once month 3 is done and dusted I will feel better.

Sorry to winge, just thought it might help to get if off my chest. All funny jokes, pics, comments welcome.

Thanks for reading.

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Hi Bev

You know a fag won't help in the least

Sorry you're feeling down just now but it's probably a combination of everything your Mum [sorry to hear that news by the way] the kids the weather PMT the quit a little bit of everything but you know it will pass just as everything else does

I hope you feel better very soon



Hi Bev

With you 120%!! and I can't blame PMT (sorry boys) either. I don't know what to say or do really, I just fancy going back to bed pulling the duvet over my head and waking up when this pain and suffering has gone.

Just giving you a hug and a duvet!!


Hi Christine :D

Oh dear sorry you're feeling down as well if you can and that's how you feel just pop back to bed for a bit I used to and it did help


Marg xx


Sorry you're both feeling shitty, Watch this Again



Hello there. We seem to be in exactly the same place at exactly the same time. My 10 weeks was on Monday - and I'm feeling just like you - but from what you've said you've got better reasons than me to feel that way (being a bloke I've never experiened PMT - but I do have to go through the horror of shaving every few days :)). (Sorry to hear about your mum as well)

On the crying front - and you're the first I've told so keep it schtumm - I seem to be crying at the drop of a hat! Last week was skimming through TV and landed on C4 for a while and watched that Gok Wan How to Look Good Naked prog for about 5 minutes - and I was hysterical.

Bottom line is that at the moment I feel like crap - but this is one of those periods that really test us - and we need to gather up our strength and just fight it through - as hard as it seems. Its going to be so worth it.

It's My Quit And I'll Moan If I Want to!!! (there's a song there somewhere!).

Be well.


Bev, Christine, Atomicguy, so sorry you guys are having a hard time just now. Believe me, I went through this too! I swear for us girls it's even harder with all that pmt crap. :( This truly is a normal part of the quit........... and it is the reason so many begin to smoke again. Just know it WILL pass and what you will get in return will be worth every minute of suffering. We were stupid when we began smoking..... this is pay back for our stupidity. Luckily it won't last all that much longer for you guys.... almost past the terrible 3s!!!

It sucks to be miserable........ just don't get fooled okay, fags will do nothing for you......... all you'll get back is a life covered in a cloud of smoke and loss of freedom. So you cheer up........... or not, a good cry is way okay (even for the guys ;)) but KNOW IT WILL GET EASIER! Keep posting you lot xxx


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Ah Bev

Sorry about your mum, don't give in, it'll just be one more thing to kick yourself over, you too Christine and Atomic.

Have had my ups and downs on the quit but when all is said and done I'm still quit and so are you.

Also don't look back with rose tinted glasses either, chances you had your down periods when smoking, you would've just attributed it to something else. So do what you need to do to get through the bad days as long as it isn't smoking.



Bloody cats again! If I told you once I have told you a million times!

My thread my rules!:p

How about a bunny? ;)


Hey Bev, Christine and Atomicguy, Hope this makes you laff for a bit....

Been posted before (by me) but I love the tale anyway:

If you think Education is difficult, try being stupid

A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Taser for their anniversary submitted this.

Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was

our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser.

The effects of the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety.


Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two triple-a batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND

pressed it against a metal surface at the same time; I'd get the blue arch of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs.??

AWESOME!!!? Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Julie what

that burn spot is on the face of her microwave!

Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only two triple-A batteries, right?! !??

There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target.

I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong???

So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and taser in another.

The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst

would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.? ? All the while I'm looking at this little device

measuring about 5" long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really and (loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries) thinking to

myself, "no possible way!"??

What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best...

I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as to say, "don't do it dumbass," reasoning that a one- second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad. I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button and...


I'm pretty sure Hulk Hogan ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body

in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs! The cat was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to herself, "Do it again, stupid, do it again!"

Note: If you ever feel compelled to "mug" yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself!You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three-second burst would be considered conservative.

SON-OF-A-*%#... That hurt like **% !!!

A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they get up there??? My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I'm still looking for my testicles! I'm offering a significant reward for their safe return!!

P. S. My wife loved the gift, and now regularly threatens me with it!

If you think Education is difficult, try being stupid


Thanks Cav made me smile, but you do know it is a man thing, a woman would never................


O dear Bev, sorry u are having a rough time.I expect it's a normal reaction to havin a bad time at the mo, more than the actual quitting.

Just to make you laugh:

In one of my many quits i read that giving up smoking is EASIER in PMT week (How can this be -i ask you??? I forget what the reason was now)

At this particular quit of a thousand it WAS PMT week, so i read this , laughed at stupidity of said information, and texted this info to a friend who was also giving up. Only I accidentally texted my boss (not the really horrible one) with great detail of my menstrual cycle too.:o (He didn't know where to look next time i saw him)

Aw bless, AtomicGuy too. That's a bit of a PMT type thing to do. I once cried for hours at the ad where the little mobile phone with the arms and legs got run over.....:( (Still upsets me to think about it now:eek:)


Keep going Bev

Hi Bev , awwwwwwwwww poor you having a crap time. :(

Dont worry it will pass and you will be glad that you didn't spoil a great run almost 3 months now by having one ,you would feel well pi%^$&d if you did hun.

Even after 6 months I have the odd moment when I think I could do with one but thats exactly where I slipped up on my last quit .

Keep your chin up lass , we are all here for you.:D


Quit 28th April 2009:)

20 a day for 30 years :eek:

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3 months , 2 weeks CT


Bev, i've been in a much better frame of mind today.. there is another side to the low-ebb feeling.. even when you have things playing on your mind alot.

No matter how hard things are bev, deal with them as a non-smoker.. smoking won't change a thing, but you already know this anyway.. you'll be able to cope so much easier and be there for your mum that much more if your mind is not addled with cravings anyway.

Just keep your quit solid and be there for your mum. Its the best thing for both of you really.

Hoping for good news from the docs.



hey bev,

sorry to hear youve been down, I hope your mum pulls though ok soon.

hows things today, hopefully better?

you might have seen this before but even so it made me smile reading it again recently.

hang in there. I was complaining about feeling rubbish the other day and someone pointed out that its just that time of year, everyone just feels a bit rubbish. I know that you have more than most to deal with though, so hope you can stay strong,

big hug,


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