Day 6 on Patches

Hiya all,

I'm new to here so big hugs to all fellow quitters! I have tried on numerous occasions before to quit with varying degress of success, my last attempt was on Champix but was a total disaster I had horrendous side effects so that was the end of that lol.

Anyway almost a year later after a nasty bout of flu where I could barely smoke and kept wondering to myself 'why on earth am I having this ciggie I can barely breath' I decided to go out and get some patches!

So here I am on day 6, I have since been to GP to get patches on prescription.

My experiences so far have not been too bad, day 3 was horrendous and I got zero sleep I was practically eating my pillow to stop me rolling one up.

Today has been a tough one too, I am at work and find myself making colleagues tea quite a lot just to get me away from my desk and doing something on those times I would normally go outside lol.

Best of luck to everyone here :)


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  • Hi Mixxy :)

    Well done almost a week smoke free that;s great just hang in there Sorry you've had a rough day

    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 found 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



  • Hi Mixxy

    Welcome and good luck with the quit. You seem to be having a case of the well-reported threes. Some people have bad times with the third day, third week and third month. Hang on in, it will be better. Just take one craving at a time, tell yourself it will pass. You're doing right to distract yourself and I bet your colleagues are delighted your being so generous with your tea-making today.

    Keep posting.


  • Hi Mixxy

    well done on deciding to quit that is absolutely brilliant !! I am using patches too and I can tell you it definitely gets easier. This forum is brilliant especially for those early days when it can be tough- read as much as you can as it all helps explain the addiction especially the links in peoples signatures . Stay with it and look forward to seeing you make progress in the days to come

  • Hi and Welcome

    Good to read your back into giving up and even better, congratulations on reaching 6 days smoke free.

    Oh the times I recall trying to enjoy a smoke whilst suffering a server cold and cough and hearing those lungs rasp and rattle an protest.

    I'm sure your body, if it could, would be saying a massive thank you for the last 6 days ;)

    Keep pushing through any cravings/urges and know they do increase both in intensity and frequency.

    All the best for getting those days continuing to add up. Get some healthy nibbles around your desk or some squishy stress buster toy things, something to keep your healthily distracted. Try and aim for replacing the negative habit (of smoking) with something nice, healthy, rewarding.

    Consider keeping a note of what you've saved and what you could get with it as a treat.


  • Hi Mixxy

    Welcome, and well done on reaching 6 days.:p

    You'll find loads of support on this forum. I have managed 11 days so far and couldn't have done it without the lovely people on here.

    Keep going

  • Thanks so much everyone...Tis now morning of day 7!

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to say thanks for all your posts, I settled again last night once I was home and pottering about making dinner lol.

    This morning was tough again but I am soldiering on :)

    I will keep posting, well done to everyone on here and thanks again :)


  • HI Mixxy

    Well done on getting through the night .

    I can only second what margareth has wrote. Understanding the addiction is key to beating it.

    Follow the links she has posted and you will see some great advice on ways to beat the addiction

  • You hang in there.. what you've described pretty much matches my first week of quitting and I also used patches. Just keep going at this.. and don't give into the cravings , you are doing an awesome job of fending the craves, so be proud of being where you are. Every day is a success!

    Don't know if you've checked out the links in my signature yet from other posts i've made, but check out the advice about craving stoppers in particular (linked in my signature).. solid and decent advice that may well help you alot right now.

    Good luck and congratulations on this quit you are doing here. Worth every ounce of effort.


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