Feeling tired?

Around the time I stopped smoking and started the patches I have been feeling insanely tired. I am already on medication which makes me feel tired, I sleep roughly eleven hours per night. Usually during the day I feel quite alert, maybe having a nap in the afternoon.

But recently I seem to feel tired all of the time, sometimes going back to bed within hours of waking up. I was walking around sainsburys this morning like a zombie. I'm just wondering if anyone else is feeling the same way?

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  • I've had quite the time of tiredness while quitting this time around. Its been more this last month or two. Makes me wonder if its a season thing rather than a quit thing sometimes.

    Not fun however when you wake up after a really good sleep and then go an hour then BAM! wall of tiredness again.

  • Me too. Feel permanently zonked. Just had a row with OH about how much time I spend sleeping lately.

  • Hey guys. I have the opposite problem, knackered and then just cannot sleep. Neither very productive habits but ones that I am sure will pass.

  • Hi Ununpentium, Lily, Jase and Delboy :D

    Feeling so tired is normal for most of us but I promise it does pass and you'll have loads of energy

    This is also in part I think just now because of the seaon I always have felt far more tired at this time of the year

    Roll on spring and the longer days again the we'll all feel better

    Love

    Marg xx

  • All

    Yes this is something I've noticed in my quit. At first I was bursting with energy (around weeks 3-4) - but as its gone on I'm definitely sleeping more (weeks 8 til now).

    It seems to affect me in getting out of bed in the morning - in that I can't! But once up I do feel awake and alert all day.

    This will, I'm sure, pass as a lot of the other symptoms have.

  • Thanks for all of your responses, at least I'm not alone! I'm hoping it will go away soon.

    Although the past two days have been better, got some fresh air and a good walk which helped.

  • I'm full of energy during the day but have been going to bed at 8pm and sleeping through till 5 - I have to get up at 5.45 to go to work. Feeling much better though.

  • At least while you are asleep you are not smoking. I do wonder though if once the spring time comes all this tired feeling will just disappear anyway?

    Perhaps we were meant to hybernate. :)

  • Jase - I'm with you on this!!!

  • I have read it is to do with blood sugar levels, as your body is producing blood sugar naturally now , rather than by nicotine etc, so it takes longer for your body to absorb your food and give you the energy-whereas the energy is synthetically released straight away by a cigarette, but also the cigarette also releases bad fats into the body. I have read to drink plenty of fruit juice to help eg cranberry!

  • I have read it is to do with blood sugar levels, as your body is producing blood sugar naturally now , rather than by nicotine etc, so it takes longer for your body to absorb your food and give you the energy-whereas the energy is synthetically released straight away by a cigarette, but also the cigarette also releases bad fats into the body. I have read to drink plenty of fruit juice to help eg cranberry!

    Hi dark crystal, good luck on your quit, I noticed you mentioned in your previous posts about still being on patches, be careful with juices with high levels of Vit c such as cranberry and orange as these are metabolised faster by the body when you still have nicotine in it. Why quit is an excellent source of info, if you haven't visited yet it's worth a try.

    M

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