Day 8 Of No Smoking!!!

Hi. I have just registered here. I have given up smoking for 8 days now. I went to the NHS Smoking Nurse and I am on patches. I also have an inhalator but at the moment I am not using it. I know this might sound funny to you people, but I found it more difficult thinking about stopping smoking than actually giving it up!! I have a few cravings but I just ignore them. I have locozade glucose tablets with me just in case the cravings are bad (recomended by my nurse) but I have not used any. I feel quite pleased with myself because I am not smoking. Been smoking for about 30 years on 20 a day. Thank you for this web site and other web sites because I read the messages on the board and they give me encouragement as I know other people is going through the same thoughts and feelings as I am and I know I am not on my own. Julie xxxxx

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  • Hi, well done on making the decision to stop- it aint so bad! Anything's better than a lifetime of slavery to smokes. And 8 days is pretty good, past the first week already and heading for number 2! ;)

  • Hi Julie :D

    Well done 8 days is great keep it going

    I understand exactly what you mean about the thought of quitting bring worse than doing so

    You have every right to be proud of yourself

    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



  • Hi Julie

    Welcome :) Your sounding pretty strong and able...... keep managing those urges and you'll soon see week completed.

    I too smoked around a similar amount (roll ups though) and stopped with the help of patches through a Stop Smoking Nurse.

    One thing I have read here but wasn't told by my smokey nurse (she knows now though!) is the importance of regular good meals. Blood sugar levels can and do come crashing causing all sorts of odd behaviour and feelings.

    For breakfast I used to have a coffee and smoke...... lunch would be soup/bread and smoke for dessert.... the usual to some I guess.

    If your nurse has mentioned the glucose tablets then it's sounds like she's aware. Still good to understand though and be prepared just in case.

    All the best with continued smoke freedom

  • ah good for you :) first week done already and now settling into the second already, certainly one of the best things you could have done in preparation for christmas thats for sure.

    You'll find this forum an exceptional help for your quit and as you've put, its nice to see other folk have gone through or are going through what you are right now too.

    Welcome to the NSD forums.

  • HI Julie

    thats great well done ur doing well... I am on day 9 so we are almost twins lol. yes the thought of giving up was scary and the hought of putting on weigh is also scary.. keep on going we can do it i found this site on day one and have found it wonderful.... people like Margareth, deedee,vivienne stomper and many other are so suportive.... takes a while to figure the site out, I am still struggling

    any way be smoke free xxx Sue

  • Thank you guys xxxxx

    Hi guys. Just to say thank you very very much for all messages of support I have recieved. This is just brill!!! I didn't know there was so many people taking the plunge!!. This web site is going to be my friend as I have found friends in the same situ as myself. Keep up the good work guys. We will not be beaten by the white stick!! Love Julie xxxxxxx

  • Hi Julie and welcome

    day 9 now your doing really well and on week to already. I know what you mean it do feel good i smoked for 35 years up to 40 a day. it still amazes me to think i have not smoked for over a year. You will find good mates here and have fab support.xxxxx

  • Welcome and congratulations on getting to 8 days already. I also found the thought of stopping far worse than the doing it. Wishing you every success, look forward to reading your posts.


  • hi:D

    well done for deciding to quit. Were all a nice lot here so dont be afraid to talk to any of us if your having a problem and post as much as you please.

    Good luck and hope to see you around.

    Talk soon


  • Good for you Julie !

    Hi Julie .....and welcome to the forum.:)

    Well done on quitting and being on day 8 , it will get lots easier for you throughout your journey as a non smoker.

    I too smoked 20 a day for 30 years and like you I used the patches. I found at first that they were making me itch and had a few problems sleeping ie waking up at daft o'clock in the early hours several times. Having said that ...they certainly made it easy for me and before I knew it I was at the 3 month stage and going forward without them.

    Good luck with your quit and enjoy the benefits of getting healthier without the burden of the yucky poison sticks.


    20 A DAY FOR 30 YEARS:eek:

    Quit 28th april 09

    3 months patches

    4 months + C.T:cool:

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