Some very strong urges today

Hi all! Well I have been doing very well on this quit. I am 5 weeks and some odd days now. Have been fighting of the urgers and cravings everyday pretty well. Today though has been horrible! Thank God nobody smokes around me because otherwise I may have tried to cheat! I have no idea what brought on this urge today but it has been pretty strong. I have been 5 days with no lozengers but tonight my cravings were just driving me nuts so I ended up braking down and having a lozenger. I feel tons better but did the demon of nicotine break me? I am really glad I didn't smoke..but also disappointed I broke and had a lozenger. How should I feel about this and my progress? After 5 days of no lozengers all nicotine was out of my body so why was my craving so strong? Hopefully I can go another 5 days and so on and then it will just go away! Any tips on how to do this and what to expect. It for sure wasn't as strong and horrible as getting off the smokes so that is good but it just kept nagging at me ALL DAY! Any input would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks all!!

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  • Hi Wsmith :D

    First well done on your 5week + quit that's great

    I'm sorry today has been tough for you though with bad craves so that after 5 days without a lozenge you used 1

    I think [although I never used them] that with the Nicotine gone completely from your system the Demons decided to have a go at getting you back in their clutches again so well done for fighting them off although you had a lozenge you didn't smoke so you won that battle

    I can understand how disappointed you feel about using one but it's still very early in your quit so use one if you need to this doesn't in anyway affect your quit IMO as you're still smoke free and this is what the lozenges are for after all to use when needed and just one in 5 days is great so I think you should just do as you're doing and have one if you need to and maybe you'll never need another one but if you do then use them OK

    Hope that helps you anyway

    Love and a Hug

    Marg xx

  • Hi Wsmith

    Just like to say very well done on your 5 weeks quit. Dont be to hard on yourself i used patches on one quit a few years ago and stayed the full 12 week course. The main thing is you never smoked I dont really know how you craved so bad after 5 days Because nicotine leaves the body in 72 hours but maybe not every bit or we would never feel a crave after this time span. Just maybe have one when things get really bad. then you may never feel like that again so never need one. But just remember the very main thing DONT SMOKE. Not much help sorry.xxxxx

  • Well done on your 5 weeks!

    As for the craves - I'm still getting the urge to smoke. I don't think it's the craves I had in the beginning because my need for nicotene is gone. It's just the want to smoke thing, the whole habit of getting the fags and lighting up. I suspect you're getting the same because the nicotene is gone from your body after 72 hours - but the habit to smoke may taken longer to get over.

  • Hi all! Well I have been doing very well on this quit. I am 5 weeks and some odd days now. Have been fighting of the urgers and cravings everyday pretty well. Today though has been horrible! Thank God nobody smokes around me because otherwise I may have tried to cheat! I have no idea what brought on this urge today but it has been pretty strong. I have been 5 days with no lozengers but tonight my cravings were just driving me nuts so I ended up braking down and having a lozenger. I feel tons better but did the demon of nicotine break me? I am really glad I didn't smoke..but also disappointed I broke and had a lozenger. How should I feel about this and my progress? After 5 days of no lozengers all nicotine was out of my body so why was my craving so strong? Hopefully I can go another 5 days and so on and then it will just go away! Any tips on how to do this and what to expect. It for sure wasn't as strong and horrible as getting off the smokes so that is good but it just kept nagging at me ALL DAY! Any input would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks all!!

    You've done well, 5 weeks is not to be sniffed at, sounds to me like you were bored and a craving a hit, I remember reading ages ago on whyquit that craves only last for a minute and will come and go regardless of nicotine being delivered. If you want to avoid feeding the nico demon again - my suggestion would be find something to distract you, suduku, reading about addiction; anything to keep you occupied.

    Don't feed the demon- it's a pesky little bugger.

    M

  • wtg wsmith on your over 5 weeks thing.....my 5 weeks comes up

    tonight. Yeah, remember there still is nicodevil in them lozenges, so

    it is still around.....keep up da quit tho...doin great

    One month, four days, 10 hours, 25 minutes and 30 seconds. 688 cigarettes not smoked, saving $148.20. Life saved: 2 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes.

  • Thanks for all your input. I am finding that I was more mentally addicted to the cigarrettes than anything. My husband quit with me and he seems to be doing much better than me. He misses the smoking but doesn't dread on it. I on the other hand have the urge to smoke after everything I use to do in routine. After I eat, when I get in the car, before going to bed, after a fight, ect. I notice smokers like you would notice a house burning up. They just stand out to me so much. I can smell a person who just smoked a cigarrette before anyone else. I have done a great job at this quit but I do think I have made things a little bit more difficult for myself mentally but I am thinking it is because I was so addicted to them mentally whereas my husband was addicted to the nicotine part more so. He didn't need a cigarrette out of routine...he needed a cigarette when his body got low on nicotine. Does any of this make sense?

  • Ok..been sitting here at work thinking how I am going to get past these little urges that seem to bother me. First off...for any newbies looking at this...these urges are NOTHING like getting off the smokes...so PLEASE do not think that what you are going through in the first couple days is lasting through weeks...because it is NOT.

    I am just going to start getting mad at these urges..maybe try cussing them off or yelling at them inside my head. I am a ex smoker now..and urges will not bother me anymore! And I am going to get a Sudiko game..I love them and they do keep your mind busy so what a perfect way to get your mind on something else. Thanks everyone!!

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