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Hi Guys

I'm half way through day 2 now. I'm using the 21mg patches (strange dreams and all) while my other half goes cold turkey. Today I don't feel too bad although I still crave and I feel like I've nothing to look forward to (which is terrible as I have lots of thins planned for this year!). Reading your experiences has really helped so I just wanted to say thanks. No doubt I will be on here a lot more as I feel I need the support!

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  • Hi emily,

    Congrats on your quit, deciding to actually do it was a tough part of the process for me. But you made it to day 2! yey! Remember the first few days will be icky, but well worth it in the end, and it wont be long until you are feeling the benefits.

    I understand what u mean feeling you have nothing to look forward to, because its near impossible early on in your quit to see yourself doing normal day to day things without a cig in your hand. Dont worry, that passes, and you will get through it!! This forum is an awesome lifeline, and stuffed full of ace people who are there to help you through the tough bits!

    You are already doing amazingly well! Keep going, get through these early days and you will feel awesome! i guarantee it :p

  • Hi Emily :D

    Well done deciding to quit and on day 2 that's great keep going

    The way you feel right now is normal after all fags were a huge part of your life but you'll adjust to life without them Promise

    Just remember that life is even more enjoyable without them OK

    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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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 quittinghttp://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Symptoms.html

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • everythings ok.

    Emily hang in there.Ive had times in my life when Ive felt like you but its really not true.If your feeling low things will get better. Trust in life, trust in yourself.Have you ever read any of these positive thinking- spiritual books(eg Louise hay- you can heal your life) That kind of thinking helped me. Theres plenty of books out there.....Life has a funny way of looking after you.Relax believe in yourself....

  • Emily - hello and welcome to the board.

    Congratulations on giving up and getting to day 2. Its hard - but it will be so worjt it.

    I went cold turkey so can;t comment on patches - but I did experience similar feelings to you. These will pass.

    The board is brilliant - just post when you need a littel boost.

  • Hi and well done Emily,if the patches play havoc with you sleeping,take them off before bedtime and straight on when you wake up, it works for me.

    Good Luck

    Baz

    I have been quit for 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 hours, 10 minutes and 11 seconds (13 days). I have saved £82.06 by not smoking 309 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Day, 1 hour and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 25/12/2009 07:10

  • Hi Emily - well done on getting to day two!

    I used patches too - and I actually really MISS the dreams!

    It DOES get a lot easier I promise - keep posting whenever you feel you need to and someone'll come along to help or just cheer you up! :)

  • Fantastic!! Good for you to have stopped smoking! You have made a wonderful decision and have much to look forward to!

    These are just a few things that have changed for the better in my life in the last 19 days since I sopped smoking.

    I could smell main street! I have lived here for many years, I never smelt the deli, the bakery, the home shop candles, pharmacy (cosmetics), the candy, the roast chickens and the Chinese food. Wow!

    I ran today, yes ran. I was out with my dog who ran after a toy and I followed along too running for the joy of it! I have not run in years and years!!

    I am not rushed anymore, and why should I be rushed when I am retired? Because my life revolved around getting to the next smoke. Now I do not have to worry about that and can spend as long as like doing what ever it is I am doing, there is no reason to rush any more!

    When I wake up in the morning I do not even think about smoking! I can not remember a time in my life when I did not smoke the first thing in the morning! I can not express how wonderful it feels to be free!

    You have so many good things to look forward to!

    the first days are difficult, but I found just taking it one min, one hour and one day at a time really helped. You will make it!

  • Hey!

    Yes I understand what you mean about feeling as if you have nothing to look forward to- This really does pass, but you will feel weird for a bit while you break all the associations with smoking while doing enjoyable things, and while your brain rebalances itself. I felt like i couldn't really enjoy many things without smoking but that really does go. You have an addicted brain at the mo, and after a few months you'll be thinking why did i think that??? I look back to my smoking days and the sheer madness of some of my beliefs. I was (and would be again if i smoked) such a junkie, believing these were helping me and it was a fun thing to do.

    Google "Junkie thinking" or "Nicodemons lies" if you haven't seen already, but also take a leap of faith that it will not always be hard for you and there is so much to gain even if it doesn't seem like it now.

  • my god im really late replying

    im sorry emily

    hi and welcome to the site

    im glad you decided to stop smoking and we wish you the best of luck

    if you ever need a chat feel free to make a thread so we can try help or if you want a private chat pm me

    good luck quitting

    Geoff x

  • Hi Emily..

    I'm late to! I blame Geoff :P

    Pretty much as he said though.

  • Hi Emily..

    I'm late to! I blame Geoff :P

    Pretty much as he said though.

    blame me for everything why dont ya lol

    Geoff

  • blame me for everything why dont ya lol

    Geoff

    I'll try...will give the wife a rest for the day!

  • I'll try...will give the wife a rest for the day!

    ur going to give her a rest by blaming me haha

    thanks!

    Geoff

  • Hi kapefear :)

    Well done deciding to stop and on day 2 juxt hang in there

    Sorry you had such a nasty health scare though but as it acted as a wake up call maybe not so bad after all eh

    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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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 whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • best of luck, you know quitting is the only right move now, so i hope you do this and succeed.

    best thing you'll ever do.

    j

  • Now on day 45 guys so can't be doing too badly!! :):D

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