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Day 2 and feeling pretty weird

Hi there,

Stopped smoking on the 2nd using the Allen Carr "Easyway" book.

I know it's only day 2 but I'm feeling very weird. The book warns you will feel strange for a few days after quitting but doesn't go into detail.

I honestly don't want a ciggy and this is a challenge today as it's my first day back to work. Usually I would be on my 7th/8th ciggy right now.

I don't have a craving but feel very lightheaded and my day is dragging in. I've drank a ton of water but feel rather spaced out. Has anyone else experienced these feelings?

I've smoked for the past 25 years and this is the first time I have stopped.

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Hi Chezza :)

Well done on day two just hang in there

The way you're feeling is normal this early in a quit but I promise it doesn't last long

You'll notice all sorts of little things non of them serious and allm pass after a little while

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




Hi and Welcome to you

I remember feeling that way and I used patches for a while to help me quit. I've read of these feeling with patches, champix, other NRT aids and CT.

It's part of not having nicotine in your systems and will reduce pretty quickly.

Take some time to read the links in peoples signatures as many feelings and symptoms are explained and knowledge of what we are or what we will be, going through, really helps.

Help maintain your blood sugars. Having those effected for me was bad. Total lethargy, lack of concentration...... havoc.

All the best with continued smokefreedom to you,



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