does anyone else feel very emotional?

Hiyaaa :) ive only just joined, i've done a newbie thread but for those who havent seen it im on my 4th smoke-free day...

as well as not being able to sleep, im finding myself feeling extremely emotional...not as in tearful or moody, more anxious and panicked? feel like i need a good cry but it wont come out! lol.

there are a few reasons i can think of why im having these feelings, ive used smoking as an 'excuse' when going through difficult times - a bereavement, stress at work etc, and even started smoking heavily on purpose to spite my (not very nice) ex boyfriend (silly, i know). so now i feel very lost without the 'crutch' of being able to spark up.

plus i expect its lask of nicotine etc generally plays with people emotions/moods?

just read this thread back and it sounds a bit pointless! think i just need to know people feel the same!


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  • Hi Amy,

    Don't feel letting your feelings out on here is pointless. I regularly came on here and waffled on about the feelings /thoughts I was going through in the early stages. This is what the forum is here for!

    Personally, I never had any of the crying but others have. For me, it was more snapping at every little thing, but at the same time remaining absolutely strong and determined and also proud of what I was doing.

    Quitting affects people in different ways, its just something you have to get through, but I can promise you it gets easier with every day until your like me and never think of them, pittying those smokers who can't quit, and lecturing anyone who smokes near you! lol


  • Hey Amy, like Paul says, never feel what you have to say is pointless.... just putting your feelings down sometimes helps make sense of them, and I bet you helped someone who read your post and identified with what you said, so you keep posting!

    Most people in their early quits feel the way you describe (I certainly did) and it will pass in time. Just go through the emotions and soon you will feel like yourself again.... a good cry never hurts!

    Read as much as you can about your addiction...... education is huge when it comes to 'maintaining' your quit.... check out the links in members signatures..... many a times did I 'read' myself through a bad crave.

    Well done getting through your first 4 days, Amy!! I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. Stay strong and keep asking for support.... one day soon you'll give it back! Take care x

  • I feel wired this morning! Could really do with going out for a run ... but I'm meant to be working.

    I'll use the working excuse...really it's because it's cold and I'm a wimp (possibly lazy).

  • Hi Amypops and welcome :)

    well done on your spontaneous decision! I think I shocked my boyfriend - he made me a rollie on new years day and I said no thanks ... have I already written that? I am delirious today ... cravings are being supressed by big snow flakes outside - I get so excited in the snow!

    keep going x

    p.s chewing gum and coffee really don't mix :rolleyes:

  • hmm ... I didn't actually answer your question did I?! :(

    I'm starting to think that smoking was suppessing my stupid side! - is anyone else a bit manic? Or maybe I'm just excited at the thought of being smoke free?? I have to admit I'm proud of myself but this is just mad ... I'm bouncing off the walls!

    I've actually been sleeping ok - It seems that people on patches struggle. Not been too emotional yet but I'm sure that'll come.

    Day 5 amypops - we're doing well! x

  • Hi Amy :D

    Well done getting to day 4 that's great just hang in ther I promise it gets easier as you go along

    The way you're feeling right now is normal for most of us early on in a quit

    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


    Marg xx

  • I feel like a dog on heat ... has it effected anyone else like that? I guess I'll have one happy boyfriend! :p

  • Unfortunately I just got dizziness, tiredness and generally feeling a little funky. Seems some people get all the luck! I might try chewing on some patches or sticking gum to my arm...maybe even snort a lozenge or two.

  • thanks for all the support!!

    yeah havent actually been tearful or cried, just feel quite emotional if that makes sense!!! also slept better last night, and i feel a bit better today.

    weve had lots and lots of snow here, and after i drove home (which was stressul - skidded twice and ended up on wrong side of the road which isnt great!!) it was very very hard to not light up when i got home, especially as i had to walk part of the way as i couldnt get my car up the hill. but i didnt! :) yay :)

    thanks again everyone, day 5 wooooo! xx

  • We don't have snow...but it is a little windy! I didn't know that coming off nicotine could impact one like that.

    YAY for you though :cool:

  • maybe is just me being strange then!!

    yes lots of snow and its around -3 here so im actually glad for the first time that ive quit as i dont have to stand around outside freezing for the sake of a fag!!! xx

  • hhmmm its not in the +'s here...I need to go chase bunnies round soon.

  • It's normal

    As others here have said, the beginning of a quit is crazy. I know I had crazy thoughts, couldn't think straight, was moody, and so on.

    The important thing to try to remember is that every day does get easier--just a little bit.


    Quit Method: Cold Turkey

    Quit Date: October 27, 2007

    Lapses: None!

  • hey amypops

    i have been crying for no reason at all.. not all the time but at times when i would normall be ok..... dont worry about it......i am just glad its happened at home so mo mascara down face...apart from this morn on road in snow in car and feeling shitless..... keep going hunny

    u will get loads of support on here, everyones great.... bloody hell typing this I am getting upset but its good as I know I am feeling true friends on here and not the demon cig xxx

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