Day 4 just found forum :)

Hello everyone

Just wanted to drop in and say hi to all..quit Fri 29th Jan am doing ok on patches and willpower at the mo.

Eating healthy and drinking lots of water..find that deep breathing helps with cravings but not had that many.

Have felt a little lightheaded and tired but not overboard..early days yet, hope it stays this way.

Good luck to those that still need it..we can ..we shall..we HAVE!! :)

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  • Hi Chezz :)

    Well done deciding to stop smoking and on day 4 already

    Glad you're finding it not to bad as well the light headedness doesn't last long and is just because you're getting more oxygen than normal

    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 xx

  • Thank you sooo much Marg for the welcome and advise. Guess it is now or never for me..for good this time!! My health was/is suffering..my son begged for me to stop..called me selfish for smoking, as lost my young daughter to cancer 2 years ago (not smoke related) Thought about it and decided to just do it for him and my health. One of the benefits I love so far is not smelling like an old ashtray lol

    Before her diagnosis had been an ex smoker for 6 yrs used the patches. So know it can be done!!

    Chezz xx

  • Good for you. It sounds like you've had a hard time of it, i'm sorry you lost your daughter.

    Post on here as much as you can, you will find much to inspire you and i found at the begining that also posting help to others also helped reinforce my quit.

    Welcome to the forum! xx

  • Thank you Fiona..think the forums are going to help have been reading since I found it a few hours ago.

    Believe me know how difficult it is even on NRT..one day is never the same as the next with how you will feel and the resolve to quit and take control of your life again..not be a slave to Mr Nico Tine. (Did go cold turkey 1st time when a lot younger and stopped for 2 years boy was that hard)

    But I mean to do it..have been feeling much better physically, as just felt ill most times as a smoker, terrible cough, which now is only happening (aft 4 days quit) now and again to help clear the gunk left by the evil weed.

    The stress of my daughter's terminal diagnosis made me return to fags as a friend!!!???? (lasted 3mths after found out before a smoker again) I am sorry I felt the need for a nicotine crutch..it did not help or change anything..

    I intend this time to be a non smoker for life..no matter what it thows my way. I have a great adult son, who is here and loves me and wants me to be healthy and smoke free. I also want the same for me and my family..have been feeling much btr apart from the habit of wanting a few puffs, which is spuring me on.

    Chezz xx

  • Quittings is easy staying quit is hard

    Hi Chezz Fiona and Marge

    Glad every one feeling up beat and enjoying there quit and knowing what an amazing thing we are all doing for our health and families best decision we could make (except for picking the winning lottery numbers) have a lovely evening all ( you ok Fiona )

  • Hi chezz,

    Welcome to the forum and well done to getting to day 4. As you are aware quitting is difficult even with patches and willpower so I think you are in the right place for support and encouragement being on this forum, it's fantastic. It works really well for me and I hope it does for you too.

    Remain strong and focussed and don;t forget to post as much as you can as it does help. I know you will succeed.

    Shazie.x:)

  • Thank you for your replies :)

    CT is the worst only willpower got me thou' it as was determined at the time and quit for 2yrs smoke free...my mothers death led me back to cigs (FOOL)

    Have done this twice..once CT.. once with NRT my daughters illness/death led me back to cigs after 6 yrs smoke free.. (FOOL) this time will be my last!

    For those that have stress (I mean real life stress that does not let up) once a smoker always a smoker..you think it is a friend that will make you feel better, give you a boost a fag fix will make it ok....believe me it will not change a thing!!...only take your health, money and make you undesirable socially. As well as being a slave to a weed that controls your thinking, wants, needs and wishes like a nicotine zombie.

    As someone who has given up TWICE for a number of years..and now in the throws of fighting nicotine addiction again I know this will be the last time..

    I enjoy being smoke free wish I had not started back but was going insane with worry and grief.

    I don't know if I can help anyone here yet..but have experience of smoking for over 40 yrs and the hell and freedom of giving up/being smoke free..so know both sides. Sorry just needed to write it all down and vent..feel better now and it reinforces my thinking/willpower to never have another puff..I am the boss not the weed.

    Chezz :)

  • Sorry to hear about all the things you've had to go through Chezz and good luck with your quit.

    It does sound as if you've seen through the lie that is nicotine addiction, it doesn't help anything and most certainly does not help you when you are stressed. In fact when things go wrong the craving for a fag just makes things harder.

    The lie of addiction is that once you appeased the crave you felt a feeling of calm, the appeasement only lasted an hour or so before it started to build again. But the nicotine hit did make you believe that it calmed you whereas in actual fact once you'd fed the nico demon who'd been shouting so loud to be satisfied your brain finally had the chance to start dealing with whatever the real issue was. Having a fag never solved anything!

    M

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