Week 3

Hi all,

Thought i need some support cause i was so close to going to buy a pack yesterday, been two weeks since i gave up cold turkey, and this has been the hardest thing i have ever done.. it feels great, but the problem is the anger,and irritability, its ok today but the weekend was bad,, i am going to hold on and see how long i can go without a relapse..

Thanks

Ryan

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  • Hi Ryan and welcome to the forum. I also quit CT and there can be some really tough days at the beginning. I also suffered from anger and other emotions become stronger at the start. All this will pass I promise. You are going through week 3 and there is something to be said for the terrible 3's, day 3, week 3 and month 3.

    Please do read some of the links in peoples signitures it will really help get your head in the right place. Your body is now free from nicotine it is just the monster in your head you have to deal with now.

    Remember that you don't want to have to go through the last 3 weeks again.

    Stay strong, read loads, post often, and remember whatever happens having a fag will not make it better only worse.

    Good to have on board. :D

  • Hi Ryan :)

    Well done you 2 weeks done and dusted

    Feeling angry and irritable is normal but it will pass soon 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 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

  • Hi Ryan and welcome to the forum. I also quit CT and there can be some really tough days at the beginning. I also suffered from anger and other emotions become stronger at the start. All this will pass I promise. You are going through week 3 and there is something to be said for the terrible 3's, day 3, week 3 and month 3.

    Please do read some of the links in peoples signitures it will really help get your head in the right place. Your body is now free from nicotine it is just the monster in your head you have to deal with now.

    Remember that you don't want to have to go through the last 3 weeks again.

    Stay strong, read loads, post often, and remember whatever happens having a fag will not make it better only worse.

    Good to have on board. :D

    Thanks a lot for the support, i think this is what i need, affirmation of what i am doing is right,, ok gonna be strong and carry on..thanks

  • Hi Ryan :)

    Well done you 2 weeks done and dusted

    Feeling angry and irritable is normal but it will pass soon OK

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    Love

    Marg

    Thanks Margareth, will try to stay positive and focused,, and will keep this up..

  • Welcome and well done stopping smoking. Don't approach it with the thought that you will see how long you can go without a relapse, that tells your head that it is going to happen sometime, rather, decide that you will not smoke for today. Try to read some of the literature we have in our signatures it is what helped all of us to stay stopped. You could also take a look at the posts around 6 months as there you will see people who have been where you are and come out the other end, it helps to see that it certainly can be done.

    Best wishes.

    Jackie

  • Welcome and well done stopping smoking. Don't approach it with the thought that you will see how long you can go without a relapse, that tells your head that it is going to happen sometime, rather, decide that you will not smoke for today. Try to read some of the literature we have in our signatures it is what helped all of us to stay stopped. You could also take a look at the posts around 6 months as there you will see people who have been where you are and come out the other end, it helps to see that it certainly can be done.

    Best wishes.

    Jackie

    Hi Jackie, you are absolutely right, till last week, i was counting days, but than i found out it just made it worse, i need to look to the present momemt and let the craving come and go, How the f did i get into this,, i used to look down at people doing coke and other stuff, while i was hooked on something worse than them.. man,, ok thanks will check out the other posts .

  • Ryan

    Hello there - and welcome to the board.

    I quit cold turley as well - and I can certainly relate to what you're going through. Listen to what all the others have said - what you're feeling is normal (just not very pleasant) - but dig your heels in, grit your teeth and you'll beat this. And it does become easier.

    There's loads of stuff on here that can help - inlcuding all the members who have been where you are.

    You can do this!!

    AG

  • Ryan

    Hello there - and welcome to the board.

    I quit cold turley as well - and I can certainly relate to what you're going through. Listen to what all the others have said - what you're feeling is normal (just not very pleasant) - but dig your heels in, grit your teeth and you'll beat this. And it does become easier.

    There's loads of stuff on here that can help - inlcuding all the members who have been where you are.

    You can do this!!

    AG

    Hi, thanks a lot for your support,, i feel better now, seeing that you have also kicked it in the teeth, right now, wont give in to the craving, thanks

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