Hi Month 6+'ers

Hi there,

I wonder if you could help with your own experiences?

I'll have done calender Month 3 tomorrow, which i'm ever so chuffed about, but i'm all emotionally charged again.

Can people tell me when they started to feel better, I'm fairly sure its another blip, but am worried that i'm turning into a nutter....

I guess what i want is something quantifyable to work towards, like a date or something, its just not practical is it?

Any advice that will stop my sky falling down will be much appreciated.

Thankyou for taking the time to read this post

Zozie x

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  • Hi there,

    I wonder if you could help with your own experiences?

    I'll have done calender Month 3 tomorrow, which i'm ever so chuffed about, but i'm all emotionally charged again.

    Can people tell me when they started to feel better, I'm fairly sure its another blip, but am worried that i'm turning into a nutter....

    I guess what i want is something quantifyable to work towards, like a date or something, its just not practical is it?

    Any advice that will stop my sky falling down will be much appreciated.

    Thankyou for taking the time to read this post

    Zozie x

    Hey Zozie

    From my personal quit , 4 months was my turning point for me, Month 3 was terrible, craves, insomia, hunger all going on at the same time and i did question my quit briefly but hung on in there , like i know you will Zozie you have come a long long way dont let it get the better of you, few more weeks and you have cracked the terrible 3's keep it strong Zozie freedom is around the corner :)

  • Hi Zozie

    Firstly well done on getting to the end of Month 3 - thats brilliant.

    Month 3 was terrible for me also - and I went through periods where I really didn’t feel right at all. I had really strong phases of thinking "if I have a fag I’ll be OK" But I didn’t - and it wouldn't have been. I was very emotional and cried at the most ridiculous things (see my other messages over the other rooms)

    But I stuck it out - and at about Week 12 - 13 (or thereabouts) I started to to feel a lot more together and a lot more positive - it really "did get better". Sure I had craves - but they were very manageable. And at just over 5 months now it's better still adn the craves are very weak.

    All quits are different - and I'm not saying the timings will be the same - but hopefully everything will balance itself out soon.

    Keep it going . You can get through this.

  • I would go along with what others have said. Most days i was ok in months 3 and 4, but then would have the occasionally couple of days that were awful. Horrible depressions, total loss of motivation, irritable etc.

    Glad i battled through it now though, as the last month has been much much better. Feel more like myself again, though i don't doubt there will still be the odd crappy day here and there still.

    i enter month 6 tomorrow.

  • Hi Zoozie :D

    I'm sorry you're having it tough at the moment but you hit month 4 tomorrow

    Month three can be very tough but it will improve a lot now for you as the others have said it's as if all of a sudden it decides to be easier just like turning a key

    Love and hugs

    Marg xx

  • 6 months and after was the turning point for me, took a nose day at 75 days was defo on the up until tht point but I think at that stage it's because I was battling to keep quit, then the stage occurs where you know your not likely to smoke again and everything goes a little flat... almost anticlimatic - is that it, after all that effort is this all the reward is.

    This is the readjustment period, I will be readjusting for a while, I no longer expect a drum roll anymore, the early stages of the rollercoaster have gone. Life is calmer - the view is spectacular and I'm very glad I've quit.

    Each time I see a smoker I'm glad it's not me.

    In saying that though, had a convo in the office today and was congratulated on having been quit for over 8mths. Not as many *pats* as the early days but still a nod to having made it.

    M

  • Thank-You!

    Thank-You to each and every one of you!

    I'm just super pleased that my mind has not turned to jelly.... its not blowing raspberrys at me whilst hitcing a ride to sanesville.

    Its the last bit of horridness before the demon finally goes to a loooong sleep.... I'm debating giving him sleeping tablets.... his fidgetting is irksome and as the host organism for such a critter... he's being a right pain in the ass.

    He keeps tugging on my heartstrings... making my eyeballs leak..... and he keeps making me eat pies and other calorie laden food to keep him pacified...

    He will not win....

    Doof... Splaaat.... Kapoooow take that Nicodemon... and all evil things that you advocate.... KerSplaaaat... Doffff.....Baaang.... THwaaaack!

  • Lol...great post there Zozie :D A great sense of humour goes a long way in dealing and keeping you sane with any shitty situation.

    I'm a long-term insomniac but the personal records I set in my first 5 1/2 month period dispelled any notion of getting anywhere near the slumberland mattress.

    Best pieces of advice I've come across:

    [*]Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

    [*]Positive supportive post on others' threads reinforce your own quit.

    But don't forget reading and educating yourself too...d'oh, so that'll be more advice then :o

  • Zozie,

    every quit is different i'm certain, i had a bit of a difficult time in the first weeks of my 4th month.. in fact i was that out of sorts with the world that i had probably the most miserable 100 day milestone ever... i just wasn't feeling like i'd achieved anything, only that i felt down.. and it was a massive difference to what i thought i'd be like. It lasted for a few or more weeks and i was not having a great time of it.

    It doesn't stay like that though, and you really will get the old motivation back again.. and you will feel much better about things, but you can start by giving yourself some credit for being 3 months quit of an addiction thats had you blindly following its instruction and feeding it for years.

    Give yourself some credit.. 3 months.. is 3 months.. and no nicodemon is taking that off you!. I would say cheer up, but from experience thats actually not what you want to hear as you would just think 'how?'

    So alll i'll say is.. 'the best is yet to be!' Not sure when, just stick this out, even if the stupid demon wants you to feel down in the dumps for a bit without him to keep you company.

    Its a separation you are going through, some call it a bit of a mourning, but the passing here is your addiction and once you get over this bit and move on with your quit, you won't look back.

    Jase

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