Day 6 - Some progress!!!

Hi All,

Smoked my last cig on 16th Feb and have struggled since. Been coping as best I can with withdrawals but, sleepless nights are awful. I'm desperate for a good nights sleep, anyone else suffer from insomnia?

Stumbled across this site yesterday and spent a hour reading about other peoples experiences. Makes it a bit easier knowing you're not alone! Still craving like mad, but determined to give up after smoking 20 per day for 35 years.

Nights are worse for me as that's when I did most of my smoking. Like everyone else couldn't smoke in work so made up for it in the evening. Would go to bed early to ease the cravings, but as I said can't sleep!!

Thanks for all the tips and links to sites, they really do help.

Well here's to day 7 - a full week, never managed that before.

Maymee xx

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  • Insomnia!!!!

    Hi ppyordanov

    Thanks for the encouragement and suggestions. As you say NRT may make insomnia even worse so just need to hang on in there. Easier said than done when I'm up at 6.30 for work. But hey, sure I'm not alone.

    Hope you are weed free? If so for how long? You sound pretty positive anyway, just what I need at the moment.

    Thanks again

    Maymee x

  • Hi Maymee

    I am on day 7 tomorrow also..and like you have not been sleeping to well, manage about 4 hours straight through, and then I just catnap after that...hope it will get better for you...

    This is a great forum, and has really helped me...

    xx

  • Fantastic forum

    Hi Lindylou,

    My insomnia just as you describe. Like you hope it will begin to ease off. I am determined this time. It really is the longest I have ever gone without nicotine, so in a way quite proud but finding it difficult. Was really cranky when got back from work today. hubbie and daughter got it!!! But not going to use my mood as an excuse to return to smoking again.

    I agree this forum is fab, it should be recommended by our GP's. Hope you get a better sleep also + here's to tomorrow. Another day on our journey.

    Maymee xx

  • You can do it.

    Hi Maymee,

    Good for you, already into day 7 without any nic. Keep it up, you're doing well. I am just completing day 4, and not feeling too bad at the mo: Having said that, I am using Champix. I find that it is helping a lot, but like you, I too suffer from insomnia.

    I have tried many things during the many attempts to quit. I used to do 20 a day for almost 50 years, but got it down to about 8 - 10 over the last couple of years. If I am allowed to mention them, I have found Quitters very good. They put me on Champix, with my GP's approval and have offered me the Inhalator as well, if I need it. So along with them and this great site, I am very optimistic about finally quitting.

    Good luck to you. We can all do it together. :)

  • im on day 6 and using patches and i have been having really bad sleepless nights and when i get into a good sleep im having very vivid dreams im using the 24 hour patch dont know if i would maybe be better off with it off during the night but going to keep going and hope that it easys off eventually well done to everyone !!

  • Hi Maymee and Linzdoll :)

    Well done to you both on day 6 smoke free if you're using patches many leace them of at nigh to help with the sleeping problems which seems to help but it will pass promise

    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

  • im on day 6 and using patches and i have been having really bad sleepless nights and when i get into a good sleep im having very vivid dreams im using the 24 hour patch dont know if i would maybe be better off with it off during the night but going to keep going and hope that it easys off eventually well done to everyone !!

    I'm on day 8 and like you am using the 24 hour patches. I do take the patch off about half an hour before I go to bed though. I'm not sleeping too bad doing this. I have to slap a patch on the minute I get up though tbh I think they "kick in" pretty quick.

  • Day 7 and real progress!!!!!!

    Hi all,

    Big thanks once again for all the support. reading everyone's experience is really motivating and makes me feel very positive about quitting. Can't believe I am going into my 2nd week tomorrow and had quite a good day, so hoping things will coninue to get better. With the supoport on this site how can we fail????

    Maymee

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