Fours days gone - still got the sweats lol

Hi guys thought i would share my experience of quitting the ciggies. First couple of days were no probs but since then ive been sweating it out big time. Im using the patches and im focused in doing this. Ive had weird dreams as well, very visual but it hasn't put me off quitting. Trying to get out of bad habits is usually impossible for me, but you know, i might just pull this 1 out the bag. Cheers 4 reading. Will keep yous updated. :D

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  • Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Day 4 is fantastic, weird dreams are a huge part of quitting for some, and although I did not use patches I know that if you remember to take them off before bed it can really help.

    Read loads it will help, and post often that will help also, before you know it you will be on to a whole week.

    Let us know more about you, how old are you? how long have you been smoking? how many? all these things will help us give you the best advice we can.

    Stay strong, it is sooo worth it.

  • Cheers Bev pal nice words. Yeah im using the 24hr patches which really help me 1st thing in the morning. (im no the best in the morning even with the ciggies lol). Ive been smoking around 25 a day for the last 17 years (33yr old) and wanted 2 give it a bash at stopping. Funnily as much as my dreams have been weird Bev, they have actually been quite good.(Put it this way, i would have given James Bond a run for his money lol):D

  • Hi Big Al,

    Welcome and well done on your decision to quit.

    Keep up the good work

    Jen x

  • Dreams....

    Cheers Bev pal nice words. Yeah im using the 24hr patches which really help me 1st thing in the morning. (im no the best in the morning even with the ciggies lol). Ive been smoking around 25 a day for the last 17 years (33yr old) and wanted 2 give it a bash at stopping. Funnily as much as my dreams have been weird Bev, they have actually been quite good.(Put it this way, i would have given James Bond a run for his money lol):D

    lol - I know what you're saying buddy, I had some really awesome dreams too. Sadly, they've become much less frequent in the second week, so enjoy them while you can.

    Catch you later & keep it up....

  • Hi Al :)

    Well done you're doing great the things you're finding right now are all normal they will pass though 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

  • hi bigal well done...am on day five and it does feel better than yesterday so one day at a time improvement will come!

    I wonder if the dream thing is to do with loss or something as although am not using patches but cold turkey I have been having really vivid dreams each night too.

    Keep going :)

  • IIRC the weird dreams are due to increasing oxygen levels in your blood and are predominantly a week 2-3 phenomenon.

    Similarly there's the waking up totally wide awake in the middle of the night syndrome.

    My advice, without being overly condescending, is to strike up a conversation with a CT quitter as that in some way acts as a "control."

  • Thanks guys for your messages of support, mucho aprecio :). Felt a tad bit better today although the munchie alert has been on all systems go. Doesnt everything taste that bit better eh? lol Anyway had a good dream about being on a holiday island last night and i was the only one there. That must be related to feelings i have just now of endless freedom from those nasty ciggies me thinks. Sweat alert has came down a bit too so thats a brucie bonus. Anyway will keep yous posted on my journey to better health. :) (You know what? I think i might smell a bit better too...whoo-hoo!)

  • Day 6 had started out great, felt au naturale this morning and afternoon. This evening has been a different kettle of fish though, clammy and general no wellyness! Ive resembled a haddock what with all the gulping of air ive been doing. Been drinking loads of liquids too (no alcohol pah. -whats your opinion on drinking while quitting - good/bad idea?) Ta for reading peeps. :)

  • Hiya big Al

    Lot of people knock the booze on the head in the early part of their quit. It's up to you though, try it if you want, as soon as you start the "One wont hurt" thinking stop bloody drinking. Booze and willpower often don't make good bedmates, so watch it, then again Al, you may be ok, only you will know, if you're pissed though, will you care? Well done on your first week. David

  • Hiya big Al

    Lot of people knock the booze on the head in the early part of their quit. It's up to you though, try it if you want, as soon as you start the "One wont hurt" thinking stop bloody drinking. Booze and willpower often don't make good bedmates, so watch it, then again Al, you may be ok, only you will know, if you're pissed though, will you care? Well done on your first week. David

    Thanks David pal, think i will leave off the beer for a while longer. :) Day 7 has been great so far, went to the pharmacist to collect my 2nd weeks worth of nicotine patches. (Man that felt good!) Breathalised for my carbon monoxide?? ( I think, might be wrong on that 1 lol) and it went from 26 to 1. Now im no mathematician but that sounds quite good in my book lol

    Took a really long walk today with the mutt and it was great! That fresh air was just the tonic ( no alcohol with it ha ) . Its the longest walk max has had in his life hopefully he will fully recover lol.

    Will update soon guys cheers for continued support. :)

  • sounds like you are doing great, keep up the good work! It's great to do those breath tests and see actual results.

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