day 8 = aarrggghhhh

Its day 8 for me today and after feeling so positive and upbeat yesterday, im now in a total funk.

I had my levels checked yesterday and they were at 1, I was feeling so good about myself and feeling really strong, I was pretty much on top of the world, the cravings were getting further and further apart and everyone was contratulating me on my success, then bam, I woke after a very restless night and the 1st thing i thought about was a cigarette, I nearly burst into tears when i fully came to and realised i no longer smoked and now i cant get the thought of having one out my head and it's driving me round the bend.

I know it will pass and i know i've come to far to cave in and have a sly puff but i'm having a very very tricky day, my concentration is all over the place, im snapping at people for no reason and it's only 10 o'clock.

P :(

8 Replies

  • Morning.

    Firstly DAY 8!!!! woohoooo well done :)

    Stay strong, you can do this, take everyday differently... i too have been up and down .. up and down i am thinking of changing my name to "yo yo" lol

    Try and stay positive today and you WILL get through it and tomorrow will be a better day..

    Have a chill out day if you can and if that doesnt help try and keep busy... post away on here i find that always helps


  • Hi Peesha,

    Well done on your quit, you are doing brilliantly.

    Sorry you are feeling low today. Lack of sleep makes it harder to deal with everything I think. Keep as busy as you can today. Try to do something you enjoy doing normally if you can. Think of the positives of not smoking, make a list if you haven't already. Having a ciggie now won't make up for the lack of sleep or make you feel any better. You know it won't. Post on here, read, walk do whatever you have to take your mind of them. You can do this :D

    Gaynor x

  • thanks guys,

    i know it will pass, thats another hour gone already, tomorrow will be a new day and i'll be back on track.

    Good luck to you both and thank you so much for your advice.

    p :)

  • Keep going

    Hey Peesha

    I think that for most people the first week is the most fraught. Don't worry about being a bit emotionally unstable... you are going through a lot and making a massive change to the way you relax, de-stress, party, concentrate... lots of things. BUT soon you will be able to do all these things without even thinking about doing it with a fag in your mouth. You will be free!

    Tell people at work, friends, family that you are stopping and that you might be a bit wobbly for a while. I imagine they will be very pleased that you are quitting and will forgive the odd outburst. Do what you can to make yourself feel better. You need to be a bit selfish for a while and try not to take on other people's worries/problems. Each day will bring a new challenge but I'm discovering (only 4 weeks in myself) the benefits start weighing up too and are now coming in thick and fast.

    You should feel really proud of yourself and KEEP GOING...


  • Hi Peesha so sorry you're having a rough day hun but the way you feel is normal just now 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 and 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

    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


  • You can do it!

    Peesha, mate - I will have no option but to give you a cyber kick if you crack :p In the words of BigAl - do you wan't to smell like "tarzan's armpit"? :D

    On a serious note - the good days outweigh the bad overall. I'm resigned to the fact that some days I wake up wanting a smoke really badly and other days I don't think about it straight away.

    Being tired doesn't help at all, but hey, tomorrow is a fresh new day and hopefully you will get a better nights sleep tonight. Stay strong matey :) Keep ranting at us! :p

  • smelling like tarzans armpit, or any other part of his anatomy for that matter has just re confirmed my desire to stop and stay stopped, thanks Vesper, im feeling a whole lot better now.



  • Would it help to tell you that after being woken at 5 by my ill 3 year old and realising I couldn't go to work but would be tied to the house all day made me briefly think of smoking? I say briefly and I mean it. Just for one second I imagined a trip to the shops to buy 10. No one would know. And i've been quit over 13 months! But. the feeling went as quickly as it came. It does get easier. I promise. Just work through it. Post like you're doing and you'll soon be through it.

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