Day 11 was HELL!!!

Hi Guys

Yesturday was absolute HELL... I was a grumpy snappy B*TCH all day and very depressed..The mind games were awful... I did get through the day without having a ciggerette but am not feeling any kind of great accomplishment to be happy about - I have a throbbing headache and am not sleeping which does seem to be a common symptom from reading other posts

Has anyone any tips on how to cope with times like these - Im feeling very sad and need some cheering up :(

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  • Hi Guys

    Yesturday was absolute HELL... I was a grumpy snappy B*TCH all day and very depressed..The mind games were awful... I did get through the day without having a ciggerette but am not feeling any kind of great accomplishment to be happy about - I have a throbbing headache and am not sleeping which does seem to be a common symptom from reading other posts

    Has anyone any tips on how to cope with times like these - Im feeling very sad and need some cheering up :(

    Hi Kelu

    sorry your'e having a crap time of it, and to be honest it's all normal what you are going through, some lucky ones have it easy and some get every sh1te things that go with it sleepless nights, grumpy , tears, wind everything... all i can do is give you a huge pat on the back for being strong and toughing yesterday out, with that you should see as a huge step forward...keep it going Kelu freedom from this horrible addiction is nearing everyday if that doesn't help perhaps this clown will

    :)

  • Aw Kelu we can do this together.

    You just made me think of something. I will never forget my previous (failed) quit, someone said something at work and that was it....I was balling my eyes out in the toilets...for real lol I was shaking, had a lump in my throat and was genuinely upset...they didnt even mean anything by it- just goes to show it can be so strong willed that nico demon!!!! Its so powerful and sometimes I think we under-estimate it. As someone on here said (which I always find funny) pppfffffffttttttttt to it! Bring it on Nico!!!...we're ready for you, and if you keep having a go at our Kelu you will have us to deal with too do ya hear!? I'm a dangerous woman when pushed!! :D

    On a serious note, post whenever you feel down, sad or happy even....no matter what you feel the need to say, just say it, no one judges in here and if they did...pfffttttt to them too :D

    You can do it and you know it will pass so hold on xxx

  • Hi Kelu, I am hoping by the time I have posted this you are feeling so much better and the mad feelings have moved on. It’s going to get better even you know that, it’s just getting from point A to point B without losing it.

    I have just been out for a lovely meal and the one thing that spoilt it slightly was going in through a cloud of smoke and coming out through the same cloud, same 4 smokers as well so they were obviously waiting for their puds and couldn’t wait, remember when we were like that hard to imagine now as the sight doesn’t make me want one now at all, so u see it does pass, not completely but I think over the year it will get less and less so hang in there and you will come through it I promise, imagine if you gave in then you would have a bigger headache, seriously though I think you are committing the sin of not drinking enough fluids as in water, at least 8 glasses per day and more if you are exercising and its hot, so go get Iced water and if no ice run the tap till cold.

    The sleep thing is a bummer but that also improves, at this moment you can’t imagine getting far enough along in you’re quit to feel better but you will, next thing you know it will be weeks and not days xx

  • Ah thanks guys I hope this wee spell does pass ... and soon either way im sticking with it!!!

    Im just today realising all this forum has to offer all these messages and pic posting etc its COOL!!! Thanks for taking the time to read my rants its nice to know someone out there is listening :)

    Bradders... sleepless nights etc I understand but WIND hahaha hope that is not one of my symptoms... Thanks you made me smile just when I needed it :)

    TMB you read my mind - I really do think I have been playing it down a bit telling myself its not that bad... this is easy... bladabla I think I need to realise that I am not special I am normal and its ok to find it hard sometimes ... I am not good with failure and sometimes feel like if I do have a bad day and want a cigg that this is almost like failing... does that make sense .. does anyone else ever feel like that!?? I think this must be how my mind games are targetting me I think that a tough day is like failing and think I may as well smoke cause I have failed anyway and cant do it... OK Crazy person rambling sorry....!!! LOL Nice to know I gotta dangerous woman on my side :D We got each others back eh!!!

  • Ah Jam... I totally know what you mean about the 4 smokers outside the restaurant!!! ITs awaful isn't it lol I am feeling a little better though not as edgy I totally live on water and always have loved the stuff constantly have a bottle or glass in my hand so I don't feel like this is a change for me but defo the heat I think is effecting my headache so maybe just need to stay cooler!!

    Cant wait till its weeks! What kind of milestones did you set I havent really got any in my head just to reach NEVER I sapose!!!

    Kxx

  • I decided at first i would stop not quit for 2 weeks as I didnt intend to stay quit, then I said a month and so on and here I am 5 + so what happened you ask well I just decided that I was starting to feel much better as a no smoker so carried on and will be happy not to go back, the headache may just be the heat and tiredness as my OH sometimes gets a headache and he hasnt ever smoked, we do sometimes blame everything on quit and its sometimes our body being normal. I know what you mean about feeling a failure for not being on top of quit, I am the same sometimes I can feel really bad but dont say because to me thats like being weak and I hate the thought of being seen to be weak.

    God thats the first time I have admitted that and that in itself is scary, I want to be away from the side of me that is not completely in control and then Im ok oops now all will know I struggle some days as well, oh who cares any way we are only quitting smoking not standing for president :D

  • Hey Kelu.... day 11 was hell for me, too.... I actually had a blip that day, found an old pack in my car and smoked one... I don't recommend doing that, it made it extra hard for me to go on with the quit. Just take one day at a time. I read and posted myself though craves, went for long runs, very long hot showers, read crap novels to zone out..... sometimes I just cried..... Anyway, it's going to get much easier very soon! Drink lots of water to flush out all the toxins.... if you got a hot yoga studio near by I highly recommend that ;) You'll be fine!!

  • I am with you Kelu. Just completed Day 11 yesterday and it was hell. Day 12 an absolute breeze so far. Weird.................

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