Day 3 is my hell!

not only am I having a hard time sleeping, I'm very dizzy when i lay down. also, I am a professional singer and my producers are not happy with my quitting as my voice has to take quite the abuse to recover.

has anyone experienced dizzy spells due to quitting? also, has anyone experienced vocal complications from quitting?

23 year old male/very healthy

smoking 30/day for two years.

quit August 7th, 2010

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  • not only am I having a hard time sleeping, I'm very dizzy when i lay down. also, I am a professional singer and my producers are not happy with my quitting as my voice has to take quite the abuse to recover.

    has anyone experienced dizzy spells due to quitting? also, has anyone experienced vocal complications from quitting?

    23 year old male/very healthy

    smoking 30/day for two years.

    quit August 7th, 2010

    I found sleeping or not sleeping as the case may be one of the hardest things to get to grips with and others said they slept better, so many different quits scenarios and yet we are all giving up the same drug.

    Dizziness is very common and will ease off after you get the dreaded nicotine out of your system which takes approximately 3 days ish.

    Detox with plenty of water and sipping iced water is good to help get over the craves.

    As for the singing I know for a fact that your voice will improve with stopping smoking and it will probably not be too long before you notice the difference also you are lengthening your career as well.

    Hang in there and keep using the forum we have all been wherever you are going and some have arrived and others like me are still going down the road, you are so welcome to take my hand and come with me.

    5171

  • Hi, day three so although it may feel rough, on the plus side a lot of rubbish has cleared from your system now, so keep at it. Your breathing air now, not air mixed with thousands of chemicals, you're not sleeping well so your systems probably a bit low, and all that oxygen reaching those cells is bound to make you feel a bit light headed. Don't panic about it cos it will probably feel worse.

    You might be hyperventilating a bit, short shallow breathing, which will make you feel dizzy. Try to stay calm, breathe slowly, read something, listen to something, anything to calm down a bit. Concentrate on that voice of yours, don't let those producers bully you into thinking that you have to smoke to continue, cos you don't. Your voice will get better as your breathing becomes more controlled, i'm no professional but even I can hit notes that were a bit rattly before, so stick with it. Perhaps stay off caffeine if you drink a lot of it.

    Remember, one day at a time, don't think about tomorrow, concentrate on today, it's day three and you're not smoking, that's fantastic!

    Lorraine :)

  • thank you SO MUCH guys!

    this was so sweet and exactly what i needed. tonight i kept coming up with every excuse as to how i could just sneak one smoke in...but for some reason, this time i didn't so i am very proud of myself!

    thank you for your words of encouragement and i know I will need many more in the days to come.

    my voice wasn't bad today (i sing full time for Disney in Tokyo), so that was encouraging. in the past, I psyched myself out and my voice freaked but today i stayed calm and no one at work even knows i'm quitting.

    i'm really excited. please let me know if you guys need any support as well.

    sending all my love!

    rocky

    day 3 over as soon as i fall asleep...day 4...here we come!

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