Cold Turkey

Good day to you all...

This is my first post and am on my 6th day of not smoking :) I am real chuffed with myself ...I have smoked prob 20 a day for the last 40 years and just got up one morning and said " I aint smoking anymore " ...on saying that it has been no easy ride for me especially on cold turkey sleepless nights, cough, tightening of chest, sore teeth, christ the list goes on....

I cant seem to get the thought of smoking out of my head :confused: I am real determined to get through this and I hope reading through this forum I can keep going and get some of you guys support and ideas to stay of the baccie :)

I wish everyone the best of luck ;)

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  • Welcolme

    Hi Mr g and welcolme to our happy family of quitters, and like you I was a long time smoker of 35 years and about 30 a day, and if you check my posts you will find my history and you will see the reasons that I quit the smoking. I am almost at 10 months stopped and I think I have suffered every withdrawal symptom that you might read. But I am proud that I don,t smoke now and without being morbid, I just hope that I have stopped in time before I end up suffering any of the nasty problems that are assosiated with smoking, and you will read that my biggest problem seems to be mild depression but I think I have that under control. But the good side is that I can walk for miles, I can walk up stairs,hills etc,etc all without being out of breath. I will be here to talk to and read your posts, but remember when you feel things might be getting to you, or you just want to ask other members about their experience just get on your computer and talk to the people on this forum.

    The best of luck an talk to you soon.

    Dannyboy

    Good day to you all...

    This is my first post and am on my 6th day of not smoking :) I am real chuffed with myself ...I have smoked prob 20 a day for the last 40 years and just got up one morning and said " I aint smoking anymore " ...on saying that it has been no easy ride for me especially on cold turkey sleepless nights, cough, tightening of chest, sore teeth, christ the list goes on....

    I cant seem to get the thought of smoking out of my head :confused: I am real determined to get through this and I hope reading through this forum I can keep going and get some of you guys support and ideas to stay of the baccie :)

    I wish everyone the best of luck ;)

  • Hi Mr G, welcome to the forum!

    i also quit cold turkey, and am now on my 55th day!

    Honestly- you are nearly over the worst of the physical symptoms. I would recommend you to read all the links in peoples signatures, and educate yourself about your quit, it really helps to KNOW whats going on while you are going through it.

    At the begining of my quit, I also acknowledged that i wouldnt be able to stop thinking about smoking, so i didnt even try to take my mind off it. Everytime a smoking though came into my head (e.g. "i want a ciggie") i would think of a funny/saracstic reply. For me, it was VERY important not to see nicotine as something i miss and want, but as something that i HATE with a passion and something that has tried to trick me. That made it much easier to quit and remain positive!

    I also wrote a big list of my reasons to quit on a big bit of paper and stuck it in various places in my house, so that i would be reminded every time i walked upstairs/down stairs/sat on the toilet etc!

    I would say good luck, but its not luck that you need, it sheer bloodymindedness!

  • Hi Mr g and welcolme to our happy family of quitters, and like you I was a long time smoker of 35 years and about 30 a day, and if you check my posts you will find my history and you will see the reasons that I quit the smoking. I am almost at 10 months stopped and I think I have suffered every withdrawal symptom that you might read. But I am proud that I don,t smoke now and without being morbid, I just hope that I have stopped in time before I end up suffering any of the nasty problems that are assosiated with smoking, and you will read that my biggest problem seems to be mild depression but I think I have that under control. But the good side is that I can walk for miles, I can walk up stairs,hills etc,etc all without being out of breath. I will be here to talk to and read your posts, but remember when you feel things might be getting to you, or you just want to ask other members about their experience just get on your computer and talk to the people on this forum.

    The best of luck an talk to you soon.

    Dannyboy

    Cheers Dannyboy thanks :) this has been a bad weekend for me but still not lit up...will do as you say and look through your posts to get some inspiration...

    Hi Mr G, welcome to the forum!

    i also quit cold turkey, and am now on my 55th day!

    Honestly- you are nearly over the worst of the physical symptoms. I would recommend you to read all the links in peoples signatures, and educate yourself about your quit, it really helps to KNOW whats going on while you are going through it.

    At the begining of my quit, I also acknowledged that i wouldnt be able to stop thinking about smoking, so i didnt even try to take my mind off it. Everytime a smoking though came into my head (e.g. "i want a ciggie") i would think of a funny/saracstic reply. For me, it was VERY important not to see nicotine as something i miss and want, but as something that i HATE with a passion and something that has tried to trick me. That made it much easier to quit and remain positive!

    I also wrote a big list of my reasons to quit on a big bit of paper and stuck it in various places in my house, so that i would be reminded every time i walked upstairs/down stairs/sat on the toilet etc!

    I would say good luck, but its not luck that you need, it sheer bloodymindedness!

    Thanks Claire will try the I HATE NICOTINE approach you are right with the luck thing

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