Day 6ix so exhausted

Hi,

I'm glad that I have stopped smoking, so tired though. Really just exhausted, the 1st of January till the 3rd I was fine, though yesterday and today I am super tired.

My eyes hurt when I go outside too, I think it's related to not smoking. I'm unsure if anyone can actually answer this but when I smoked, I got so tense.

Like hypertension, high blood pressure (it has always been like that, since I started smoking when I was 16, i'm 27 now), sadly it has made life difficult, I was never ever relaxed, for ten years, it was horrible I just got used to it and I only realised recently that it was smoking that made me like that. Anyway thats the past, though since it had such a physiological effect that I should expect to feel so exhausted etc. I should be more patient, it's hard to. I have given myself another day sitting in, tommorrow I really have to go out and about, i'm moving address soon, but how long can I expect this to last for?

Also out of curiosity, has anyone ever experienced that hyper-tension before? Whenever I see people smoking they seem so relaxed, it just made me so tense and uncomfortable. Anyways thanks for reading this.

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  • Hi Stephen

    first of well done on getting to day 6 :) are you taking any nicorette replacement therapy or going cold turkey with your quit plus have you seen a doctor or nurse before you decided to quit? im only asking this because it does help to get professional advise you can also ring the nhs smokefree helpline 0800 028 0 558 for advise if you havent seen a health professional

    your body is going through alot of changes at the moment and also its that time of year where there are alot of bugs going around

    there are some really good threads on here to read which might help you too

    take care of yourself

    regards Carol

  • Hi Carol,

    Thanks for the reply, I am using nicotine patches 14 hour 18 milligram patches, strength three ones. Yeah, the only hard thing is the exhaustion. It's a great thing to do, i wish everyone good luck on day 6. It's a great feeling too that their are so many people doing this at the same time. I hope the majority succeed!

  • Hi Carol,

    Thanks for the reply, I am using nicotine patches 14 hour 18 milligram patches, strength three ones. Yeah, the only hard thing is the exhaustion. It's a great thing to do, i wish everyone good luck on day 6. It's a great feeling too that their are so many people doing this at the same time. I hope the majority succeed!Hey Stephen... I too have the exhaustion... my sleep pattern is totally do-lally aswell... I am doing my quit CT and assumed it was just me. Today I could easily sleep all day... I am hoping that I might wake up tomorrow... especially as phase two of my healthier lifestyle kicks in, diet time, and exercise.

  • Hi Stephen,

    I am on day 5 of quitting and I am doing it by CT. I think I understand what you mean by “tense.” I have tried quitting many times and I have found that when I don’t smoke I am less nervous or tense. Yet when I am smoking, I convince myself that smoking more helps alleviate this feeling, which obviously it doesn’t.

    On day 2, I had the same problem with my eyes. Day 2 was my worse day and focusing in bright light was a nightmare. I think it must be related to the changes in your blood pressure or I hope it is. Anyway like I said this is my 5th day and my vision is now fine. I must admit I am hardly getting any sleep just now….3-4 hours a night this week so far.

    I am 37 years old and have been smoking since I was 17. I stopped for seven months in 1999 and only started again due to my severe hayfever at the time, stupid excuse I know. Anyway this forum has helped a lot during the past four days and I have finally took another major step and made my first post on here

    Quit: 1/1/11 by CT.

    Kev.

  • Well done Vicki and Kevin, it's getting easier, this is the best thing we can all do for ourselves.

    Yeah Vicki, I want to get fitter too and I know what you mean about sleeping all day. Sometimes during these days I close my eyes and I could just fall asleep, it's such an unusual sensation for me, at night I never feel like that, I go to bed and stare at the ceiling. Hey isn't it great to be able to taste things again? I had forgotten about little things like that.

    Thanks for your reply Kevin, yeah the tension must definately affect a lot of people, I didn't even realise it for many years.

    My eyes aren't as bad either today, so it must be the blood pressure drop, last night I went out to the library and I was super exhausted all of a sudden, so hungry, I felt a bit sick, had a headache and I felt so drained. Slept like a log though so when I woke up today I felt better.

    Though I feel tired again, not as bad before. I think it's important to eat breakfast, I always skip breakfast but I had something this morning and I think it's helped.

    Keep up the great work Vicki and Kevin, we are all doing great.

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