Think its the patches

Hi peeps

Well day 4 for me today and think I'm going to come off the 24hour patches. I just can't be doing with the vivid dreams (some good some not so good). It as though my mind is so active during the night that I feel as though I'm having no rest if that makes sense.

Otherwise all going well apart from the being so stiff. I'm trying to do this 'couch 2 5K' programme and think I may have done too much, my legs ache so so much and I thought exercise was supposed to be fun :D

Oh I re-read the Gillian Riley stop smoking book over the weekend, I forgot at what a fabulous book this was and how much it made sense to me. If like me you found Alan Carr made sense but was a bit 'preachy' give Gillian's a go.

Have a good day all

Tinks xx

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  • Well day 4 for me today and think I'm going to come off the 24hour patches. I just can't be doing with the vivid dreams (some good some not so good). It as though my mind is so active during the night that I feel as though I'm having no rest if that makes sense.

    Exactly how I felt about the full fat ones, Tinks.

    Some dreams were great but the intensity of a few was hard to shake off ;) The 16hr patch reduced the night restlessness a lot with the 'feeding' of the nicotine still continuing to help.

    Keep that book by your bedside. It sounds a very helpful tool for you and a good recommendation for others.

    Big congrats on day 4 :cool:

    Pol x

  • Hiya Tinks,

    When I quit before I had some funky dreams on the patches. Have to say though gone cold turkey this time and still had some funky dreams. Think it may just be part of the quitting process that is perhaps exacerbated by the patches.

    As for the excercise, you are going to ache to start with but it will get easier with time.

    Hope it all goes well.

    Sian

  • Hi tinks well done :D i think it might be to do with a combination of giving up and actually stopping smoking that causes alot of different things going on in the body more then normal vivid dreams is def one :eek: but hope the lesser dose ones work for you

  • Have to say though gone cold turkey this time and still had some funky dreams...

    Funky dreams and insomnia are perfectly 'normal' for quitters irrespective of medication

    The body's reaction to 24hr poisoning certainly might alter the depth of sleep exacerbating the funkiness, frequency and topic of dreams.

    Maybe experimentation is the key?

    Sometimes you've just got to accept some weirdness as part of the recovery..

  • Ooo the dreams....... I miss them sometimes! :p

    It could well be the patches as remember waking up several times on the 24hr full strength ones thinking "Whoah! What was all THAT about..?!"

    Then again, that would've been the beginning of my quit too, so maybe it was just the withdrawal. I liked them anyway hehe!

  • Caffine

    I have read on few sites that the body only absorbs half the caffine when smoking. You should try cutting down on caffine as your taking twice the hit and maybe this will give you a better night sleep

    All the best

  • Yeah, funky dreams seem to be part and parcel of quitting, regardless of method.

    I had fun :D

  • Hey Tink

    Good to see your ok, good luck on the quit and well done for making it to day 4, HANG IN THERE KIDDO !!

    Jack x

  • Hiya Jack

    Thank you for your message but I am now on day 12 of my quit :D quit on 7th Jan.

    Have you been drinking again? ;)

    How are you anyway - what's it like being in that penthouse?

  • lol nope tink no more drinking than usual just my normal confused state lol.

    Well its been 15 months now (my god its gone quick !!!!) and not smoking is just a way of life now, i know it sounds smug but why not I DID IT lol, Im sure you will too.

    I do come back here once in a while and try to give a little support if i think ive got anything useful to offer.

    Hang in there hun I KNOW YOU CAN MAKE IT keep in touch

    Jack x

  • i am loving the dreams before i quit smoking i suffered from nightmares on a regular basis now i have lovely vivid normal dreams and no nightmare result

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