Day 4 Crap

Day 4 for me AND STILL feel terrible. Have had flu like symptoms since I quit. It's never actually materialised into full blown flu or even a cold1 Just ache all over and feel SOOOO tired. I think I've psychologically made myself ill, all a trick of the mind. I feel weird anyway.Been dosing up on paracetamol since I quit - hope I don't get addicted to those next!!!

Woke up this morning tho and didn't have a craving as soon as I opened my eyes - which is good. Could go a fag now tho! But I'm looking at my quit chart and money saved jar and overall feel quite positive.

It's a very scarey experience all this quitting tho. Will be SO glad when the day comes that I no longer think of cigarettes EVER. Wish I had a fast forward button. Just want it all to be done !!!

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  • Day 4 for me AND STILL feel terrible. Have had flu like symptoms since I quit. It's never actually materialised into full blown flu or even a cold1 Just ache all over and feel SOOOO tired...

    Sounds to me like what you're describing is good old-fashioned nicotine withdrawal.

    I could only describe mine as that feeling that "you're coming down with something" :)

    By the end of the first week things are usually back to normal although the insomnia can lurk for a while.

    The best bit though is knowing that that's the end of your relationship with nicotine, you've parted company, hopefully for once and for all.

    It doesn't help that while you're feeling under the weather your subconscious is demanding a fag but it will ease, trust us. ;)

  • Sounds to me like what you're describing is good old-fashioned nicotine withdrawal.

    I could only describe mine as that feeling that "you're coming down with something" :)

    x2 to the above ;)

    Try to sip water which can help. Also, cranberry juice is very beneficial in the early days as our bodies are depleted in vitamin A and C.

    Keep on keepin' on, Juliee :)

  • day 4 for me. woke up this morning at 5 and thought thank god i dont have to smoke. i sat there reading drinking coffee, puffing on my inhalator,looking at the inspiring posters iv made from mind changing quotes iv read on this site, drip by drip sense and freedom is sinking in. went to the shop to buy milk and a velvet glove craving popped into my head ''.buy some fags go on you can always give up again tomorrow', this is the worse kind of craving cos i lock on to it without question[40 years of being an obediant automaton]. i unlocked myselfand became willing to accept this wee challenge and remembered the 3 min rule, distract , walk away, breathe. pat myself on the back. tick off another smoke free hour, congratulate myself for not tripping over a pebble,and the three minutes are up ,the thought of smoking gone in a pfff.a much more interesting pfff than lighting up.Right now im happy to be not smoking. If anyone is struggling keep readingon this forum all the solutions are on here and we can do it.

    mashx

  • Day 4

    I'm so glad I found this site!! I feel much better knowing I'm not the only one that craves sleep nearly as much as a cigarette ! I was expecting the usual tension, headaches etc. but wasn't ready for the lack of sleep.

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