When do you physically feel it's worth it?

I am on day 26 and I still feel awful. Whilst I am not craving or even struggling with missing it that much (which I am so thankful for), I feel so unhealthy compared to before. And so sad too. I haven't had the dreaded cough yet but my chest is really tight, like someone is sitting on it and I am so tired and achy from head to foot. I am using the patches 21 mg and using Paul Mckenna and I swear he is stopping the cravings this quit.

Just a general moan really :(. I just can't wait for the bags of energy and lust for life you are supposed to get:confused: Just so tired of feeling hideous.

Hope everyone is fairing well today.

Angy x

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  • I am on day 26 and I still feel awful. Whilst I am not craving or even struggling with missing it that much (which I am so thankful for), I feel so unhealthy compared to before. And so sad too. I haven't had the dreaded cough yet but my chest is really tight, like someone is sitting on it and I am so tired and achy from head to foot. I am using the patches 21 mg and using Paul Mckenna and I swear he is stopping the cravings this quit.

    Just a general moan really :(. I just can't wait for the bags of energy and lust for life you are supposed to get:confused: Just so tired of feeling hideous.

    Hope everyone is fairing well today.

    Angy x

    Think what your feeling is quite normal I had low points in my quit too, have a read of my signature links and get some info on the changes your body is going through as you stop inhaling all that crud, you're body is detoxing and your having a bit of a battle. Show yourself some love, set up a few treats and pamper yourself a little. Is there something you really wanted to buy?

    Everybody's quit is slightly different. Some people are high as a kite and get low later others start that way and get better, if you can face it some light exercise is a very good idea. Exercise is a mood enhancer, no doubt due to the smugness one feel after ;)

  • I quit for 10 mths last yr and had a tight chest and a cough for mths. didnt feel fantastic as i expected...........Until i started smoking again. then i noticed a drop in energy and mood. the benefits come on you bit by bit so you dont notice em till u lose em.

    its worth sticking with

    mash:)

  • Hi Angy

    I will be celebrating be smoke free for 3 months on Sunday and it's only now i'm starting to feel the benefits. The first 2 months have been horrible. I 've have every side effect possible (the only thing I escaped was the dreaded cough) . I've been depressed and found it really painful. I've had really bad pain in my back, but the doctors kept saying it was my lungs getting back to normal. Can't believe how much damage that i've done through smoking. But I think it has helped by being so bad because I never want to go through this again.

    I'm now feel full of energy, I've started exercising again (trying to lose the stone i've put on) It has been the best thing I have ever done, the hardest but best. You will feel fantastic again it just takes a little bit longer. I hardly ever think about smoking now and if I do its a quick though that soon goes!!! Good luck you are doing really well.

  • Thank you so much for all your replies. I just feel so down that I feel so rotten physically! Went down to the 10mg (16 hour) patches on Sunday, my doctor felt I was ready after four weeks on 21mg (24 hour). I don't have cravings still but I feel so depressed! I can't motivate myself to exercise yet, but really want to get into doing yoga again, which I used to love. Just as soon as the sumo wrestler stops sitting on my chest.

    Hope everyone else is still doing well.

    x

  • Aww thanks Talien. Can't beat a cwtch/cuddle can you? x

  • Hi Angy, we all have gone through this. It doesn't matter if you are on NRT, champix or cold turkey. I went CT but what's happening is although you are taking nicotine you are not now taking in all the chemicals and toxins that are in cigarettes. There are hundreds and your body has been used to getting these chemicals and toxins and now it's not. So you are going to go through alot of changes in your body and it does take a bit of time.

    I think I copied this into another post already but it may help for you to read this. I didn't want to put a link to the whole thread but I have given you the choice to read my post or the whole thread as it shows others have went through the same as you.

    1 month today but need help

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    Today is one month for me and I'm normally feeling positive but right now I'm not. I had a very bad day yesterday and I am feeling the same today. I have this anxious feeling across my stomach and a horrible taste in my mouth. I can't concentrate on what I'm doing or what has to be done today.

    I am not making excuses I am uder a lot of pressure just now. As some of you may know I'm a driving Instructor and because of the weather I have not worked now for 2 and a half weeks. Next week is not looking very good more snow today and no sign of things letting up. During this time I have lost about £1,500 and I'm slowly running out of money, bills still have to be paid business and personal.

    I'm finding I don't want to do anything just lie down on the couch. I have no pupils booked in for next week and I should be doing that and can't get the where with all to make me do it.

    I feel like I said once before that I'm being tortured by someone or something and the only way to stop them is to smoke. Can anyone tell me how long this torture is likely to last, a week, month, a year, I just want it to go away so I can get on with life.

    I must add that over the last couple of weeks I have had no normal routine because I'm not working. If I don't get back to work soon I'll be forced to keep on quitting anyway because I won't have money for cigarettes.

    Anyone reading this who is just starting to quit don't let this put you off. Remember I have went 1 month cold turkey. I'm normally very positive but not today I'm trying to be and I should be. If you read some of my other posts you'll see what I mean.

    Jack

    forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s...

    Well done on 26 days you're doing great we all know what you are going through but I promise hang in there and it will improve.

    Jack

  • Thank you Jack and Handiman. I guess I know it's all normal. I just have zero patience :o. I want to be all glowing and shiny NOW!

    So glad I am into month 2 now, I am considering coming off the patches early now, just get the last big detox done and get on with it.

    Hope things are looking up for you now Jack.

    xxx

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