Day 3 - wayhay!

Hi All - i'm new and would really appreciate the support as i do this for the first (and hopefully the last) time!

I'm on day 3 after smoking over 20 a day for 24 years. Hubby and i have taken the plunge together and i think i want to show him how it's done! He's struggling but i think i'm ok - so far! Got lots of symptoms that kicked in as soon as i started to cut down. Not nice but i know they will pass.

Has anyone else been having REALLY vivid and strange dreams? I should write them down. The other night i dreamt my daughter fell asleep in the fridge?!

I hope to make some new friends on here as i go through this experience. I want to do it and know i can do it, might just need a bit of help!

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  • Hello and welcome you have come to the right place. Everyone on here will help you, if you have a down day or need advice some body will answer if they can.

    Well done on getting to day 3, and getting hubbie to quit with you, mine still smoking, outside:mad:

    Maria.

  • Welcome and well done on your achievement already - huge !!!! :)

  • Just take ONE DAY AT A TIME

    Congratulations so far,

    your ciggies have been your best friend for a long time and it is so hard to say goodbye, but wow, I am now on day 21 and feeling very pleased with myself. Someone on here told me to focus on one day at a time and also to remember that You are choosing not to smoke today, no-one is forcing you and you could light up at any time, but today YOU CHOOSE NOT TO, this way of thinking has really helped me through some of the tough times.

    This forum is brilliant as whenever I get a craving or get a little tetchy (which has been quite a bit ;)) i come on here and can read about or speak to someone who is going through exactly the same thing!! this is very comforting and supportive and also by the time you have finished reading or chatting, your craving or bad mood is gone :)

    I look forward to reading about your progress.

    best of luck

    :D xx

    Hi All - i'm new and would really appreciate the support as i do this for the first (and hopefully the last) time!

    I'm on day 3 after smoking over 20 a day for 24 years. Hubby and i have taken the plunge together and i think i want to show him how it's done! He's struggling but i think i'm ok - so far! Got lots of symptoms that kicked in as soon as i started to cut down. Not nice but i know they will pass.

    Has anyone else been having REALLY vivid and strange dreams? I should write them down. The other night i dreamt my daughter fell asleep in the fridge?!

    I hope to make some new friends on here as i go through this experience. I want to do it and know i can do it, might just need a bit of help!

  • Patches

    In past I used patches -they gave me HORRID dreams. I believe it is a known side effect. But patches worked for me -( yes I relapsed but had reasons- not an excuse - I should have been stronger -but regrettfully I wasn't) I also didn't like those sticky squares they left on my skin. I looked like a patchwork quilt at night time!! Only came off with nail varnish remover!!!

    This time ( DAY 26!!!) -I am using 90% will power and 10% Mini's. They work for me. And no side effects!!! Will power is extremly strong. I am determined to be normal, healthier, fitter and richer!! The mini's only used when I feel as if I could poke out my colleagues eyes from 20 meters!!! And driving home. Always had a ciggy on way home!!! Go with whatever works for you. We are all different. But I admit -I peeled off the patches when cravings got to me. Now I take a Mini and the moment passes.

  • Thank you!

    Thanks for all your responses! Really motivating! I managed to get through last night so am now on day 4.

    Louise - i do believe in the one day at a time approach. Not smoking ever again just sounds too difficult right now. Must say though, i am feeling pretty smug with myself! Went to see the counsellor last night who is a real sweet old guy and he gave me lots to think about. I just thought, if i'm going to do this, i want every bit of help and support out there to give me the best chance! I can live with the dreams, constipation, heartburn etc if i know they will eventually go away. Teacup - i've had one 'nightmare' about a plane crash, but the others have just been plain odd. Last night i was driving an old Triumph in France - as you do.

    My husband is struggle - he is a right mardy git, proper snappy turtle and i'm copping for it! Suppose all i can do is leave him to it. Marie - for the first time in 24 years I made my dad go stand outside for a fag when he visited last night. he was happy to do so and has started to seriously think about giving up himself. If me doing this makes him do it, i think i would be more chuffed about that than my own achievement.

    thank you all for your comments and support - think i'll hang around for a bit! :D

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