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New and saying hello - Im on day 9 and 2 hours

Does this get any easier? Tonight has been a bit hard for me. I am using the patches, but i don't know if im having withdrawal symptoms or side effects from the patches and i feel like im all over the place!

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it does get easier i swear

i was on patches early in my quit and i was all over the place i dont think it was the patches i would have been all over the place anyway at the start

it is hard at the start and thats one of my reasons to stay strong on my quit cause i dont want to start over

if u can stick with it get through each hour by hour bit by bit it will get easier and easier honestly it will and further into your quit u will be so thankfull u got through the hard times the freedom this quit will give u will be worth it

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agree with boo!! congrats on quitting...best decsion ever!! it does get easier..i promise:D

and welcome to the forum!!

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thats what i keep thinking - if i have one im back to the start and i really don't wanna start again i want this to be it! But the nightmares or vivid dreams are strange, broken sleep, horrible cough, tiredness, lighthead/dizzy the list is endless!! The worst feeling is in my stomach it feels like hunger but its not and its always there! Do you know what i mean? :)

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hi kittykat - i am on day 6 and also on patches , and all over the place , just like you.

Yes we have nicotine , but there are a heap of other chemicals which we are detoxing from, plus the mental side of things.

Are you on 24 hour patches ? I take mine off at night to allow me to sleep soundly - maybe you could try that , cos lack of sleep can also do strange things to you.

Anyway, congratulations on your 9 days , your doing really great, just keep going and the symptoms will ease

daizy x

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Hi Daizy

Im on the 16hr patches and take them off at night too, but my cough won't let me sleep lol as soon as my head hits the pillow that me coughing! Maybe i get a few hours of sleep but i know its good in a way as my lungs are clearing out. Well done you for getting to day 6 - it is worth it deep down and i keep thinking about that but everynow and then you feel weak but then the strength comes back.

What made you quit? x

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erm...

kids

health

paranoia

money (grrr)

and im not stupid

but mainly for me and the kids, alot of our family/wider family smokes and i worry about the effects on the children , i dont want to put them through me being ill and i dont want to be ill either.

When i started i told myself 10 years its been15 - and one painful year of multiple quits

what are your reasons ?

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mmmmmm

Health

Paranoia

Money

The fear of getting sick was playing on my mind daily every ache and i was panicking and i thought enough is enough!! I had just bought a pack and was in the middle of smoking one and i said this is my last cig when i finished i threw cigs in the bin along with ashtrays and lighters!!

Plus my husband and i eventually want children so we probably have a better chance with me not smoking.

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very good reasons youve got there , :D

A abrupt decision - nice move, because worrying all the time is horrible

lots of good wishes going your way from me - but im hitting the sack now

keep strong

see you tomorrow (so to speak)

x

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Same to you daizy - all the best wishes to you

take care

chat tomorrow x

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thats what i keep thinking - if i have one im back to the start and i really don't wanna start again i want this to be it! But the nightmares or vivid dreams are strange, broken sleep, horrible cough, tiredness, lighthead/dizzy the list is endless!! The worst feeling is in my stomach it feels like hunger but its not and its always there! Do you know what i mean? :)

the nightmares are not nice and will subside i enjoyed the vivid dreams i real miss the dreams now

broken sleep is perfectly normal early ina quit it will settle down

the cough is your lungs clearing all the toxins smoking has caused

tiredness is normal too i think u are so mentally drained at the start of a quit it causes the tiredness

lightheaded is a normal symtom is also common and normal

all of these and others will pass and u will resemble a 'normal person' once again and if u dont feel to happy at the mo u will be happy again too

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lol Boo you made me have a right giggle lol Enjoying the vivid dreams lol - i should share a few i have had!! lol

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hi kittykat im on day 9 jus behind you!! and although im doing it cold turkey it hasnt been that bad apart from not being able to sleep :( i do hope it passes soon!! although 2day for some reason its really tough ive already screamed at my 4 year old daughter and told my husband he needs to remove her from around me :( so hes taken her out bless her, its not her fault!! my husband also doesnt understand as hes a non smoker and thinks after 9 days i should be over it :mad: so hes no support!!! sorry about the rant but good luck to you!! :D :

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Well done kittykat

I think you should be proud of yourself for going 9 days without smoking,

give your self a pat on the back and remember the reasons why you stopped, it will give you a lift and a strong determination to carry on

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