Kind of got scared all of a sudden

Hi all,

I have been feeling so good for the last two days that it seems unnatural. Have had minor craves which were manageable, and also strong feelings of NOT wanting to smoke, which is great:) But now I am thinking how long is this going to last? Will I get major cravings to smoke again cos I honestly couldn't put up with those again it's too much. So for any long term quitters out there, please help, cos I kinda feel like I climbed a tree and don't know how to get down again. Whoo I feel kind of vunerable and don't know why, not craving as such, just feeling weird. So any advice please?? I kinda feeling mixed up and don't know why, cos I LIKE not smoking really.

Yikes, please help,

Zoe

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  • I think I know what you mean Zoe??

    I've been feeling pretty wierd which lasted from last Friday to Tuesday just gone. Yesterday and today I feel much better. I don't think it's cravings as such, it's more of a "wierd" feeling. Try not to worry as I think you will cope fine even if it does affect you. I'm sure Gary and JQ have had similar recently but it's defo more wierd than craving......hope that helps ??

    Just didn't want you to be worrying about "potential" cravings :(

    Pip :)

  • Aw Pip, thanks so much:) I was feeling so high and then suddenly went funny but not a craving. Suppose it is natural to feel weird after the length of time I smoked. Wish I never did it. Regret is now coming in to the picture cos if I had known how to quit smoking before, I would have done it years ago. But I was too much of a wuss:mad: Stupid, stupid me hey.

    TC,

    Zoe

  • Sorry you're feeling weird Zoe

    Maybe cus' you're doing so fantastically in this challenge you might be thinking..."what next?"

    And at the start we have to be so vigilant it must take its toll.

    Life is not "normal" yet!

    And you are NOT stupid!! We have to learn the hard way sometimes and at least you have. Do NOT have any regrets.

    Take care

    LizzieX

  • Aw thanks Lizzie:) Isn't it great that we can all support each other the way we do?

    Maybe cus' you're doing so fantastically in this challenge you might be thinking..."what next?"

    Yes I think you hit the nail on the head with that one Lizzie, I will reach my one month stage at Sunday lunchtime, but then what? I need new goals. Just thought of one too. It will only be another two weeks till I see my doc and I know he will be impressed if I am still not smoking. And he might be a bit jealous too cos he still smokes. But he will be glad for me anyway cos he's a nice guy.

    Thanks Lizzie, you have cheered me up yaaaay and we are non smokers now. How cool is that:D

    Zoe xx

  • Hi all,

    I have been feeling so good for the last two days that it seems unnatural. Have had minor craves which were manageable, and also strong feelings of NOT wanting to smoke, which is great:) But now I am thinking how long is this going to last? Will I get major cravings to smoke again cos I honestly couldn't put up with those again it's too much. So for any long term quitters out there, please help, cos I kinda feel like I climbed a tree and don't know how to get down again. Whoo I feel kind of vunerable and don't know why, not craving as such, just feeling weird. So any advice please?? I kinda feeling mixed up and don't know why, cos I LIKE not smoking really.

    Yikes, please help,

    Zoe

    By now your blood system should be going a lot better and boosting the nutrients and such throughout your body. There should be a feelgood factor were your body is just loving not being poisoned on a daily basis. That's the physical side but as we know there's also the mental side of quitting and this is the aspect that can blind-side you every now and again, throwing a crave at you out of nowhere.

    When we oldies suggest reading and gaining knowledge of the process that's one of the things we mean. For however long you've been smoking your psyche has been brain-washed into thinking that smoking is good, will keep you mentally sharp, will help relax....whatever carp it makes you think. Now you are unpicking that and it can take a while.

    But the good day and easier days become more frequent, you have more money, your health is generally a lot better, you feel damn good because you are conquering a habit that for many years was too much of a barrier to even consider realistically.

    Keep on keepin' on, Zoe :)

    Cav

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  • Thanks Cav:) I really appreciate the support I am getting on here, it matters so much. Although I really don't know what kelekie bob or whatever his name is meant,gave me the giggles anyway which always helps. Soemone tryinng to sell us something perhaps?? Oh well, I am not buying.

    TC,

    Zoe:D

  • Ohhhh zoe, you are always there for me when I start to quiver. I think you are much stronger than you give yourself credit for, no matter what this weird feeling is Im so sure you will overcome it. As usual Lizzie is very much correct, I agree with her that you must be wondering what now, and what now is that you are a non smoker:D How great will it be to tell people that, people you havent seen for a while, just think of the pride you will feel when you can say that AND mean it.

    LIzzie has a great insight and I love her replies, she is always spot on.

    Keep at it Zoe and keep being the strong, fun you!

    lillie xx

  • I think i know that weird feeling, its like being in a different body one that smells much nicer and feels lighter and cleaner, maybe our souls have to get used to this new stranger we have become.Im curious, everyday a new dimension of recovery pops up. im dealing with things rather than smoking my way through them or puuting up asmoke screen. I love it.

    Mash

  • Lillie, that was a lovely post you made and I feel so great today so thank you:) I have just completed 4 weeks, ME????:eek::eek: and I am high as a kite!! Love the feeling of oxygen in my lungs lol that makes a change!!

    Zoe xx

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