Third day free but unbelievable sudden cravings!

Sigh...I don't know what else to do, really am struggling, everything was going so well. Now, before I alarm everyone, I'm sure (I want to be sure) I can substantiate myself with tobacco free through this day, but i'm doing so by coming here to get some additional support, hopefully. I guess somewhere deep inside I'm scared that i might break, if not today, sometime in the future.

As you might've noticed I'm new here, came out of desperation as a sudden craving begun implanting itself in my brain... Here is a short story about my sudden three day success thus far (sorry if I'm suppose to write this in introductions, I will check it when I finish lol). I've been on and off for may years, since the age of about 15, though as a teen I was only an occasional smoker. In recent years though I no longer had the will power to quit. I tried replacements, but no use. I also struggled with depression which made it a lot harder, as smoking habits become ways of escape etc. Recently I begun to experience elevation from depression to my own surprise. i find myself active, happy often and occupied. So I thought it was time to try to quit again, and behold, after a few minor attempts I put my thoughts together and quit. I chewed a gum the first day, but nothing since then just my own will power. It gives me so much motivation to know I'm doing it by myself, but as mentioned above today I am a little afraid... I rely on food a lot to quench my cravings and it's beginning to make me sad, there is just so much i can eat. Btw I really don't care if I put on weight, it's the sacrifice I'm willing to take to be smoke free, but at the same time i don't want to overextend myself till sickness...:(

so happy to get it all off my shoulders.. thank u for reading everyone:)

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  • Welcome sea

    firstly well done for getting to day three cold turkey your doing really well and rememeber Posting is better for your health then smoking:)

    i went cold turkey last saturday so am nearly seven days and am feeling really great now.:D

    day four i came on the forum and my post was nearly identical to yours i was struggling and thought it would be impossible to continue but had good advice and got through it is tough but your almost there. nicotine is out of system day 3/4 then the withdrawals are in mind.

    you can read the thread there was lots of good links on it supplied by other members

    stay strong and remember why you wanted to quit

    good luck:)

  • Very well done for doing three days your over the worst as far as physical cravings go, but like most people on here you,ll probably get thoughts of smoking.The best suggestion i can give you is to take it one day at a time, even 1 hr at a time when its tough and just keep ticking them off and tell yourself ok another hour done how about another and so on. keep using this forum read the links on posts go back to day one there is a sticky post thats very useful. watch the food intake though find other distractions, remember craves only last a few minutes. hope you carry on with your quit its the best gift you can ever receive.

    Mash

  • You are doing great ...dont worry

    Well done you really are doing well :) This forum will hopefully lift your spirits and for all the time you are typing your hands are busy so no food going in! Dont lose sight as to why you decided to quit in the first place and remember how good it felt :D

  • Hi Sea,

    Well done mate for reaching Day 3, that's an achievement in itself !

    I don't know if this will help but I'm also a newbie (10 Days nearly...) but I've been reading loads and loads of stuff about quitting which I have found really helps me ......I like to know why :confused: ?

    My point is apparently the 3's are commonly the hardest times i.e. 3 days / 3 weeks / 3 months etc.... I have honestly read this somewhere ? but can't for the life of me remember where... (as I said I've done loads of reading :D)

    So dig in..... your almost past your first '3 hurdle' and plenty of time to restore your strength for week 3 !

    p.s have a search on the forum for the 'terrible 3s' ??

    Good Luck

    Jay

  • Here you go Sea......

    those nasty 3's I was on about.... have a quick look :

    talesfromthequit.com/the-te...

    The Dragon don't lie....:D

  • Oh Sea...I felt moved by your post.

    Desperation...well, it tough, really tough, but you've got to day 3 on your own mental strength.

    I am so impressed.

    If you want to do this, you will. Whatever it takes...

    Gets lots of support/informations/inspiration here.

    You are not alone.

    LizzieX

    (Only 9 days ahead of you, taking Champix, smoked for 30 + years)

  • Merci:)

    Thank you thank you so much everyone!! Everything is so useful I am so grateful. It's almost time to go to bed and I feel hopeful I won't have to obsess about smoking during the night. Although I couldn't sleep last night waking up during the night twice, and this could be due to the nicotine withdrawal. I shall take some herbals though to help my body on the journey to regain new nasty-chemical-free balance:D.

    Today I won! :D I did eat half the fridge though, but it's ok, oddly i didn't put on weight so far, and even if i do i'll be healthier and be able to exercise:).

    Thank you all so much again:D

    Good luck to everyone too!

  • true;)

    Here you go Sea......

    those nasty 3's I was on about.... have a quick look :

    talesfromthequit.com/the-te...

    The Dragon don't lie....:D

    wow this is indispensable really:) it makes lots of sense, as I recall myself i failed plenty of times on day three...even when doing it with NRT. Also, my friend recently went cold turkey but gave up, on day three...:(

  • Hiya

    I know the beginning is really hard, but honestly it does get better.

    The only commitment you have to make is not to smoke today, and dont!

    I do this one day at a time, I remember what the prevous day was like and I promise myself I wont ever put myself through that day again.

    One day at a time and soon it will be a week, a month a year.

    Lillie x

  • thank you guys! third day is over, i'm more happier today, although i had a bumpy night, three wake-ups! but it's ok, i generally have more energy than ever before. no way i could function after a night like that when i used to smoke, but today it's noon already and i feel pleasant. slight discomfort in my tummy, since i ate the biggest breakfast since I can't remember, but it was all healthy so maybe it's a compensation of sorts:) will try to drink more water rather than consume the remnants of the yesterday fridge contents..lol...water will help... i have faith.

    so, BRING IT ON DAY 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool:

  • Think your doing really well firstly with the quit :D

    and second you still got food left in fridge:eek:

    keep going stay focused!!! ;)

  • Think your doing really well firstly with the quit :D

    and second you still got food left in fridge:eek:

    keep going stay focused!!! ;)

    oh thank you, yes still some food there... that means i have to finish it tonight lol.

    tonight i feel like smoking so much, it's making me sad..:(

  • I know i feel like that quite often but how would you feel if you did smoke?

    Gutted, disapointed upset and devastated:mad: the cravings only last a few minutes its only that you are getting them often but it will pass.

    keep strong your doing great!!! ;)

  • I know i feel like that quite often but how would you feel if you did smoke?

    Gutted, disapointed upset and devastated:mad: the cravings only last a few minutes its only that you are getting them often but it will pass.

    keep strong your doing great!!! ;)

    thanks hotandcold, i really needed some support. just got some from someone else in real life too:)

    i was close half hour ago to give in, almost cried.... because i didn't smoke for so long. it was almost frighteningly seductive; the idea of inhaling a cigarette whist looking outside the window at beautiful fields on a warm sunday dusk, got me carried away, what bliss i thought, everything would be complete if only i had just this one, just one...short quick no one would even realise, or care, it's between you and you....and as thoughts like that engaged me i got scared, the urge was too strong, it's all i wanted, so i quickly logged on here and started typing... no... i couldn't give in again, can't sacrifice all for the sake of one moment of satisfaction, and eternity of short breath, racing heart, yellow teeth, no money, no peace... etc etc... no, no, no!!!

  • am glad the cravings passed!!

    i think sundays are not easy days any way we try to relax, cook and eat large dinner, have family around (brother in law enough to turn any one to fags.):eek:

    not had the easiest day my self:( dont forget you are going cold turkey which is never easy but you doing so well and i already saved you a place in week room stay strong my fellow non smoker!!!:D

  • am glad the cravings passed!!

    i think sundays are not easy days any way we try to relax, cook and eat large dinner, have family around (brother in law enough to turn any one to fags.):eek:

    not had the easiest day my self:( dont forget you are going cold turkey which is never easy but you doing so well and i already saved you a place in week room stay strong my fellow non smoker!!!:D

    looks like your day didn't go perfect. my sympathies to you about your in law:. thank you do much i can't wait to join you up there!

  • hmm just realized that i kind of broke the law here by staying in my original thread even though i'm in day four today. well i guess i'll have to post in the correct corners next time... :)

  • day 3 -how hard is this?

    Hey Sea - keep yer chin up.

    I am on day three too, there is loads of support here, people are fantastic at giving encouragement, they have all been through same cravings.

    Day four here we come!!

  • Just hang tough, guys - you are more or less through the worst of it now!

    It does get easier - I promise you. You are doing so well.

  • make something motivating like...

    S P O R T S

    yes sports, go ahead with it and target yourself to a level and this would be your best support on motivation...

    I quit on cold turkey and this is the sixth day, with the help of sports, there are no cravings believe me...

    do not sit, go out for a walk as you get tired not to think about it...

    have fun!

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