Urgh

Well, it seems that up until now I've been coasting with my quit, I thought I was doing really well and was excitedly counting down the days and thinking 'Yes, I've got away with it!'

However, the last couple of days I feel like I'm living in hell (days 15 and 16).

I'm not sleeping, and for the brief moments that I do I am having the most terrifying dreams, so as a result I am absolutely exhausted. I feel so low, close to tears all the time, and I'm having terrible, embarrasing, temper tantrums (luckily only at home, but my poor poor husband!!)

Work is a bit stressful at the moment, but rather than having a quick moan then getting on with it like I usually would, I'm so negative and it's taking every fibre in my being not to just get up and walk out.

I'm struggling because I know the nicotene is gone from my body, and it's all in my mind now, and that is making me feel so weak.

My quit nurse took my Champix down to 1mg a day, from 2mg a day, because I was feeling so sick so I'm not sure if all this is happening because I'm not taking enough, because it's a side effect of the Champix, or because this is what it's like to quit. Is this the terrible 3's that I've read about?

Hmmm.

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  • :(ahh not good to read but its just a side effect and the nicorette demon doing his best to get you to give in and start smoking again

    it will pass honestly and there is def a light at the end of the tunnel a good light i might add :)

    just stay focused on your goals and think about all the money your saving so you can treat you and your husband with that money

    and come on here to read/post read/post and yet more read/post keeping your hands and mind busy is one of the major keys

    and dont forget to drink plenty of water to keep you rehydrated

    regards Carol

  • forgot to add that not sleeping and having horrible nightmares :eek: is part of it too it will pass like the bad mood swings

  • Thanks both, I know you are right, I just need to batten the hatches for the next little while.

    Even when I'm screaming at hubby, I rant 'I know I'm being stupid and irrational but I can't help it' so really I do know that this is not a permanent state of mental health, it just feels as though it might go on forever!

  • Hey Muddles, hang in there, us October 2011ers need to stick together.

    Days 19 & 20, Tues & Weds this week were awful for me, took me by surprise. It will pass.

    gtat

    As to being irrational, you're all women & I'm a bloke, so I'm saying nowt!! Lol

  • Hi Muddles,

    I think you could well have hit the terrible 3s unfortunately.

    I'm not sleeping, and for the brief moments that I do I am having the most terrifying dreams, so as a result I am absolutely exhausted. I feel so low, close to tears all the time, and I'm having terrible, embarrasing, temper tantrums (luckily only at home, but my poor poor husband!!)

    Lack of sleep and feeling exhausted are going to make you feel low and bad tempered, and being bad tempered makes you even more low, so its a vicious circle really. If you haven't already, try hot chocolate before you go to bed as even if it doesn't help you to sleep it will lift your mood. If you are able to treat yourself to something nice then go for it, you deserve a reward for getting this far into your quit;)

    My Week 3 was a difficult one too, but the good news is that Week 4 was fantastic:D so hang on in there, it is well worth waiting for.

    Stay strong, you are doing so well:cool:

    Zoe

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