Day 4 - Cold Turkey - Hardest so far!!

I wouldn't say the last 3 days have been a breeze but they havn't been difficult either, however i am really struggling today.

The schizophrenia has been with me for the past few hours, I've been keeping busy but its still there. I decided after many quit attempts last year that i would say to myself "well go on then go and have one" because then i tend to talk myself out of it which has worked beautifully up until today, where if i say i "can't" have one then i want one even more (man i sound like a loon!!)

Im going through the "just have 1, just buy 1 10 pack, you can stop easy again".............................but i know its not that easy and I know how much I want to stop and hate smoking, its just my subconscious hasn't caught up yet. Im away to eat a box of malteasers lmao :D

Angela xx

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  • Well done getting this far. Yea day 4 is pretty tough. But day 5 is easier, and day 6... I've made it to day 11 and it's a LOT easier now. Expect a 10% improvement per day, more or less. At least that's my experience.

    Will be even easier when I go get a box of malteasers myself after work. Thanks for the tip!

  • I wouldn't say the last 3 days have been a breeze but they havn't been difficult either, however i am really struggling today.

    The schizophrenia has been with me for the past few hours, I've been keeping busy but its still there. I decided after many quit attempts last year that i would say to myself "well go on then go and have one" because then i tend to talk myself out of it which has worked beautifully up until today, where if i say i "can't" have one then i want one even more (man i sound like a loon!!)

    Im going through the "just have 1, just buy 1 10 pack, you can stop easy again".............................but i know its not that easy and I know how much I want to stop and hate smoking, its just my subconscious hasn't caught up yet. Im away to eat a box of malteasers lmao :D

    Angela xx

    Just your brain playing tricks with you. Have you tried reading A Carr's book? I find it a great help.

    Keep up the good work hinny.

    Stephen :)

  • I am re-reading Allen Carrs book at the mo dicko, it def does help :) as does the malteasers robinson lol. Have tried every method to stop apart from champix and that other pill thing, i find a mix of allen carr and cold turkey the easiest way to do it, that norty wee nicodemon is just having alot of hissy fits today :) nevermind more chocolate, crisps and PS3 for me then lol. Thanks for the replies guys, its appreciated :)

    Angela xxx

  • Hi Angie,

    Great stuff so far, keep at it you can do it....have been in the exact same situation...my worst day was day 2....I just came on here and keep typing away and reading other people's posts.

    You've come so far. Nicotine out of ur system so just mind games from here on out...the worst...but hang in there...we're all in the same boat!!

    Claire

  • If it gets to the point where you may consider smoking then perhaps consider a low doseage form of NRT.

  • Day-5

    Well im going out tonight and have been close to putting my jacket on and going for cigs twice grrrrr!

    I considered using an old ecig thing i had from last attempt but think id be nuts after clearing my body of nicotine to then give it some and start the withdrawls from the beginning again. Although i know its psychological it still seems the withdrawls (which i know is only my mind) are worse now even though the nicotine should be gone by now.

    Gonna jump in the shower :) never smoked in there lol!

    Thanks for the replies folks, it really helps xxx

  • Angie, you're doing great girl, take it one day at a time. The cravings will stay with you for some time to come, it's all to do with the receptors in your brain, week 8 for me now and I'm pretty much over the worst of it. Quiting cigs for me was and still is a battle, some of my worst times were after 1 month!! best of luck stay strong you can do this.

    Jonnie

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