I'm so tired ALL the time

It's really bugging me as it's been a month on the 7th March and I'm still so tired all the time,which is totally out of character for me being an insomniac!! I gave up cold turkey as I find it's the easiest way-it only takes 3 days to clear all the nicotine out,with using nrt I find it's prolonging the agony. I do find though if I have the odd niquitin minis only 1.5mg it gives me a bit of an energy boost but I don't want to use them really and have only resorted to them this past week..any other suggestions on how to up my energy? seriously I can curl back up and sleep after only being awake for 2hours!!! and they say you get energy from giving up!! I had this problem last time and can't remember how long it lasted,thanks and good luck everyone :D

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  • Sleep patterns and most things in your life are being disrupted in your quit. I could fluff it up but your going to get bad times like these. Hang in there and keep fighting as it will all make sense soon. :)

  • If you are taking lozenges/minis, you are putting nicotine back in your system - this might be making you tired.

    Try some multivitamins and a bit of exercise and ditch the minis

  • I forget exactly how long it lasted, but I think it was several months before I stopped being tired all the time. If at all possible, you should try to do some exercise every day, and/or go out for a long walk (even better). You may feel exhausted afterwards and need a nap, but if you exercise just a little every day it will build up your stamina and eventually you'll be wide awake and healthy too :D

    Alex.

  • Suggestion: Vitamin D lacking? Go do labs!!!

    I was tired as well...sleep pattern messed up...I go to the Dr,. FEB 3rd.

    Come to find out, my levels for Vitamin D were below what

    they should be! My Dr. had me on 50 K as in 50 thousand

    UI of Vitamin D!!! for 5 days straight! Then she told me to

    take the normal amount per day which is 400 UI. I now take a

    multi vitamin. Calcium with Vitamin D3.

    I cannot tell you how much better I am! Its now been 30 days for the start

    of the Vitamin D help...Day 55 for the stop smoking!!! Yipp eeeee!

    So yes what you are feeling or going thru is REAL! :D

  • Low vitamin D levels are for sure the cause

    I experienced this when I quit last year, I was so tired I kept having a 2-3 hour nap during the day. Even after a full nights sleep I would feel exhausted when waking. Anyway I knew this wasn't right and had my bit D levels checked, they were adnormally low, almost none exsistdnt. I take a very high dosage now, but haven't used any for a while so I am going back on them. I've quit again and feel exhausted. For some unknown reason I think something happens when you stop smoking which affects your vitamin D levels. Unsure why. Give it ago its ace x

  • You are not alone

    I experienced this when I quit last year, I was so tired I kept having a 2-3 hour nap during the day. Even after a full nights sleep I would feel exhausted when waking. Anyway I knew this wasn't right and had my bit D levels checked, they were adnormally low, almost none exsistdnt. I take a very high dosage now, but haven't used any for a while so I am going back on them. I've quit again and feel exhausted. For some unknown reason I think something happens when you stop smoking which affects your vitamin D levels. Unsure why. Give it ago its ace x

    Go to docs and get bloods checked e.g. for anemia / vit d, thyroid etc for starters. I have and am waiting for my results!

  • Make sure you get checked for diabetes, I got this after giving up smoking, I was extremely tired all the time, still am.

  • Why is everyone answering a post that is nearly 16 months old?

  • Because its not a time sensitive question? 

  • I guess people are getting that 'Yeah, I had that too' feeling & aren't looking at the post date before they answer it

  • Lol, I hope the person didnt hang around for the answer:)

  • LOL!!! Me too...am having a quiet chuckle at the thought....

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