Hello everyone I have been reading all the posts on here for the past week and have found it really usefull. The thing is I am on day 6 of this quit :D and I feel like I have been run over by a bus. Is there anything I can do to make myself feel better. I am not the sort of person who would usually let this get me down but without a fag it just seems unbarable.

On the plus side I go to see my smoking surport worker at 3 can not wait to see that co2 thing say 0 after last weeks 50:eek:

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  • Thankyou :p

  • Rest

    Hi oh no not again

    I do know in the very early stages I would feel exhausted - I assume that's the body adjusting to a massive change both physically & mentally. It's not surprising you're going to get things like the flu.

    I found that resting a lot ( any excuse for me to do nothing ) helped greatly both physically & mentally.

    Hope you start to feel better soon.:)

  • Congratulations on getting this far!!

    Not sure if this will help, but I drank heaps of fruit juice in my first week. I read somewhere that a lot of the symptoms you feel when withdrawing from nicotine are actually a result of a low blood sugar levels due to stopping smoking.

    Fruit juice brings it back up and might make you feel a little better . It definately helped me in the first week.

  • Hiya hun u won't get to 0 a non smoker is usually 1 I asked my smoking nurse about it and she said u would only get 0 if you lived in the back and beyond lol car fumes give us carbon monoxide. Mines been 1 for ages now. 50 is mega high!

    As for the flu I can only say ride it out, have plenty of vitamin c, rest and hot baths and plenty of water. You will be fine you will get through it.

  • Thank you all so much I will try the fruit juice, I am still feeling very fluey but it is just making me more determind not to smoke ever again because I never want to have to go through this again:D and yes my co2 reading was 1 ;) I blamed my sister for smoking in the same room as me. whoops. Anyway week 2 here I come xxx and thanks again for the surport xxx

  • Wow - 50 down to the lowest 1 is excellant!! I found it really encouraging when I first got 1 on my reading! the nurse said the same to me that you cant get 0 and she has been a non smoker for 3 years and hers too is 0 - had to laugh and you blaming your sister!!

    I had a bad day around day 5 especially but did find for that first week - has cough, sore throat, runny nose - the works!!

    Hope you feel better soon!:D

  • Hi, I have always developed sore throats and cold-like symptoms in the first few days of quitting so I think its par for the course unfortunately :( Last time I quit for a month I got a full-blown chest infection in the third week, right before Christmas too!! So as has been said, get plenty of vitamin C down you and hope you feel better soon :D

    Zoe xx

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