I feel so down!

I am on day 19. Having a awful week 3.

I seem to be missing smoking so much this week. I am dizzy, tired, moody as heck, emotional.I should be very happy, i got results back last week of a MRI,blood work all being normal. I feel so down and i am finding it hard to feel good about anything. It seems like i was a better person when i smoked :( i sure hope this passes.

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  • Sorry to hear you have been feeling down lately... My last quit gave me issues at 3 weeks, and again at 3 months, so hopefully what you are feeling will pass very soon! Fingers crossed,

    Vike

  • Sorry you are feeling low Ann, I am not going to tell you how to shake it off because everyone is different. It will pass in a few days hopefully, just hang on in there.:D

  • I'm gonna say it will pass, cos I know it will. I've felt like you're feeling Ann. You have two choices...

    1). Smoke and feel miserable all the time you continue to smoke (you must have felt miserable to want to quit).

    2). Continue with your quit and feel miserable for a little while but come out the other side feeling so much happier.

    It's down to you...you will have ups and downs...but in the end you'll feel happier in the long run.

    All the best

    Lisa xx

  • I am on day 19. Having a awful week 3.

    I seem to be missing smoking so much this week. I am dizzy, tired, moody as heck, emotional.I should be very happy, i got results back last week of a MRI,blood work all being normal. I feel so down and i am finding it hard to feel good about anything. It seems like i was a better person when i smoked :( i sure hope this passes.

    Hi Ann, we've all felt like this at some point... Last year I gave up for 4 months, I started again because I felt like you do now - big mistake, I regretted it straight away & carried on smoking for another year :mad: This time I know that it's just us that have to adjust to life without smoking - the feeling won't go overnight but it will one day.

    Good luck & please stick with it, think how far you have come now :)

    Read this it might help...

    talesfromthequit.com/the-te...

  • I am on day 19. Having a awful week 3.

    I seem to be missing smoking so much this week. I am dizzy, tired, moody as heck, emotional.I should be very happy, i got results back last week of a MRI,blood work all being normal. I feel so down and i am finding it hard to feel good about anything. It seems like i was a better person when i smoked :( i sure hope this passes.

    Agree with the two previous posters, especially liked what Lisa had to say about your choices - smoke and feel miserable all the time, or keep your quit going and feel miserable for a little while.

    And if you're tempted to think you were a better person when you smoked, think again: (warning, tough love coming)

    When you smoked, you stunk. You bothered others, particularly loved ones. You were hurting yourself. You were hurting others. You were wasting money. You were being selfish. You were weak. You were letting a plant, for God's sake, run your life.

    If those things make you a better person, then I have a really different idea of what "better" means. :)

    So, scream into a pillow, pound a pillow, go for a walk, write a "poor me" letter to yourself, eat a carrot stick, have some water, and keep your quit. It WILL get better. I promise.

  • yeah....what DGEE said

  • Poor Ann! I remember that feeling. Week three sucks. The initial thrill of the quit wears off a bit and the fact that you're in this for the long haul starts to properly dawn on you, and it's really really easy to feel depressed.

    But I can promise you, hand on heart, honour bright, girl scout's promise... if you stick this out, it will pass.

    It's completely normal, what you're feeling, and it doesn't last forever.

    If you can stand to read a little tough love, try this article, I think it's great:

    talesfromthequit.com/choose...

    Hang in there, you are doing so well, you've come too far to cave in now. Be proud, chin up, keep going!

    Helen

  • I got this at the start of week 4. It does pass, promise you. X

  • I feel so down

    Good evening Ann just a few words of encouragement. As another post said it's not easy but it does get easier. So hang on in there. Personally I'm on day 61 of my quit and believe me I know where your coming from. I reckon I've experienced every recorded feeling/emotion known to humanity during those 61 days and a few others not yet recorded. If it's any consolation to you I'm also a recovering alcoholic and I found the withdrawals from alcohol easier to deal with than those which we experience when stopping smoking. So hang on in there it does get better.

    Kindest Regards

    Michael(lefoy123 in Glasgow)

  • I am on day 19. Having a awful week 3.

    I seem to be missing smoking so much this week. I am dizzy, tired, moody as heck, emotional.I should be very happy, i got results back last week of a MRI,blood work all being normal. I feel so down and i am finding it hard to feel good about anything. It seems like i was a better person when i smoked :( i sure hope this passes.

    Hi Ann

    Today is 3 weeks for me - and I too have found it to be a bit more of a struggle these last couple of days. I have noticed myself being a bit snappy at people and getting stressed by silly things! But I know I can't give up the quit especially coming this far. I'm sure we will be fine in time though

    Good luck

  • I am on day 19. Having a awful week 3.

    I seem to be missing smoking so much this week. I am dizzy, tired, moody as heck, emotional.I should be very happy, i got results back last week of a MRI,blood work all being normal. I feel so down and i am finding it hard to feel good about anything. It seems like i was a better person when i smoked :( i sure hope this passes.

    Hi Ann

    Today is 3 weeks for me - and I too have found it to be a bit more of a struggle these last couple of days. I have noticed myself being a bit snappy at people and getting stressed by silly things! But I know I can't give up the quit especially coming this far. I'm sure we will be fine in time though

    Good luck

  • The sun will shine again

    You just need to see this as part of the quitting process. In the same way as some people get a cough, while others feel angry, then some will feel depressed. It will come to an end, and you will come out of it with the sheer pleasure and pride of knowing that you fought your demons and won.

    Come on here for support - there are a great team of people who are all on your side. :)

  • Hey Ann jst want to say that where your at right now will pass. its a bit like driving with the brakes on. its only temporary. see it as a smoking troll pulling u back. be careful it'll be telling you next that smoking is cool. You know it isnt so just keep going it gets so much better.Mashx

  • You are all amazing!!

    Hi everybody, i hope all is going well with your quits.

    I just want to say a massive thankyou to all the brill replys i got back.

    I am still here :) NOPE

    Cold Turkey and feeling proud .24 days without a dirty fag :)

  • That's FAB news. Well done for sticking with it Ann. Just keep on going, the path gets smoother and the weather gets sunnier the further you travel x

  • Feeling down

    Ann,

    Sorry to hear you are feeling down. Interested to know how you have quit? Cold turkey? Patches or Drugs lol. Remember all the nicotine has gone from your body so you are not addicted anymore. If you have smoked for a long time is will take more take 3 weeks for your body to return to "normal". Just try and remember why you gave up, how much money you are saving, how much better your sknin looks, you don't smell anymore, teeth are whiter, the list goes on, write a list and you will see.

    I have given up and on week three too (Champix, bloody brilliant some side effects but compared to damage of smoking they are small).

    Good luck, keep smiling and stay strong and postive it will be worth it in the end x

  • I am on day 19. Having a awful week 3.

    I seem to be missing smoking so much this week. I am dizzy, tired, moody as heck, emotional.I should be very happy, i got results back last week of a MRI,blood work all being normal. I feel so down and i am finding it hard to feel good about anything. It seems like i was a better person when i smoked :( i sure hope this passes.

    I know how you feel, I've had a bad day today too & it's my 19th day... I can't wait to feel bloody normal again, whatever that was :confused:

    We can do this,

    Denise :)

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