I stopped smoking on 1st October - but ony lasted until day 9. I thought I was prepared because I have tried to stop a few times before and this time decided to go cold turkey and just do it. I thought I knew what I was up against and could put up with it.
I think the problem was the time went really slowly (as I have since seen on here is a common problem) and I just felt more and more miserable. I didn't have a cough like I was expecting as my lungs cleared, I didn't feel more energetic, I felt really tired, I didn't feel proud of myself for not smoking - why was that? I didn't like the taste of my morning cup of tea any more and I could smell my boyfriends' feet from 3 metres away (I even spent £10 on foot stuff for him to sort it out!). I should have felt proud and free and great about it but I didn't!
I know now that there was a difference not smoking for 8 days - I now wake up at 6.30am again for a cigarette instead of sleeping, I stay up late for my last cigarette. I now have my smokers cough back and a dry throat. AND I feel bad because I'd got the hard part out of the way and I've got to go through it again. I have spent the days since I started smoking again saying I'm going to give up tomorrow (it never comes).
If you've stopped smoking and the addicted part of your brain is giving you reasons to start again - DON'T LISTEN. Do not have a cigarette today. Cigarettes are a unhealthy, unnecessary, disgusting habit that rule/ruin your life. DO NOT GO BACK TO THEM.
I've been reading the posts on here and they are really encouraging. I can do it this time. I've got no cigarettes left and I'm not buying any more. I am not smoking today.