Day 3 - 12 Hours Till Bed Time!!

After 2 days of using the patch I've had to resort to cold turkey, you'd think I'd of learnt my lesson after 4 attempts of trying and having the same allergic reaction to them!! Unfortunately the docs are closed so unless I wont to spend a small fortune on smoking aids or fags I've got to try and get through these nasty ass take my breath away cravings. To top it off I have a toddler who seems to have an inkling that I'm a tad agitated so is hell bent on screaming at me to push me to the limit lol. Help!!!! I know in my heart that I really want to give up but find it so much easier to just cave, it's not like I don't enjoy smoking because I do especially when my toddler and husband are around lol!!!

Does anyone have any tips on how to stay calm giving up having a young toddler (one that screams and demands every two minutes!!!) I know that any little thing seems huge right now and can sense I'm being a little more snappy than usual. Maybe I should of waited untill the terrible two's was over!!! Or maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to light up!! ""Bitch Slap Myself""

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  • Haylee stick with it Hun,

    Did you smoke in the house or out side??? Where ever u smoked take big deep breathes in through your mouth as this mimics the smoking and you,l be surprised how quickly this reliefs the craving, especially if u go outside, keep yourself busy.. I redecorated my bathroom on day 3, the kids got growled at loads but they lived:D

    Just try remember that this is withdrawing from nicotine but the more u stick with it the easier it gets

    Good luck hope this helps a little Sian x

  • Or maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to light up!! ""Bitch Slap Myself""

    Haylee

    Yes you are probably right that you are looking for an excuse and unfortunately they are all too easy to find. Caving in is the easy option but not the best option as I'm sure you know.

    Your toddlers probably being no different to normal, just that you are noticing every little thing.

    Just get through today for the moment, hour by hour. Try doing something different to take your mind of things.

    We all know what its like, we have all been there. Just look at the length of quite on lots of poster here and you will see it can be done. Stay positive and you can get there.

    H

  • Haylee stick with it Hun,

    Did you smoke in the house or out side??? Where ever u smoked take big deep breathes in through your mouth as this mimics the smoking and you,l be surprised how quickly this reliefs the craving, especially if u go outside, keep yourself busy.. I redecorated my bathroom on day 3, the kids got growled at loads but they lived:D

    Just try remember that this is withdrawing from nicotine but the more u stick with it the easier it gets

    Good luck hope this helps a little Sian x

    Hey Sian.

    I smoke outside as I would never smoke around my children, hence why I have been house bound for a few days now. Worried that If I ventre past the shop I'll be in there handing over my debit card lol. It's not so bad if my partner or mum is with me, I seem to find extra will power and my mum smokes but when I'm on my own all I can think of is having a puff once I run out of chores to do.

  • Hayley, are you sure you are allergic to the patch? If you wave it around for about a minute then the alcohol disperses and it doesn't itch or make your skin red.

    Take 3 long deep breathes. Hold for 5 seconds and let it out slowly. It really works.

  • Hayley

    I would get get your little one wrapped up and go a long walk in the park, or woods. Kicking, identifying, counting, and collecting all the different leaves is great fun. Even take some home and dry and paint them, little one would love it.

    Good luck in your quit.

    Fi x

  • Hi Hayley, All really good advice above, just keep busy to try and distract your self and those craving will soon disperse believe me.

    Keep going!

    What Una says is right you are probably not as allergic as you think to the patches, the alcohol is an irritant though, try wafting them as Una suggests, if they help you it is worth it.

  • Dammmm all these years of drinking and now I find thats if I had swung my beer glass around I probably would'nt have got all those headaches

  • Dammmm all these years of drinking and now I find thats if I had swung my beer glass around I probably would'nt have got all those headaches

    Hee Hee! but what a waste of beer Aitch!

  • Haylee,

    You can do this! Thoughts are with you.

    Paul.

  • Well end of day 4, 2nd day cold turkey! Really irritable today, not liked myself at all! This is taking all my will power, didn't know I had it lol.

    Pretty sure I'm allergic as they never bother me whilst wearing but once removed I have huge raised red squares that stay for days and drive me insane. Had to purchase camomile lotion to help combat the itching...need a good scratch now lol!!!

  • well done on getting through today,another day done,im on the end of day 3 with 2 demanding toddlers n 2 teenagers n boy theyve pushed me today ive had so many mints and walked out the room its unbelievable but weve managed,well done again xx

  • well done on getting through today,another day done,im on the end of day 3 with 2 demanding toddlers n 2 teenagers n boy theyve pushed me today ive had so many mints and walked out the room its unbelievable but weve managed,well done again xx

    Maybe I should try the mints, haven't really got anything I can have for a quick release. Good going to you too!!

  • Hayley, do you take the patch off at night? That might help. Also don't put it on the same place.

  • kids...

    Much better you have a few bad days getting annoyed with your toddler, it will be best for both of you in the long run! Dont be like me aqnd get to the stage where my kids were ripping up my cigs.....

    You can do it!

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