Day 2 Headache and strong curry

Hi all thanks for all your kind comments on my first post of day 1 yesterday. Well here we are and nearly completed day 2.

Was going to try and stay busy today but to be honest I woke up with such a headache and felt so tired I have just been lazy and sat in the chair all day lol. Is a headache and tiredness withdrawal symptoms or could they be from wearing patches? (Didn't wear patch to bed).

Treated myself to a Chinese for being good and OMG the curry sauce I always have tasted so much hotter so I guess my taste is returning.

Hoping my headache clears off by tomorrow as I have housework to do lol.

Today has been harder than yesterday( but have been lazy)

Never ever thought I could go 2 whole days not smoking. I just hope I can continue.

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  • I can't comment on the headache because I've never had one. I was so tired for weeks that I did nothing

  • Hi Lauren,

    If i can do this i know anyone can ;) I wear the patches & haven't had any effects but everyone is different. I go to see the "stop smoking nurse" at my Dr's surgery & find her a great help, i also get the patches on prescription. If you have a clinic at your surgery book in, she'll be able to help with side effects & what she feels will help you through your quit.

    Keeping busy & staying positive will help you get through difficult periods, just remind yourself why you dont want or need to do it & be proud of every hour that you get through without a fag.

    Well done & lots of luck, we can do this together :)

    Trudy x

  • Oh, & come on here as often as you can because everyone here is great, the support you get & inspiration from reading other posts will get you through any iffy times...stay strong :D

  • Hi Lauren, I got head aches, had no energy and felt really under the weather for the first few days, Im on the patches as well, but had to take them off at night as I just could not sleep, At the end of the first week I started feeling a bit better. Now into three weeks Im fine I still have my moments, but It seems to get better as time passes. good luck with your QUIT and keep posting you will find every one is great on here. :)

  • Don't think too far ahead Lauren

    Just don't smoke today, .... or for the next hour, .... or even the next minute.

    If we start thinking too far ahead we put far to much pressure on ourselves.

    Living for the moment gets to be quite liberating when you give it a chance :cool:

    No cares and no worries.

    That's one of the beauties of quitting to me, actually starting to relax "within" myself....it's great

    Keep up the great work,

    I know you CAN do this :)

    Take care

    Greg

  • Thanks guys for your support.

    I am taking my patch off now for bedtime as never smoked through the night. Thanks fluff for info. I got my patches from the chemist on prescription and I am due to go back there on weds for my reading in the blow thingy-me-bob. Sorry cant remember what it's called. Hopefully headache will calm by then and having a 5 and 7 year old running round me all day hasn't helped so roll on Monday for school. Off to take some pain killers and wish for a good night sleep.

    Added bonus hubby has not smoked today too. I am so surprised he has just gone CT to support me.( I feel a few arguments brewing lol)

    Day 3 tomorrow BRING IT ON xxx

  • That's the spirit :)

    Go Lauren!

  • you're doing great :)

    btw before i gave up my blowy thingy (carbon momoxide level) lol was 24, last thursday (day 10) it was 2!!!!! :D

    That was encouragement in itself.....

  • Hi all thanks for all your kind comments on my first post of day 1 yesterday. Well here we are and nearly completed day 2.

    Was going to try and stay busy today but to be honest I woke up with such a headache and felt so tired I have just been lazy and sat in the chair all day lol. Is a headache and tiredness withdrawal symptoms or could they be from wearing patches? (Didn't wear patch to bed).

    Hi Lauren :)

    I'm using patches too and haven't noticed being any more headachey than usual - slightly less if anything 'cos I used to get sinus headaches 'cos of smoking - but it probably affects us all differently.

    You're very sensible not to wear the patch to bed, I did that and got away with it for a while but then the nightmares :eek: if I could remember them I could make a fortune as a horror movie writer!!

    I was very tired when I quit, nicotine is a stimulant and stopping smoking meant most of that was gone - apart from the patch and odd bit of gum. Mornings were the worst for me 'cos I'd wake up and head outside almost straight away :confused:

    It does get a lot better though when your body learns it's not getting the shots of nicotine - after all you didn't need if before you started smoking!!

    Like Fluff says, if I can do it anyone can so am sure you're going to make it!! And how fab your husband is quitting to support you!! :cool:

    Gemma x

  • Entirely normal!

    Hi Lauren,

    it's entirely normal to get headaches and feel tired, with or without the patches! The patches can't exactly match the level of nicotine you use to take, so if there is any difference your body will react to the change.

    But don't worry, your body should adapt in the next couple of days so will get much better, and much easier.

    And isn't it great that your hubby is supporting you? Well done to him, and obviously well done to you!

    Keep strong - it will get much easier very soon!

    x

    Nik

  • Hi Lauren :)

    I'm using patches too and haven't noticed being any more headachey than usual - slightly less if anything 'cos I used to get sinus headaches 'cos of smoking - but it probably affects us all differently.

    You're very sensible not to wear the patch to bed, I did that and got away with it for a while but then the nightmares :eek: if I could remember them I could make a fortune as a horror movie writer!!

    I was very tired when I quit, nicotine is a stimulant and stopping smoking meant most of that was gone - apart from the patch and odd bit of gum. Mornings were the worst for me 'cos I'd wake up and head outside almost straight away :confused:

    It does get a lot better though when your body learns it's not getting the shots of nicotine - after all you didn't need if before you started smoking!!

    Like Fluff says, if I can do it anyone can so am sure you're going to make it!! And how fab your husband is quitting to support you!! :cool:

    Gemma x

    I never really had headaches untill I gave up smoking now I suffer with sinuse headaches.. It's the only symptom that hasn't gone away and its bin nearly 9 months.,

  • I never really had headaches untill I gave up smoking now I suffer with sinuse headaches.. It's the only symptom that hasn't gone away and its bin nearly 9 months.,

    Well we are all different. :)

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