1st week feelings

I have quit before but never noticed everything that happened before. Maybe since I was so unhealthy before I didn't know the difference. I lost my appetite and just ate because I had to. I think the phlegm build up changes flavour of food anyway so why bother making something nice. I have had a week of restless legs and cramp but I have been taking the dog out more so could be muscular. The worse thing this week has to be the disrupted sleep. I'm generally glued to the bed from eyes closed to alarm going off but this week I have been waking up every couple of hours and thinking it's pointless getting up as I will either want food or stay up and be tired the next day. I'm hoping this passes soon since I am getting rather cranky and hate the thought that 'Quitting' will get the blame and not lack of sleep.

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  • I have quit before but never noticed everything that happened before. Maybe since I was so unhealthy before I didn't know the difference. I lost my appetite and just ate because I had to. I think the phlegm build up changes flavour of food anyway so why bother making something nice. I have had a week of restless legs and cramp but I have been taking the dog out more so could be muscular. The worse thing this week has to be the disrupted sleep. I'm generally glued to the bed from eyes closed to alarm going off but this week I have been waking up every couple of hours and thinking it's pointless getting up as I will either want food or stay up and be tired the next day. I'm hoping this passes soon since I am getting rather cranky and hate the thought that 'Quitting' will get the blame and not lack of sleep.

    Hi Sozi,

    I'm sorry you're feeling so rubbish.

    First of all, food has been one of my saviours since the change in my tastebuds. I have had to alter things here and there, due to too much seasoning etc, but I find that the taste is much stronger now and I've been enojying that by eating anything and everything! :) Try and embrace it if you can: Maybe you'll discover that you enojy something that you previously hated?

    Chocolate and sweets are my go to foods at the moment. I don't particularly like the idea of gaining weight, but I know I can lose it when the need arises!

    I haven't suffered with any cramps, but could this be a part of the sleep deprevation? That definately is one of the hardest parts. I love my sleep and I'm rarely disturbed once I've nodded off, but there has been lots of middle of the night toilet trips and random wake ups over the last couple of weeks.

    One thing I was advised, when I struggled sleeping throughout my GCSE's, is to get up. Don't stay in bed, because you will become frustrated trying to urge yourself to go back to sleep.

    Read a book, listen to some soft music, have a light snack and a hot chocolate. Anything that involves you physically getting out of the bed.

    It may not work for you, but I found that I was more relaxed and found it easier to get back to sleep once I'd had a wander around.

    Remember to do ANYTHING to avoid cigarettes (within reason of course). Sing loudly, read, cry, watch telly, walk, run, swim, eat eat and eat, come on here for a moan. ;)

    I'm sure you'll be feeling much better in no time if you keep focused and try to get your mind busy with other things.

    xxx

  • Thanks, someone suggested something to help me sleep but that can be addictive too. I don't usually get up since I feel when I am up I will start baking, watching a box set, doing housework etc... And before I realise it will be morning and time to get up. I do get side tracked. I don't snack so food wouldn't be had but I guess I could stretch to a mug of milk in the microwave.

  • Thanks, someone suggested something to help me sleep but that can be addictive too. I don't usually get up since I feel when I am up I will start baking, watching a box set, doing housework etc... And before I realise it will be morning and time to get up. I do get side tracked. I don't snack so food wouldn't be had but I guess I could stretch to a mug of milk in the microwave.

    Hi Sozi :)

    I'm sorry you're having trouble sleeping!! Am an insomniac and something I find very good is Avon Sleeptherapy. It's all natural, and totally not addictive!!

    You put a bit on your nose, and your wrists too - or buy a spray one and spray some on your pillow and (no exaggeration) when I use it by the time I've cleaned my teeth and got comfy in bed my eyes are already closing!!

    Good luck xx

  • Is it lavender based? My hubby gets a bad head when he smells that :confused:

  • Is it lavender based? My hubby gets a bad head when he smells that :confused:

    I think one is I'm afraid :(

  • Just did some research on natural stuff to get rid of the phlegm build up. I have had Liquorice tea in the whole time!!! Only had a few sips and it feels like something is working (could be in my head)

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