Day Le 2

I quit yesterday, so today is day two. This is my first post as i've just discovered you guys!

The reason i have quit is because my girlfriend was joking about how I am provoking lung cancer. I didn't laugh, instead had a huge realization / epiphany or whatever you wanna label it as, and thought it best to quit.

Making sense goes out the window when I'm quitting apparently, cold turkey does strange things to ones mind! Hopefully I can make it to day 3 and more sense will oodle from my head.

Ahhhhh

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  • Welcome

    I quit yesterday, so today is day two. This is my first post as i've just discovered you guys!

    The reason i have quit is because my girlfriend was joking about how I am provoking lung cancer. I didn't laugh, instead had a huge realization / epiphany or whatever you wanna label it as, and thought it best to quit.

    Making sense goes out the window when I'm quitting apparently, cold turkey does strange things to ones mind! Hopefully I can make it to day 3 and more sense will oodle from my head.

    Ahhhhh

    Hi Dave and welcome :D

    First of all, it's great that you've decided you're ready to quit. It even sounds as though you'ver had one of those "moments", which will come in very handy if you're feeling low.

    If you can manage cold turkey, this is the best possible way, so plenty of positive thinking please! :) There are a range of NRT products that can help, but cold turkey is ALWAYS best, as you'll be kicking both the physical addiction to smoking and the nicotine addiction itself.

    You will probably be quite up and down over the next couple of weeks.

    You may suffer from sleep deprevation and some funky dreams, as well as some days where you feel on top of the world and others where you feel pretty low.

    However, it is also extremely possible, and I know some of these people, that you will sail through this with nothing but pride!

    Have you attempted to quit before?

    A word of advice: If you feel you need to vent or are struggling in any way, please come onto this forum and blog. About ANYTHING. As long as you get it out of your system and are happy for others to share experiences/kick you up the butt every now and then, you'll be just fine :)

    Good luck and well done for reaching Day 2!

  • Welcome to the madhouse, glad to meet you! You're nearly through the worst of it so be proud of yourself, those first three days are rough going! Make as much or as little use of us as you want, some people find being on here too much makes them think more about smoking whereas other people (like me!) find it's the best distraction going! All the best mate, looking forward to seeing your posts as you press on through :)

    I don't think I've logged out of here yet :rolleyes: Lol. x

  • Hi Dave :)

    You really do sound ready to quit - something's "snapped" inside you and you've realised what your smoking could do to you :eek:

    Most of us have had them, and it's great that you're acting on it now rather than brushing it aside!!

    You will find it a proper rollercoaster at times, but stick with it and it will get heaps better - you won't believe that at times but it does!!

    You might find yourself acting out of character, depressed, weepy things like that and other times be on the ceiling (I was acting high for the first week or so) - it's normal but come on here and let off steam if it helps :) Plus, that doesn't last long - it's just your brain getting used to making its own chemicals not relying on you smoking them.

    Good luck!!

    Gemma :)

  • Hi Dave :)

    You really do sound ready to quit - something's "snapped" inside you and you've realised what your smoking could do to you :eek:

    Most of us have had them, and it's great that you're acting on it now rather than brushing it aside!!

    You will find it a proper rollercoaster at times, but stick with it and it will get heaps better - you won't believe that at times but it does!!

    You might find yourself acting out of character, depressed, weepy things like that and other times be on the ceiling (I was acting high for the first week or so) - it's normal but come on here and let off steam if it helps :) Plus, that doesn't last long - it's just your brain getting used to making its own chemicals not relying on you smoking them.

    Good luck!!

    Gemma :)

    I was the "backwards one" who "snapped" four weeks into my quit. lol Better late than never I guess! x

  • I was the "backwards one" who "snapped" four weeks into my quit. lol Better late than never I guess! x

    But you have "snapped" now and look at you go, there's no stopping you!! :D

    Personally, I quit for a few reasons but health wasn't one of them :eek: it was only *after* I stopped, the little things I'd been ignoring went and got "the cough" that I realised the damage I'd been doing to myself.

    It doesn't matter when or how it happens, but now you're happy to be a non-smoker so as long as you keep your guard up you'll be fine!! xx

  • So many nice replies! Thankyou for the warm welcome.

    Yeah, this is about the 3rd time i've tried to quit. But the first time cold turkey! It seems to be going better already, I've noticed cravings have gone down significantly already, but when they come, they're strong! I shall just brave them instead of crumbling though. It's so easy to pickup a smoke, which is why i failed the last couple of times. but i didn't have the attitude then that i do now...

  • So many nice replies! Thankyou for the warm welcome.

    Yeah, this is about the 3rd time i've tried to quit. But the first time cold turkey! It seems to be going better already, I've noticed cravings have gone down significantly already, but when they come, they're strong! I shall just brave them instead of crumbling though. It's so easy to pickup a smoke, which is why i failed the last couple of times. but i didn't have the attitude then that i do now...

    I also found that my cravings were few and far between right from the beginning (I barely craved at work all day), but when they came they really packed a punch!

    The main things that got me through were, sweets (lots of sweets!), the amazing people on this forum and their support, and (the final thing I tried) really asking myself "do I need a cigarette?". When the answer was "yes", which happened a few times to begin with, I simply told myself that I could have one tomorrow. This seemed to take the fear factor out of it.

    Allen Carr is the amazing man who gave me my "epiphany" this weekend and, as I've said a million times already, I will recommend his book to anyone who will listen! :D

    Keep going strong and well done so far! x

  • Day 2 has been, a SUCCESS! onto hell day. One more day of work to get through and i've got a week off, so I look to that as reward for getting through hopefully 3 days!

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