Day 15 and worst day of all! - normal??

Er.. Well I can honestly say now I know what withdrawal is.

The first two weeks were a complete breeze and I had no idea what all the fuss was about - until today that is! Its like I had so much reserve nicotine in my system my body didn't start to notice it wasn't getting topped up until today in week three! Ive had a headache all day, I can't concentrate on anything, I'm getting cravings non stop.. and feeling pretty depressed and blue and an extremely short tempered. Keep trying to find info online about other people's experiences at this quit point but by and large they're all positive. Me no.. I'm not tempted to smoke really but this is just horrible!

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  • Hi Mojomuse :)

    Well done for getting two weeks under your belt!!

    That's normal - well it's pretty much what happened to me - so don't worry about it!!

    Know it's horrible for you to go through, but it gets better quickly!!

    It's great that you're not tempted to smoke though, keep hold of that 'cos it's not *quitting* that's making you feel like that, it's smoking.

  • Hey Mojo, my first two weeks were awful, week three was much better then week 4 was worse than ever, so say day 21 or so for me. It was weird, I posted on here and was basically told that it was one of those things, I was well out of the nicotine-withdrawal stage and to hold on and plough through it.

    This I did, even though, like you, I wasn't expecting this, but I got a dose of tough love and it worked. About a week later, day 30 as I recall, I woke up and it was all gone, all the craving and anxiety. To date it's not come back, so I hope this is the same for you.

    Hold on and keep posting! Stick close to this forum when you feel rubbish, it's the best aid you'll get ;) you are too far along to have to restart now!

  • Hey :)

    This is all superb advice - thank so much!!

    I dont have fellow quitter friends and I can see how this forum is gonig to be a big hlep in the weeks to come. Will keep positing.

    Thanks for your support :)

    Keep on it you guys too!!

  • Hi, days 15 and 16 were my worst so far, really bad no idea why, the good thing is, it passes.

    Keep up the good work x

  • Er.. Well I can honestly say now I know what withdrawal is.

    The first two weeks were a complete breeze and I had no idea what all the fuss was about - until today that is! Its like I had so much reserve nicotine in my system my body didn't start to notice it wasn't getting topped up until today in week three! Ive had a headache all day, I can't concentrate on anything, I'm getting cravings non stop.. and feeling pretty depressed and blue and an extremely short tempered. Keep trying to find info online about other people's experiences at this quit point but by and large they're all positive. Me no.. I'm not tempted to smoke really but this is just horrible!

    Hi Mojo,

    Happy Day 15! :D

    Like you, my first two weeks were fairly uneventful and I was pretty happy with myself. Then it went to pot. My cravings were getting worse until, Week 3, I was having a single craving that lasted hours.

    I ended up, with the help of some amazing people on this forum, taking each day minute by minute. I would tell myself that I could have a cigarette later on, that there was nothing stopping me. While this can be a dangerous way to think, it worked miracles for me.

    Between Week 2 and Week 4 I thought I would fail, decided to hang on, thought I would fail again and had many lollipops!! I ordered an e-cig, used it once and then decided against it.

    PLEASE don't give up. It WILL get easier!

    Xxx

  • I would tell myself that I could have a cigarette later on, that there was nothing stopping me. While this can be a dangerous way to think, it worked miracles for me.

    Whenever I got a bad craving, I told myself I'd have a fag in 20 mins. Even though I didn't have any, and at work or late at night it would be impossible to get them - it worked!!

    Of course if you actually do it, it's not such a great strategy *but* most of the time they're just fleeting ones!!

  • Whenever I got a bad craving, I told myself I'd have a fag in 20 mins. Even though I didn't have any, and at work or late at night it would be impossible to get them - it worked!!

    This a great one, I used it at least three times in my first month, the first of which I actually meant until I got to where I could get ciggies and it had worn off by then.....nice one Gemma :)

  • Hi well done on getting this far. my quit was brillent for the first two weeks them bang. The withdrawals just turned up.

    Headache dizzy spells, sweating that really smelt like chemicals. Blurred vision. Was so tired bit couldn't sleep. Anxity was really bad to the point that iv still got a bit of it after nearly 9 months. I had loads ov symtoms,

    I even developed a hear complaint were I had to see a specialist, nowt to worth about tho.

    But they do go away

  • Hi well done on getting this far. my quit was brillent for the first two weeks them bang. The withdrawals just turned up.

    Headache dizzy spells, sweating that really smelt like chemicals. Blurred vision. Was so tired bit couldn't sleep. Anxity was really bad to the point that iv still got a bit of it after nearly 9 months. I had loads ov symtoms,

    I even developed a hear complaint were I had to see a specialist, nowt to worth about tho.

    But they do go away

    Heart not hear

  • Thanks to All

    Starting to feel more like myself again now and I'm really quite amazed by all the support.

    This forum is a great resource. Thanks to All :)

    Hopefully there wont be a next time - but I'm pretty sure there will. I'll probably be posting on the 'quit cigarettes and gained 3 stone thread' instead. haha

  • Starting to feel more like myself again now and I'm really quite amazed by all the support.

    This forum is a great resource. Thanks to All :)

    Hopefully there wont be a next time - but I'm pretty sure there will. I'll probably be posting on the 'quit cigarettes and gained 3 stone thread' instead. haha

    I'm so glad you're feeling better!!

    Honestly, this place is amazing - am sure I'd be smoking again if it wasn't for this, and heck don't worry about the weight, if you can quit smoking you can deal with a few extra pounds no problem :D

  • I'll probably be posting on the 'quit cigarettes and gained 3 stone thread' instead. haha

    :p same here i will be adding to the same thread as you :)

  • Don't give up

    Hey don't give up, or I will catch you up ! day 11 for me:)

    This forum is great! You hv bunch of real quitters who know the pain rather than family / friends who don't know the real feeling.

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