Day 2 is lasting forever!

Hi Everyone,

I am on day two of not smoking (with patches) and its so much worse than yesterday. I can't stop the thoughts running around my head, nor the tears or the anxious feeling. I smoked 20 (rollies) a day for the last 20 years. Food and coffee/tea tastes disgusting and even my washing powder smell on my clothes is getting to me! I thought things were supposed to smell/taste nicer!?

Anyway, its a hard day-all I want to do is get under the duvet covers and get to day 3. I have zero motivation. Sorry to sound so *ugh* but its how I feel and I am trying not to nip to the shop to buy some tobacco :mad:

I suppose the worst thing is this 'depressed' feeling and my thoughts swinging from 'go buy tobacco' to 'never buy tobacco again' back and forth back and forth, its exhausting!

Well, very happy to stumble across this site :)

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  • Just get through today and tomorrow and things will get better. I had the same problems in the beginning and even wine tasted disgusting. Thankfully everything tastes as it should now. According to the so called 'experts', your taste and smell improves. There are a few of us here who can testify to the opposite. I was also depressed in the beginning but taking vitamins helped. I found a nicorette inhalator helped tremendously for the first few weeks.

  • Hi Everyone,

    I am on day two of not smoking (with patches) and its so much worse than yesterday. I can't stop the thoughts running around my head, nor the tears or the anxious feeling. I smoked 20 (rollies) a day for the last 20 years. Food and coffee/tea tastes disgusting and even my washing powder smell on my clothes is getting to me! I thought things were supposed to smell/taste nicer!?

    Anyway, its a hard day-all I want to do is get under the duvet covers and get to day 3. I have zero motivation. Sorry to sound so *ugh* but its how I feel and I am trying not to nip to the shop to buy some tobacco :mad:

    I suppose the worst thing is this 'depressed' feeling and my thoughts swinging from 'go buy tobacco' to 'never buy tobacco again' back and forth back and forth, its exhausting!

    Well, very happy to stumble across this site

    Sorry you're having a terrible day hun :(

    But well done so far! Just the decision to *free yourself* (let's not pretend that we're giving something up, because that would create the illusion that we are losing something) has made a huge difference to your future! I hope you're really proud of yourself! :D

    The bad days can get really tough. But just remember that smoking WILL NOT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. You'll only feel terribly guilty for giving in, so try and disrtact yourself with other things instead. Reading, watching a movie, eating, drinking lots of water, cleaning. Anything that keeps you from going to that shop!

    It is exhausting, but also exhilerating when you realise the potential you have to do anything you put your mind to!

    Hang in there and it WILL get easier :) xxx

  • Thankyou :)

    I am trying to see the positive of how food is tasting yuck at the moment. I do need to lose a few pounds (and a bit more) and dare I say this out loud-some days whilst smoking I would purposely eat something just for the sake of having that 'satisfying fag' after. Crikey-really how awful is that!

    The posts on this site are an inspiration, I think this is going to get me through the next 6 months!

    :)

  • What Una and Sarah Lou said!!

    Honestly, this is the hardest bit, it's a rubbish time to go through but it gets loads better really soon :)

    Some people do find food tastes odd, but that should get better when your taste buds get used to it again.

    The depressed feeling is nicotine withdrawal - that doesn't last very long, but it feels like emptiness!!

    Well done for quitting, and good luck!!

  • Food

    I found that most things had a better depth of flavour after I quit and I actually found that I enjoyed things more. The one thing I've really gone off though are muller corner yoghurts. I used to have one every day at lunch time but they suddenly tasted very sweet and sickly!!

    So I swapped them for ski yoghurts instead :)

    I've also reduced the amount of seasoning I put into my homemade sauces etc.

  • My mum bought me an aromatherapy sleep aid thingy some time last year and when I smoked although it did send me off, I thought it was pretty lousy 'cos I couldn't smell it. Anyway I've started using it again and WOW is it strong!!

    Probably didn't help that I'd just had a fag usually when I put the stuff on, but even so :eek:

  • Gemma sorry love had to laugh,cos I swear your sig when you joined here said 'smoked 10-15 a day' and it has gone up gradually over time -you were not secretly a 40 a day gal were you :p:D

    Lol Max, I only put it up once!!

    Basically I've smoked varying amounts over the years and ended up at 20-odd a day. Was a 10-ish a day girl for a long time, then it crept up and I was sort of in denial about it.

    No way would I have smoked 40 a day, heavy smoking made my legs ache.

  • Demaris 2 days from your last post .............. how are you doing???? I dont know how your taste buds dislike food since giving up, mine only get better, tbh, i love bacon ......... ohhhhhhhhhhhhh i could chew on it forever without swallowing , have never tasted bacon like i do now, every thing tastes nicer now (2 months and counting) and it an only get better, so i wish ya good luck and stay of the dreaded smoke, it can only be good for yer health and yer pocket.......... THINK ABOUT IT !!!!

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