Day 5 or 6 dependent how you count it

Hi all

Firstly well done you all sound as if you are doing great.

I did the Allen Carr course last Friday.

Using no nicotine replacements, and not actually craving. But..... really feel lost without being able to smoke, I know its daft but I feel as if I will never truly enjoy anything as much as I did.

I am sleeping for England, doze all night on the couch, go to bed sleep all night, fight alarm clock in morning, wondering if its the lack of stimulant making me tired, but also think its a big avoidance technique for me.

I dream I am smoking in every dream...

Reading other posts, someone said they were scared they may succeed, think I am like that at the moment, although I gave up previously for six weeks I used an inhalater this time nothing, and I think I might actually do it, but I am struggling with viewing myself as a non smoker for ever more as I miss it so much.

All advice welcomed.

Molly

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  • Hi Molly.

    Im on day 5 cold turkey and am a bit apprehensive like you about being a nonsmoker. I've been smoker for more than half my life and find it difficult to imagine never smoking a big again. But on the flipside am managing ok and am actually enjoying the challenge of not smoking. I like not smelling, not being tied by cigs.

    I think giving up ct is mind over matter. Keep yourself occupied. I too am spending a lot of time either in bed or in the bath!

    Good luck in your journey

  • Using no nicotine replacements, and not actually craving. But..... really feel lost without being able to smoke, I know its daft but I feel as if I will never truly enjoy anything as much as I did.

    Molly

    Hi Molly

    Yes I understand that feeling. Fortunately it does not last forever. It is still very early days in your quit. In time you will break the habit and you will feel better and better as time goes on.

    I definately enjoy things much more now I am not smoking. Stick at it and in time you will start to see what I am saying is true.

  • Welcome Molly & Tic, as Aitch says it's early days. Stick to this forum, post before you consider smoking.

    It sounds corny but it should be a surprisingly short while before you forget about the ciggies. They dominated my every waking moment the first few days but sooner rather than later, I forgot about them, which was a miracle after 22 years of constant smoking.

    Good luck and stick with us ;)

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