Oh dear :/

I don't wanna post too much and annoy people but I'm really craving right now, its the first time since I quit that I've really been tempted to just go and buy some or ask my cousin for one its driving me mad. Why, why on Day 5 is it this unbearable, surely the worst of it would have been days 1-3, 3 was difficult but hell I've not felt one as strong as this yet.

My boyfriend is being lovely, saying how far I've come and how great it is and I can do it and if I have just one I'll have to go through all of this again, and I know he's right and I love him for being there but right now I don't give a hoot, I just want this to stop. Its not even so much I want a cigarette, the thought of it...just no. I just want to stop feeling on edge and ughhh!! :(

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  • I don't wanna post too much and annoy people but I'm really craving right now, its the first time since I quit that I've really been tempted to just go and buy some or ask my cousin for one its driving me mad. Why, why on Day 5 is it this unbearable, surely the worst of it would have been days 1-3, 3 was difficult but hell I've not felt one as strong as this yet.

    My boyfriend is being lovely, saying how far I've come and how great it is and I can do it and if I have just one I'll have to go through all of this again, and I know he's right and I love him for being there but right now I don't give a hoot, I just want this to stop. Its not even so much I want a cigarette, the thought of it...just no. I just want to stop feeling on edge and ughhh!! :(

    Read back what you've just written...

    Think about why you want to be free from the chains of addiction...

    And once ten minutes have passed, you crave will have passed too.

    Your conscious mind knows why you want to stop, these craves are just your addiction screaming at you to keep it alive. IGNORE IT! - you're better than a plant!:D

  • Hi Kerry!

    This is so familiar - CT, right? Days 1-3 are certainly not the worst as the novelty of quitting is still strong and it's hand to mouth, hour by hour stuff. Get to the end of the day? Didn't smoke? Fantastic! But here's the sitch...

    You are now nicotine free, and this for your brain is a problem. It's shouting louder than ever for a fix of nicotine. I think the peak of irritability, angst, nervousness, whatever heightened emotions you experience probably occurs late in week one and into week 2. I was a real werewolf for a while. :eek:

    So you're probably hitting the worst of it right now, and baby steps is key. Get to the end of the day, get to bed, don't smoke. Then repeat tomorrow. Then the next day, and very soon it will get easier. You do/will need a really defiant streak right now but please take immense pride from what you are doing. Hitting day four is fantastic! Keep it up and week 1 is yours before you know it, then into week 2. It seems like ages when you're in the middle and your head is about to burst, but it's only a few days - nothing really on the context of what you're achieving and the great scheme of things. Try and have a laugh at what you're going through now and then too, maybe think of yourself in the third person, it may help :D

    Keep posting and stay strong, you really are doing great :):)

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