Day 4 - 7

Hi all, tomorrow ill be at 1 week!!! Eeek rather proud of myself! I have a few questions if people don't mind answering.

I found my first day the most awful experience ever and never want to go through it again. After day 1 I have found not smoking easy, has any one else been like this?

I mean its not bothered me at all, I have not had bad cravings (using patches), not had this empty feeling people say about, I have not really thought about them only the small oh I would have a fag now, but thats it. While at work a customer was outside having a fag and I mentally went into panic thinking oh hell if i smell that i might be like my first day again, but i was fine. Only way to explain like being on the fence it did not bother me either way, it was just like oh its a fag! Now today i'm worried since someone said oh its going to hit you hard and you will be having hard days. I'm now really worried that I'm going to go bang and be like last Saturday Morning again.

Because I feel panic the first time in six days I feel like my tummy is in a spin and if I think of a fag i feel sick but more panic sickness! But I used to get panic attacks and I confuse excitement with panic, I'm so proud of myself but now I worry that Im going to have a panic attack and want a fag! I'm demented

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  • hi Kat, thanks for replying I feel a bit more normal now. I have had mega dizzy spells today and loads of people at work asking how Im getting on etc. And i feel overwhelmed at it all and so excited im at day 7 tomorrow.

    A man I work with stopped last year and he asked me how i was going and I explained, he said he was similar and after been a heavy smoker he found it easy as well. But i think I just have all these good feelings and I dont know what to do with myself tonight lol. I feel like a good cry or scream and i would feel ok, dose that make sense?

    I dont want a fag, I cant explain it but i feel in a whirl, think Im divvy or having a wobble, i cant put my finger on it.

  • Hi all, tomorrow ill be at 1 week!!! Eeek rather proud of myself! I have a few questions if people don't mind answering.

    I found my first day the most awful experience ever and never want to go through it again. After day 1 I have found not smoking easy, has any one else been like this?

    I mean its not bothered me at all, I have not had bad cravings (using patches), not had this empty feeling people say about, I have not really thought about them only the small oh I would have a fag now, but thats it. While at work a customer was outside having a fag and I mentally went into panic thinking oh hell if i smell that i might be like my first day again, but i was fine. Only way to explain like being on the fence it did not bother me either way, it was just like oh its a fag! Now today i'm worried since someone said oh its going to hit you hard and you will be having hard days. I'm now really worried that I'm going to go bang and be like last Saturday Morning again.

    Because I feel panic the first time in six days I feel like my tummy is in a spin and if I think of a fag i feel sick but more panic sickness! But I used to get panic attacks and I confuse excitement with panic, I'm so proud of myself but now I worry that Im going to have a panic attack and want a fag! I'm demented

    Hi Angela,

    Please don't let someone else's opinion worry you. You may not experience the hard hitting craves that some others do, which would be great! But it is likely that the more you worry the more it will get to you and cause panic/cravings.

    You're doing so great, don't forget that! :D

    If you find that you're not struggling then please enjoy it!! Becoming a non-smoker does not need to be a difficult ride, but fear is what makes it harder for us.

    Well done, make sure you give yourself a reward for the hard work!! X

  • Honestly thanks so much Sarah Lou and Kat, I am so pleased i found this site, for me talking to people who know how it feels etc and some who are further on makes it much better to know that I will get there in the end. I have never been on anything like this before and its very good. I have friends who still smoke and some who have given up, i dont like talking to much about it to them in case they think a) Im having a pop at them smoking and b) those who have stopped or are still going through stopping thinking I'm a sh*t house for saying i'm finding it easy, when they dont.

    If I'm being honest, I had my pre op appointment at hospital today as getting my gallbladder out next friday, I'm so happy that I'm going to be well finally first time in over two years but nervous side kicking in. Also feeling so much better not smoking, noticing the smell, changes in taste but started waking up in night, having strange dreams about proper mental things. I dont have a patch on during night as I have never woke up at daft o clock thinking I need a tab so I take it off an hour before bed. All these feelings and less sleep, top and bottom of it I would normally have a fag to calm myself! So I think I must be having a strong craving or looking for comfort, either way I have not felt like this all week and Its worried me, but now thanks to you ladies I feel more at ease and it has passed thank god. PS going shopping tomorrow to treat myself lol

    Again thank you very much

  • Brilliant

    Your doing great you non-smoker you

  • Well done! One week is fantastic!!! You are well on our way now. Don't worry at all about how easy it seems - that s brilliant. You may have ups and downs along the way but every quit is different.

    Sarah

  • Hi, thanks everyone. Well I had that wobble/panic Thursday night and woke up Friday starving and yep craving fags, not to the point I would go to he shop but a craving more than what iv had all week. I allowed myself some naughty food as much as I can have with me belly, but having that little comfort made all the difference to me. Cravings stopped after 3pm friday and again I'm back to feeling tip top not even thought about them once today. Difference iv noted I didn't drink much water Friday morning when I got up, but either way I can cope with one day of feeling like that. Weight at fatties club was good, however after my binge Friday not sure on scales this week but a couple of lbs I can handle. Having a fag to loose weight, I think I would punch myself in the face than think that way again!

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