day 9 - nicotine making me anxious

Hey everyone, so day 9 smoke free which is lovely :)

But i had craving this morning, proberly from using my spray yesterday so i had a squirt this morning and i have been so anxious this morning!! Which is how i feel as a smoker tbh, weird how you think it relaxes you!

Its a horrible feeling actually, im physically sweating as well because of it, i think i will just go nicotine free again actually! I would rather feel tearful and calm than happy and anxious!

isnt it weird how you turn to something to make you feel calm because you THINK your anxious, and that thing makes you worse :D what a joke!

Bye fags! cya never! cheers for making me feel Sh!t all these years mate!

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  • Hi Nikki, I think unless you use NRT, once the nicotine is out of your system reintroducing it can make you feel wobbly - remember that first time you actually inhaled a cigarette, that lightheaded almost dizzy feeling with nausea:( and gagging - to think we put ourselves through that over and over until we were addicted and thought we enjoyed it. :eek:

  • I'm not really sure how I feel about the sprays, gum etc.. My partner decided to stop smoking a few days after I did and he is on day 7 now and still crawling the walls and suffering intense cravings... I went cold turkey and although I still crave perhaps once or twice a day, the intensity is really mild so not causing me stress at all... with smoking we are addicted to nicotine, so I don't get why still giving ourselves nicotine although not dragging on a fag is supposed to help stop smoking when it seems a nightmare to handle the cravings - It's an amazing feeling to wake up and go through the day and not suffer the initial intense cravings, but how can that happen if people are still using the sprays or e-cigs or any other device that still puts nicotine into the body? (I'm waffling now) - NHS say they have a higher success rate with people who use devices rather than going cold turkey, but it seems a much more difficult route to take to me? :confused:

  • I think the idea is to gradually reduce the nicotine going in whilst at the same time stopping all the other nasties that are in the cigarette smoke, like formaldehyde, arsenic etc, etc, therefore making it easier to give up once and for all. After all, nicotine may be fatal in large doses and more addictive than heroin, but in the quantities taken in a cigarette it is relatively harmless compared to the other poisons and chemicals you breathe in.

  • I'm not really sure how I feel about the sprays, gum etc.. My partner decided to stop smoking a few days after I did and he is on day 7 now and still crawling the walls and suffering intense cravings... I went cold turkey and although I still crave perhaps once or twice a day, the intensity is really mild so not causing me stress at all... with smoking we are addicted to nicotine, so I don't get why still giving ourselves nicotine although not dragging on a fag is supposed to help stop smoking when it seems a nightmare to handle the cravings - It's an amazing feeling to wake up and go through the day and not suffer the initial intense cravings, but how can that happen if people are still using the sprays or e-cigs or any other device that still puts nicotine into the body? (I'm waffling now) - NHS say they have a higher success rate with people who use devices rather than going cold turkey, but it seems a much more difficult route to take to me? :confused:

    Yeah i totally agree, thats why i started out cold turkey because i wanted to rid myself of the WHOLE thing. The only thing for me was I got quite depressed and nearly stopped functioning which i cant do really atm so i thought a spray is better than a fag! i dont like the feeling i get from it though and i know what you mean about the morning. I woke up with a craving this morning like i was on day 4 again, and i didnt like it. Tbh from using the spray i dont think the withdrawal from Nicotine is bad, i think it is the other chemicals in it that cause us alot of it. just an observation.

    Eh ill stop using it now, if i have a bad wobbler I may whip it out but ill try not to. x

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