1st week

Well, about half way through day 7 today. As it happens, I've been thinking more about cigarettes today than all the previous days put together. Fortunately, the thought only lasts a short while.

A few presumably withdrawal related symptoms are still bothersome, however. Fogginess still bothers me, although, I find it starts after a couple of hours of being awake now. What really bothers me, though, is insomnia coupled with this darned wrinkle in the space-time continuum! It's bad enough being awake for big chunks of the night but the night itself (and the day, for that matter) seems interminable!

Whine, whine! All is good, just whining a little!

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  • Thanks for that, Karri. Really, I shouldn't be complaining but all you guys here are so wonderful that I can complain a bit!

  • Hi your dong great, I used thatch for niñe week, now into week eleven, and yes insomnia is a massive problem for me, 4 hours sleep last night, and 4 hours the night befor, just hang in there, and remember, Mr Nicotine will try every way to catch you out, but given time he gets fed up attacking us, and issues become less.

    Well done :)

  • Thanks Tracey. It's a source of comfort that all you fine people have trodden this path before me. I hope your sleep cycle returns to normal forthwith!

  • Well done, think of the healthier new you... and when you get those thoughts reply to yourself (in your head if there is others around lol) no thanks i don't smoke :) it worked for me as in time it was not an arrggghh feeling when the i need a cig moment happened, it was a positive good thought!!! Good luck and keep strong :)

  • Spooks, grin! I walk around mumbling to myself these days anyhow so no one's going to think anything of it! I do wish I felt healthier, though...

  • You will hopefully see some benefits soon, i am only 4 wks and feel better than i have for a long time... but saying that i still have days where i feel sluggish! i just use them for slob it days lol

  • I wouldn't worry too much, they're common experiences in the early weeks just from my own journey. I was a complete zombie for a few days from the end of week one through week two, then my insomnia is probably documented on a few posts here somewhere, two periods in months two and three I think.

    Smoking helps your body deplete caffeine twice as quickly as it normally does, so reducing coffee might help (if you drink it)?

    Otherwise it's most likely just your body and particularly your brain adjusting, see it as a great sign and well done on the quit so far! :)

  • Well, about half way through day 7 today. As it happens, I've been thinking more about cigarettes today than all the previous days put together. Fortunately, the thought only lasts a short while.

    A few presumably withdrawal related symptoms are still bothersome, however. Fogginess still bothers me, although, I find it starts after a couple of hours of being awake now. What really bothers me, though, is insomnia coupled with this darned wrinkle in the space-time continuum! It's bad enough being awake for big chunks of the night but the night itself (and the day, for that matter) seems interminable!

    Whine, whine! All is good, just whining a little!

    Whining is good, that's what we're here for ;), are you still drinking the same amount of tea or coffee? Nicotine reduces the effect of caffeine so when you stop smoking every cup has twice the effect you would normally experience and might be affecting your sleep. I only drank coffee in the mornings when I first packed it in, then copious amounts of iced water. The water helps with the fogginess and heavy head and also helps clear out your system, I had to use ice as otherwise I tended to gulp too much and consequently spent too long in the ladies :o You will soon settle down, and if you're like me once you start getting a full night in, you won't want to get up :D

  • Spooks: Four weeks and feeling better? Wonderful! There's hope for me, yet! I'm looking forward to this next week and the changes it brings.

    Hawkeye and Jenninegs, yes, I've pretty much given up caffeine along with nicotine. Perhaps that's why I feel fuzzy. Although, I just woke up a little while ago (+7 GMT) and, as usual, no fogginess. Give it a couple of hours and it comes back. But, as you say Hawkeye, just a sign of positive change. I did sleep five hours last night so no complaints today! Jenninegs, you guys are great, tolerating all this pointless whining!

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