Day 3 - my experience so far

Day 1 - Awful. Just awful. I hadn't realised quitting would make me have cold type symptoms. My nose was blocked, I felt shivery like I was getting a cold, my eyes were watering and my nose wouldn't stop running. I mean REALLY running. My cravings were bad and persisted all day. Very moody, short tempered, and emotional. The cravings started to ease off late at night. Didn't sleep until 6am.

Day 2 - A bit better - I didn't wake up feeling the megacraving I had experienced on day 1. My face was still stuffy and runny so I acquired some decongestant spray and some paracetamol which staved off the shivers and the horrible blocked nose. Distracted myself with the Science Museum. Still moody and emotional, feeling quite depressed and alone, and lack of support from other half not helping. Sneaky thoughts of 'ooh I could just have a cigarette' sneaking in but I am determined not to cave. Didn't sleep until 4am (an improvement on the previous night! :D)

Day 3 (so far) - Not feeling such hard physical cravings today. I have started coughing junk out, mmm breakfast :D I am also constipated (I never get constipated! You all want to know this, right :D) so my insides are feeling a bit sore/bloaty but I'm going to try to combat this with some senna and plenty of fibre! Will try some live yoghurt too. Feeling quite low and lethargic today but it's hard to tell whether that is just par for the course for winter or if it is exacerbated by the smoking cessation. Either way I am going to try to do some college work today as I am back on Tuesday :eek: and try to keep myself distracted.

On the PLUS side though - when I smoked, in the morning I would have an accumulation of thick, semi-solid, brown gunk collected in my nasal cavity/sinuses. I would have to snort and sort of extract it with the aid of my tongue (hard to describe) mmmmm yummy. Wait, I said it was a plus side... I DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT NOW AND IT IS AWESOME :D

Edited to add: I also used to get palpitations every evening, without fail. Not for very long, just a quick flutter really but it was every single day. Glad to say those appear to have buggered off along with the fags :D

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  • 50 shades of brown lol :eek:

    Scarlet - you are doing great - just keep thinking of the positives. :)

  • Hahahaha I didn't mean I stick my tongue up my nose! :eek: I just tried and I cannot stick my tongue up my nose :(

    I more meant using it against my soft palate *in my mouth* to dislodge the nasty goo towards the back of my throat :D

  • Scarlett your descriptions of some bodily functions there is too realistic for words :D as for the tongue thing urghhh :eek:

    Hahahaha sharing is caring :P

  • Sounds like it gets better fairly quickly though, the cravings i mean.

  • Hahaha glad I'm not the only one (I suspect there are many more who know exactly what I mean :))

  • Sounds like it gets better fairly quickly though, the cravings i mean.

    Don't get me wrong I'm still hankering for a cigarette and it is consuming most of my thoughts at the moment. BUT the physical feeling in my tummy that used to tell me when I 'need' a cigarette has dissipated quite rapidly yes! Day 1 was the worst so far for me.

  • Me too. :p

    I remember it far too well.

    You're doing great Scarlett :):)

  • Me too. :p

    I remember it far too well.

    You're doing great Scarlett :):)

    Thank you! And you - you're so close to a month you can almost lick it :D I'm going to treat myself after a month (microscopy software, because I know how to party :P)

  • I am a budding scientist :p (mature student at the moment but hoping to make a career out of something biology-oriented) My OH bought me a proper high strength light microscope for xmas which I am trying to get to grips with.

    There is this brilliant software that allows you to take multiple pictures from the microscope to make up one, more complete image. Costs about 80 quid though! :eek:

    I've actually just bought some stains so I can look at the stuff I am coughing up under the microscope. I should be able to see plugs of tar that were previously clogging my lungs. If that doesn't cement my quitting mentality, I'm not sure what will. And yes, I am a strange girl :D

  • I am a budding scientist :p (mature student at the moment but hoping to make a career out of something biology-oriented) My OH bought me a proper high strength light microscope for xmas which I am trying to get to grips with.

    There is this brilliant software that allows you to take multiple pictures from the microscope to make up one, more complete image. Costs about 80 quid though! :eek:

    I've actually just bought some stains so I can look at the stuff I am coughing up under the microscope. I should be able to see plugs of tar that were previously clogging my lungs. If that doesn't cement my quitting mentality, I'm not sure what will. And yes, I am a strange girl :D

    :D:D:D Love it!!

    And can't wait to read the description of what you see. :)

  • If I can manage a decent slide and a DIY solution to mount my camera, I will treat you all to pictures - aren't I kind :D

  • (Gasps)...

    Laughing....

    This thread has cheered me up....

    THANK You...

    (Having a moment ...it WILL pass)

    So glad you will stick around Scarlett ! :)

    Lol..

  • (Gasps)...

    Laughing....

    This thread has cheered me up....

    THANK You...

    (Having a moment ...it WILL pass)

    So glad you will stick around Scarlett ! :)

    Lol..

    Good good! :) This forum is good at that, I spent the wee hours of this morning giggling my way through a load of older posts. What a nice bunch you lot are! Hope your moment passes soon, woo - I just had a delicious soup for dinner which has helped pep me up a bit mmmmm butternut squash and bacon chowder mmmmmm

  • Blimey I hope your bowels stay healthy :eek:

    :D:D:D:eek:

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