Made it to Day 3!

Pleased to announce that I have made it to day 3 of not smoking! I found yesterday particularly hard, and didn't manage to get to sleep until about 2am :( Woke up this morning feeling quite grumpy again which may be a combination of the nicotine withdrawal and sleep deprivation.

Feels a bit like I've limped into day 3 as I was very tempted to smoke yesterday evening - more to stop the anxiety and symptoms than actually wanting to smoke (I actually don't particularly enjoy smoking anymore).

Really hope I can stick out today too.

Well done everyone else on their quit! Also many thanks for the advice and support I've received over the last couple of days.

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  • Good job. :) Keep at it. I too am on Day 3, so I feel your pain.

  • Hi mighty Gruffs,

    See my post on your 'day 2' thread. :)

    You're doing BRILLIANTLY, you really are. Don't give in now because you're only a whisker away from getting through the worst of it. Just hang on in there and keep posting :D

  • I don't feel like I am doing brilliantly because I feel so awful. I can't find my nicotine replacement therapy anywhere either which is not helping :mad:

    I know it won't last forever but it is so hard right now!

  • I don't feel like I am doing brilliantly because I feel so awful. I can't find my nicotine replacement therapy anywhere either which is not helping :mad:

    I know it won't last forever but it is so hard right now!

    Come on man. You can do it! Don't give in. :cool:

  • Gruff don't puff!!!!:D

  • Gruff don't puff!!!!:D

    ^^ agreed I'm finding it tough today too ur not alone we can do this! :). X

  • Pleased to announce that I have made it to day 3 of not smoking! I found yesterday particularly hard, and didn't manage to get to sleep until about 2am :( Woke up this morning feeling quite grumpy again which may be a combination of the nicotine withdrawal and sleep deprivation.

    Feels a bit like I've limped into day 3 as I was very tempted to smoke yesterday evening - more to stop the anxiety and symptoms than actually wanting to smoke (I actually don't particularly enjoy smoking anymore).

    Really hope I can stick out today too.

    Well done everyone else on their quit! Also many thanks for the advice and support I've received over the last couple of days.

    You can do it. Being tempted to smoke is perfectly normal. Just dont give in and realise it will pass. You will not feel like this forever.

  • The first 3 days are the worst in my opinion, the early days drag too, if you can get through them you can get through the week. Then it will start to get easier and before you know it you will be counting in months:).

  • Gruff don't puff!!!!:D

    LOL :)

    How you doing Gruff?? Are you bearing up?

  • Today I think has been the worst so far. Have been completely without NRT so perhaps that is why, but then it might be for a good thing that I'm going cold turkey - just get the whole withdrawal thing out of the way in one go...

    Have had waves of anger and irritability and anxiety all day. I have been yelling on my own at home :o throwing things and just generally being a not very nice person. It is just as well I don't have to be around other people today!

    Thanks for everyone's advice and encouragement, it really helps me! And well done and good luck to everyone else on your quitting journeys!

  • Gruff, well done big-time for getting this far :). You're doing great and should be really, really proud of yourself.

    Who cares how much crockery gets broken? :D

  • Day 3 is nearly over (well depending I guess when I get to sleep...). My mood has subdued slightly this evening but I still feel pretty down and grumpy. Just feel so bad about myself, like I'm a really bad person, everyone hates me etc. Also crying randomly quite a bit. I assume this is all part of the withdrawal?

  • hey gruffalo

    Feeling your pain! Tough going with the sleep issues

    Im convinced that lack of sleep is one of the worst symptoms and

    makes us feel so crap the next day

    However! 2 things . . It will settle and so its a temporary hurdle

    And heres the thing for me... in the past I have experienced that

    awful thing of waking during the night and being really anxious and

    worried about being a long term smoker caught in a trap

    Although only on day 4 ... one of the things im loving is the feeling that

    Ive made this decision to quit and will hopefully lose the anxiety I described

    None of us were ever truly happy being smokers were we?

    So - im trying to cope with the temporary sleepless nights by reminding

    myself there is no self loathing anxiety attached, just an early withdrawal

    Side effect that will pass... hope this makes sense and somehow

    helps. Don't give up - we are all right beside you

    Lexilou

  • Well done, keep at it!!!

    Everyone keeps telling me how hard day 3 is. 7am here so I guess I'm about to find out. Feel fine so far so fingers crossed

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