Day 3 Dreams and Dopiness

Well here it is and here I am :)

Day 3 of no fags and i have to say that I'm amazed how hard it's hit me physically!!

Am feeling really wrung out - exactly like I've got flu actually, my brain is all over the place still (OK more than usual) I've got weird aches and pains, my concentation span is about 3 seco.... oooh look shiny :p

Well I'm looking at it as a healing process, am pretty tiny and sucking 30+ fags a day worth of chemicals into my body every day is going to have taken its toll on me. I won't go back to smoking to put more into myself or to have to go through this crap again!!

Have been having weird dreams too - loads about this place last night, in between me smoking :eek: and that's with me taking my patch off before I go to sleep!!

But hey, the end will be worth it!!

Good luck everyone, no fagging!! xx

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  • Just popping my head around the door to congratulate the Two Gemmas for reaching Day 3 :D

    Well done girls! The worst will be over within a few hours. Onwards and upwards you go!! :)

  • Oh Gem sorry you feel so ill. Im growing a brain cell as we speak then will send it to u vha DHL. I had a really rude dream about the people on a here too how spooky x

    Thanks hun!! It's all part of the healing process, and this will be the last time I have to go thrugh it :D

    And LOL I want details!! :D x

  • Just popping my head around the door to congratulate the Two Gemmas for reaching Day 3 :D

    Well done girls! The worst will be over within a few hours. Onwards and upwards you go!! :)

    Woohoo thanks Skiddaw :cool:

    It's not easy, but the good things aren't!!

  • Congratulations on hitting day 3, I felt exactly like you first few days especially the flu symptoms. They will pass soon :D

  • Congratulations on hitting day 3, I felt exactly like you first few days especially the flu symptoms. They will pass soon :D

    Thanks Lindy, that's so good to know!!

    Glad you're feeling better :)

  • See, I knew you'd still be marching on, tossing your pink batons up into the air and twirling them when they came down. (Pretty sure Jenninegs would be able to find a smilie that shows that :D)

    You're doing brilliantly. Don't worry about the concentration, mine came back after 10 months :D

    Molly x

  • See, I knew you'd still be marching on, tossing your pink batons up into the air and twirling them when they came down. (Pretty sure Jenninegs would be able to find a smilie that shows that :D)

    You're doing brilliantly. Don't worry about the concentration, mine came back after 10 months :D

    Molly x

    Wooohooo I love that image :D :D

    Lol and I'd love to see that smiley - will have a look to distract myself in a bit!!

    Oooh not long to go until my brain's back where it should be then :p

    I will do this!! x

  • Great to see you arriving in Day 3 sweetpea!:D:D:D

    Yep, it's been a lonnnnnnnnnnnng while since you went through those initial days of quit (over a year!) so it's not all that surprising that you've forgotten how awful they are and, as you say, the impression of a human chimney that you were doing prior to this quit has probably made it a bit more extreme.

    Your method for getting through today is also a film title:

    ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN!!!

    You're doing brilliantly honey, sooooooooo proud of you!

    YAY!!

    I think smoking so much really has taken it's toll, every time I lapse a quit it ends up with me smoking heavier :( So I can't fail this one or I'll be on like 40 a day :eek:

    But it has made the withdrawal more extreme and the symptoms harder.

    Think I've got the rumblings of the cough too and my tummy's blowing up *eek*

    Am going to keep warm, distract myself with anything I can and drink lots of hot drinks - yeah that's a plan!!

    Aww and thanks hun :)

  • Amazing Gem, you've dodged 60 fag shaped bullets already!!!

    What are you going to spend today's fag money on?

    :D

  • Amazing Gem, you've dodged 60 fag shaped bullets already!!!

    What are you going to spend today's fag money on?

    :D

    It's good isn't it?

    I like that way of thinking :D you must have dodged a load too!!

    Oooh, well so far I've saved nearly £30 according to my app :eek: so I've got to have a good look!!

    And the tar counter is scary, 630mg *blech* how didn't i drown?

    Hope you have a fab smoke free day :D

  • Oh WOW!!

    Got the coffee machine on (planning to wake myself up a bit with proper coffee :D) and just

    WOW!!

    That smells sooooooooooooooooooooooooo good :cool::D:cool::D

    Haven't smelled that in aaaaaaages

  • See, I knew you'd still be marching on, tossing your pink batons up into the air and twirling them when they came down. (Pretty sure Jenninegs would be able to find a smilie that shows that :D)

    You're doing brilliantly. Don't worry about the concentration, mine came back after 10 months :D

    Molly x

    Not quite a smilie but......

    You are well on the road to recovery now, another day done and dusted pic4ever.com/images/1304.gif

  • Not quite a smilie but......

    You are well on the road to recovery now, another day done and dusted pic4ever.com/images/1304.gif

    Woohoo I love that!! :D :D

    Thanks hun :)

  • Day 3 wow

    You are doing really well hang on in there :D:D

  • You are doing really well hang on in there :D:D

    Thanks Margie, I'm doing my best :)

  • Gem that little hamster thing rolling round your screen is the brain cell I sent you lol xxx

    Oooh fab thanks :D :D

    Definitely in need of a brain cell today :eek: xx

  • I have worked out how to grow them so Gem has one of my home grown ones just abit concerned that she might end up having some of my dreams poor kid xx

    You've still got to tell me about your last one!!

  • I will pm you I will get banned for life if I tell you on here xx

    Ooooh wow!! Must be exciting :eek: xx

  • It feels like I've drunk waayyyy too much coffee (I haven't, 2 cups over an hour ago) 'cos I'm all jittery and jumpy :eek: and i want a fag :mad:

    Not enjoying this, but my Tangle is getting a massive workout!!

  • It feels like I've drunk waayyyy too much coffee (I haven't, 2 cups over an hour ago) 'cos I'm all jittery and jumpy :eek: and i want a fag :mad:

    Not enjoying this, but my Tangle is getting a massive workout!!

    Keep hanging in there, the jittery and jumpy feeling is just a passing phase of the quit, it gets easier. Keep strong and DONT have a fag.

    Jim

  • Come on Gemma Lou, how are you diddling now? Any better?

    Try not to drink too much coffee sweetpea, you'll feel it so much more now than you did as a smoker.

    I hope you're on the up. Day 3 is more than half way through now. You're practically knocking on the door of Day 4 :)

    PS What is a Tangle? :confused:

  • Keep hanging in there, the jittery and jumpy feeling is just a passing phase of the quit, it gets easier. Keep strong and DONT have a fag.

    Jim

    I'm hanging on!!

    Am getting NRT-ed up and had a shot of my herbal stuff (yes it's legal :p) so hopefully I can feel OK again soon :eek:

    Was feeling a bit teary too which isn't nice - but no fags!!

    Not going back to day one all over and definitely not going back to all those fags a day!!

  • Come on Gemma Lou, how are you diddling now? Any better?

    Try not to drink too much coffee sweetpea, you'll feel it so much more now than you did as a smoker.

    I hope you're on the up. Day 3 is more than half way through now. You're practically knocking on the door of Day 4 :)

    PS What is a Tangle? :confused:

    Hopefully I'll be feeling better in a mo thanks Molly :)

    Ended up feeling all teary which I remember happening before, grrrr - but I know it's normal and have to expect things to be a bit rougher 'cos I smoked heavier.

    Ooh and thanks, I'm not a huge coffee drinker, prefer tea but I'll definitely watch out :)

    A Tangle is one of these: i1130.photobucket.com/album...

    It's good to fidget with :)

  • Do you guys think I've got enough chewy?

    i1130.photobucket.com/album...

    Lol, it's to save me from having to go to the fag counter to buy it, I do *not* need the temptation at the mo :eek:

  • It's turned up, yay! Now what about the catering pack of pink wafers?:p:D

    Yep I can munch myself stupid now :D :D

    Now there's a flipping good plan Kat!!

    That Tangle is literally a less bright and childish version of a teething thing I bought for my niece!

    Well it is a kid's toy basically, but they're fab for quitting the fags too!!

    I really recommend them for the early days of a quit 'cos it feels odd not having a fag in my hand and I get the massive fidgets :eek:

    Oooh and that blanket is sooo gorgeous and cosy!!

  • God Gem you are going to have such bad wind if u chew all that lot. X

    LOL

    Well it might help with *thinks how to not give TMI* unbunging a bit :p x

  • Hi Gemma

    I can say for sure the flu like symptoms will pass, mine did after 4 or 5 days.:D

    Can't comment on the dreams :)

  • Hi Gemma

    I can say for sure the flu like symptoms will pass, mine did after 4 or 5 days.:D

    Can't comment on the dreams :)

    Hiya :) Thanks, that's brilliant to know 'cos it does feel pretty ropey!!

    Lol, ironic that I felt the lousiest ever *after* quitting :p

  • I did too, day 1 felt great day 2, 3, and 4 felt rubish day 6 and 7 a bit better :D

    And now on day 9 I feel ok thank god.

  • I did too, day 1 felt great day 2, 3, and 4 felt rubish day 6 and 7 a bit better :D

    And now on day 9 I feel ok thank god.

    I think it's our bodies paying us back for all the c**p we've been putting into them!!

    But YAY it gets better soon so that's flipping fab, glad you're OK now :)

  • Well Done !

    Well done on day 3 .....the patch works for a few hours after you take it off .....try taking it off a couple of hour before bed .......works for me :D:D.....still get the odd dream but not very often now x

  • oh yeah .....

    The coffee thing .......I cant drink it at all anymore .......your body cant use that much caffeine anymore .......try tea for a while or other warm drinks :) x

  • Well done on day 3 .....the patch works for a few hours after you take it off .....try taking it off a couple of hour before bed .......works for me :D:D.....still get the odd dream but not very often now x

    Thanks!!

    Lol i had the dreams last time i quit (would be in the Penthouse by now but I was an idiot) and they were soooo vivid and so scary!!

    So far I've just had a couple involving this place and me smoking - am clinging to this place and used to chain smoke so that's to be expected, but the weird thing is that as a smoker, I never dreamed about it. :confused:

    Will take my patch off a bit earlier tonight :D

    The coffee thing .......I cant drink it at all anymore .......your body cant use that much caffeine anymore .......try tea for a while or other warm drinks :) x

    Oooh, that's a point :)

    Shame you can't drink it at all now - maybe you will later on?

    I'm much more of a tea and hot choccie girl than coffee anyway but I'll definitely ease up on it, for a while at least :)

    Thanks hun x

  • Hello sweetie pie :) How are you getting on this afternoon?

    Happy Day 3!!!!! Xxxxx

  • Hello sweetie pie :) How are you getting on this afternoon?

    Happy Day 3!!!!! Xxxxx

    Hiya hun :)

    Am a lot better than I was yesterday thanks, still not good by a long way but I'll get there!!

    Can't wait to be normal again - or as normal as I ever am :p

    My sense of smell is way improving too which is brilliant :D or not where my dressing gown is concerned :eek:

    How's you? xxx

  • day 3 already! well done!

    I loved the freaky dreams. Mine were as good as films! only if I could write a book! Harry potter would be nothing! Id be like pow pow!

    Keep your mind strong Gem, sounds like this will defo be your last quit.

    If you need any advice on patches, im on step 2 so I might be able to help :D

    Keep on swimming swim swim swimming, yes im a natural blue. Sea monkey stole my money

    xx

  • day 3 already! well done!

    I loved the freaky dreams. Mine were as good as films! only if I could write a book! Harry potter would be nothing! Id be like pow pow!

    Keep your mind strong Gem, sounds like this will defo be your last quit.

    If you need any advice on patches, im on step 2 so I might be able to help :D

    Keep on swimming swim swim swimming, yes im a natural blue. Sea monkey stole my money

    xx

    Aww thanks hun, I'll probably need that 'cos I've never done the whole patch course before - got kind of side tracked last time :o

    Lol, know what you mean about the dreams - am amazed I had any energy after some of them :p

    *swims* xx

  • the trick is to remember to put them on. In my last attempts I used to forget to put them on for a few days and BAM!

    I have got my OH to remind me every day. He has an alarm set on his phone and makes me put them on.

    I get really mooey if I forget them :p

  • the trick is to remember to put them on. In my last attempts I used to forget to put them on for a few days and BAM!

    I have got my OH to remind me every day. He has an alarm set on his phone and makes me put them on.

    I get really mooey if I forget them :p

    Oooh I bet!! It's not a nice feeling is it?

    So far, know it's only Day 3, I've put the patch on my bedisde table, with a pair of scissors so I can stick it on when I wake up - and Kat made me put together a kit for my car and for work too so hopefully I should be safe!! :)

    Last thing i want to do is end up going round the loop :eek:

  • pain in the butt that you need scissors to open them! I have used all sorts to open my patches in the morning when I cant find the scissors D:

    Yep its good to have a healthy supply about the place. which reminds me, I need to replace the one i used in my bag.

    Thanks Gem! lol

  • pain in the butt that you need scissors to open them! I have used all sorts to open my patches in the morning when I cant find the scissors D:

    Yep its good to have a healthy supply about the place. which reminds me, I need to replace the one i used in my bag.

    Thanks Gem! lol

    Oh heck yes!!

    First time i tried ripping them, noooo go and not good when you're starting to crave!!

    Just got to get out of the routine of wake up and smoke and get into the one of wake up and stick :p

    OOh and yes, got to be careful :)

  • Hope you enjoy the rest of your smoke free day :D im off now

    xx

  • Hope you enjoy the rest of your smoke free day :D im off now

    xx

    Thanks hun, you too!! xx

  • will catch you once I'm home and fed sweets, well done for getting through another day, you're doing great hon :D

    See you later :)

    Hope you have something lovely for your tea

    Ooh and thanks, with you guys to support me it's a lot easier than going it alone xxx

  • Keep catching a whiff of my ashtray - always carried a pouch around so I didn't get done for dropping fag ends when i was out and about and am keeping it as a crave buster - and ewwwwwwww

    I didn't smell like that did I? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

  • 227,000+ seconds and counting :D

  • 227,000+ seconds and counting :D

    WOW!! THat sounds soooooo long :D : D

    It's also 79 fags :eek::eek: and 712mg of tar :eek::eek:

    That's a scary thought

  • ...and what? 30-odd quid?

    (I was a rollie man, so don't know the price of 20)

  • ...and what? 30-odd quid?

    (I was a rollie man, so don't know the price of 20)

    Yep about that

    Was paying £16.50 for 40 Marlboro Lights - stupid money wasn't it?

  • Yep about that

    Was paying £16.50 for 40 Marlboro Lights - stupid money wasn't it?

    Blimey, they were £2.40 a pack when I used to smoke 'em :eek:

    How ancient am I??

  • Blimey, they were £2.40 when I used to smoke 'em :eek:

    How ancient am I??

    Lol, they have gone up a hell of a lot!!

    Used to pay about £3 for 20 fags back when I started

  • Yep about that

    Was paying £16.50 for 40 Marlboro Lights - stupid money wasn't it?

    OMG. Gemma think of all the lovely things you can treat yourself with,new shoes handbags a whole summer wardrobe....:D

    I smoked roll ups cos I used to smoke half a nd throw it so when they got to £8 I just couldn't. Pay it...cost me about £3 a day.....still mounts up :)but it's health now and not money that's pushing me on.

    Your young,don't waste years smoking and quitting like me..do it before any real damage happens.....good luck for day4 I'm sure it will get easier for you now.

  • OMG. Gemma think of all the lovely things you can treat yourself with,new shoes handbags a whole summer wardrobe....:D

    Oooh yes!!

    And I'm a total shopaholic sooooooo :D :D

    One of the things that really stung after I failed my last quit was how little money I had left over for nice things - fags stole that from me.

    I smoked roll ups cos I used to smoke half a nd throw it so when they got to £8 I just couldn't. Pay it...cost me about £3 a day.....still mounts up :)but it's health now and not money that's pushing me on.

    Your young,don't waste years smoking and quitting like me..do it before any real damage happens.....good luck for day4 I'm sure it will get easier for you now.

    It really is silly money isn't it?

    Especially for something that is nasty and bad for us!!

    Oooh and yes this will be my last quit - every time I've done it, it's got harder so no way will I botch this quit up!!

    And you're doing flipping fab too :D

  • Well done Gemma :D

    You mentioned smell which reminded me of something I did lol. On day one I kept smelling cigarette smoke everywhere so went on a washing frenzy and even went out and bought new bedding lol. I never did smoke in my bedroom but clearly the smell on me was enough. I also ended up sat in the bath at 5am one morning haha. Bonkers maybe but it worked, the smell was driving me insane :D

  • Well done Gemma :D

    You mentioned smell which reminded me of something I did lol. On day one I kept smelling cigarette smoke everywhere so went on a washing frenzy and even went out and bought new bedding lol. I never did smoke in my bedroom but clearly the smell on me was enough. I also ended up sat in the bath at 5am one morning haha. Bonkers maybe but it worked, the smell was driving me insane :D

    Thanks!!

    Lol, it's strange isn't it, we go from not noticing the smell much if at all (could only smell it when I'd just had one) to finding it everywhere!!

    It doesn't half cling though :eek:

    But now, nothing will smell faggy, no way 'cos we don't smoke :D :D

  • Yep we smell good!!! :D

  • Yep we smell good!!! :D

    We smell flipping fab!! :D :D

    We're richer, look better, smell better, breathe better - what's not to love :cool::cool::cool:

  • We smell flipping fab!! :D :D

    We're richer, look better, smell better, breathe better - what's not to love :cool::cool::cool:

    The fact you don't know the difference between a mammal and a fish, perhaps????

    J/k

    All hail the nicer smelling us's :D

    Closing in on day 4 there, G-Lo.

  • The fact you don't know the difference between a mammal and a fish, perhaps????

    J/k

    All hail the nicer smelling us's :D

    Closing in on day 4 there, G-Lo.

    Lol, well I can't have beauty *and* brains can I? :p :p

    YAY bring it on Day 4!!

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