Day 8 and struggling

Hi all day 8 for me but struggling this morning. Have been awake since 5am. Really have a bad craving today which is the first since I quit. Think maybe didn't use enough NRT yesterday trying to cut it back so I could sleep better. Obviously that didn't work all I have done has been to put more pressure on myself. Okay rant over need to take it one day at a time. :(

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  • Hey Magsff, don't let it get you down, you've done brilliantly to get this far. You'll soon be in double figures and on your way to being free. Keep your chin up, go and treat yourself and stay strong, you can and will do this!

    Hang in there kiddo :D

  • Awww Mags....sorry to read your having a tough day today...its does get easier I promise.

    Keep strong, and remember your reason for your quit and all the benefits that come with it :D

    Plus, Ice cream tastes sooooooo much better as a non-smoker ;):D

  • Hi Mags,

    Doesn't help when you've had a couple of bad nights. Poor you.

    I know you know this, but you'd feel a damn sight worse if you smoked. Not only would you hate youself but fags always tasted even more foul than usual on the back of not enough sleep.

    Can you take some time off today and maybe catch up on some of the sleep you missed?

    Hope you feel better later :)

  • Hi all day 8 for me but struggling this morning. Have been awake since 5am. Really have a bad craving today which is the first since I quit. Think maybe didn't use enough NRT yesterday trying to cut it back so I could sleep better. Obviously that didn't work all I have done has been to put more pressure on myself. Okay rant over need to take it one day at a time. :(

    Oh I'm sorry you're having a tough time!!

    Day 8 was a total mare for me too, but it is a lot better even a couple of days later!!

    Don't stress too much about reducing NRT yet, it's early days and you're still adjusting to not smoking and using the NRT :)

    Maybe try some aromatherapy stuff for your sleeping (works now you can smell!!) and a boring book :p

    It will get better, honest

  • Thanks everyone feeling better now have out at the shops and have spent some money.:)

  • Thanks everyone feeling better now have out at the shops and have spent some money.:)

    Oooh fab, you basically got free stuff if you used your fag money :D :D

    Glad you're feeling better :)

  • Nothing better than a little spoil for yourself, and you deserve it too! :)

    Glad your feeling better Magsff

  • Thanks everyone feeling better now have out at the shops and have spent some money.:)

    Great to hear! Being a bloke, I don't quite understand the whole buysexual thing, lol...but glad it helps!

    :D

  • Good to hear a bit of retail therapy did the trick :)

    Some days are really hard, there is no getting away from it, but... if you survive them the next time is easier.

    Bit by bit, day by day, you are doing great, lots of love xxxxx

  • Hope your day went ok, just need to take it hour by hour when things are tough....tomorrow is a new day, almost into double figures :D

  • Hi don't worry yourself about patches etc, iv been stopped 27 weeks and today is my first day without a patch! Iv made it though 24 hours and I'm fine, but I reduced over the 27 weeks. Most recently chopping the smallest patch in half as told to by my GP Nurse. It worked for me may not for everyone but everyone is different, don't worry about using patches etc as its not a race :)

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