Day 8 and in a new room

Hi all hope you are all good with your quits

Not too good today, had stupid thoughts this morning that I could have one just to make me feel better. I know this is rubbish.

Feel that I could cope if I knew that one day these feelings would all go away. Have read loads of posts and no one seems to still feel like this to one year and I would be prepared to feel like this for a year if I knew it would be gone them.

Also bit worried that patch steps down at six weeks so how worse does it feel then also suck like crazy on about four or five lozenges a day.

I guess I just want to feel like the old me but without the fags.

Ok morning rant over.

I will not smoke today xxxxxx

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  • Good on you Gilly- a brand new room, how fab is that? :D You're doing brilliantly.

    You're not ranting. I really identified with your post as I remember feeling exactly like that not so very long ago. Every quit is different of course, but my personal experience was that those feelings eased off almost without me noticing. I shall be starting my third calendar month this time next week and I can tell you that whilst I still have cravings, they're far less frequent (probably only once or twice a week) and far more manageable (they are much less intense).

    Like you, I was using patches and mini lozenges. I stopped using the patches after the first three weeks (mainly because they kept falling off anyway) and apart from feeling vaguely twitchy for the first day I had no other side effects. I used the lozenges for a further week and gradually tailed them off but I still carry them with me just in case. Just go with what feels right for you because everyone is different and had I felt it wasn't time I would have stuck with both the patches and lozenges for dear life.

    You should be really, really proud of what you have achieved. Just keep telling yourself it will get easier and easier with every day that passes (because despite the odd wobble it will- promise!:))

  • Thanks for that skid

    Really awful when you think that you are always going to feel this way and so good when people let you know they have felt the same it really reassures me

    Have a good day xxxxx

  • Hi all hope you are all good with your quits

    Not too good today, had stupid thoughts this morning that I could have one just to make me feel better. I know this is rubbish.

    Feel that I could cope if I knew that one day these feelings would all go away. Have read loads of posts and no one seems to still feel like this to one year and I would be prepared to feel like this for a year if I knew it would be gone them.

    Hiya :) You're doing so well, it's fab you've stuck with it when it's felt properly pants for you. That shows how much you want to break the habit :D

    I've had 2 long quits before - one 18 months and one nearly 11, and on the 18 month one I hardly thought about smoking at all - made a massive mistake in thinking i could be a social smoker though and ended up smoking more than i had before. That's why it has to be Not One Puff Ever!! Ooh and I wasn't craving by the way - am basically a teenage girl in a woman's body so I did it to stick my fingers up :eek:

    The thing that's so fab about this place is that you can see people who have been quit for months, even years and they are so happy to be quit, they're calmer, happier, healthier, wealthier - there is *nothing* good about smoking!!

    Also bit worried that patch steps down at six weeks so how worse does it feel then also suck like crazy on about four or five lozenges a day.

    Don't stress that too much, definitely not yet - if you don't feel ready in 5 weeks time you can stretch it out a bit :)

    But the lower level patches are the same thing, just smaller, soooo what a lot of people do is keep the step 1s but snip a bit off so you don't notice the bump :)

    And you can always have an extra lozenge if you feel pooey!!

    I guess I just want to feel like the old me but without the fags.

    And you will be, only better - promise :)

    xxx

  • Hi Gilly, I stopped using Champix but for the first month my every waking thought was about cigs - even some sleeping ones! Then, gradually, I was going longer and longer without wanting one. I did get a little bit nervous when I was finishing the course of tablets (about 3 months) as some of my friends had a Champix meltdown, luckily I was fine! About 4-5 months in I realised "that" taste at the back of the tongue (you know the one, that mints, lozenges, liquid just doesn't seem to reach!) had disappeared completely and I no longer needed a constant stream of gum and sweets on the go. At around 5 months I would go whole days without even thinking of a cig, and when I did it was just that, a thought, not a craving! At six months I wouldn't say I'm out of the woods but I feel like I am, any thoughts are just swatted away like an annoying fly. Every one of us is different, but if you read some of the longer time members earlier threads, you will see most of us all felt like poo, we got through the first couple of weeks like absolute zombies with concentration levels of the average two year old and tempers of rattlesnakes regardless of what method we used to quit. You are unique and your experience will be different to everyone else's, but what I personally would advise is to enjoy your quit, embrace the benefits and learn from the bad bits, every time you hold your own through a bad day makes the next one easier as you are stronger. As Kat says, you couldn't offer enough money to get me to go through those early days again, keep up the brilliant work, it really does get easier ;)

  • Hi Gilly, your post made me go ahhhh, I know exactly how you feel. It DOES get easier, and you will feel like your old self, but it can't be measured in days, as we are all different. One thing is for sure the more you can bat away those feelings that you had this morning, the stronger you will get and the weaker those feelings will become.

    You are doing all the right things and you must come on here and post when you feel like that, as there is always someone who will help you.

    The posts above are excellent in the advice and support they give, there are some great people on here who will be more than willing to help you.:)

  • Thanks all hearing all the good solid advice.on here is what keeps me going at the moment wouldn't have done it without you.

    May seem crazy but when I have bad craves I read a few posts on here and it helps.

    Feel that at the moment I am just taking but know I will give back later in my quit xxxx

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