Extreme Fatigue...Day 20

Ive been very tired the last few weeks but yesterday and today are unbearable. When I awoke at 10! I was still very tired, like couldn't get out of bed or open my eyes tired then I napped at Noon until 330pm and got ip and showered and finally felt slightly better. I have a 2 year old and a full time job and this fatigue is very much so effecting both. I need advice!!! If I fail at quitting, I know this will be the reason. Also, the irritability is starting to show its ugly face as well. Eeeeekkk, im really starting to feel defeated. Help!

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  • I am the last person who can help really as I am an insomniac and struggling even more with sleep right now. It's funny how our quit hits us all in different ways. Are you going to bed at a reasonable time and having a full 7 hours?

  • Ive been very tired the last few weeks but yesterday and today are unbearable. When I awoke at 10! I was still very tired, like couldn't get out of bed or open my eyes tired then I napped at Noon until 330pm and got ip and showered and finally felt slightly better. I have a 2 year old and a full time job and this fatigue is very much so effecting both. I need advice!!! If I fail at quitting, I know this will be the reason. Also, the irritability is starting to show its ugly face as well. Eeeeekkk, im really starting to feel defeated. Help!

    Sorry to hear your struggling :( lack of sleep is hard and even worse when you have a little one to look after

    quite afew people suffer with not sleeping very well when they first quit and there are afew tips you could try to help like having a warm glass of milk before going to bed or taking a warm bath as well and make sure you are drinking plenty of water to help flush out the toxins

    it will get better the further long the quit journey you go

    as to the irritability that too will pass taking slow deep breathes and counting to 10 slowly and again make sure your drinking plenty of water through out the day may well help

    just keep in mind the reasons you are quitting have you wrote a list of reasons yet? its a list you can add to as you go on plus think of all the treats you can buy with all the money you are saving

    :)

    it will be so worth it and even though it may not seem like it atm

    it will get better

    onwards and upwards is the only way to go

  • Hi Holloway,

    A disrupted sleep pattern seems to be one of the commonest quit side-effects unfortunately. You either develop raging insomnia or fall asleep at the drop of a hat and feel exhausted all the time. I presume its our body chemistry readjusting but whatever it is, it does pass I promise. :)

    Just hang on in there because you'll get through it, really you will.

  • Poor you

    Hiya,

    I feel the same! Absolutely shattered and I'm a single mum with an 8 yr d. I have no motivation and as I'm self employed I am losing more money in business than saving in not smoking at the moment!

    Still, we must remind ourself why we are doing it and think of the children!

    Keep going ..... I'm trying sooo hard not to cave!!

    Xx

  • Hello, I read your post and 'nodded knowingly' I am coming towards the sixth month point of my cessation...(I never say 'quit' as i have only 'gained)

    I too, went through dreadful fatigue for the first 2 months, and this was a battle, as my job is extremely demanding, however, I can report that IT DOES SUBSIDE, I'm afraid its all about gritting your teeth and time will sort this out.

    I did change my diet, and have started drinking alot more bottled water to help the toxins flush through, remember your body is adjusting to a different way of life, your body is cleansing itself, you no longer get that 'rush' from cigerettes, you will adapt-and I can say, at this stage of my freedom-i have never felt so positive, so full of life and so confident as I do now.

    good look with your freedom fighting, you are all doing amazing xxx

  • Ive been very tired the last few weeks but yesterday and today are unbearable. When I awoke at 10! I was still very tired, like couldn't get out of bed or open my eyes tired then I napped at Noon until 330pm and got ip and showered and finally felt slightly better. I have a 2 year old and a full time job and this fatigue is very much so effecting both. I need advice!!! If I fail at quitting, I know this will be the reason. Also, the irritability is starting to show its ugly face as well. Eeeeekkk, im really starting to feel defeated. Help!

    Hope you're still with us!!

    It does knock your sleeping patterns for 6 and a lot of us feel tired in the early stages - but it does improve, it's just your body adjusting, and flushing out all the toxic c**p.

    Definitely don't lose your quit because of it - and don't let that be an excuse/reason to go back to the fags.

  • This kind of puts it all into perspective doesn't it Val, makes not smoking sound all lovely and normal, I like it

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