Day in hell, or not?

Ok on the 20 th of February I had my wisdom tooth extracted and the doctor suggested to not smoke for a week. I decided to give it a try and play with the idea to completely quit. I started from that same day using the patches and smoking three cigarettes per day. The first week was hell. I kept "playing" hoping that patches would help, but the desire was there constantly as day were passing. So finally I got it and on the 25th of march I completely quit. No patches, to cigarettes, nothing. On day one I almost passed out in a restaurant. Then dizzy and sleepy for the rest of the day and day two. Today I was exhausted the whole day, wandering in a foggy state...awful! Its so hard, but people around think Its not that bad and its me who is super sensitive etc. I try not to lose it and I know its enough that I know how hard it is, but at the same time I feel I get lousy support from the people around me. Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and that its nice to be able to talk to others about the quit journey!

I want to add that I am a man 37 years old, I smoked 25 100's a day for 16 years and now that I write this I feel so proud for not having smoke these three days.

12 Replies

  • Firstly a huge welcome from me, and WOW great to have you with us.

    Such a wonderful decision you have made to quit, I know re teeth I indeed had one removed next to my front tooth, all due to smoking, not good.

    Poor you it is indeed not easy to quit in those early stages, but I can say it doesn't stay that way. All what's happening s normal , it will subside, and three days nicotine free, means all the nasty nicotine is out your system.

    You won't regret quitting, your body will THANKYOU so much, post and read often, it helps

  • It does get easier Antonis, and it's so worth the effort. (Hello and welcome, by the way!)

    Keep reading and posting, Tracey's right, it helps :)

  • Great decision to quit, and also a great decision to join the forum for support!

    If you ever have a crave and feel your resolve weaken, if you ever think a cigarette will take the crave away and solve everything, never forget it was cigarettes which made you feel like that in the first place.

    Smoking doesn't solve the problem, it causes the problem!

  • ^^^ egg is quite right, welcome to the forum it's great to have you here, read lots and post often :) xx

  • Thank you so much! I feel like in a tunnel digging my only way forward to the light. If I smoke now I feel Im back in day one. Its good to know from survivors that this martyrdom of cravings comes to an end as long as one stays clear from nicotine. Thank you again so much for support. It means so much!

  • Welcome and keep it going...if you keep reading, you will soon find out that we are all doing the same here, we all want the same, so you are with friends :) Use the forum and stick to it, focus on going past 21 days...that's how long it takes to break the habit.

    XXX good luck!!!! M,

  • Antonis,

    You're doing great! Try to sip a juice throughout the entire day for a week or two. This will help stabilize your blood sugar levels which usually drops quickly if you quit CT. This is probably what caused you to almost pass out, too!

  • Hello and welcome. You really are over the worst all nicotine is out of your system after 3 days. The cravings will get less. Your in the right place here were all here to cheer you on.

  • Thank you all! Ill meet you in the next room!

  • Good evening antonis, welcome to the forum and congratulations.

    Congratulations on making the smartest decision of your life. No one has said it is easy, and from what you have written it seems that your blood sugar levels are like a yoyo. I would recommend seeing your doctor for some advice. It seems that you have had one mega long habit, and trying to break that is making your body go weird as it is so used to having all of tthese chemicals inside it. Stick it out, it is so worth it in the end. You will find how quickly your body will adjust. Not to say there will be some big tests along the way, but if you have a strong will, the determination to beat this, and you use this forum to help you through then you will be well placed to better yourself like you have never felt! :)

  • Hi and welcome, all of the above advice is excellent all I can add is remember the old saying "just breath, smile and these negative feelings too shall pass" :)

  • How are you doing today? The thought of going through the first few days is what kept me off cigarettes for ever! All the best for today :)

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