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Day 7

Hi I'm new and this is day 7 no smoking!!

Not feeling that good in fact feeling very low . I thought once you got to week 3 things improve but reading all the posts people are reporting they still are struggling even 52 weeks after quitting. This is not very encouraging... Seems from other posts it doesn't get any easier 

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Hello and a huge big welcome to the forum

Day seven is just marvellous,  I can truly and honestly say it does indeed get better and better, the longer you quit.  Of course without exception,  you may experience some kind of withdrawal, could just be a little headache, or a few restless nights, but all these symptoms do pass.

Just to add it's a bit like being on the beach, at times particularly in the early stages, huge waves come over us,the temptation is oh so strong, but great news, those huge waves become calmer and calmer, until you don't notice them at all.

 It's all quite normal to feel a bit in the dumps, you've given up something that was a crutch in life, but your body certainly doesn't need nicotine, these feelings will pass.

Please please keep posting and reading, it will help.

Ps doing fantastic.

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Yes this is the hardest thing I've ever done 😞 But I MUST win and  quit this awful smelly habit.

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Welcome to the group, believe me it does get easier but there are some days that are hard.....but you can get through this.....you're right you will win this quit.....

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hi.

and welcome to our family

I'm a bit confused 😖 are you 7 days or 3 weeks.

if your 7 days it's very early to see improvement.

if its 3 weeks you should be feeling stronger.smell better.taste better.

you can find loads of advice here.its done me and hundreds others good.a great tool to stoping smoking.

you take care 😊

keep kicking 😎

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Yes I agree this is a great site so glad I stumbled on it whilst having a @i can sleep" which is so unlike me I'm one of those people that never have trouble sleeping or at least I was 😩

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It does get easier - honestly!

I'm at almost four months and I still get the odd day, or situation, where I feel like I want to smoke, but it's MUCH easier to shrug off. I think most of us are the same. We spent so long smoking that it became a way of life so thoughts of it are bound to linger for a long time.

What you're going through now is the real struggle. I went through the whole range of emotions in the first two weeks - anger, misery, elation...the lot!

If you keep going the bad days will get fewer and further between, and you will learn how to cope with them better when they do crop up. There's no time limit on it, everyone is different.

Anyway...welcome to the forum! Post as much as you want and people here will try to help.

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Thank for the post ... It helps to talk . I'm surrounded by non smokers who have no idea how hard this is. Also not sleeping it's 4am here been awake all night .😩

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where is here.is it Australia.

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Yes Australia 😊

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my niece and my beautiful nephews moved over to Brisbane a few years ago.dont know which is / was hardest

stoping smoking or loosing my boys.anyway

take care😊

keep kicking 😎

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Great! Glad to have you here. I'm from Newcastle (UK) and Lizzy's from Leeds but don't hold that against us :-)

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hay up lad

funny ha ha

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Ummm n'castle & Leeds .... Well least Leeds has THE greatest football team as far as football goes( I am a rugby union person really) ha ha

But all said I live in OZ (Australia that is) but I'm from Nottingham UK 

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not sure about that ha

Leeds lass ha ha

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Oh no! 4AM?!! Where are you? Australia?

I know a lot of people suffer with insomnia in the first stages so I hope someone here can help. I sleep like a log I'm afraid so I'm no good for advice.

I hope we can help and also hope you manage to get some sleep soon.

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Hey Empresschocky , huge welcome to you down under!   Greetings from Ireland!

Whohoo! 1 week smoke free! Congratulations, that is a huge milestone and your 1 week badge is on its way....

I am over 7 months smoke free doing it cold turkey and never looked back.   It has been a roller coaster of a journey but I am now at the best in my quit.   The mental battle is ongoing but gets easier and easier as time passes by.   I promise you, it will be all worth it.   It takes time for the body and brain to re-wire after polluting it with thousands of chemicals and nicotine.    

The lack of sleep is a common withdrawal and will pass soon, if you want something worthwhile to do (or perhaps put you to sleep!), read up as much as possible on what is happening both mentally and physically when we quit.  

Drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine and sugary foods as contribute to cravings.   Get a bit of exercise daily.   Keep busy and above all believe in yourself and embrace the quit, it is after all the best thing you will ever achieve!

Look forward to reading your progress...wishing you success and strength!

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Empresschocky, welcome. All of the advice from the guys above is really good. First period is very tough and you have done brilliantly to get this far. Bit by bit it will get easier although as everyone has said there will also be days which are tough - albeit they will become less and less frequent. Where abouts in Australia are you?

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I live in adelaide which is in south Australia but currently in cairns Queensland for two weeks

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Hi and welcome.  Absolutely the first seven days are the worst it does and will get easier.  I'm 48 days quit now and well over the worst of withdrawal symptoms.  the mental battle is ongoing but each day that passes these are getting less and less.  Keep posting you will get loads of support on here 

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This is good to know😊😊😊 might just go for a swim take my money Nd off it all 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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How's it going today Empresschocky? Getting any easier?

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Eating lots of jaccobs cream crackers called Sao biscuits here in OZ ha ha 

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Tuck in! Eat what you want if it gets you through. If you put on weight you can lose it when you're more settled in your quit.

I'm currently on a diet after putting on a stone in three months.

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Agree I work out 4 days a week and bike ride 

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Hey Empresschocky , thats funny you mentioning jacobs cream crackers as they are in the headlines this morning here in Ireland about loosing their taste and not being made like they used to be, too crunchy and the creaminess is gone from them!

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😱Well the old saying " they're gone cream crackers" ha ha or as it's often shortened to "they're Jacobs" hee hee

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Hi Empresschocky 

Good for you one week smoke free!  I'm 44 days quit today yay me!

I also had been having a hard time sleeping. I was advised to start taking magnesium at night. It is a natural calming supplement.  The product I use is made by Natural Vitality called Natural Calm, a powder you devolve in water raspberry/lemon flavor.  Also melatonin is helpful. I live in USA but I'm sure you could find these products there. I have to be honest tho I had a hard time sleeping before I quit but quitting made it worse. I really feel sleeping helps our bodies heal and be able to deal with stress and staying smoke free. Use whatever you can to help you sleep. Nothing like a good nights sleep! 

Stay strong and focus on how powerful you feel! The cigs don't have that power over you anymore!!!

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Thanks kiddo ... So so true. 😊

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Hey Empress, how are you doing?

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Good still on track but the big question is how I will do once back at work next week . So many people smoke at my work, so that will be the big test ha ha . 

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