No Smoking Day

SOS!!!

Hi everyone

So I am 9 days Smokefree and I am really struggling :-( day 7 was the worst I was so moody and agitated with everything!! That I sent myself to bed early haha.

Yesterday was a little better but today I’m back to feeling like crap! It’s my non working day on Wednesdays so I am taking my daughter swimming later. But other than cleaning the house from top to bottom (it is now spotless) I am really struggling to keep my mind occupied and really craving a cig!

I quit smoking before having my daughter and stupidly had a puff after she was born and that was it! I quit cold turkey last time and cannot remember it being this hard!!! I am using patches.

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Hi Moomin, I'm fairly newly quit myself but understand what you're going through and it's tough. You could try reading the pinned posts, there is stuff in there about how to deal with cravings and it will keep you occupied, and just hang in there please and don't light up, some more experienced posters will be along soon I'm sure, just hang in there :)

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I had day like that a few days ago, couldn't shake it off, but next day it was gone - just have to stay focused and get through today, it's doable even if it doesn't seem like it - just keep on pushing through.

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Chinnup is right; if you get through it there’s every chance tomorrow will be much better. Do anything you can to stay occupied. Go out for a walk, do some internet shopping if you can’t get out, eat yourself out of house and home if it helps. It has happened to us all and it’s horrible but it will pass even though it probably doesn’t feel like it at the minute!

Sorry for short reply but I’m at work (don’t tell my boss) 😀

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hi Moomin1984

first take a few deep breaths,

you say your daughter is swimming soon,go early,go for a walk,

go to park or do something in garden.

you find something to do to keep your mind busy,

you are stronger than you think,you can do this

you are doing great,

take care 😊

keep kicking 😎

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Hey moomin1987, I would just like to say you are not alone. I'm only on day 5 but I am definitely twitchy and craving right there with you. I used an e-cig on my first three day but yesterday I was plugging on through just fine so I left it be. Today however, I'm struggling. A big congrats to you on 9 days and a big deep breath to help you calm down

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You will have good and bad days. But it doesnt make it any easier when you are going thru it. I used patches years ago and my quit nurse said to me sometimes you need to work out is it a belly crave or a thought. If its the former it doesnt hurt to have lozenges or gum on standby just for a extra hit of nictoine to get you thru the day. Only one or two as you dont want to overdose on nicotine. Its like when you smoked you might smoke more one day than another. Just a thought.

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Stick to it Moomin, it is so worth it. If you quit while you were expecting last time, it may just seem to have been easier.

In general accomplishments once complete, always seem simpler :)

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Thank you everyone for your encouraging messages! I went for a hour long walk with the baby and then swimming after and I am feeling so much better for it now :-)

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Wahey! Well done Moomin.

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Oh just in from work, so only just seen this post.

I’m so pleased your feeling a little comfier, for every nasty, attack on you from mr nico, remember the weaker he becomes, and yes indeed this sounded a horrid few hours, but you’ve pushed on, and shown mr nico who’s boss, oh yes that will be you, be proud you managed to hold tight..

Post and read often, in difficult or good times. 9 days so magical, into week two, huge well done from me.

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Huge welcome to our community Moomin1984 and congratulations on 9 days smoke free!

I too done up my first post here on Day 8 as was pulling my hair out, that was over 2 years ago and here to tell the tale ;)

What you are going through now and experiencing is perfectly normal as you are in the thick of the mental and physical battle (as still getting nicotine from the patches, but excellent it is not from a cigarette) as your mind and body is now working extremely hard to re-wire, repair and recover. For every day that passes smoke free, the stronger you will become, lots of ice cold water, deep breathing, fruit and veg and bit of exercise in the fresh air to clear the head. Also be kind to yourself for the next few weeks as you are achieving something remarkable and very tough to be smoke free...

Below is a link to some helpful pinned posts worth a read if not already done so:

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

I hope you are ok now and the day has got better, please stay close to us and post often, we are here to help....

PS Your bright new shiny badge is on its way :)

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How is things now Moomin1984 ?

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So far so good! As long as I stay busy and put a patch on as soon as I wake up it is manageable! I can’t sleep with the patches on as I cannot sleep and have horrible nightmares. 2 weeks smokefree today :-)

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Ah huge well done Moomin1984 on 2 weeks smoke free!

The sleep disruption is one of the most common nicotine withdrawals so likely you would have the trouble sleeping even if not on the patches - you will have to ride it out but it will improve and settle down soon - try a bath and deep breathing to relax the mind, keep up the great work :)

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Hows things now Moomin1984 ?

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Hi Roisin. Well I did it a whole MONTH without smoking 😃

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