Hi guys, today is my last day of smoking. I am terrified!!!!!!!!!!!! Please support me in any way you can. I am doing it cold turkey.
Huge welcome to our community Chainy, congratulations on making the best decision of your life to stop smoking. I too stopped cold turkey over 2 and a half years ago and like you was terrified but I PROMISE, you will never ever regret stopping
Before you head to sleep tonight, you will awake to your first day as an ex smoker, how great will that feel
Below is a link to some helpful pinned posts worth a read if not already done so, knowledge is vital on what to expect:
Make sure to get rid of all smoking related stuff, drink loads and loads of water, lots of fruit and vegetables, keep as busy as possible, bit of exercise daily and above all stay close to us, we all started off in day 1 and are here to help you in whatever way we can
How is things going now Chainy ?
I had a bad day, was very moody but now I feel much better and not that horrible craving. Thank you
Great to read an update from you Chainy - nearly at your first big milestone of 1 week, hope you have a wee treat lined up for it...
1 week today Chainy - how is things now?
Hi Chainy. I am on day 3 cold turkey. You can do this!
Welcome Cori3400 and congratulations on day 3, well done! By the end of today, the nicotine will be out of your system and the mental battle will begin as your body and mind start its gradual rewire, repair and recovery. We look forward to reading your progress
How is day 4 going Cori3400 ?
Hi Cori I am also on day 3. How are you doing. This cold turkey thing is better. I previously tried with all sorts of pills, patches and gum. No good. We can do this
Welcome Chainy. The pinned posts are very helpful as is Roisin's other advice. At the beginning I think it's best to take it one day, or one hour at a time. Just keep yourself from smoking "now", and not that you can't smoke for the next 20 years. Eventually you won't want to and will wonder why you did.
Hello chainy! Congrats I'm pretty new myself and not doing it cold turkey but I am here to give my ear if you need to vent or be angry and I can say this a wonderful group of people who are so supportive and knowledgeable, having been through this themselves . No one judges you . I'm wishing you well and look forward to seeing more posts from you
Chainy...welcome and congratulations because by this time you are 9 hours smoke free and hope you are feeling good...It is the beginning of an amazing journey of rediscovering yourself and life the way it should be....
It is physical, emotional and physiological ....Physical is the "easiest" part ...the emotional comes and goes...The physiological part is the knacker...This is where your brain must be rewired back to normal because Nicotine changed the wiring initially...
Stay strong and how difficult it seems in the beginning the end reward is million times worth it..!
Thank you, I do apprieciate
You can do this Chainy. Focus on the positives [should be easy as there are tons of positives from quitting smoking]. You can do it
Welcome ashwingr8 - have you stopped smoking? Perhaps create a new introductory post sharing your story....
Will do Roisin.
Hello Chainey, hope today is going well and not as bad as you expected? I think the thought of giving up is sometimes the hardest thing to get over. It's always very easy to put it off so good for you for going for it!
One day at a time!! The thought of never smoking again terrified me so I could only do it in small stages.
I will not smoke today was my mantra and every day I was so proud that I did it. 1 day,1week,1month 1 year every day was and is a major achievement!! I smoked for 25 years a pack a day (and some) and today is my 2 year anniversary 😁😁 this is the best thing you can do for yourself!!
Stay strong we are all here for you😁😁
The commitment to quit is extremely necessary. You have to want it more than you don't. Best of luck to you🚭🔡 Jeff
Hello and welcome!
Do not be terrified. There really is nothing to fear. The truth is, you can pretty much do anything you put your mind to, and this is no different. As long as you are determined, you'll be OK.
The best type of quit is an educated one; read the pinned posts on here and then head to WhyQuit.com and find out as much information about addiction as you can.
You can do this.
If you need support, post as often as you need to.
Bring on tomorrow!
Welcome Chainy ..we all remember those anxious moments at the beginning of this journey .
After been smokefree for 9 months already I understand it’s all a process that you have to take day by day ..and after a short period once you are out of the physical addiction it really gets super easy .
One of my tips to control those urges is to distract your mind into something you like .
Another one is to breath deep for at least 3 minutes then get busy with something .
Repeat it as many times you need it ...it’s also a good exercise for your new lungs
Best of luck ..
am very pleased that i have made it past the 1st week and am onto the 2nd week!! So pleased!
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