Nicotine free for 31 days...depressed
I have been nicotine free for 31 days. I used to smoke around 17 a day for the past 40 years. I associate smoking with everything. I feel depressed and lacking. I just hope that normality comes soon. It is very lonely.
Welcome Julie_Trying , the loneliness and sadness/depression is perfectly normal and should be only short term as your mind adjusts to no longer getting nicotine. A trip to your local health food shop for some herbal supplements to help deal with this is worth a try. Stay close to us and post often as it is great to help with the loneliness as we are all going through the same thing 🚭
Thank you, means a lot
Quitting smoking can indeed be a very lonely experience. Try to remember that everything you did as a smoker, you can do as a non-smoker. It's a learning curve. You absolutely will start to do things and not associate them with smoking.
Also, you are not alone. 🙂
The grief we feel loosing a part of us is real. We mold ourselves around cigarettes and when we stop smoking it makes us feel a little empty. Stay positive with your new chapter in your life. It really will get better. 😊
31 days is great work. I am not much further ahead of you and there have definitely been some very "meh" times in the last few weeks. Congratulations on your journey so far. The "meh" will pass!
I am just over a month smoke free. Last night I wanted to cave. Seriously. I felt like sitting outside with a glass of wine and a smoke, and it's like nothing compared to that. I missed my friend the cig so much, it was miserable. Woke up this morning and so glad I never caved, but wow, it's been so long and those sneaky pangs are miserable. Feeling much better 2day, but not as secure as I felt before. A liiiiitttle bit wobbly.
I hope you go the distance and come through it into a confident no crave non smoker. I am hanging in there, in a miserable fashion though I know after this amount of time it is not physical, so I tell myself 'no' I am nolonger addicted. This depression though is really getting to me.
Hey Julie_Trying - definitely try getting some herbal supplements and vitamins to help with this as suggested previously, vitamin B complex and vitamin D can help - avoid caffeine and alcohol if not already doing so..... things will improve soon, I promise, post anytime, here for you
If you want to stop smoking then do just that no matter WHAT !!. As time passes it changes and each day you feel the craving a little less till you get to a day that you do not crave at all no matter what the situation.
Thankyou for the encouragement
50 days smoke free now Julie_Trying - how are you getting on?
Hi Roisin01, I am still nicotine free though have insomnia, cravings, tiredness, feeling disconnected and still depressed. I sound like a sad sack which isnt normally like me. Hoping that by three months things will settle down. Thanks for asking.
Hey Julie_Trying - have you tried some herbal/vitamin supplements I suggested previously? Also, cut out on caffeine, alcohol and drink plenty of water until things settle down. These feelings are normal, keep taking one day at a time and stay close to us - here for you
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