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Struggling Day2 Cold Turkey

GazzabSA
GazzabSA50 Days Smoke Free

Well this is actually day 2 - and I am finding it very HARD,

I have been smoking since i was 16 - I am 49 turning 50 in January

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KathieO
KathieO100 Days Smoke Free

Yes quitting is hard. I did not quit cold turkey but there are several members that have quit cold turkey. Keep in touch and stay strong 💪🏻

GazzabSA
GazzabSA50 Days Smoke Free in reply to KathieO

Hi KathieO,

Thanks for the kind words , the start of Day 3 now , and some how today seems a little better

gggg123
gggg1237 Years Smoke Free

You will find it hard because it is. I smoked from 14 to 43 and stopped cold turkey. I too found it very hard, there is also no perfect time to stop. It is going to be hard, you're addicted to a substance called nicotine which is highly addictive.

Good luck ......

Quit4Money
Quit4Money1 Year Smoke Free

Hey Gazzab; congrats on quitting smoking. Day two is naturally difficult since it's so early. Try to distract yourself as much as you can by keeping busy or training your mind to think on different things. Just acknowledge the feeling, embrace that it's going to be tough the first few weeks, and be kind to yourself. And keep asking yourself ... why did you decide to quit? Keep thinking on the reason. You can do this.

GazzabSA
GazzabSA50 Days Smoke Free in reply to Quit4Money

Thanks soo much!

This is the start of day 3 , lets see how i do :)

CocoaXChange
CocoaXChangeValued Contributor

Welcome Gazzab. It is hard, but it is worth it. If you stick with it, you will realize. Read some of the pinned posts to deal with the change.

GazzabSA
GazzabSA50 Days Smoke Free in reply to CocoaXChange

Will do!

Thanks for the advice!

Hello Gazzab, something that help me the first days was the Linden blossom tea, it helps you calm down the cravings and also help with the anxiety of the first days.

It is just a little bit helpful considering all the things you will go through these days, but everything that helps counts as long as you stay puff free.

Good luck my friend,

Daniel

GazzabSA
GazzabSA50 Days Smoke Free in reply to aldebaran21

Will definitely check if we have it in south Africa, for some reason a have a HUGE headache since quitting.

2217
2217100 Days Smoke Free

Day 2, well you are doing great! Keep it up and once the nicotine is out of your body, probably another couple of days you are on your way, promise.

It's a nasty habit but you can do this take one day at a time, I used loilli pops it helped alot

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