One month & 6 days smoke free

Hey i saw this and said I'd love to get some help from here I am 27 and I'm a mommy and wife.. I stopped cold turkey I didn't have a problem with it at first then days kept going and I started hurting and not feeling good and I couldn't find anyone to help or as been through it so I battled it by myself which was hard. My doc did do x rays and blood work both was clear thank goodness. . I want to have energy and get back into family things sometimes I want to smoke again just so I'd feel better but I fight it I've to many who depends.. The problem I have now is I feel tired and stay nauseated but what hurts is when I breathe deep I've this sharp pain still on left side so I try not to breathe deep alot .. could anyone help me out? Thank you so very much ..:)

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  • Hi Jessi6 and a big warm welcome to quit support :) :)

    Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking :) :) and having a little one is certainly the best reason why not smoke any more :) :)

    Sorry to hear that you struggling at the moment, but Jessi, I promise you - It will get better and because you are still young, you can reverse any damage that may have been caused from your smoking :) :)

    Take a read of some of the info under the topic headings as I am sure you will find this helpful on what to expect and what is appears to be quite normal processes :) :)

    Often people quitting smoke experience a sense of loss and feel quite down and out - This doesn't last for long at all. In my own experience, most symptoms of the body adjusting to being smoke free only lasts about 4 to 6 weeks :) :)

    Quitting cold turkey is also harder as you have to deal with all the physical and psychological withdrawals but there are quite a few of us on here that has quit cold turkey :) :)

    We have a wee mantra that we use NOPE Not One Puff Ever this too has helped many of us..

    I wonder for you Jessi if it is worth your reading Allen Carrs Easy way to quit smoking which if you google it, is is free as a pdf that you can download. Why I suggest this is that even though it is not the best written book, it does however, challenge the way that you view smoking :) :)

    We do have a great quit support family here too and you will find they are willing to offer you support on your quit journey :) :)

    Can you let me know your official quit date so i can add you to our wall of winners and make sure you get your badges when they are due :) :)


  • Hiya jessi and welcome to quit support๐Ÿ˜Š

    Unfortunately you're struggling right now but I can promise you it will pass. Your body is going through lots of changes and this causes some unpleasant side effects. It will really all be worth it, so hang in there as you've battled soo hard. It's probably all caught up on you at this stage as you have had to do all this alone. Wow is all I can say, you're amazing and well done to you๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    There are some breathing excercises on the right and hope they might help. Hope you're feeling better soon๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒทx

  • Hello thank you so much for the welcome I am amazed I'm not the only one and I don't have to do it alone and yes I have battled this for a month I've almost gave up but I didn't and now this new feeling I have its making me want to not keep going I hate being down and can hardly breath at times but I just don't like the breathing deep hurting and nausea it has me down .. and any help I can get I'll be so great full and can pass it on.. I'm trying to help a friend stop but she won't listen .. I'm so ready to see the end of this and I should be a trooper cause I beat my cancer I had it almost got me .. I used smoking as a comfort and it was a hard habit to stop and I did my babies need me and my husband also..I want to thank you for the amazing words you've said to me.. means so much ..... and I really feel dumb asking this where is the breathing exercises ? I couldn't find em or see em I'm still trying to figure all this out ... I hope you've a great day..

  • Well you are one awesome lady beating cancer and yes I can understand that you have been through so much. You are not alone now and we really want to help you. Breathing excercises are on the right under hints and tips. You have won the biggest battle of your life and let's help you beat the nicotine monster as well for a happy and healthier future with your lovely family๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Thank you very much I truly need I get so scared when I look at sites a friend says stay off them cause they will make you worry and told I came across one and it has very upset ..and I really am Thankful for the support you all are giving me it truly is helping I'll happy when I can help. . Thank you again I'm not sure if I have that tips and hints unless I'm over looking it . I feel silly and probably will if it's not where I looked and you said :/ :) ..

  • Our lovely admin Lin will be able to bump up the post for you as she's very good at that sort of thing and it'll save you hunting for it๐Ÿ˜Š I'll give her a shout๐Ÿ˜x

  • Thank you very very much ... you're a sweet person're a great role model :)

  • Oh bless you it will get better but it will also take time. I was where you are December last year and at the time I didn't think I would see the next Christmas it was awful, I was going to the doctors every week for three months!

    However 6 months down the line all I have left is the post nasel drip and that's so much better than what it was.

    Don't smoke that will not make everything go away it will just make you even more poorly. Least you've had some tests and that's all come back good. but that doesn't help with how your feeling. Xx

  • Hey thank you so much for getting back with me and making me see that I'm not dying or alone with this my husband tries but he doesn't know what to do or say and my boys keep me busy I've been blue for a couple days and I to would go to the doctor every time and I called and it's the same thing he says it's normal so I'm trying to hold on and I'm really really proud of what you have accomplished and that is good it's just that and not all this mess and I hope I can get where you are some days I feel I won't make it I had gotten depressed Over it .. I want to thank you again so much I really hope I can help someone later through it..:) oh sorry how long will you do the drip for? Not sure I've ever heard of it .. I'll keep you in my mind..

  • The drip is just like a snotty nose that runs down the back of your throat!!

    Least your busy with your family but you still need to have you time even if it's a bath were you can relax and do deep breathing.

    How I see it is that fags are like loosing a friend. So your going to feel depressed at times , if it to much then go back to see your doc, once your feeling better you'll not go to the docs so much , but if they only set your mind at rest then just

    Keep going as you will not always feel like this.

  • I understand and see and I'll be thinking about you during this I hope yours stops real soon and I'm amazed how far you've came it's amazing .. I have been looking on sites which my friend said to stay away from them well I stumbled one today and it has my scared signs of lung cancer. I worry about everything. .it has my heart racing now..:( ..

  • Welcome and well done on your quit.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜†

    Your body is going through a lot of changes at the moment, all for the better but hard to handle at times๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    You are doing a wonderful thing for yourself and your family ๐Ÿ˜Š

    As said before it will get better but it will also take time your body is adjusting and recovering at the same time๐Ÿ‘

    Just take each day as it comes and if your unsure of any feelings or pains then go and see your doc๐Ÿ˜ท

    Take care and again welcome Debby xx

  • Thank very much I'm getting happier seeing people helping me each is what I'm needing. . I've seen my doctor so many times I think he knows my eye color by now and I should say doctors I have plenty and they've told me and told me I'm going to be fine its all part of it.. but that wasn't helping me much so I came across this and very pleased. . I feel my family getting inpatient with Me . That has me down then my pains and breathing gets messed up then. Anyways I do thank you for your words I'll use them..

  • I have found this site so helpful and you are right sometimes you do feel as if you are completely on your own with your quit.

    But just come on here anytime for any reason there is always someone around

    Debby xx

  • That's really great to know cause I do have times I'll wake up and just need a word of comfort. Thank you so very much

  • Try not to look at those sites. Easier said than done but again this was what I was doing and I self diagnosed many cancers. I still do but not so much I was even convinced my dog could sniff out cancer!!

    Honestly it's mad and It's just giving up and everything sorting itselve out. More you worry the more u give yourself the symptoms.

  • Thank goodness I'm not alone they can mess with you I learnt that cause everything changed for bad when I was reading it my breathing was going crazy and all the things I've going on got worse so I had to calm myself by coming on here and reading yours really helped and I see it can mess any one up them sites . I seams they only say worse.. and I thank you so very much and look up to you and I'm so proud of you being 6 months smoke free that's awsome I want to get there ..

  • Jessie, you know what? You WILL get there, 6 months before you know it... But for now, one day at a time


  • Hey and thank you for telling me that each time I hear it I get alil more off my shoulder I do need this I'm the type that can't handle alot and this has about got me that's why I've searched and found all yall it's truly awsome.. I hope I can keep it and don't fall.. I'll push myself. . I'd like to get to 5 months like you and hope I can help someone also ..

  • Aup Jessi6, a big warm welcome to our quit support family :) and its great to hear your over a month quit now :) :) am doing a bum wiggle dance for you :o :D :D

    I see you've had loads of great advice and help from some of our lovely, lovely members :) I think a lot of it is anxiety, so just try to relax a bit, try to loosen up a bit, dont be to hard on yourself :o go treat yourself to something nice and feel PROUD of what you've done :)

    Jessi, you wont fall gal, cos I know you want to be free again to watch you kiddiewinks grow up and to love your hubby :) soooo, that just aint an option seeeee :) :)

    If you dont mind me asking, is your quit date 18th May 2015 :o cos then we can add you to the Wall of Winners and I can catch you a new 2 month Winners badge when its due :) :)

    Take care now :) Pete :)

  • Hey!! Thank you so much for that it put a smile on my face your words is also inspiring .. because of you and all these wonderful people I do believe I can do this :).. I'm dancing in my mind even though my body doesn't want to but I'll get there and can't wait till I way up in the months I'd love to help someone ... My quiting date is may 20th.. And thank you for you amazing advice.. I won't lie I'm a weak person and get down but this has gotten me way down I really hope I can get my energy back and I can be new in and out that's what I'm hoping for as long as I have yall I'll do my best to keep going ... I hope you have a wonderful night

  • Hi Jess, I'm inclined to agree with Monky. I suspect the pain in your side when you breath deeply may be a physical manifestation of anxiety. You're over the physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms. The lack of energy is probably due to the absence of nicotine which is a stimulant. Taken from me as a person who has relapsed a couple of times, I have had significantly more energy for exercise as a non smoker than when I smoked. You will also begin to find that your sleep will become much deeper than when you smoked.

  • I'm sorry that you relapsed . But it's awsome you over came it and can do things you want I really I can to

  • Hey thank you so much for those words and as i keep hearing I'll get better it isn't so bad even though times i feel like giving up bit i don't! I'm hoping I can get my new self soon and I'd like to feel energy like you and everything. . I just hate the deep breathing pain and shortness of breath but what I've gather it's normal. . All my docs say I'll be fine buy I still have that wonder feeling. . I do appreciate your time in helping me have a great day..

  • Thank you very much for that.. not sure to do that but really sweet . My day was going good and went to town I remind you it was pretty the get out of the mall or was black a bad storm came and I'm scared of bad weather well it didn't help and then I had a panic attack which I've never had since I've stopped smoking but luckily my husband's work wasn't far and he told me to come there and till it stops I was so worried .. I know if I was smoking I would had lite one but I thought about all the family on here that yall have and who has helped me and the urge and feeling went away . I wasn't going to let it get me . I will over come this I wished I'd never started smoking but this is now and I'm fixing it with yall .. I really hope you have a wonderful day and you're an awsome person .. :)..

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