So Hard!!!


This is my 4th day of not smoking.... and its all I am thinking about I have gone cold turkey and the first couple of days I was fine but yesterday and today it is all I am thinking about.... feel like im going to crack later keep telling myself 1 cig today is better than 20 per day normally and that I will be able to go without again tomorrow! xx

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  • That's a bad way of thinking. Why don't U try NRT to help with the cravings? Better than cold turkey and not managing it. Iv got patches and gum which helps loads otherwise I would have cracked on day one.

    If ur in uk u can get it all on prescription.

    Also useful to read Alan Carr book easy way that helps with ur thoughts u can get it free online.

    Uv done brilliant to do 4 days on ur own get a bit of help now


  • Noooooo larvin don't do itπŸ™ You have done amazingly well, your over half way thru your first week πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    Cold turkey is hard and there is a number of the lovely quitters on here who have quit CT..... Maybe you need a bit of extra help..... Gum or spray perhaps, but I think I am right in saying that the nicotine is now out of your system..... It's just the habit left.

    Write down a list of why you wanted to give up in the first place. This will help you stay on track....😊

    We have all been where you are so we know what your going through. Keep this site nice and close and we will give you as much support as we can😊

    In the meantime NOPE.... Not One Puff Ever 😊😊😊😊

  • thank you so much! It definitely is the habit more with me than anything else... when my phone rang grab a cig when leave work have a cig when finished tea have a cig!

    I am not going to cave all the support on here is amazing and I only joined few days ago.

    What happens next in this cycle! Well done for quitting for so long.

  • Well if I were you there is a pinned post re side effects of giving up.... Don't worry you shouldn't get all of em πŸ˜‚

    Stay strong and keep focussed 😊

  • Thanks do you know how I access that as I'm new here πŸ™ˆ

  • Welllll on my phone top left there's a button that says posts.... When you scroll down there's all sorts of posts including breathing excersises ..... I'll try and find the side effects one for you 😊

  • Larvin if you click on the news feed button I have found it for you 😊

  • Hiya Larvin and welcome to quit support😊

    Congrats on 4 days quit and you're doing brilliant cold turkeyπŸ¦ƒ

    It's not easy to break the dirty habit we all had but you can.

    Stay close to this site as we have loads of helpful people who have been where you are now. We understand how hard it is. stay strong and believe in yourself. Keep repeating NOPE not one puff ever and good luckπŸ€πŸ˜Šx

  • Hey Larvin, welcome.

    Well done on 4 days quit. BIG ACHIEVEMENT.!!!

    I know exactly what you feel like. I also quit CT, and believed it may have been harder than using NRT initially, BUT, I was free of nicotine and therefore withdrawal symptoms quicker. Droopy is right....the nicotine is now out of your system, your brain has got some reprogramming now though.... It'll happen, just takes time.

    As Andrew7 said, have you read Alan Carr's book (easy way to quit smoking). If not, please download it and read it ASAP. It will help you to understand your thoughts and put them into perspective.

    You're doing an amazing thing for yourself hereπŸ˜€πŸ˜‡

    i promise you this... This feeling of being able to think of nothing else will pass. There will be good days and bad days, but it will get easier. Cravings will come and go but they will start to diminish as the days go by.

    What is best..........

    Occasional cravings (which can be managed and will pass quickly)


    Smoke a single cigarette, re-excite the nicotine demon, and cravings to smoke every hour again?

    Keep doing what you're doing, small steps, you're moving in the right direction.

    Think of what you're gaining!

    Well done


  • Hi larvin I'm nearly 7 weeks and went cold turkey but read the Alan Carr book go and get it now and read it for it does help and Keep going and don't give in now it gets easier really it does πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

  • Well done c.t for 4 d days is great, I agree get the book but in it you have the option to continue to smoke until y o u get to a certain chapter....but don't you've done t he hard bit so carry on and use Alan Carr's book as a way of reprogramming your it now for you it is worth it, there is no negative to quitting it just takes a bit of perspective and decisive action. Carry on you're doing greatπŸ˜ƒ

  • Hi Latvian and a big warm welcome to quit support πŸ‘πŸ‘β˜ΊοΈ

    You have been given some great advice from our member, just take one day at a time..or even one hour at a time πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™ƒ

    Believe in yourself and you ability to beat ole mr Nic πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Hi ya Larvin87, a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support community :) :)

    I see you've had lots of great advice from some of our members already :) so am just going to say, when that flippin mr nic comes a calling, you hold your head up high and be PROUD of beating him :) cos your the BOSS LADY now and not mr nic :) :)

    Larvin, if your using a pc or laptop, then just look to the right of your post, then you should see the '' Pinned Posts and Topics '' just have a look through them :)

    Please, please dont hesitate if you need any help, you just come on here a shouting, cos there's usually someone about to help :)

    Good luck :) Pete :)

  • You doing amazeing larvin , take it bit by bit Hun it does get easier , the 1st week is the hardest but keep strong Hun it gets better , πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸ‘

  • I am also finding it very hard to Quit Larvin87.

    I have started to quit again now... this will be my second time this year I have tried to stop,I am finding it so difficult.

    Five mins ago I put on a 25mg patch (16hr one) I have put all of my tobacco,papers tips away out of site washed and put away ashtrays.

    I also have a nicorette 15mg inhalator's and 36 cartridges.

    I also need support from members on this site please.

    Was diagnosed with severe Emphysema 2012.

    Wishing you luck,and hope hoping both of us will conquer our addiction.

    Take care.:)

  • How many days free are you this time? I have found this site amazing and I am on my 5th smoke free day although I am still cold turkey it is definitely still on my brain.... Just been out for my first meal whilst shopping and it was so strange not to be nipping out for a quick smoke! Especially after the big meal.... I have suffered with migraines the past two days not sure if this is related but hopefully these won't last long I just keep thinking I'm only letting myself down if give in now! Good luck you can do it and your health depends on it keep strong and use this site as much as you need I have found the people to be great and have all been where we are now YOU CAN DO IT!!

  • Well done Larvin u doing brilliant πŸ˜‡

  • Yore doing so well Larvin

  • Good luck scotfree πŸ˜‡

  • Thanks Andrew :)

  • Hi Scotfree23, a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support community :) :)

    What I would like you to do Scot is sit yourself down and have a good think, WHY you want to quit smoking :o then write them down on a piece of paper :) please make a few copy's of it, cos I want you to put a copy on top of the tobacco and papers etc, soooo, if you get tempted, you will have to read your list of WHY's first :) maybe stick one in your bedroom so when you get up in the morning, you will see it and read it :) put some around your house where you think you might get tempted, keep reading it to get it embedded into your mind :)

    I will repost a quit smoking plan post that may help you :) and if you have a look to the right and up a bit, you will see '' Pinned Posts & Topics '' have a look through them, cos there's loads of info there :)

    Scot, please, please, come on here if you need any help, want a chat or need a good old moan, cos were all here for you :)

    Good luck, Pete :)

  • Hi scotfree and welcome 😊

    This quitting malarkey ain't easy but it is the very best thing you can do for your health. I know it won't cure your illness but would it not help ease some of the symptoms?

    I too gave up with patches. I would advise you to take it off about 30 mins before you go to bed otherwise you get the strangest vivid dreams 😴 Also as well as alternating one side of the body to the other, try sticking them on different places too as they can give you a bit of a rashπŸ˜•

    Always carry a spare with you just in case it comes off or you forget to put one on!!😊

    I used to smoke in my house so when I stopped I actually threw away my ashtrays. I decided that no one was going to smoke in my house ever (that included me if i tripped up). When the time is right, you will get rid of the tobacco.

    Good luck with your quit, you can do this😊 Stay strong and keep foccussed but keep this site nice and close and we will give you all the support we can😊😊😊🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭


  • Thanks for your post Larvin :) I can only but try again--as I said in my post, have just begun again this evening.

    I feel depressed already lol.

    Hope I am able to do it this time.

    Wishing you well. :)

  • Hi again Scot, just a quicky :)

    Patches - put one under your pillow when you go to bed, so when you open it and put it on in the morning, it will be more to your body temp and will start to work faster :)

    Inhalator - when you put it to your lips, just pull the outside end down a bit so that the mouth piece is pointing upwards, so when you suck on it the nicotine goes into your upper gums and will last that bit longer :)

    Take care now :)

  • Thank you for the advice above,appreciated. :)

  • Hi Scott. Ru keeping the quit going? Just thought, don't know if anyone's surgested this yet, might be worth reading the Alan Carr easy way to stop smoking book. Helps with the psychology of the quit. I read it and it def helping me.

    Hope ur doing ok


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