Just Quit (Symptoms)

Hey everybody, i just quit Smoking like 2 days ago, going to try and go cold turkey, see how that goes, and i stumbled across this site and i figured i would throw my hat in here for a little extra support.

here it's only been 2 days and i'm already feeling what i would like to think are withdrawal symptoms, i had a flu a day or so ago, all the stuff, chills and the hershey squirts if you catch my meaning, but i'm over those now, but here i'm sitting here and i feel like my heart is racing, though i know it's not, i took my pulse and i'm sitting at about 78-80, and i also feel like i'm short of breath, though i can take a deep breath if i want, like i said from what I've read on the internet, this seems like early withdrawal symptoms, but i felt that i would share it with you all, i will try to come by here daily, i feel like i'll need all the support i can to beat this, wish me luck everyone, 2 days down, the rest of my life to go.

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  • A good post and motivation for me... I've tried numerous times... Up to two weeks ago and got to 4 days....I need to kick this and want to kick this! Let's keep each other motivated!!


  • Well done on making the decision to quit you're braver than me going cold turkey the syptoms do seem to be normal withdrawel if you take a look at the topics to the right you may find things that will help also what helped me was reading through other peoples posts as the things you describe are what other people have been through on their quit journeys believe me you will feel so much better its still early days for you yet we have a mantra on here its nope not one puff ever say that to yourself it does help and when you get a craving try deep breathing in and out slowly this does help the craving pass good luck and keep us updated its not easy but anything worth doing is never easy any time you need to talk or have a question come on here there will always be somebody to help best of luck its so worth it

  • thank you done, that's the kind of thing i was hoping for when i came here, i know this is going to be a difficult journey, i feel the thing that will give me the most amount of help, is support, like i said i plan to post on here every day, just to keep my own mental priorities in order, and in turn, i hope to find people that i can help as well, give support as i'm getting it, the journey has just begun, let's hope it's a worthwhile one.

  • Hi hiro and welcome to quit support,๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    Congratulations on your quit

    Have a read of some of the pinned posts on the right as there is a wealth of info -everything quit ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    We do have a great quit support community of member all at various stages of Thor quit journey. I don't believe I would have been so successful if it hadn't been for the support that I got here. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

    Good luck with your cold turkey ๐Ÿ€โ˜˜ it sounds impossible, but I did it after 40 years of 30 a day ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • thanks glolin, i actually feel really good knowing i have all this support behind me, and adding that tag "2 day winner" next to my name made me feel really inspired, i'm 28 and i've smoked since i was 16, but i feel like i can actually do this, and with all of you at my back, i don't see how i can fail, also, update, maybe my shortness of breath and chest thumping is restlessness, cause i got up and walked around the house for a bit, and now i'm feeling a bit better, also since i quit i find i'm more hungry than before, i've had dinner 3 times tonight, lol, is this normal as well?

  • Hiya hiro and welcome to our lovely quit family๐Ÿ˜Š

    Congratulations on making the best decision for your health, well done on 2 days๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    Los of good advice here to help, have a look at the pinned posts on the right. All normal side effects you're feeling at the moment unfortunately but just take one day at a time and you will get there. Drink lots of water to flush out the toxins and some excercise will also help.

    Our mantra is NOPE not one puff ever๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿšญ

    Good luck๐Ÿ€

  • thanks Briarwood, i swear these withdrawal symptoms get to me more and more, but i'm trying to hold strong, i mean i kinda feel like a whiny baby, i mean it's only been two days and i'm already going through all this, when most of you have been at it for so much longer, but i'm trying my hardest, i won't disappoint :)

  • We all know how hard it is coz we've all been where you are now ๐Ÿ˜Š

    You're welcome to whine as much as ya like, whatever gets you through is all good as your body is going through huge changes at the moment. I can tell you that it will all be worth it๐Ÿ’

  • thanks, i know it will, well i just took a bit of Nyquil to help me get some sleep, i'll be back here tomorrow with more updates, thank you everyone for your support, i will keep out mantra, as well as this site, close to me always

  • Congratulations on a great decision and all the best as you get through those vital first few days!

  • Congrats!! I am hungry all the time also. I rode my bike yesterday and was able to breath, It was wonderful!! People are telling me I look younger! I'm hating these withdrawal symptoms, but even more loving the positive things happening to my body! Hang in there and get excited to feel great again!

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