"Stumbling in"

I'm so happy I found this site, I gave up smoking 3 weeks, 3 days ago. I've had sore bleeding gums and sore tongue for about a week and decided to google it, I stumbled across this site, have now joined and read some of the posts. I had no idea till now that quitting would cause this. I expected the headaches but not much of anything else. My anxiety level at times is through the roof, this has also been an issue with others on here. Now I know I'm not the ONLY one and that I'm not dying, reading what other people are going through and what's happening to them, I think will make my journey through this process more bearable. Thanks to all, I feel much lighter now 😁

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  • Well done, nearly a month.

    This site is awesome, there is so much support and encouragement to help you on the journey.

    I think everyone has different withdrawal symptoms and I've found every quit I've done the symptoms have been different.

    And I've done lots of quits but this is my last one.

    NOPE... Not one puff ever.

    Are you using NRT or are you going cold turkey?

    Teric x

  • I've been using the nicorette and nicabate lozenges. Gradually weaning myself off those now, down to 2 - 3 a day. I tried patches years ago, made my skin itch. I think this is the first time I've been seriously ready to quit. I know I can do it this time. Mostly I have tried to do the "Monday" thing!!! This time it was a Wednesday, I got up, made a coffee, had about four cigs, I took my daughter to school and havnt touched coffee or smokes since.

  • Well done bluestars and welcome 😊

    Yep the flippin withdrawals can be ghastly but it's only our bodies getting its own back of the abuse we have put it through by smoking!! Who can blame it.....😊

    The pinned posts can be very useful but this site saved me on more than one occasion so keep it close by 😊

    If you let monky know your quit date he'll run around the fields in his pants and catch you a shiny winners badge😊

  • Well done you.

    You say you are weaning off the lozenges.

    I think you shouldn't push yourself too much on that. I have days when I think it's going so well I don't need anything, then the next day I have an awful day.

    Mr nic can bite you in the bum when you aren't expecting it

    Very crafty

    Keep strong and NOPE....

    πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Congratulations Teric on 3 weeks today, fantasticπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

    Keep up the good workπŸ‘πŸΌπŸš­πŸš­πŸ˜Š

  • Hi teric, that's a great quit you got going on yourself hun 😊

  • Thanks droopy

    Long way to go till I get to you, nearly 2 years, wow.....

    Now that is an achievement

    πŸ˜€

  • Hayyyy Teric, 3 weeks today then Yippyyyyyy Dippyyyyyyy Doooooooo :) :) Your going great guns gal :) just you remember NOPE allllllll the way :)

  • Thanks monky.

    Can't believe it myself

    Onward and upward πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Well done blue star, you are doing brilliantly. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Loving your attitude, - with your self belief, you will doi just fine..

    jUst ride the craving waves....it does get easierπŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

  • Hi Bluestars, a big warm welcome to our quit support community :) and look at you gooooo :) over 3 weeks quit now, WHOOP WHOOP :) :)

    Yes, I'm afraid your symptoms are quite normal at your stage of quitting :o When you smoked, you sort of smoked through your gums, so your gums built a sort of hard crust to combat this :) but now you have quit, your gums no longer need this hard crust so they discard it, this leaves you with sort of baby gum tissue and until it hardens off to your new lifestyle, they will bleed a bit. Have you tried using Corsodyl :o you can get it from any chemist either mouthwash or toothpaste and maybe a babies toothbrush may help too :)

    Bluestars, I have your quit date down as the 17/2/16 :) if this is wrong, please let me know and I will adjust it for you :)

    We have a mantra on here - NOPE Not One Puff Ever :)

    Pete :)

  • Hi Bluestars πŸ‘‹

    Great attitude and great quit πŸ‘

    When we quit we just need to give our bodies time to repair and adjust to not having all those toxins breathed into them

    It does get easier, and you get to have a new smoke free life πŸ‘

    Xx

  • Aup Shanti, I hope your well :)

    Look at youuuuuu, 23 months quit now gal :) :) a big SCOOBYYYYY BOOBYYYY DOOOOOOO :) :) your one flippin awesome young Lady :) and am soooo proud of ya :) :)

    I expect you gone shopping with hubbies plastic :o but just incase you havnt, here's a bit of a treat for ya's :)

    choctree.co.uk/wp-content/u...

    Have a lovely day :)

  • Good morning Peteβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ Just reading BlueStars's post and I'm remembering when my mouth was peeling and my teeth were aching and it was YOU who reassured me this was all normal..... That my body was repairing itself.... thank you for that.... Otherwise I would have stressed out and probably lit up.... How are you doing.... It's 4:41am here in western Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  • Good morning Arizona :) its very nearly mid day here gal :)

    I'm doing very well now I've finished work :P thank you for asking :) :) Just chilaxing a bit before I get off up them apples & pears :D :D

    How's you doing today Arizona :o

  • I'm doing so good Pete now that the psychological dependence on cigarettes has run its course.... I guess over the last nearly 6 months πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚... Can't wait for my 6 month badge!!!!.......I developed other coping mechanisms when I get overtired , down or stressed.... Feels empowering.... I cannot tell you how your knowledge of quitting cigarettes and your help and encouragement has helped me!!!! Thank you so much ! I just love our quit support family... I hope I never stop posting 😬 People reading are probably thinking .... Omg hahahahaha ... never???

    Gotta luv ya Pete

    Have a great sleep🍏🍏🍏🍐🍐🍐

  • Arizona, your just one hell of an amazing young Lady, you've struggled soooo much through your quit journey :o BUT, BUT, you've kept your head and stud fast :) you've come out of that flippin tunnel like a shining star and am just loooooving it :) :)

    I'm sooooo happy that things are getting much better for you now :) :) :) and dont you ever stop posting gal :) :) other wise ya got me ta deal with seeee :P :D :D

    Rite am off to get some shut eye now :o sooo see's ya later hopefully :)

    take care now and have a lovely day :) :) xx

  • xxxxxx

  • Hiya Pete I'm on duty just now well I'm on a break β˜•οΈ

    Nearly two years quit I can't believe it, couldn't have done it without the support of all you lovely people πŸ˜ƒ

    Xx

  • Woo hoo Shanti, your new 23 months badge looks wonderful on youπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’

    Great quit lovely lady, I'm delighted for yaπŸΈπŸΎπŸΎπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

  • Shucks thanks Briar πŸ˜„

    Not long till two years quit, it's been an amazing journey and I've got to know some lovely quitters who have always been supportive

    Thank you for being there xx

  • Welcome Bluestars!

  • Well done , three weeks is brilliant I wish I had seen this site at the start of my quit!!!

    Try to read all the pinned posts as that will help when your anxious with what's happening πŸ˜€

  • Hi blue stars and welcome to our lovely quit family😊

    Well done on your 3 weeks, terrific achievement so well done to youπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

    Unfortunately all these side effects are pretty normal☹️ but the good news is they will passπŸ‘πŸΌ Good luck and NOPEπŸ€πŸš­πŸš­πŸ˜Š

  • Coming up to 3 weeks myself just started getting the feeling like poo part sore tongue to πŸ˜’But we can do it just have to think that's one more day of repairing my body has done πŸ˜€

  • Way to go BevieπŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    3 weeks is a major accomplishment.... So hard in the first months trying to change our routines and forget about smoking but it gets easierβ˜€οΈ

    Not One Puff Ever😷😷😷😷🚭🚭🚭🚭

  • Thankyou to everyone for the encouragement, its great to wake up and read all your kind words. I cant believe that in my 47 years after everything I've read and what is advertised, GP visits, friends etc, that theses symptoms are never spoken about???? I don't get it!!!! Anyone that I come across will definitely know about this site. Its good to read all different stages of the journey and have some insight into what to expect!!

    Hey Monky, I'm on the South Coast, New South Wales, Australia, I have not come across anything like this site here. Congratualions on your awesomenesss, and everyone else for that matter!!!. My quit date was Wednesday 18th Feb ( 9am). My little 7 yr old and I celebrate this time every Wednesday with a high five!!!

  • we sure dont have nothing here in Australia like it..I told my GP about it and next time i was there he thanked me and told me he had recommended it to a couple of his patients.. I am down in Victoria. We have a few Aussies on board :)

  • Hi bluestars . Well done on reaching 3 weeks, you are doing fantastic. I myself went through the same symtons, sore gums, headaches, sore throat. Hang on in there it will pass. For me everything started to settle after 4 weeks , sore throat has only just gone. I guess the recovery time is different for all of us, you will just wake up one day and realise hey not got sore throat etc. your doing really well. Lots of people here to support you x

  • Almost 4 weeks bluestarsπŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ keep goin '🌟🌟✨⭐️🌟✨⭐️🌟✨⭐️🌟

  • Hi bluestars welcome nearly four weeks now that is great going congrats πŸ˜€

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