Day 2 giving up for good πŸŽ‰

Hi all, this is about my tenth attempt of giving up! But I'm determined this time 😊 My birthday yesterday gave me a big wake up call, what a better present then to never smoke again 😁 I've previously tried patches, gum, a magnet 😳, read the Alen Carr book around 20 times! But I've now decided to go on will power πŸ’ͺ. Feeling very positive about everything but have a terrible headache, something I never experienced in previous attempts, any suggestions on how to stop it? Be great to meet someone else with the same start date if poss!! Xx

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  • Never give up giving up Selina!! Way to go girl-I'm in awe of your determination!

    Headaches are pretty normal as your body begins to detox-drink loadsa water and I mean loads!! Stay close to the loo and this site! Much love Poll X 

  • Thanks so much for your reply Poll! Your support is much appreciated xx

  • Hi Selina :) i had headaches when i first started, but i was trying to drink as much water as possible to flush away any toxins and help get rid of the headache faster. I also recommend anadin painkillers, they really helped get rid of my headache :)

    Keep close to this site, and you will be fine hun, i know it :) believe in yourself and know that it gets easier :) 

  • Thanks Jess, I'm going to try drinking as much water as possible today then πŸ‘ How long did your headache last for? 

  • Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but about 11 days on and off. It comes and goes, try not to focus on it hun and keep sipping that water. Water is also good to stop the cravings, every craving you get have a sip of water :) your starting out now and i know it scary and seems like you have got a hard road ahead, but before you know it the time has flown and ur feeling fantastic :) 

  • 11 days! Well I suppose only 9 more to go 😁 Thanks for the advice gorgeous x 

  • Stay strong and keep in touch :) we are all here to help! :D xxxxxxxxxx 

  • Welcome Selina, well done. You can do it . I think I have tried more than 20 times in my life, but never got this far, I think determination and support from here has helped me, so stay close and take one day at a time. I would just say to myself not smoking today , and before I knew it 9 weeks. Headaches will pass I had them for several weeks on and off. Drink water and fresh air helped me. Stay strong . This time you are going to do it 

    Xx

  • Hi Selina and welcome 😊 Day 2 is fantastic and cold turkey too😊

    Please have a mooch around the site and look at the pinned posts as they may help you. As the others have said, keep the site nice and close and we will support you as best we can 😊

    We have a number of quitters who have done it CT so your not alone 😊

    We say NOPE..... Not One Puff Ever πŸ˜ŠπŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

  • HI Selina and a warm welcome to quit support πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking, this truly is the best thing you can do for your future health πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

    You are brave to quit cold turkey but with a strong determination it is very doableπŸ˜€( l quit cold turkey after smoking 30 a day for 40 years)😫😫 if I can - anyone can.πŸ˜€

    Do read up on the info under the pinned posts as there is lots of helpful informationπŸ‘πŸ˜€

    List your reasons for quitting and use this as your constant reminder πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    Like mentioned by others, do drink lots of water, this helps flush out all the toxins as well help with cravings.

    Keep this site nice and close as all of us have been where you are now and understand the challenges...just know that what ever you go through as your body adjusts to you being a non smoker - none of it last for too longπŸ˜€πŸ˜€ and is so worth it in the end πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

    LInda xx

  • Way to go Selina πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ great quit going on!!!!

    .. I had headaches too... I just took a Tylenol .... All the physical symptoms pass by 3 to 4 weeks and yours could pass in a week  .....every  one is individual in their quit..

  • You tried magnets? How did manufacturer claim magnets were supposed to help you? :) I also experienced headaches but it was temporary. Move around - go for a walk or ride a bicycle - it will help! 

    It's just your body getting used to running without daily intake of toxins. It's actually a good thing and try to enjoy because that's your body rearranging itself to run more efficiently and on a higher gear. 

    Don't forget that you are better off. Smoking cause headaches and many other things  !!!!

  • Apparently the magnets were suppose to put pressure on certain points of your ear to surprise the need to smoke. I was desperate and willing to try and thing :)

  • Hello!  I am on day 2 today so I am only a bit behind you.  I am on the patch.  I've found it not bad so far.  I did try this last week, made it to Friday, and then it all went downhill.  Sunday I decided that enough is enough and put the patch back on.  I too have tried to quit smoking it seems like too many times to count!  I'm finding the "quitters cough" to be terrible this time and am not sure if its because maybe its spring and I've got a bit of allergies or what!  I'm sure as the days go by it will lessen...definitely an incentive for me to not light up that's for sure!  I started smoking when I was 16 quit for a few months here and there and now I'm 35...

    Anyways, nice to see a post from someone with a quit date close to mine...we've got it this time!!!!!

  • Hi there! So glad to meet you :) I started smoking at 15 now I'm 33!!! So I'm determined this time! No coughing for me, I hope that gets better for you, but my head is in a constant state of fuzziness 😒 Really hoping that sorts it's self out soon!! Really lovely to here from you :)

  • Welcome Liza to our quit family😊 

    You and Selina can buddy up and keep going together🚭

    If you need anything just shout. There's lots of good advice in the pinned posts. Your cough is very normal and we are all here to help you😊

    Stay positive and if you can do some excercise it'll help. Good luckπŸ€

  • Hi Selina and welcome😊 You're doing great and I see you've got loads of good advice alreadyπŸ‘πŸΌ water water water and one day at a time and you'll get to where ya want to be. Smokefree🚭 Good luck hunπŸ€

  • Welcome to the quit club I too tried many times on champix 4th time and going well,not been easy was luckily not 1 headache but did suffer everyday when I smoked ,been lucky and not had the cough yet ,tell yourself I don't need or want to smoke it works for me and saving the money for a treat good luck we are hear for you πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

  • Hi Selina welcome to the group. I'm wondering what u do with the magnet? Not heard of that one before and I'll try anything onceπŸ˜€

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