Starting to feel a bit better now

Hello everyone, Just thought I would give an update. The last time I posted I was on patches, I stayed on them for 2 weeks, I stopped the patches 16 days ago, I just wanted off the nicotine, I felt that I would not be able to keep going through withdrawal symptoms by reducing and just decided to stop. Cold Turkey! OMG! That was hard! I think I have been through every emotion poss, Angry, Upset, crying, anger again, depression, feeling lonely, like I lost a friend, bored, did I mention crying lol.....I also went through a few nights of no sleep, I just could not sleep, I was wide awake all night, then last week it all changed and I was soooooo Tired, really struggled at work to keep my eyes open and then had to go to bed early, like 8pm!... I have felt a bit light headed too (I think its all the oxygen I'm now getting :) ) Just since this Saturday I am starting to feel like a normal person again :) (Normal for me that is lol) I am now sleeping better at night, feel really wide awake in the mornings, the angry feeling is gone, I don't want to cry anymore and the girls at work dare to speak to me lolโ€ฆ. I can honestly say this is the hardest thing I have ever done for myself, all the talking to myself, the battle of have one, don't have one, have one, don't, have it, really does give you headaches lol....I have started taking walks after dinner, and then a long bath in the evening, basically doing anything to get my mind off it, I have watched all 6 series of Walking Dead in 2 weeks! (Absolutely love it btw! :) ) Now just hoping to continue feeling this way, I can cope with this, feeling really good and quite energetic. For anyone just quit this is not meant to put you off, hopefully it has shown you that you can do it too, yes it is difficult at times but you can get through it. and that all the feelings you are feeling are very normal, even when you think you are going to go crazy lol, It will pass.....It is still early days for me I know but I'm starting to see the changes now for the better and I never want to go through that withdrawal again so I will keep strong and determined ...NOPE! (Not one puff ever!)

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  • Well good for you Carrie, 4 weeks smoke and nicotine free, energetic, less moody (well you are a woman), sleeping better (don't tell Arizona๐Ÿ˜Š) and feeling strong and determined.... ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Whooohoooo what a great quit ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Thank you

  • Hi Carrie. Like your post, I'm very similar starting day six and it's like the clouds are opening. well done.

  • Thank you...well done to you too ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Well done for getting to Day 6 - my guess is that you've been on a rollercoaster of cold turkey misery, but the good news is that it will now start getting better.

  • Thank you......I have been quit for 4 weeks and 4 days all together, Cold turkey for 2 weeks and 4 days. Yep, I can even say today is a great day! I can tell when I wake up happy that my day will go well. Have a lovely day :)

  • Hi Carrie gosh what an adventure you've been on. Congrats on 4 weeks. Sounds well deserved ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Well done Carrie on your great quit, thanks for sharing your post with us as it really does help others. You have done soooo well and it's terrific to see you're feeling the benefits. Your perseverance and determination have paid off๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    As you say, it's one of the most difficult things to do and you're doing it.............a big pat on the back and keep up that great quit lovely lady๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Fantastic carrie๐Ÿ˜„ 4 weeks, and all sounding Positive :) love it ๐Ÿ˜˜ Well done , stay strong, great quit going there๐Ÿ˜Š

  • well done carrrie...that is just a brilliant post all round and thank you so much for sharing your journey as i am sure this will help many others :) :)

  • Thank you, It has really helped me reading everyone else's posts and seeing what lots of people go through so was hoping my storey would help someone...๐Ÿ˜†

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