For those who have quit smoking to come and tell me to get a grip.

(45 Posts)
PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 21-Feb-16 22:14:33

Cravings are getting to me so much tonight.

Tell me to get a grip and that it will get better.

It's been over 2 weeks now.

jellyjiggles Sun 21-Feb-16 22:16:30

2 weeks is fantastic! You can do it.

Tell the cravings to go do one. Don't let the fags win.

SarahJinx Sun 21-Feb-16 22:17:30

You can TOTALLY do it. Two weeks is huge and its all down hill from here. Do something to take your mind off it

Reubix Sun 21-Feb-16 22:19:09

Two weeks ago did you think you could do two weeks? Every day was a surprise to me. Then I looked back and realised it had been two days. A week. A month. Six years now. One day, when I'm about 65, im definitely going to start again. And I'm going to drink wine every single day. Can't wait. Good luck x

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 21-Feb-16 22:21:40

Thank you both, I know it's because my work couldn't release me to see my therapist yesterday as she is fantastic, expensive but fantastic.

She is getting to the route of all my problems.

I booked her for 3 months. So 6 more days till I see her.

Plus I can't cheat as she has this machine that can tell if I do smoke.

SaucyJack Sun 21-Feb-16 22:21:52

What are your views on vaping?

I took it up for NY, and I'm honestly enjoying it far more than smoking.

Guilt free fun. I recommend it.

blinder Sun 21-Feb-16 22:23:04

You will be so glad tomorrow that you didn't cave. I quit for good two years ago (after more than 20 years of smoking). I promised my partner I would never smoke again and I won't. Ever. The indecision about whether to cave is the anguish you are feeling. Just decide you are Done with that pointless imprisoning chemical.

It gets easier and easier. I have no cravings now at all, and haven't had for months. You can handle the ones you are feeling, and they actually pass in just a couple of minutes. The best thing I ever read is when Allan Carr (the quit smoking guy) wrote that if nicotine cravings are so bad, why don't we wake up at 4am with the screaming abdabs?!

Breathe, relax, and reaffirm that they are in the past, and the decision has already been taken. Keep going. Soon you won't care about fags at all, honestly.

wickedwaterwitch Sun 21-Feb-16 22:23:13

The nicotine is out of your body now, don't give in to it! 2 weeks is fantastic, well done! (13 years since I smoked)

Doobigetta Sun 21-Feb-16 22:25:10

If you give in, you'll have to start all over again tomorrow. If you don't give in, it will keep getting easier.

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 21-Feb-16 22:26:58

It's so hard.

I don't want to vape, I want to be free from all smoking related products.

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 21-Feb-16 22:28:50

I can't smoke as I have no fags in the house and all shops are shut.

Perhaps a long soak in the bath with my very expensive sets I had for Christmas may be a good idea.

Casmama Sun 21-Feb-16 22:30:19

I am so glad that I gave up smoking. My skin is better, my breath is better, I can breath much more easily and rarely if ever get a cough. I love that my clothes smell of washing powder not smoke, I love that I never get anxious that I'm running low on cigarettes and I don't know when I'll be able to buy more and I love that I'm saving a bloody fortune.
I also love that my kids won't see me smoke so I won't feel responsible if they choose to smoke.
Some of these may apply to you and some may not but think about what you gain from being a non smoker and pat yourself on the back for having got through the hardest part.

UnwelcomeMemories Sun 21-Feb-16 22:30:34

You'll be fine. Get through tonight, you'll be thankful you did when you get to tomorrow. I never thought I could manage it (30/day for many many years). I'm 10 years off them nearly. It's a difficult thing to do, but so worth it.

QuadrupleL Sun 21-Feb-16 22:32:39

Have you read 'Alan Carr's easy way to stop smoking'? I read it twice, and after smoking for 15 years somewhere between 15-40 a day (depending on the day!) I stopped smoking cold turkey 3 years ago, I can honestly say I have only had one craving since then and it was because I was drinking alcohol.

I had tried all sorts of other methods, patches, gum, champnix but nothing lasted for more than a couple of months.

futuremrsstinson Sun 21-Feb-16 22:33:24

Dont be so hard on yourself OP. 2 weeks is amazing. Especially if you are going cold turkey. You can do it!!

OfficeGirl1969 Sun 21-Feb-16 22:42:43

Have talked to OH about this and he says the first couple of weeks are the hardest, so according to that theory you've done the hardest bit! He smoked for thirty years (heavily) and has been smoke free for over a year now - he says that food tastes amazing now!
Go you....keep it up!

BillSykesDog Sun 21-Feb-16 22:50:25

Just think, if you have a cigarette now, you'll have to do this all over again from the very beginning! Not worth it.

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 21-Feb-16 22:58:25

Thank you all very much.

This is so hard.

I really need and want to give up.

My quit day was the date a year previous I tried and thankfully tried to take my own life and I picked that date because I want it to be the date I give up smoking. Not the date I tried to give up on life.

My therapist is working through all this, I did have 7 session on the nhs which got me to a better place.

I need to do this, I may have failed to take my own life but now this is me taking my life and Heath back into my hands.

futuremrsstinson Sun 21-Feb-16 23:00:05

Massive hugs OP. Proud of you. flowers

JeremyZackHunt Sun 21-Feb-16 23:01:17

Glass of cold water. Glug a couple and find something to do.
Bloody well done on 2 weeks clean. How much money is that?

RedSoloCup Sun 21-Feb-16 23:04:17

Nearly 13 years for me and one of the best things I ever did, don't give up giving up :-)

BillSykesDog Sun 21-Feb-16 23:06:55

OP, that's amazing! Keep going, you can do this.

TitClash Sun 21-Feb-16 23:09:08

If its been two weeks that not the dreaded nicotine talking - its stress or a habit.
Get yourself Alan Carrs book the Easiway to quit and read it cover to cover.

You dont need will power to stop smoking any more, you are past that stage. At this stage it would take you will power to start to smoke again. You would feel nauseous at the first drag, wonder what the hell you did that for, loathe the taste, need to spit on the floor and then feel annoyed that you smelled like an ashtray.

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Sun 21-Feb-16 23:10:31

I have tried reading that book and 1/2 way through I swear I smoked more lol.

Allofaflumble Sun 21-Feb-16 23:20:52

I tried to stop so many times but the last time seemed like the right time. Three weeks is really significant for some reason, so hang in there.

I never think about it now. Dont even know the date I stopped but around 7-8 years and I was not a heavy smoker just so psychologically addicted. Well done.

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