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Quit smoking, day one

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proseccoandbooks Sun 24-Feb-19 17:42:08

Hi everyone;

Sorry to abuse the AIBU section.

So this is my first day smoke free. I've been smoking for more than 10 years.

First day has been rubbish. I cried about 8 times (just because I feel so low, basically no real reason) and I have flu like symptoms (cold, mild fever-btw, are they normal?)

I am trying to take it day by day. Anyone else in the same situation?

Thanks everyone!

proseccoandbooks Sun 24-Feb-19 17:43:16

Is it getting easier? First day was pure torture. However not one second I thought about smoking.

StrippingTheVelvet Sun 24-Feb-19 18:04:37

I stopped on the second of January after smoking from 16. There's a fantastic app called SmokeFree that lets you track your health improving and the money you have saved. The first 24 hours were the hardest for me but I actually really wanted to stop so it hasn't really been difficult. Good luck!

Crunchymum Sun 24-Feb-19 18:06:41

Read the Allen Carr book. I'm almost 8 years a non smoker and I've never had so much as an urge or a craving (I smoked for 15 years before the book!)

Samind Sun 24-Feb-19 18:08:33

It is definitely emotional. I've never managed to fully quit altogether then I've ended up smoking more to make up the cigs I didnt have. Facepalms day 3 was my deal breaker. Just distract yourself as much as possible. Mints, glass of water etc. What's the fixation for you? Hands or mouth?

Kirsty157 Sun 24-Feb-19 18:09:40

Check out whyquit.org

Are you quitting cold turkey? If so then it might get a bit worse tomorrow and then it will get better. All nicotine is out your system in 72 hours and the physical craving stops. I found the psychological cravings much harder to deal with though.
I’ve been smoke free for three years now and I’ve never looked back. Good luck 😀

IncrediblySadToo Sun 24-Feb-19 18:18:27

I’ve never smoked, for which I’m eternally grateful. Mostly because I’d hate to have to go through giving up!

🌷 for you. You’ll even be able to smell it soon! 😊🤣

I have had ex’s/my dad/friends etc that have given up and from what I have gathered the first 48 hours is the worst for flu like symptoms.

Something like 48/72 hours the actual addiction is out of your body and it’s down to habit after that. Around days 8/9 were when I mostly wanted to shove a cigarette in my ex’s mouth and tell him just to bloody smoke - so I think that might be a tough point, I expect it’s realising it’s been over a week and still bloody difficult.

Habits are hard to change, but anything you can change will help. Even daft things like where you sit, your bag, your jacket. What you do after a meal. Anything that avoids a ‘trigger’.

If you like I could tell you how bloody revolting it smells etc?!

You CAN do this. If my idiot ex can do this, you definitely can 😊🌷

proseccoandbooks Sun 24-Feb-19 18:47:49

I read Allan Carr. I am quitting cold turkey.

MaMaMaMySharona Sun 24-Feb-19 18:48:25

I quit just over 6 years ago and went completely cold turkey. The Allan Carr book worked really well for me, he basically ridiculed me out of it and made me feel like smoking was for idiots 😂

I remember being really ill for a few days, but after that I was fine. I thought nights out would be really hard but they were actually fine! I quit in the middle of winter so I suppose I didn’t miss standing outside in the cold at all.

The SmokeFree app someone mentioned above is amazing - seeing my days without smoking clocking up made me almost competitive. There was no way I was starting at zero again! GOOD LUCK OP!

chillpizza Sun 24-Feb-19 18:49:54

I gave up on November. Just something clicked. It gets better I promise. I’ve gone cold turkey no fags since grin wine

ScabbyHorse Sun 24-Feb-19 19:41:19

Well done!! Keep it up!!

proseccoandbooks Mon 25-Feb-19 13:40:51

Halfway through day 2!!! feeling way better than yesterday!

ScabbyHorse Mon 25-Feb-19 19:34:42

A tip my stop smoking nurse gave me is to brush your teeth after eating especially at dinner time, makes your breath nice and fresh and less likely to want a fag.

barnburntdown Tue 26-Feb-19 22:27:51

How are you doing prosecco?
I'm 24 hours in. I resumed smoking in 2016 after a horrific separation. I had been smoke free for about 10 years at that point (except odd night out).

Let's not cave !

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