hardest day of quitting smoking reddit

Posted by on 4th December 2020

It was the 3rd day of going cold turkey, I just bought a cigarette to switch it and just broken it. 2nd day I quite for 8 mins started again. today is 73 days i stopped smoking.. stress, deppression, mood swing, sad, stomach problem like acid reflux keep coming, they are often appear in this last days, but the effects felt is reduce, not like the first month.. oh god pls help me…. 1) Out drinking and socializing? My brain says this is worth it my life will be better I’ll be able to breathe again but my heart is looking for my “friend”. I have a SO that smokes but other than that we have followed very similar methods. Best of luck on your journey. I have smoked for 30 years and finally said I don’t want to smoke anymore!!! I stopped seeing my friends that I smoked with for the first month or two. Not a drug, not a pyschological mantra or even a placebo like an e-cigarette. I’m on my 34 and I have a 7 year old little girl I want to see grow up. Today is my 4th day of not smoking.. congratulations they say the first four days are the hardest. WISH me Luck and GOOD LUCK to all. Losing my mind, climbing the walls i have been dropped into Hell!!!. Not one day has gone by that I do not think about them. After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. I have to tell my stopsmoking friends! Great and insightful read. I think too many people look at quitting smoking as something that's scary or uncomfortable. I told myself, that is it…my mothers day gift to me is to kick this habit already. Ughhh! Every day that I’m smoke-free is a little victory over that part of me that tries to self-destruct. It’s day 4 cold turkey and its not been as bad as I thought, but not as easy as I’d hoped. It's like any other chat room. I’m Christine I started to quit 3 days ago I’ve been smoking for 44 years the cravings are so intense I go to my room lay down and sleep the hardest for me is the morning when I’m having coffee and when I eat breakfast,lunch,and or dinner so I’m finding myself not eating so that I won’t crave a cigarette and if I don’t smoke I eat so is it all worth it getting fat which will another problem prayers please. I just purchased a carton on Sunday, so I have 9+ packs in my cupboard but have been able to stick with it. I am determined to do this. I personally was thinking of only taking it for two months …. I do that and feel how much better I’m breathing. I wanted to protect my success. i keep water bottle with me all the time. He quited two years back since then he is very sick. You just needed to say the first tiny tiny bit the rest was just unnecessarily overboard. Twice while pregnant and the last time due to health reasons. Is that normal?? I actually think this is a bad article. I have only 3 days in but my blood pressure is down and my anxiety is as well. I’m waiting after 3 trips to the ER. He has been with me this entire month guiding and helping me to get to 30 days…Let me know how your doing…. Randal you may find using only half a patch helps with the jitters (you may be super absorbing the nicotine) good luck, It just takes 21 days to quit completely from any sigarette or drugs ive started today quitting smoking as my dad is now suffering very badley emphysema. Try an effective program to help you kick the smoking habit. They’re free on you tube and help the mental side. Also just curious, but do you ever get smoking dreams anymore? $10 was added to the reward fund. Down to 1/2 pack then a week ago started with nicotine transfer patch. I have cravings, but it feels good to be free. As said above, I feel like I’ve lost a good friend. I know that my mind is a fool but it is getting harder to argue with it. This is my 5th day of no smoking and actually it hasn’t been that bad. You can do it! But……..I’m a 48 year old, overweight diabetic so I HAD to quit or it was going to kill me sooner rather than later. Quit with pregnancies but then go back to it when I’m done breastfeeding. this is so freaking tough, I had smoked for 42 years and I have had enough. I read the book and it works if you are ready to quit! Even tho vapers are not approved or whatever I feel they help more then patches or gum that still contain nicotine and vapers are way cheaper in the long run. I've liked two so much I even paid for them. Don't ignore the negatives but try not to focus on them too much since they'll be passing by. The hardest day/s was about 2 weeks in, this lasted for about 3/4 weeks. Oh and it was cold turkey. I love my family and they still need me my support! Your body may not need the cigarettes as badly, as you are shaking will likely have gone away almost completely at that point. I was only 40 years old at the time. Research shows that you'll be more successful if you get help. Here it is break time and I am sharing this moment with you rather than stepping outside to go get some or bum one from a coworker. I smoked for 22 years, 1/2-1 pack a day. Goals: I set goals. Quitting smoking without waning tobacco consumption, using medications, counseling, or other therapy is known as quitting “cold turkey”. Anyway, reading the blog is encouraging and also scary at the same time. Liz Benton recently quit weed after smoking it at least once a day for seven years — and the first week was especially brutal. I’m hanging in w patches but I’m determined. Bought patches yesterday. I got the license and brought $40 of cannabis (aprox 3g) and any time i would like a cigarette i puff some cannabis. I smoked heavily for 10 years, I realised it doesn’t matter how much or long you’ve smoked for. Yesterday I was feeling sick to my stomach, dizzy, foggy brained, etc. Right now is currently that moment so I guess I’ll go do dishes to distract myself and eat a jolly rancher lol!!!! It was really helpful. I am trying to quit smoking. She told me I didn’t have the b***s to do it and she would win. I’m using nicotine gum but I don’t really like it so I’m only chewing like 3-4 pieces a day. This is my 4th day of quitting cold turkey…..I live in kentucky, and I can smell someone smoking in New York . 14th day smoke/cigarette/poison FREE didn’t use anything I just prayed to the Lord and he set me free! I know vaping was the only way for me to quit. Been smoking since i was 19 (31 now) – so just broke a 12 year habit. You have to WANT TO give up smoking before quitting. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can make things easier. Also how to improve my lungs that I have damaged due to my bad habits Suggest me some fruits or food, Hey…I came to this site today because it’s all I can do to not get in the car and go buy a pack. or just for the sakes of trying? Day 1. You’re the funny guy who makes sarcastic comments about last … Readings, I shouldn’t be this bad. I can smell again. If I was going to save so much time from not smoking why not set some fitness goals? I am on my second day here of not smoking. I just started to quit smoking currently on my 5th day… I hope it would be easy for me, well I have been smoking only for 3 years so I thought it would be easy… We can do it guys! So I am trying to quit, me and my husband are both smokers and we are doing this together. Pick up a hobby. It makes sense. I quit less than 24 hours ago. I feel like a part of me has died! Keep strong guys. If you spend a lot of time alone, then the cravings may be worse and giving into temptation maybe easier, so find a hobby to keep your mind off it. Now, I'd never go back to smoking - I like my brain too much now. 3 days in Cold turkey, been smoking off and in for 30 years. Be aware of what day is the hardest, which can help you better quit smoking. A week in total, but used some nicotine replacement therapy lozenges for a few days right after stopping vaping to help ease into in. Last time I quit for a substantial period I put on 10Kgs. No nicotine in those, Thats what we need to beat!! Here's how a few p Often I hear grapes and cheese calling me from the frig. But all that subsides after a few weeks, if you can push through. Thanks for letting me vent. I jotted down everything from how hard my cravings were on day 3, who I snapped at on day 4, how clouded my head was on day 5, how my taste and smell was back on day 6, and how damn happy I was to quit smoking on day … I am on HOUR 31.5. Using vape very heavily so I can still socialise with co-workers so I’m not losing the nicotine addiction, yet. I quit cigarettes 2 days ago. I have it on 24/7. Seven years of more smoking and I’m on day three of quitting. I quit cold turkey this time because I want to live with my loved wife and beautiful kids. Great job to all of you. My mind keeps saying just one to verify you really want to quit and that when you smoke it, it will do nothing for you…. So far it has been a pretty easy process, I am thinking to remove the nico patch in a few days and go “solo” with this nicotine patch going into my blood cells , not feeling it being as rewarding to my body – what do you think, is it wise to remove the patch that soon? We’re trying to quit the nicotine guys, not the smoking itself. really struggling smoked for 50 yrs ,got a wake up call when diagnosed with lung cancer, on day 4 ,can’t sleep craving very strong but hanging in ,feeling more positive after reading all the comments ,cheers, I smoked for 11 year I stopped smoking during 11 Months, then I started back for one month. Sunflower seeds and wint o green life savers have been helpful. Its word play. Looking forward for some good weight gaining tips. I love how my hair smells good now! This is the 3rd time I have quit in my lifetime. And eat something drink juices that’s it…. I’m on day 5. Each time I felt a craving I took deep breaths and reminded myself why I have committed to quitting. Thinking about that smoke break you used to take at a certain time of the day can cause tension that makes your stomach churn and leaves you on edge. I am dying… tempted to go to the store & get a pack. If you are on this journey with me just wanted to wish you all good luck. But I would be so upset with myself if I did. I woke up at 4am this morning having cold sweats and nightmares. I’ll tell you how it’s going 21 days later. Good luck guys positive mental attitudes will get us through this. Now I am on day 7 and having headaches and wondering if it’s from the patch. This is my third attempt this year and 2 attempts last year. You can start with those around you who want to see you quit and who care about your health. But it was still nice to go back through it and remember why I stopped smoking if I ever questioned my motives. I’m doing this without constant help. Keep that in mind. Finishing my last few cigs and starting on them. Age 50 years I have smoked since my high school years I really want to stop smoking this is my 2nd day not smoking problem is my husband smokes then I miss to smoke, I had previously tried to quite but failed within weeks please help I have prayed cried to ask the Lord to assist me. Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood pressure go down. I did not experience many of the withdrawal effects mentioned in this article. Basically, the more smoking you did before you quit, the harder it will be to quit, but once again, your personality and willpower play a big part in how well you will cope. I have made it to 92 days now, three months without a cigarette and I am very proud of myself. Very interesting song. By the four week mark, if you have managed to stay mostly smoke-free that long, then your chances of conquering the habit are extremely good. I have even had a few social occasions and to be honest, it really hasn’t bothered me not smoking. You have to commit to forcing yourself through the rough times and know that they will pass. Welbutrin is helping tremendously…I’m not on edge or irritable at all. I’m sorry, but this is just scaremongering – these kind of articles are what prevent smokers from quitting by fueling the fallacy that it’s going to be torture. i read some of the replies here and there are a lot of situations which are true, like doing outside activities could help and less of mental activities as it stress you and gives you the craving. I’m on my 2nd day and i feel great. I am on Chantix, and I am 45 years old. There is no way something I can squeeze and destroy in seconds will beat me. Whether that made it easier for me or not I don’t know, I also don’t know if it’ll work for you, but thought I’d share my method atleast. I am on day 13 right now and I can tell you that yesterday/last night was the WORST day, not day 1 nor day 3. I have succumbed to the candies too – but i guess its better than falling back and smoking. Felt like I wanted to punch someone a few times today. I WILL MEET my future grandchildren. I hope this all passes. I wish you all the best of luck with walking away from this horrible habit. Any1 can quit a habit..let your brain overcome your heart in this case. Just don’t give up. Hi Kim Are you still smoke free? Basically when you start going through nicotine withdrawals between cigarettes, a cigarette will make you feel better and is “comforting”. I had so much new energy from not smoking too! I feel terrible. Amen, Day 2, again. And my symptoms are bit different, I had problem with sleeping but now I fall asleep very soon, and my anxiety and anger has increased, feeling like I am lazy cannot concentrate on anything, I am very much irritated, empty and depressed hope everything will pass away soon // Main thing is my mind if trying to find many reasons so that I can start smoking again//. Shyt I don’t know) For every imaginary smoke I have (had 9 yesterday, 7 today until 14:30) I throw R1.50 in a coke can. Lots of cravings but dang my house is getting spotless! Iv tried before to quit anf could never get past day 1 so i hope i can do it this time. I even met some friends in the pub last night and when the urge got to me, I popped outside and had the vape again. I have always quit because I HAD to for one reason or another, never because I truly wanted to. first 3 days I lost my appetite, but that has returned. I’m on day 2 and trust me it’s been rough. I was up to a pack a day (and if drinks were involved it was definitely more like pack/1/2) and 21 years. Having more stamina when I exercise. It usually takes at least eight to twelve weeks for an individual to start feeling more comfortable without smoking. When I am at work its easy because I cannot smoke at work. I’m afraid though if I can hold it when the weekend comes! Like he or anybody else needs you to point that out. Another trigger. Bad day. After looking around online I found a site called “tabex”, and havent had or even wanted a cig in over 2 weeks now. In the past I’ve never managed more than 24 hours, even after operations and being stuck in hospital. I hate the fact that a cigarette had so much control over my life. There is no safe amount. I still get cravings but don’t act on it and never will. I did make it smoke free for almost 3 year and unfortunately gave in and smoked for 2 year until now. If you really want to quit smoking it is possible. I was the bad one who when I had a tooth pulled I’d gauze it up and smoke still. When I reached week two I noticed that the cigarettes where starting to taste very badly and not give me very much pleasure. Just hang on in there, everyone. Hey John, I am a lifelong smoker giving up (9th day) for what seems like the ‘hundredth’ time, probably more like the 10th time in 30 years I’ve actually made it past a whole week! Are your cravings gone yet? But it was still nice to go back through it and remember why I stopped smoking if I ever questioned my motives. However, your mind will feel the need to have a cigarette, which is something even the best vape can’t help you with: The symptoms vary from person, and they depend on how long you were smoking for and how heavily you smoked. Treat it like an adventure. …I am thankful to the creator for his care and your support, I am only on day three feel ok because lm on patches.lm thinking of not wearing patches on day five try to go cold turkey do you think it is a bad idea.i have bad breathing problems due to smoking, Day 18 and its killing me, Everybody is irritating me and getting on my last nerve, All I want is My Marlboro Menthol… Lord only you can help me, I am on day three, smoke free. This is the first time that I put them down. Doctor told me if I picked the cigarettes up again he could almost guarantee me that I would be on his operating table with my chest split open. . I feel for you Keyla. Someone once told me giving up fags is harder than giving heroin ! most of my my smoking is work triggered and i dread going to work tomorrow , I am working on my 12th day of no smoking and for some reason today is very very hard for me. I’ve been doing everything I can to stay quit. You got this! Good luck! 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