At the end of tonight, I will officially be over halfway done with this nightmare of physical withdrawal.
Today was much easier than the last 2 days, although allergies hit me hard again. But that’s beside the point.
Things are getting better, and I will admit right now, that when I’m allergy-free, I feel FANTASTIC!
I feel like the king of the world, and no one can stop me.
There were moments at work today when I really did feel that way.
When I was allergy-free, I felt no pain, no withdrawal, no anxiety, and total confidence.
Confidence is a big issue for me, and as an ex-smoker and addict, I really never did feel that confident in myself.
I was always ashamed of being controlled by smoking. I always felt I needed a cigarette in every situation I was in.
I couldn’t eat a meal, walk down the road, drive up the street, have a drink with friends, work in a stressful environment, and relax at home without having a cigarette in my hand.
Sadly, they were my best friend.
They were always there for me, despite killing me slowly.
Are they YOUR best friend?
Your confidence soars!
For me, it’s mainly due to a feeling of accomplishment.
Plus, if I’m not feeling any anxiety, I can feel my own emotions and act on them accordingly.
As a chain smoker, I had no emotions other than thoughts of when I would smoke next.
Now I am beginning to feel like I can somewhat control my emotions and feelings and be in charge of them, instead of the other way around.
Smoking made me a very weak person.
Not weak in the sense of physical strength, but in psychological strength.
Because I was trapped in the arms of nicotine addiction, and a slave to it.
I answered to it.
I certainly was not in charge of my life at all, cigarettes were.
But because I had such high anxiety levels and low self-esteem and confidence, I was unable to be who I really was born to be.
In fact, I still don’t know who I truly am because I’ve been a smoker for my entire adulthood. I don’t know what living a normal non-smoking life is like.
My true self is beginning to shine through with each passing day.
I’m becoming more and more confident. I’m having less and less anxiety. I’m not living inside a shell of a body anymore.
I’m beginning to take control of my life the way I was meant to be. That’s a big one.
I really was a slave to nicotine, and my entire life revolved around it.
The hardest part of today were the thoughts of loneliness, in regards to “losing a best friend.”
It’s been so long now, that I’ve forgotten really what it felt like the day before I quit.
Of course I felt awful, but nicotine is playing mind games with me and trying to make me “miss” smoking, as if it was the greatest thing on earth.
“Just one won’t hurt you. A drag is not going to send you back to square one. Just smoke a couple, and then quit forever tomorrow.”
THAT is what’s going through my head.
But these thoughts aren’t consistant all the time anymore. They come and go like the wind.
Day 1 was an absolute killer. Almost every thought during every minute of the day had to do with smoking.
About half my day now is not spent obsessing over cigarettes. Of course I think about them, and I probably will for a very long time, but it’s not nearly as bad as that first week.
There was a bad day not too long ago, though, so I shouldn’t feel like bad days won’t happen again.
I’m over halfway done now with this nightmare. That’s quite an accomplishment in itself.
10 days ago I was a miserable human being, who hated life, hated my apartment, hated my looks, my financial situation, my future, and everything in between.
Now it’s a total 180 degrees. I love everything now.
Life is wonderful.
Yes, allergies are horrible right now, but having allergies aren’t a choice. You don’t choose to sneeze all day long. It’s genetic and where you live that causes those problems.
Cigarette addiction, though, IS a choice.
That is something you psychologically want to do, or give in to do.
Mind over matter.
You have to have the right mindset in order to successfully quit smoking.
I’m completely ready, so I’m willing to do whatever it takes emotionally in order to stay quit.
People who aren’t quite ready are the ones who will relapse over and over, just like I did for many years.
You have to be absolutely ready to stop. There is no other way to go about it.
Day 10 now. Ffs will the cravings ever go away. Grrrr
I found day 10 better than 8 and 9, they were the worst, even worse than the first week..
It’s a struggle still though and I get annoyed as everyone says cravings only last a few mins and will get less frequent, mine are all day every day!! Certainly nowhere near fleeting….but just got to keep going.
I caved on my previous quit and am now back on day 10 again too, but am determined that this is my final quit now! I’m actually quitting nicotine lozenges which I stupidly became addicted to after I quit smoking – they are just as bad to withdraw from imo. I’m with you with the cravings, and the anxiety and added brain fog for good measure. It indeedly sucks……
Hi day 10 early hours can not sleep body aches an feels like i have a cold.i found day 3 an 4 horrid an now day 10.ive smoked for 35 years so gross really.ive been using patches an take them off for bed i think ill leave them off i tried to do that on day 7 an paniced but i feel like im putting the nasty stuff back into me when i put one on.like others have said great honest site an it helps to see how others are doing.ive found my smoking friends not supportive like i expected.all the best im off to find a stephen king book to put me to sleep.
Hi, single father/workaholic designer from a family of smokers with my own rainbow of stress BUT Today is Day 10 for me…After smoking 1 and a half packs a day for 22years had enough and just took the dip!!Went Cold turkey…its hard, frustrating (lockdown not helping) and enough to drive one mental…but the fight is so worth it..Physically, mentally and emotionally feeling great. will advise anyone still smoking that it is NEVER too late to kick the habit…
I just want to say thank you Mateo. You have lots of great information here, told in an accessible, non-preachy direct way that really gets through in a way so many quit smoking sites don’t quite manage.
I’m a woman in my 60s, started smoking at 12, so probably 50 years, bar 3 when I managed to quit while I was pregnant.
Anyway, this is day 10 cold turkey and I’m doing very well. I’ve ‘quit’ so many dozens of times before (tried every conceivable method under the sun) but this time I am keeping my head firmly facing forward to a brighter, nicotine-free future. I’ve found your website really helpful, and check in with the daily ‘what to expect’ all the time.
I look ahead too, and am chomping at the bit to reach the 3 week mark which you say is the real turning point. I remember that too, from when I gave up before – I hit 21 days and suddenly everything seemed transformed.
Good luck everyone – we’ll get there, and it will be amazing.:)
I am on day 10 of cold turkey and overall am feeling great. I do still get cravings throughout the day but keep reminding myself that this is for the better. No tricks or compromises when I get a craving I just flat out tell myself no, don’t need one and the cravings fade fairly quickly (Getting easier as each day passes). A chest X-ray scare caused me to quit cold turkey the following day. Chest X-ray showed no signs of masses or tumors but lungs were “hyperinflated” and showed coarsening of interstitial markings which may indicate COPD. I have a spirometry scheduled for July 23rd and am praying for the best. Don’t really notice shortness of breath so the diagnosis came as a shock. Also got diagnosed with possible type 2 diabetes and am testing my glucose daily. This caused me to make lifestyle changes that include daily exercising and changes to my diet. I am on day 10 of all the above. Since making these changes I have noticed my energy levels increase, I have lost 6 pounds and my SpO2 has gone from 94-95 to 97. I am hoping these changes will prevent me from going on meds or insulin as smoking has been shown to make your body more resistant to insulin, which can lead to higher blood sugar levels. Sorry to go so in-depth but for me all these issues, smoking, my lifestyle all went hand in hand.
Did my spirometry yesterday and was shocked by the results. My FVC value was 107% (above 80% is normal). Dr said I had the lung capacity of a healthy 20 year old and that he has seen very few people who have tested in my range. He determined that the hyperinflation in my lungs may have been due to me taking too deep of breath as the image was taken. Still this was a wake up call for me and was what it took for me to quit for good. I always knew how bad smoking was and the damage it does to not only your lungs but the rest of your body. I wish I would have quit sooner. You do not realize how much of a slave you were to the habit until after you quit. I still think about smoking may time a day but don’t crave. Day 14 and I feel free….Stay strong all!!!!
Wow you were amazingly lucky as that sounded really terrifying! What a wake up call. I hope you’ve stil carried on – I’m on Day 9 – just reading the blog to see what Day 10 could hold!
I did not have a scare but I have been vegan for 1 year and I exercise daily. I have smoked on and off for 20 years. I am on day ten of not smoking.
That is great that you changed your lifestyle just make sure you can sustain the lifestyle. Don’t go to hard in the paint at first. Relax, the diet and not smoking are the most important things. The work outs will come with time.
If you just eat clean and not smoke your body will fix itself. Fact
Rev J says
DAY 10, 11 years smoking ( pack a day ) It wasnt easy, withdrawal anxiety comes and go but thank God for helping us each day to deal our struggles of being addicted of Nicotine 🙂
J dog says
I’m on day 10, quitting cold turkey from vaping, I’m 21 and I smoked for about 9 months and decided to take up vaping instead which I did for just less than 2 years – I used 12mg nic vape. Decided to quit whilst I’m young, and when I have my mind set on something I always stick to it!
Day 3 was definitely the worst physically, i had severe headaches, cravings, anxiety and I could not sit still.
I found day 5 hard psychologically – my anxiety definitely peaked.
I would recommend drinking camomile tea for anyone suffering with bad anxiety it definitely helps.
I also noticed it helps me sleep a lot
Better too. I have 3 Cups a day and I have come off caffeine too.
I still notice a few cravings but not as bad as what they were the first week,
My anxiety is still very bad but I’m not having as many panic attacks as I was. I have noticed I have developed mild depression which I never used to have, anyone else experiencing this?
I definitely feel like there is light at
The end of the tunnel.
This blog definitely helps when you are feeling low!
Hey day 10 here cold turkey, I feel like I have low energy today so I feel sluggish lol, I feel like I have ate so much food over the last week. I feel ok today I just feel tired for some reason but I haven’t wanted to light up so I guess that’s a good thing.
In day 1, of the 30th time quitting. This is a nice site with some great experiences hope to continue and write my story, I am sooo ready. Thanks for the shares.
Day 10 for me – cold turkey. I feel great. I can take deep breaths. Started working out again. I don’t really have cravings, just seems like a constant thought of having a cigarette. Hard to describe. A cigarette will just come to my mind out of the blue, and the thought disappears just as quickly. I try to measure the time between smoking thoughts, but it’s like the thought never really went away. This probably makes no sense, but it’s because my mind feels foggy and distant.
How you doing now? Still nicotine free?
Up and go says
I know I don’t wanna smoke, as in physically go to the store, buy a pack and light a cig. I don’t want that. But it’s day 10, and still wake up every single morning thinking there’s something missing. Having sleepless nights bc I feel half empty, or fragil, like I had a glass leg and could never completely relax and walk firmly and strongly. It’s so weird. I really dont wanna smoke, but I really dont wanna feel like this anymore, it’s frustrating and overwhelming. Does it ever disappear? Can I wake up and feel happy and complete please please?
Yes, it disappears, but you have a ways to go yet. Day 10 is still early in the process. Just being honest. Make it to the 4th week and you’ll be feeling awesome almost all the time.
Day 10….no withdrawals..no urges..just tired. I’ve been a pack a day smoker for many many years…too many. I feel good however that I’ve saved $100 so far since kicking the habit.
I had chicken pox (seriously bad chicken pox) which put me off smoking. I’m now on day 10 and the chicken pox is leaving my body. I’m struggling at the thought of going back to work and not having one for a break.. I do have a vape but want to refrain from using it if I can. Keep strong guys, we can do this.
coleen gordon says
Wow I can hardly believe day 10 is here, I am so excited. Having said that yesterday that crazy, sneak up on you, cough was really getting on my nerves. It felt like every time I coughed which was a lot, my lungs rattled with mucus and yet I could not cough it up yuk. Woke up this morning feeling pretty good, first day I actually felt like making breakfast, instead of feeling sorry for myself and shuffling along at a snails pace(pouting) lol. Then that dam gurgling like cough started again and pissed me off, so thinking oh no not that again all day. Went to the bathroom and started coughing and kept coughing until I started spitting that black mucus mixed crap out of my lungs. Feeling a 100 percent better now and can finally take a deep beautiful breath with out that congestion. Still finding that I get suddenly tired now and then through out the day lol my eyes just want to close. It’s like they are their own little sleepy creatures haha weird but that is how they feel. Still not able to concentrate on one thing for long without a little anxiety popping up but at least that terrible agitation has subsided greatly from the earlier days. I believe the teaspoon of honey may be helping to bring up that black guk from my lungs. hang in everyone it is getting easier, Big HEY to you Mateo hope you are having a great summer:)
बरु Pagey says
If u had a chicken Pox then stay without smoking as I it reduces immunity. You may get shingles, balls palsy and Ramsey hunt in future- speaking from my experience.
Day 9, I feel like disemboweling myself with a pizza cutter, tobacco is rotten stuff, how it is legal for sale is a complete rort. I know if I can make it another couple of weeks I should feel better! No way would I stop now, last 9 days have been hell on earth. Imaging ending up in a lung cancer ward at the hospital…..how stupid I was to ever have a puff of smoke.
Hi there. I am from South Africa. I am on day 10 with assistance of nicotine gum. It is very hard. My husband had open heart surgery and seeing his 40 smokes a day withdrawal in icu is my constant motivation. He is back home and smoking 20 a day. I am sticking to my guns no matter how hard it gets, to try and get him to quit. Any inspiration from others who also have a spouse that smokes while you are trying to quit?
Your post called to me, because both my husband and I have been heavy smokers for over a decade. In fact, when we met almost nine years ago, we bonded over smoking. Through marriage, a smoke-free pregnancy, and a few health scares, we’ve always found our way back to cigarettes. I decided last week that I can’t do this anymore. I remember what it was like living my childhood in fear over a smoking parent. I want better for my child and if I can succeed now, he’ll never know me as a smoker. I know everyone says you have to do it for yourself, but my son is a better motivator for me.
Anyway, my husband wants to quit, too. So he’s switched to an e-cigarette. He’s used them before and likes it. I’m going cold turkey (day 8 today) and I would definitely be smoking if he were. He still has some withdrawal symptoms, but the e-cig helps him immensely. Would your husband consider switching?
Alexa C says
Starting D10…it’s been a roller coaster ride so far. My biggest trigger is when I’m alone, my SO has never smoked and hates it and always has comments on how bad I smell. When he goes out of town it would be a guilt free smoke test for me. Last night he left for a 2 day business trip….my first thought was that I could smoke for 2 days….9 days down the tubes…no wasn’t going to happen this time. This morning, so happy I stuck with NOPE
A moment of weakness has done me in many times. It’s a sneaky addiction, have to stay vigilant.
I know my body is healing, but this constant headache is the worst, I try not to take anything for it but when it gets unbearable I do
Again thanks for this blog it’s great to read others experiences and know we are not alone
On to Day 11
Alexa C says
Oh I should add I smoked for 47 yrs and quit cold turkey
Dave k says
That’s awesome I’m day 9 after 45years or smoking never going back I had a X-ray scare all it took for me
Yea I bet it was scary.
The 1st 3 days of “quiting” smoking and coffee after 35 years was horrendous. Every bone ached, banging headaches, dizziness and nausea. It could of all gone away if I had just reached out for that cigarette but the thought of coughing daily, wheezing and smelling like an ashtray kept me pushing on. Day 9 today, not obsessesing any more, replaced habits with “sip of water. Looking forward to the 6 month milestone!
Bernadette Smart says
I’m on day 10 after smoking for 50 years!!! What a motivating site! I have NEVER not smoked for this long. I’m in it to WIN it!! This site really helps to reinforce.
That is So amazing, keep up the great work!!
I had been smoking 35 years . I was rushed into hospital with severe pneumonia.
The 2nd ward I went on to, I watched 2 ladies dying of lung cancer in beds opposite me, for 14 hours. I felt very bad that they had no privacy, too.
I then was moved to another ward just as the families were coming to say their goodbyes .
I have never been ill in hospital before and never want to again plus seeing those 2 helpless ladies gasping onto every breath, drowning in their own mucous was enough deterrent for me. God rest their souls.
I was so sick of coughing, but still said I loved smoking and always found an excuse to put off until another time.
I have been smoke free 10 days and have never felt better, even after what I went through in hospital.
Yes i get the odd feeling I want one but I just tell myself I’m a non-smoker so why would I plus why would I want to do that to myself again after coming this far.
It’s your brain it does not like change so wants you to fail.
I have also stopped drinking coffee , I am off work recovering from the pneumonia so that might change when back to work.
I love the way I can bathe, shower and stay fresh smelling, instead of lighting-up and smelling like an ashtray again.
While I was in hospital my window over looked the smoking area, watching the smokers really helped as I felt so against it, like a switch had finally after all these years went off in my head.
Anyhow, Good luck to everyone who is saving themselves and their lungs from all that pollution we were pumping ourselves with.
THE MAN ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN DIDN’T FALL THERE !!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiring story! And congrats on quitting once and for all! It only gets better from here on out.
Day 10, cold turkey, dumped by crush on the second day of quitting, somehow i managed to stick with it. This has been hell, the worst 10 days of my life. But, every day is better than yesterday. 🙂
I am now on 10 Days, I feel great and cessation feels less. Actually I believe craving is only psychological, we can rightfully say it is a habit that is hard to break. Eating something of any kind is a great help, and sweet foods preferably.
DAY 10 for me, I’m a loser. Never wanted to quit, always finding excuses to keep it going. Finally day 10 for me. I have been smoking for 7 years, all my routine worked with smoking. one cigarette before and after any event. for the last 5 months i started hating cigarettes but i was still smoking everyday, my gf helped me to decrease number of cigarettes from a pack or less to 2 cigarettes a day and from there to 1 cigarette and finally this semester no cigarette a day. I’m having arguments with her on and off and wanna go back but we end up in fights and i don’t smoke after that, I’ve been using nicotine gums, i don’t know what i m doing with my life, i see images in my mind smoking at the corner of a street and deeply enjoying it but I DON’T WANNA GO BACK, I LOVE MY LIFE AND HER. I could never thought of quitting til i met her, and now i am giving trouble to her just cuz this shit piece. May Allah gives me enough strength to finally quit cigarettes for once and all and never ever go back to smoke again and shower His blessings,
BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL, there’s always somebody out there who loves you and don’t want to see you go through any self created disease. KEEP UP THE MORALE
This site has been so good at keeping my mind straight. I smoked for 42 yrs – am 62 now. I have made it to day 10 – which is a super accomplishment for me. However, I am having an issue with gums bleeding badly and my teeth REALLY hurt to where I don’t want to chew anything. before this I was eating everything in site, lol. So, I’m going to see what the doctor has to say about this. I also went cold turkey – not sure if that has/had any impact.
Rob G says
I’m having a similar problem with my teeth and gums hurting it’s all the tar and junk from smoking coming out it’s enough to keep me focused on living the rest of my life a non-smoker.
I am still experiencing an unpleasant tingling/aching all over my face especially, but in some other parts of the body too (back, hands, ears etc).
Has anyone been experiencing something similar and when will it go away? Thank you!
OH my Gosh. I am on day 10 and have this numb tingling thing going on around my face. So glad to read your post and know I am not crazy. Thanks!
I’m on day 10 and I don’t feel great…I feel exhausted. Like falling asleep sitting up exhausted! Mentally I feel fine, just this fatigue is miserable. Maybe it’s a defense mechanism? Maybe I’m protecting myself from wanting a cig? No idea, but it’s awful!
Day 10 for me, I’m just feeling lossed without the cigs, but can really say I don’t want one. Tomorrow I’m going to find it hard as I’m back to work after the Christmas break. I do a lot of driving and get stuck in a lot of traffic jams and that’s when I smoke more sat in the car.
I’m now on day 9, but even though I don’t want a cigarette, I’m feeling very restless and tired.
Samuel Bakeh says
The feeling will go away just persevere. It will only get better. The hard days are the first 7 days.
Thank you all! I am on day 8 & have been great Except for some headaches until
Today! I’m sad & out of sorts & my lungs feel heavy. I’m so glad to have found this, i know i’m not alone!
tim jennings says
DAY 1O!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I first started and read this blog I was envious of all the peeps at Day 10! I thought it was awesome but now I’m here!!!!!
I Recently had BACK SURGERY, I never really planned on quitting smoking wanted to for a long time but never thought I could really do it, but after surgery I just haven’t smoked it’s now been 10 whole days and I can’t believe it. Today was my first day back home and I am having the worst cravings I have had this whole time but I assume cause that’s in my comfort zone!!!!! Hopefully this gets better cause I am proud of how far I have come and as a whole I feel so much better!!!! Wish me luck! Thanks
I loved reading everything here!
I’ve smoked a packet a day since I was 13yo. I Made it To day 8 last week but crumbled early afternoon. smoked 3 cigarettes, felt like a total failure and threw the packet in the bin. I’m Back at day 8 again tomorrow…feeling better than last week…today was the first day I momentarily forgot about cigarettes. .. euphoria was quite overwhelming… an unfamiliar feeling of freedom…I think I spooked the prize!
Day 10 of cold turkey. It’s not been easy at all. The first few days I was going crazy but today I feel better. I just keep thinking how much better I will continue to feel as a non-smoker! Replies I’ve been reading are very helpful. Thank you! I will continue to read them. Everyday has been different feelings and cravings but I will continue to surge on. Please all have a great day!
Tenelle Lynette Williams says
Keep going! I’m on 7 days and I feel wonderful!!! I’m ready to look better, taste better, feel better, breath better! They will no longer control me!!!
I am on day 10 and I feel so good. The first few (5) days were the hardest. I was irritable and kept myself in isolation. I was also nervous about my mom visiting since she’s a smoker but Im not even the least bit tempted to smoke. Last night I even had a glass of wine which didn’t taste as good as I remember. I think I can do this. Next week I want to start my couch to 5k program. I’ve always dreamed of running but was afraid to try because of my nasty habit.
Awesome! You can do it! Running is so freeing, especially when your lungs aren’t suffering anymore from nicotine!! Good job!
I am on 10th day Cold Turkey today. I was not a heavy smoker but just 7-8 cigarettes per day. The days before were easy for me, but today it’s going very difficult. I’m having a high craving, headaches, and feeling of tiredness. My mind is saying just one puff or one cigarette will not cause anything wrong, but somehow trying and avoiding to light up. After reading this blog I got some more willpower. But today is the craziest day after I had quit.
Im on day 6 but reading ahead to try and prepare myself mentally. The bit about discovering yourself really hit home for me. That was why i stopped – the feeling that cigarettes were draining my confidence. I was either feeling highish or stressed rarely inbetween. Thanks for the insights…
Day 10 for me! I am shocked I’ve made it this far actually. A support system has been key for me. My boyfriend is a non-smoker and has been the best at encouraging me and keeping me from slipping. Day 5 was the worst for me. I constantly wanted to smoke, irritable (to say the least), restless, depressed…you name it, I had it. Today I’ve had a few cravings, but very bearable. I’m feeling confident, energetic, and clean. Yes, clean! No smoke odor on my breath, hands, clothes, hair, vehicle….none! Anywhere! I love that! I’m still having increased appetite, insomnia and digestive problems. Small price to pay for how much easier I can breathe, money I’m saving, and life I am regaining.
Good for you! That’s awesome! Keep up the great work!
Day 10: Dang!
Sucks RIGHT now. I Ruptured my achilles so i had to stop Because of healing. I didn’t plan to stop smoking so I am still ambiguous about how far will I go. It seems it the right time since its pretty clear I need At least 8 weeks to recover. I don’t know, I like my wine and smokes and not sure if am ready for the big jump. Nevertheless tomorrow it will be 11 days. It’s the first time I am out for that long.
I’m using mind over matter instead of telling myself I’m a smoker who needs to quit, I’m finding success in telling myself I’m not a smoker. I do not need a cigarette!!
I’m on day 10 of cold turkey.
Finally I feel like the nicotine withdrawal has become tolerable. I find it amazing how much healthier I feel within such a short amount of time. I seem to be doing more, you know that “oh, I’ll just have a quick cig then do my dishes” thing? Or the “oh, time for a quick cig break” I don’t do that anymore! I’m too busy actually doing the things I’m supposed to be doing, instead of letting the cigs motivate procrastination.
It really does suck at first, but I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s not all doom and gloom that cigs are no longer part of my life, I’m too busy living life.
I’m on day 10 again. I quit last November. It lasted for 5 months. I celebrated my birthday last march with a lot of friends drinking and of course smoking…BOOM! I remember my fingers with a stick the next morning. I hope I can make it this time. There is not much thought about cravings, it’s the thought of lighting another stick won’t be bad. I’m having that feeling right now, and that’s why I’m reading to encourage myself not to do it.
I’m on day 10. I feel worse today than I did last week. I’m dizzy, really moody, tired, hungry, and I also cut out my coffee and switched to tea. I know it gets worse before it gets better. One day at a time !
Day 10 and reading that post is all the things I’m feeling. It’s like re-learning to do everything without a CIGARETTE and most activities I’m used to now without reaching for one. Sometimes it’s like getting smacked in the face with the urge because your brain still simulates an activity with smoking.
I’m at the gym every morning and just keep my mind busy. One thing no one told me that would happen when I quit was the amount of focus I now have, rather than sitting having a cigarette and thinking about doing a job, you seem to just get stuck in and do it until it’s done.
I’m loving life!
Day 10 today. I feel sick and think I’m depressed. Still I read here someone saying I’m halfway through, so that’s encouraging. I’ll keep going another day as I just want to stop and never feel like this ever again.
Nicotine wants you to be depressed. It wants you to feel as bad as possible for quitting so you’ll start back up. You aren’t actually depressed, the drug is causing that. Just keep going and all of that goes away. You’ll see soon enough!
I am on day 10 – can’t turn back now. I continue to read how bad cigarettes are (which I already knew), but reading this really helps me. I intend to reward myself every 10 days. I will keep you posted. I never knew it would be this hard.
Hi, I’m on day 6 and YES it is hard but then again life is a bitch sometimes. I am ready now to actually quit for good. I hope you too stay quit. Praying helps for me also. Try it! Regards, Mike
Its day 10 for me cold Turkey. Im exhausted, feeling low on energy. I haven’t coughed at all, just feeling dizzy and physically unwell.
Emotionally and mentally I’m feeling Great! Its over I will never smoke again. In my mind I’m a non-smoker but my body is struggling. How long does the lethargy last? When will I feel PHYSICALLY stronger, and lose the nausea?
You can become physically stronger anytime you choose to make an effort to. Now if you’re referring to feeling GREAT overall you’ll start to really feel it next week. Around the 3 week mark you’ll be on top of the world. Still a little things here and there, but the nausea should definitely have left by then. You have to remember that you are coming off all the chemicals in cigarettes also, not just the nicotine. So even though you may be in a rush to feel better, just understand logically that it’s a huge mess you’re crawling yourself out of. Everyday your body is repairing itself. Everyday you’ll feel better and better.
Thank You very much! You are awesome! Greetings from Latvija!
Thank you very much for that last remark, I am on day 9 and to quote a cliche “if I can do it anyone can” I have the biggest issue with emotional pain and only have to look at a sick kitten to make it a reason to smoke. My wake up moment came when my lad said “don’t you love me anymore, because if you did you wouldn’t want to die early” so thank you for this site. I know it is going to be reason I never pick up a cig again.
Hi. Day 10 today, am unable to sleep well at night. Is this common?
Very common. I tossed and turned for weeks. Just keep going. Sleep will become amazing and you won’t be coughing up a lung in the morning!
Day 10 for me today. The last time I quit back in November, I made it to Day 7 so I do feel like I am on the right track this time. I don’t have the horrible coughing and dying of the smoke crap expelling from my lungs, but have other physical issues. Thanks for the positive reinforcement.
Right on! Yea, each quit is different and you learn from your mistakes for sure. Keep goin!
I’m on Day 10 and it’s getting easier, I feel better about myself. I’m determined to stay off those smelly, horrible cancer sticks.
Joanne Guarneri says
I am on Day 10 it does get easier but the first 10 days have been a struggle and a nightmare. I promise myself today if I get through today I will never ever go back to the nastiest habit in the world.
I’m on day10 cold turkey and feel like putting my head thru a window I’m so restless and angry. I’ve been gym sauna good food sleep etc but the symptoms are so bad theyre making me want to buy a vaporizer tomorrow! I don’t want to give in!!!
Yea it can suck real bad! Take a nap (which erases the cravings) or eating something sweet or fattening should help a lot. Don’t give in! You’ve got a good chunk over with already.