My throat hurts, the craving goes off in a second. The last few days I have been anxious, feeling like I’m going in Spain.
Did anyone feel like they were going crazy at day 41 or is it just me. 21 days today, anyhow it was by far the most stupidest thing i ever did for which i will never forgive myself. I have no desire to smoke but today my chest feels like a cold is coming on, i am in the exact same boat as you!
I have been sneezing, it may be hell now but it will slowly get better. And my kids are alive and happy.
Any feedback would be great. Don’t miss it, you are dependent upon a drug that is six times more addictive to human’s than powdered cocaine. He has not smoke for 20 days now, i’ve been on the sofa all day and am dreading going to bed. Smokers question their stamina, i just used cigarettes as a method of coping with it instead of dealing with the annoyances around me.
But am terrified of colds when I get one it’s bad otherwise can even run on a treadmill for forty minutes no problem. Additionally, these cases incorporate ideas from the recent changes in maintenance of certification standards by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for those of you interested in recertification in psychiatry. In 2009 I was told I have vascular disease and now they want to amputate both of my legs. Am in the same boat.
This time, I am prepared, but no less irritable. I was arguing with my wife over the most trivial bullshit and I even got a little aggressive, which is not cool. Happy to say I’ve made it to 151 days quit. Lots of ups and downs.
Hang in there and keep coming to the site. Now there’s something else to be frightened of — sleep apnea — stopping breathing during sleep. These people are often ex smokers themselves and have a firm grasp of what you are experiencing.
I completely get why its happening, and why people are saying its not my fault, but all his withdrawal-fueled rages are so focused on me, and everything i’ve done wrong, that its so difficult to power through and stay supportive and upbeat. This lung shows an adenocarcinoma. Is severe itching of hands and feet with no visible rash or sores a symptom of nicotine withdrawal?
Why not devote that hour toward learning. I am a very anxious person to begin with so I’m thinking that’s why it’s been hard for me to feel good. Can anyone ease my fears? Travis most of my major symptoms have gone, the anxiety is still here but not as strong.
Most smokers who quit will experience it. Just cause you can quit cold turkey doesn’t mean others can.
Every ex smoker had to suffer through intense mood swings as they healed from nicotine addiction. This must be his 10th attempt and I wish him well and applaud his effort but I have gone through this HELL 10x now!
I’ve gone cold turkey for a whole week. I am still using the fake stuff from time to time but it’s a small price to pay IMO. I’m suffering from major depression and anxiety and its taking everything I’ve got to not give in. Probably, but thats good because your body is getting rid of the nastiness.
Day 2 of dumping 25 years of smoking begins. It’s been a roller coaster but I’ve made it this far so I’m happy about that. I am an emotional wreck! Get exercise, take warm showers when the anxiety hits hard and a glass of red wine is like a cure to anxiety.
Hope it gets better for the next month or so. Every struggle is worth the freedom you earn once the healing journey is complete. One idea is to find an activity or behavior to REPLACE the cigarette.
Find information about common, infrequent and rare side effects of Chantix Oral. The dreams I have keep me tired.
But I have made it through so far and the assholeishness is passing. 7 consecutive days was similar to that of younger subjects. There are some prescription drugs that have been shown to help smokers quit.
I use to be so energetic and now im just off. 150 mg twice daily, and placebo. You listen to his lecture for 2 hours for your conscious mind, and then you listen to a 20 minute talk while you are falling asleep.
STAY STRONG GUYS, YOU CAN DO IT! This is the overall picture that may help you make your own style or path in tackling your situation. Thank you for posting these videos and tips.
Caught a cold at work, so since I only smoke 1-3 cigarettes a day, I didn’t feel like smoking at all, now I have had this crazy cold for 3 weeks, after a round of antibiotics, cold medicine and Aleve D, I thought I was getting better, but then tonight I had a sneezing fit and I’m all stopped again and coughing. I still can’t sleep at night.
The ones that love you. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
To change its timings, you must do it gradually and repetitively, for instance if you want to sleep at 3am everyday, you are going to have to make sure you physically knock off at that specific time 3 or more days in a row before it comes naturally in that pattern. Planned to have a dry January and surprisingly don’t miss my nightly glass of wine or beer at all! All sustanance through a tube.
I had quit before for 11 years and started again over 20 years ago. Iam already enjoying coffee without a cigarette but getting use to the smells is hard it seems like odours good and bad are strong and am hungry more often they say cigarettes are a suppressant for food. The average smoker who is able to live to age 75 has 5. The higher energy retention in your body due to the effect of stoppage in smoking is the effect of your High BMR that reduces your energy retention when smoking.
Will this feeling go away I hope. Where your blood vessels are all tight and your smooth muscles are all relaxed when you were smoking, now the blood is all loose with more nutrient volume and your smooth muscles are all tight carrying its own energy stored within constantly or at a more frequent level. I’m not craving it, but I still think about it a lot.
I’m only 37 but have been smoking for 20 years, lately have been feeling cheesy pain and fella like something have is on my chest and always coughing. What kept me going is when I would get a craving and I got a lot I would think of the pluses of quitting the nasty habit. This time however, after one week of stoppage, the flu is intense but ironically unlike most common flu i experience, this one is localized only to the throat. That’s what is driving me.
Has he quit using Jack Daniels? At first I thought I was going crazy then I found this website.
Chances are really good you’re ok, but my advice is, go see your doctor. After all, the increased aggression and frustration is not only going to affect the quitter, but those within the quitters circle as well.
Almost everything is pissing me off. It is dramatic, however it is how I feel. But without a plan, it make stopping smoking nearly impossible. Talk to your health care provider if you think you might want to use one of these drugs to help you quit tobacco.
The look on his face and his wife’s and the thankyou hugs I got its a drug addiction that gets into our friends and family from us is,that not enough reason. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Is it time to heal or time for a fix?
I am 60 hours in not by choice, had mouth surgery and is trying to follow the mds no smoking advice. I have not smoked since I quit. Join a group, start a new class, or learn something new.
You might think her approach was too harsh, but I was smoking a lot and she didn’t want to see me die of a horrible disease or cancer. HOWEVER WE ARE AT EACH OTHER’S THROATS pretty much all of the time.
Patches are designed to be worn over a certain amount of time, usually 8 – 10 weeks, depending on how heavily you smoke. I am normally a very laid back person, the last few days I have been anxious, fidgety, irritable, and in the last day or so crying at anything. And if you can, do it with a friend, gaining social support — in the morning, when you reset clocks and have the mood enhancement of early light.
I never go to the doctor, like never. I can only offer you my tips.
I have been forgetting to take it regularly and so symptoms never go away. I’m self employed and can work as many hours as I choose. I got to a point I couldn’t catch my breath and was coughing so hard I thought the top of my head would blow off, nothing was really working to help my condition. Why is it so Hard to Quit Smoking Cigarettes?
I’ve been very irritable to everybody and everything. Hi Glenda, Ruth and Paul, how are you doing today?
Individuals need to realize that they can quit and it is possible. He has tried many times to quit but this is the first time I’ve been around him while he was quitting.
Here’s an urban walk in Pasadena, easily accessible by car, bike, bus or Metro, that offers plenty of the green stuff. I removed the patch and have not put another one back on so I’ve been patch free for 3 days still no smoking but I must say last night I didn’t feel well at all! Life is to short to waste on smoking. I wish there was some way to know that I’m going to get through this.
5 mg once daily for the initial 3 days followed by 0. Do not forget the recency effect, namely, the tendency to think that something that has just been observed happens more often than it does. And what brought your mind to say that is it enough is enough. I have used Zyban, Nic patches, Nic gum, acupuncture and by day 4 latest, I was back smoking.
I dont understand why i am still feeling this was after 3 months. Think about a good event that happened to you or what happened today or yesterday.
Can you get addicted to hookah? MBA, BA and numerous IT certs. I could go with cutting back before I had to cold turkey it.
3 months, no patches or pills. Although i am still in the the second week of my resolution, but God, it only makes me feel more optimistic about the yeields i am going to reap off of it in the coming times. All I can do is think about sex! Best wishes and props for everyone quitting.
In the meantime I’m going to see the doctor next week. Breastfeeding while taking Wellbutrin is not recommended. I think of what his wife and children went through watching him deteriorate and the enormousness debt.
Tell your doctor about any medical conditions and allergies you have before you start bupropion, including if you might be pregnant. It’s so bad, I feel like I’m giving myself second hand smoke.
I don’t remember my life before this. A quit smoking motivational page where the effects of smoking come to life. I never had that problem. Daily exercise is extremely beneficial for the mind.
I pray I don’t fall completely off the wagon this time. Did try to quit several times before but relapsed all of the times mostly for the REASON that my reason to quit was not strong enough.
To connect families and individuals struggling with addiction to necessary and appropriate treatment options. I am starting an exercise program tomorrow since I’m eating everything in site, maybe that will help with the mood swings too.
Maybe that is why so many people are kicking it more than ever. We will win this fight!
I dipped for over 20years and am on day 175 of my quit and never thought I would make it this long. I know exactly how you feel! I haven’t felt aggression and irritability like this since I was a teenager. You have a long battle ahead but you will feel so much better in a few months.
Or will it be more moderate. Week 25 for the CHANTIX group. That is because of depletion of carbon monoxide from blood.
Not enjoying this quitting t all. When a smoking withdrawl would kick in hard, I would actually open the jar and catch a wiff of the scent. These symptoms may resemble serum sickness . Since then, I have been dipping a can and a half a day.