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The morning of day 6

Posted in Quit experiences 12 May 2018

5 days done but I’m struggling at moments today, it’s all to do with emotions, learning The new me no longer picks up a smoke whenever my mood spikes. Happy, sad, angry, bored, it seems to me that my reaction to any new feeling is to have a cigarette. This reaction is really acute at the moment, does this get less noticeable? Does it take more dramatic emotions to trigger after weeks, months, years?

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  • Robn May 12, 2018 | 9:41
    Hi Lbeth, I am 4 days done so I know what you are going through. It will get my past experiences at approx 3 week stage the cravings are much much less. So hang in there and every time a craving hits, remind yourself that you do not want to smoke ever. Think of smoking as something you don’t want rather than something you can’t have. It helps reduce the cravings....because we don’t crave what we don’t want. Stay strong and we will both win this.
  • Lbeth May 12, 2018 | 11:04
    Thanks Robn. I really Don’t want to ever smoke again, I don’t feel deprived of them, so my mind is in a good place, except for the emotional waves that is. I’m looking forward to the three week milestone, then three months, then........
  • Robn May 12, 2018 | 20:45
    I also look forward to the 3 week milestone, I know it will then become easier. By 3 months you rarely think about it anymore. I know because I have been there a few times over the years....but I let my guard down and thought I could have just the odd one sometimes. Wrong of course....but I wont make that mistake Stay strong and kick this filthy, expensive habit out of your life. Keep posting so we can track each other’s progress...I think that also helps us stay on track. Hope tomorrow is easier for you.
  • Red-67 May 15, 2018 | 4:06
    Lbeth; Well, assuming you are not on any NRT, at 5 days your body, and mind, are hitting, probably the worst of the nicotine withdrawal. The addiction, and the habit, are screaming, like a starving animal. :) But, the mental, emotional, connections, will last only as long as you let them.. You CAN, separate the symptoms, from wanting, or craving a cigarette, if you really make up your mind, that you don't WANT one, ever again.. When you learn to stop thinking like a smoker, there will be no triggers, or connections. Smoking will only be a memory, or something stupid, you did, for way too long.. It really can be that easy :)

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