Stories & experiences

Thomas16297
1
Story
6/12/2018
Joined

Hard

Posted in Quit experiences 07 Dec 2018
7 Comments

Fatigue seems to be the biggest side effect so far.

Report abuse

7 Comments

Showing oldest to newest. Swap comments order
  • Happiness December 08, 2018 | 10:18
    Hi Thomas. You haven't given us much to work with here.

    This is a great site for support and advice and friendships as well. How long have stopped smoking and what Nrt are you using. Breathing and oxygen levels improve almost immediately you quit the intake of poisons via cigarettes. More oxygen should hence give you more energy. If you are depressed about smoking then you just want to stay in bed. If that is the case, it will pass i should think. Positive thinking, rather than negative will make your quit much easier. Please look around and follow some success stories. Utilize advice given and you should feel better soon.
  • Happiness December 08, 2018 | 10:24
    I might add that deep breathing exercises do help to increase your lung capacity and oxygen intake. Look up diaphragm breathing. If you add more info, others may relate and better advise. Feel better soon.
  • Happiness December 08, 2018 | 10:26
    I might add that deep breathing exercises do help to increase your lung capacity and oxygen intake. Look up diaphragm breathing. If you add more info, others may relate and better advise. Feel better soon.
  • Thomas16297 December 08, 2018 | 10:29
    I quit cold Turkey and am on day17. I smoked for 50 years, so it's hard, especially the fatigue. Does anyone know how long it takes to feel better.
  • Robn December 08, 2018 | 11:38
    Hi Thomas16297,

    If you are on day 17, doing it cold turkey after 50 years of smoking....you my friend are doing an awesome job. Hang in there you are over the worst of it and it will all start to get better from here on in. Your mindset is the most important thing, stay positive about your quit always. You need to make the smokes something you hate and never want again. If you tell yourself you are feeling deprived, you will crave and that can be very draining mentally...continued arguing with yourself about smoking. Make up your mind that you do not and don’t want to smoke ever again and move forward mentally. Set yourself regime that you can follow each day to help set new patterns to your day.....the more active you are the less fatigue. I smoked for 48 years and I am now over 200 days into my quit...you can too. Stay strong.
  • Thomas16297 December 08, 2018 | 11:45
    Thanks, don't worry, I never plan to have another cigarette, in fact, the smell of smoke is getting disgusting, just didn't think it would be this hard, take care!!
  • Happiness December 10, 2018 | 2:53
    Hi Thomas. Its me again. Thanks for additional information. Robn is so right with the advice. We both advocate the mindset and i have extensive postings if you wish to follow them and learn. That is why i posted them, to help others have an easier time of it. Sorry i get long winded at times, but I do feel it is soooooo important to understand that you have to WANT to quit and to DESPISE it. I can't stress that enough. I quit cold turkey too, but the mindset is for all.

    I would love to hear back from you and others on my pages as to whether they were of any help. (and which idea)

    It does get easier i understand , but doing it WILLPOWER alone can't be fun. I had no cravings after the initial nicotine was out of my system.(3 days) The psychological lasts as long as you allow it to.

You need to register or log in to leave a comment.