Today’s activity: Review your recovery
Every smoker is different and it is fair to say that every quit attempt is different. We should know! But one thing’s for certain. Giving up cigarettes means weaning your body off a highly addictive substance – nicotine. Giving up cigarettes meant breaking free from nicotine and that meant getting to grips with some withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms are the physical and mental changes that occur following interruption or termination of drug use. Yes – don’t be shocked – nicotine is a drug. The withdrawal symptoms affect different people differently. They are normally temporary and are a product of the physical or psychological adaptation to long-term drug use.
Different people are affected in different ways and the length of time that you suffered from withdrawal symptoms reflects both how much of a nicotine fix your body craved and how dependent you were on regular cigarettes.
So, today, now you are an ex-smoker, is probably a good time to look back in your Quit journal and see how long you were suffering from withdrawal symptoms. If it makes you feel any better, you could actually be suffering some now – particularly an increased appetite.
Typical withdrawal symptoms
Proportion of those trying to quit who are affected
Less than 4 weeks
Less than 4 weeks
Less than 4 weeks
Less than 2 weeks
Greater than 10 weeks
Less than 48 hours
Less than 1 week
Greater than 2 weeks
Greater than 4 weeks
Greater than 4 weeks
Make a note in your Quit Journal of which you think you felt – and for how long. You can now see how difficult your quit attempt has been compared to other smokers.
As you now know, giving up smoking with or without treatment can cause various symptoms. You may be experiencing additional symptoms to the ones outlined above. Like all medicines, CHAMPIX® can also cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. These include nausea, headaches, difficulty sleeping and abnormal dreams. Click on the My Medicine link at the bottom of this page for more information, and always consult your doctor if you are in any way concerned about your health. During the consultation your doctor will be able to give you advice and information on how to deal with any worries you might have.
thank you kindly
hi all well i just came on to say i appreicate all the kind words n support u offered me over the last 7 weeks, u all helped me so so so much, but i wont be back for a while.
i made it to 53 days which i have never done but the bipolar got the better of me, it was tough, reading ova my blogs now i should of seen it coming, im back with the medical team so im getting my head right that is my 1st priority.
keep up all ur gud work n look afta urselfs, i think urz r all amazing people n im proud to have taken this journey as far as i did with usz, im disappointed i took a wrong turn but im not gona give up the fight...i will be back...
much love light n happiness to u all, kia kaha
aarrrrr need to be able to walk mu own talk aaarrrrrr
its not about being a non smoker as we been down that road so we move forward as ex smokers, we are in recovery, they dont throw stones at aa..just praise And thats what this site is support
fkn drowning afta 50 days
near went n got smokes but partner laided on the guilt trip.......im ova this feeling ill tense n i cant continue to do it cold turkey ......depression aaaaaarrrrrr............its been one hell of a rollercoaster ride ....bring on the morning n if i feel like this im off to buy a packet..(he's rural so everything fn closed)...just take that edge off as its suffercating me...i felt healthier b4 i quit.....ive never felt so sick n my life so whats the deal ther.....
still havent got that burst of enegry, weigh is depressing me near a kg a week n not slowing down, not giving my honey sugar, my house is a mess, my kids are getting yelled at, no exercise n people keep offering me smokes aaaaar arrrrr
how am i winning
WHEN UR ABOUT TO LOSS THE PLOT WHICH SONG IS THE BEST THAT PICKS U UP RIGHT OUT OF IT,
BETA GO ON FACEBOOK SO TO LEAVE UZ ALONE LMAO
HELLO U BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
I HAV A QUESTION
WHY IS IT I READ ON HERE THE BAD DAYS N THEY PUFFED.......I CLEANED MY CAR, THE GARAGE, N OUTSIDE DOORSTEP....SO IVE DELETED 97%.... WHAT IS IT UZ HAVE DONE N TO WHAT PERCENT
YES I ADMIT I STILL HAVE SMOKES AT HOME, SO I TRUELY HAVNT REALISED THE FEAR OF NOT HAVING THEM TO LEAN ON
BUT IT MEANS THAT WHEN U HAV AN AAARRRRR MOMENT U HAVE MORE CHANCES OF PUFFING, WERE AS IF WE THREW THEM OUT WE WOULD HAVE TO GO THRO THE PROGRESS OF WLKING DRIVING WHAT EVER TO THE NEAREST SHOP N WOULD HOPE THAT IT WULD GIVE US TIME TO CLAM DOWN N CHANGE OUR MINDS,
N MAKE SURE NO LIGHTRS N CAR SO U HAVE TO WAIT TILL U GET HOME.....
YEP I NOT GUD AT WALKING THE TALK EITHER LOL
NEG N POS NEEDED
HUMOUR IS NEEDED ON HERE BIG TIME,
AS WE NEED AS MANY POSITIVES AS NEGATIVES
AS LAUGHTER IS GUD FOR THE SOUL
N CRYING IS RELEASING
SO THANKS TO THE MANY PEOPLE THAT NEED TO PASTE ALL OVA THE PAGE THERE HUMOUR AS WHEN WE HAVEING THOUS AAAARRRR MOMENTS, IT CAN PULL US BACK..
N THANKS TO EVERY1 VENTING AS UR HARDSHIP HELPS US TO REALISE WE ARE NOT ALONE N PEOPLE LEAV MESSAGES OF SUPPORT THAT ARE FOR US ALL
WE ARE JUST ONE BIG BLOG OF SUPPORT, N NO MATTER IF WE ARE HAVING A GUD OR BAD DAY THE SHARING IS CARING..
HAY THIS IS OUR AA LOL N WE DOING IT WITHOUT REHAB HEHEHE
something i still have to tell myself 2-3 times a day, thou thats down from 15-20 a day
well it comes down to coughing so hard u p urself while ur out or just cant control coughing....
bein so sick some1 has to wipe ur arse...
pain for me but emotional suffering for my family,
then die with no hair n leav a bill as with all the money i spend on smokes cant afford insurance.....
doesnt make it easier on these bad days ...but this is the look forward to part if we keep puffing......this will ease its like when some1 dies we never get ova it we just learn to deal with it.....our old companion has moved on now its time to let go.......we still hav what evea days but not alone.....i say to my boys dont give in Get even lol
hi every1 got onlate last ngt about the price increase on its way n vented yep i did go on abit, didnt proof read so what i got it out, it helped my past a moment of madness as i wanted a smoke.....
some1 asked it i was lobbying for support NO support, just venting.....
i suffer frm bi-polar n most days cant leave my house, its my home but my jail lots dont understand this but hay every1s different...
there were times n the blackness moments when i would have easierly throwen my kids arund done stupid stuff..meds aaarrrr...smoke calmed me when i felt out of control.....its like u hear people that smoke weed as it levels out there med's n stops the negative side of some things...or some1 can unwind with a drink n there happy...its n our time
i smokes as they were there, i made it thou ...now im ready...to say no....i made my mind up n i think that is every1s right...
i have always told my kids n pointed out the neg side of smoking, i done it away from them...i always reniforced that we didnt have stuff cos i smoked n would they prefer to be able to buy the newest game or smell bad n be broke... i havent set them up to fail just left there choices to them, they are 16 n 18 n no way would i allow them to smoke..they still live at home sothey would have to move out...yep cruel to be kind lol
gosh all my family smoke n all or a sudden im getting the visits, love them dearly but go away aaaaaaaaarrrrrr tempted
4got to tell u all i weighed myself this morning aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgone from 65.8 to 73.4 n less than 8 weeks....man dr's gona blow me up as i bet its playn wit all thats wrong hahahaha just wont go c her lol