6 days quit when do the withdrawal symptoms get better
The answer to your question: SOON!
In fact, with the very next breath of fresh air you take.
Keep breathing and keep reading. This place and the people here are amazing.
I am in No Mans Land on day 51. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for all the help and support I have here.
You can make a negotiation with your Addicted Brain and make your withdrawal less intense, less often, with less endurance.
Here's how it goes:
"I am the Executive of my Life! I decide what I do and I have chosen to not smoke under any circumstances no matter what. N.O.P.E.! You can kick and fight, throw temper tantrums, carry on but my decision will not change because believe it or not, smoking cessation is BEST! I will not change my mind and I will not give in!"
"Whatsmore, I have decided that I will enjoy each Day! I smile, I joke, I laugh, I take very good care of my body with sleep, nutrition and exercise. I am a Happy Quitter!"
"So I'm sorry that you feel bad for now but very, very soon you and I will feel incredible! We have done many hard things in our lifetime and this is no different! We will do this - together!"
Read The Easy Way by Allen Carr
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You are responsible for retraining your Brain! And you can!
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Very thoughtful and extremely helpful insight. I'll be looking up the resources as well. Thanks again.
Hi Red, well its really different for everyone.
My intensity for craves greatly diminished somewhere before the end of the second week. I feel much depends on how well you understand the addiction and the way your brain is wired. Once you understand that your awareness is so much keener and your ability to resist become stronger. Have you read Allen Carrs book o 'The Easyway to Stop Smoking'? That book helped me a lot to quit and stay quit. Also reading many of the blogs on this site and getting involved in this community. Education/understanding the addiction will be key to have a successful quit. You can't fight the Nicodemon if you don't understand what your up against.
Anyway you will have to 'go through to get the breakthrough'. Have you prepared by making a quit kit? I also used Vicks Vapor rub early in my quit. It is amazing to help resist craves. Don't know why , but it works...a little under your nose. I have many friends who used it and swore by it also.
6 days is awesome Red. Believe me, you don't want another first 3 days again....stay here, read . You are doing this, keep going. The outcome is well worth the trials of today
Oh my gosh, you are me from a few weeks ago! This was my question the minute I became a member on this site. I had made it thru some terrible cravings and was feeling smug and proud of myself thinking I had this beat. Then they came back, wave after wave. I was minutes from getting in my car to go buy a pack, but decided to Google something like, "I'm having nicotine withdrawal and need help now". I found this site and the first post I see is from a new member asking, "When do the cravings go away?".
That's exactly what I needed to know. I had taken a couple smoking cessation classes and had multiple failed attempts at quitting. I thought I now knew everything I needed to know to beat this. But these cravings just weren't going away. They were starting to interfere with my work because I couldn't focus on anything else. I was moody, and worried about jeopardizing my family, friends and work relationships. So fine, if these cravings are only going to last a couple more days, or maybe even weeks, I'll suffer through a while longer. But if they are going to last months, well then forget it! It's just not worth it!
I'm 8 weeks free today. The honest answer to your question is, it gets better very slowly. And some days (even 8 weeks in) are pretty bad. That's the bad news. But it's a little better than last week, a little more better than the week before, and way better than the first 2 weeks. And the good news is, you found this website! You don't have to do this alone! So welcome. Please take advantage of this by reading as much as you can here, and posting your own thoughts and replies to others as often as possible. To me, that's been the biggest help of all.
Oh gosh, I am also only 6 days in and on my 7th attempt to give up. Your experience is just what I needed to read, cause it is all about baby steps and taking each day bit by bit. Thank you for you truthful account
Free2BU Welcome to EX, we are here for you, we all want you to succeed, please do the reading and please become an active participant in the community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. Quitting is the best thing you can possibly do for yourself, you are at the beginning of a very important journey...you are going to get to know yourself. One more day and you can celebrate a week free!
What To Expect In The First Four Months
red3333333333 Welcome to EX, there is no specific number of days or hours that any of us can give you but we can ALL tell you that your time away from smoking is your friend. The more days you stack, the stronger your quit will become. Please do read jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007's recommended "What to expect the first 140 days" and please read blogs and comment and be a part of the community. It will strengthen your resolve to see people who have made it through tough times as well as to see people who are actually looking to YOU as someone who has more time than they do. Youngatheart.7.4.12 usually tells newbies to read 101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke , there is also Allen Carr's book, "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking." I am not going to tell you that it was easy for me because it wasn't but I WORKED my quit, I celebrated every hour, every minute, every event that I got through smoke free and then I realized I wasn't fighting against the craves, I was celebrating my victories. It takes time...it does get easier, stick with EX, stick with your quit, and believe.
Congratulations on six days.
As you can see there are so many different answers to your question. Time is the main factor. The time that you stay smoke free makes it easier. Attitude plays a major role in your quit and how long it will take for this to get easier. To be honest there is no time factor because it is up to you. The moment your realize that no matter what is happening in your life you will not smoke will make it easier. Because life still goes on and we have to commit to that and that has no end.
Congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking. It is one of the best ones you can make. Hang tough, stay close, never give in. NOPE not one puff ever will keep you free. The journey begins but never ends. You have come to the right place.
Best advice I can give is LISTEN to these folks! They truly know of what they speak! I have 8 whole days under my belt and I can honestly say that they are why. I was doing just about everything wrong when I found this site and they finally got me headed in the right direction.
Stay close, find distractions for the craves and read! You can do this!
Welcome, red3(x10). Everyday that you don't smoke, that you do something for yourself in order not to smoke (high five for coming here and asking when!!!) you get stronger, though at first it may not feel that way. This is a one day at a time journey. Keep coming back, read and join in.
Congratulations on 6 days.
Here's an interesting article to read: Nicotine Withdrawal and Recovery Symptoms - WhyQuit Another one is: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms, answers to our questions taken from www.stopsmokingtoday.com . I too wanted an exact timeline for quitting. I wanted to hear in 3 weeks everything will be gone or 4 weeks everything will be gone. Frustrated the heck outta me. I will tell you that this is a lifelong process. the physical symptoms subside after 3 to 6 weeks. You will notice that every week it gets easier. In my case, I tried to quit cold turkey and I couldn't. I went out the next day and bought the walmart brand of nicotine patches, slapped it on and took it from there. I wished I would have stayed on the patch for the length of time they suggested. there's some theories out there that wearing it for 6 months is the key. but again, it's a theory. When you find that you forgot to put it on and noticed it the next day, you don't need them anymore. I hope you followed the steps on here with identifying your triggers and filled out the section about what I will do to replace it. The "what I will do to replace it" is your toolbox that you will use over and over again. You're basically training yourself to do something else INSTEAD of smoking. you're using behavior modification. There is so much information on here. Go to the Newbie Quitters group and read some there. Hop on my profile and read some articles there. Just surf around on here and visit people profiles and read some things they have written. After awhile you're going to see some common themes popping up at certain stages of their quits, i.e. 6 months, 9 months, a year and beyond. dig your heels in, commit yourself and it's a doable proposition
I make a list of what I am grateful for. DAILY I remember I am happy to have my voice back. The heat from cigarettes began to affect my vocal cords. It was harder and harder for me to talk. 3 days after NOT lighting up my voicebox began to get better. Today I can actually YELL and I love it.
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