I am really getting tired of the on and off feeling like I want to cry!
Mid this normal?
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You are missing the dopamine hit that you used to get from a cigarette. You can get a bit of that by taking a quick walk, or doing a few jumping jacks, or going up and down stairs.
This is, though, a normal withdrawal symptom. You just need to get through it the best that you can.
It WILL get better!
Hang in there!
Thank you for the suggestions!
Also, if you're not taking vitamin D already, I take 3 - 4 gel caps of it daily, along with magnesium, as it helps your body absorb the Vitamin D.
It is normal to feel like this when you quit, so give yourself some time, but in the meantime, do what is suggested.
Vitamin D for me is like sunshine in a bottle!
Thank you for the suggestions!
I take two different supplements with D in them and magnesium is in one!
I cried in the beginning of my quit. I felt like, why am I doing this to myself. Once I realized I was doing this FOR myself and not TO myself my quit got stronger AND easier! The same will happen to you if you just hang in there. I promise! Cross my heart!
Thank you so much!
Watch some comedy. Smile anyway...science says the brain doesn't know the difference. I kinda doubt it, but when I'm low and early on in my quit, I'd put on a great big smile. Like Nancy suggested...get exercise.
It's normal to look back to what you knew and compare it to now...just getting started on quitting which is all new. Feeling like you've got to do this or else is exhausting. But however you are collecting these days won, keep collecting them. What you are going to receive in the end is a gazillion times better than where you were.
Crying is ok. Anger too. So long as you point yourself in smobriety's direction. You are making a strong and courageous effort...keep up the good work!!!!
I blogged this about a year and a half ago...
If I was in my right mind when I picked up my first cigarette at age seventeen, well I would not have gotten that far. And neither would most. But at Seventeen life is forever, or at least death is so very far away so that what I knew to be risky behavior just didn't matter. Sickness and suffering were scary stories to me at 17, but still just something that may happen if I ever grow old.
Now I'm 58 and counting. Three and a half years ago I quit smoking--no longer young, not so resilient, weary of heroism and tired of big changes, still, I gave quitting a second chance. It worked. But it cost me something to change, I lost an illusion of comfort and protection that as a smoker was very real to me. By choosing to quit for good (my best intention), I had to take the discomfort of quitting. That's when I discovered the deep roots of addiction--a bottomless pit of want. But my sincere commitment to quit, uttered when I was smoking, came back to test my addict mind...smoking was what I'd known for most of 37 years. In time, I discovered to my dismay that there was no going back to my comforting illusion. I had to forge on to see what lay ahead! Lord, did I miss my happy delusion, my smokes, the whole shebang. Couldn't I smoke and quit at the same time, I joked.
I have to admit that I did not just lose the comfort of a pleasant delusion, I gained something, too, though slowly and very grudgingly at first: an inner strength--something that is innate to most at birth--the ability to learn something new, to adjust, grow and adapt day to day. To that end, inner strength in trade for a delusion? I know I made out O.K. I made it past the addiction.
Here's to another 3.5 years of smobriety. "Eternal vigilance" and willingness to grow are always on my quitting to do list.
Everyone has been so helpful!
I needeed to read this today.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
It is VERY NORMAL...keep in mind that you are missing the dopamine and also that I seriously doubt your life or anyone else's was sunshine and roses before you quit smoking. When I was able to work out for the first time after I quit smoking, I was ELATED because I felt SO much better...it made me feel alive and happier than I had felt in a very long time. I was so sick when I quit that I COULDN'T work out for a few weeks. I have never been able to take a brisk walk outside since that illness but I can work out in a pool.
Exercise and this site were my saving grace.
Thank you for sharing!
I felt like that all day too. This is my day 2. Not the first time I’ve quit.
Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone!
Everyone is so helpful in this group!
Good advice above. It is so normal. We all went through it. Taking 2 supplements with D-3 in them is not enough. You need at least 4000 iu's . It is a miracle supplement. It decreases the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. You are doing this. Chin up
Thank you for the encouragement!
Yes, it is entirely normal, you are detoxing, and it is actually a good sign, your body is working it out. It really does get easier in time. You hang in there.
I cried for a couple of weeks. Hang in there it gets better.
Thanks for sharing!
I went through a crying jag after I had been free for a couple of months and I was really thrown by that. PLEASE keep in mind that for whatever time we smoked, we stuffed our feelings down with the nicotine. We did not learn how to deal with things a little at a time, the way people who never became addicts did...we stunted our emotional growth...we smoked when we felt sad or when we felt stressed, when we felt any kind of pain, when we didn't WANT to feel. We even smoked when we felt GOOD. When we quit smoking, we have to deal with those feelings swirling around and getting confused...it's hard to sort them all out. The fact is that smoking never helped us but the addiction convinced us that it did. After we quit, we really begin to grow...growing pains can manifest themselves in many ways. There is nothing wrong with crying...let it out, it's a release of emotions that need to be released. You are doing a great job...it's a journey and there are so many things to discover about yourself.
I think it's really wonderful that so many people found this blog helpful, that so many people were feeling similar things...we really ARE all in this together...Aew1031 , RachelN, Bellegonia, SaraCorinne that is one of the reasons that this site works so well.
Sending you hugs,
Thank you so much for sharing!
Everyone is being so helpful in helping me understand things!
addiction and depression I hate them both, ope you get to feeling better hold your head up and stay strong
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