Funny I quit cold turkey 12 days ago and the first two days the cravings were killer. Since then the cravings have gotten easier, but the withdrawl
symptoms have gotten worse. About day 9-11 (lol) it felt as if I had the flu; I was sweating like a madman, snot dripping from nose like a runny
faucet, insomnia, headaches and dizziness. IT SUCKED.
But, I knew it was my body just hitting big red RESTART button. I've felt great since. I WANT to workout like I used to, I can breath and smell
things I hadn't smelled in awhile (including my smoke stained clothes). I honestly feel better about myself like took control of myself and atleast
one of my habits (there are many I will work on after I get over this bump in the road). Overall, I just feel healthier in just a matter of a 2
I understand that no one is going to deal with the withdrawl the same, no one. So, I can't tell you what to expect. You may or may not have a
standard "3 day hump" or you may have a few 3 day humps, I don't know because I was not the person who smoke the cigs for you previous to you
quiting. I can though give pointers that correlate with my experience and you can take the suggestions as you want.
1) Here's the deal though, give yourself a REAL reason to quit. You have to give yourself a goal, simply saying I am going to quit did not work. I
created a goal/reason that I worked on along with quiting cigs. My reason goal was clearing my mind and body of the artificial muck I have put in it
for the past 4-5 years. I am a firm believer that reaching an equalibrium in body and mind will help me better understand my soul essence and the
universe around me. And thus far I'm feeling a lot more optimistic about reaching that goal. Find one for yourself.
2) Next, you need to keep busy. This is an important step. You will find yourself with a lot of freetime where you used to smoke a cig and now your
buggin wanting to keep your hands busy. Do pushups, draw, write, take a walk or run, find a new hobby it will be difficult, but I promise you reaching
these small goals will make reaching the larger goal of quitting easier.
3) Remove yourself from situations that created the habit in the first place. If your friends smoke ask them not to light up in front of you or just
step away for the five minutes they need to finish the cig. Don't make it a big deal, just do it. If they really are your friends they will support
you and try to help in anyway that they can. If they suggest you smoke one knowing you are trying to quit, you may want to reasses your relationship
with this friend. Talking to friends on a bad day also helps, even though it sounds korny.
Again, I want to point out these are things helped me in the first two weeks and may not work the same for you. As OP stated you really have to have
the will power or want to change yourself before a change is possible. I hope these words and words of other posters have helped anyone here thinking
of quiting or in the process. Good luck