Hi, I / 1st week

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Paul, Quit CoachMay 13, 2017 @ 1:10 PM
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Hopefully the 2nd month will be much kinder to you than 'zombie month' was.

Good to see that you are hanging in there, Congratulations on being smoke free for a month.

Wishing you all a great smoke free day.

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HHTORONTOMay 12, 2017 @ 9:53 PM
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I can totally relate to what you feel, I am a month into my quit, cold turkey as well, I still get dizzy, lightheaded and feel like i'm in a brain fog as well, my throat hurts, chest tightness etc....
I have been through the ringer of withdrawal symptoms, I literally felt so bad at one point I went to the ER thinking something was terribly wrong, They ran all their x rays, blood tests etc and all came back as normal which puts my mind at ease. 
I'm hanging in there as best I can, Stay Strong :) 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 4/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 30
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 450
Amount Saved: $234.00
Life Gained:
Days: 4 Hrs: 3 Mins: 39 Seconds: 37

JeyanApr 24, 2017 @ 12:56 PM
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Malie, yes I can relate to you as well, as I quit cold turkey. This is my third attempt cold turkey, and I have been very successful at all three times. Hang in there, all will pass soon. Take up other good habits such as reading books, going for walks, etc, which should help a lot as well.

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 190
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,900
Amount Saved: $1,140.00
Life Gained:
Days: 28 Hrs: 0 Mins: 19 Seconds: 8

Nadia, Quit CoachApr 21, 2017 @ 4:05 PM
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Hi Malie,

Congratulations for being quit for 1 week, it's a very important milestone.

Thank you for starting this great discussion and thank you to all the members for sharing your stories.

Have a great smoke free week-end.


malieApr 21, 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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Thank You to all you for your replies. ..it's nice to know that these feelings are normal ,and you dont feel like you are the only one that has gone thru this.  I keep reminding myself that this is withdrawal symptoms and just need to be patient. tķs again !
NewoportunityApr 21, 2017 @ 6:44 AM
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Hi Malie
I quit cold turkey, for me the first week was not too hard, the second week was terrible, did not know what to do, feel so wire was like my brain stop working and reset it self, forgot thinks, problem focus, small accidents etc.
The best part is it gets Much Better, here I am after so many intend to quit!
Is all depend how prepare you are to quit, do not forget that you are dealing with an addiction.
Good luck and go for the second week, you can do it!!!!!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 6/8/2015
Smoke-Free Days: 683
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 40,980
Amount Saved: $18,441.00
Life Gained:
Days: 110 Hrs: 0 Mins: 56 Seconds: 3


CpdApr 20, 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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hi Malie,, I quit cold Turkey as well, and am on week 2. I totally understand what you're saying about the foggy days. I feel like I'm in a constant daze. I haven't been sleeping very well, and my throats feels super scratchy. I personally find the cravings harder this week than I did my first, which I don't know why because I read that the first week is the worst. Good luck! Mind over matter!
TreepeoApr 20, 2017 @ 7:53 PM
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Hi malie,
I quit cold turkey too.  I had difficulty sleeping for the first month.  I was anxious as well, mostly because my cravings were so severe that I worried that I would give in to them.  I never felt like I was in a fog, but life got more difficult as I grew more sleep deprived.  However, after about a month, I started to sleep normally again (maybe because I was just so tired, LOL).
Anyway, everything you are feeling is normal.  Just try to hang in there.  After a while, it will all start to get better.  You just have to be patient.  And determined.  And try to focus on the positives.  You are going to feel a whole lot better soon, and will have a great sense of accomplishment.  You are doing it, and you can continue to do it.  One day at a time. 

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 112
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 2,800
Amount Saved: $336.00
Life Gained:
Days: 15 Hrs: 13 Mins: 17 Seconds: 47

malieApr 20, 2017 @ 4:21 PM
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Finally,,  I quit , today is one week.
The urges come and go quick now. I quit cold turkey...
sleepless nights, feel anxious, and brain seems in a fog.
can anybody relate to this ?  Would appreciate hearing other people stories of their first week.