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Skiddaw

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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 10:19:55 am »
@Whippetmom , I felt spaced out for the best part of a month and it's far from unusual. The side effects of quitting are legion but just you wait for the improvement in your skin, hair, breathing, circulation, gums, etc. Honestly- you start to notice the difference really quickly.  ;D
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 10:36:07 am »
Well done @Whippetmom for making the decision to quit.  As has been said by a lot of people, every quit is different but if you are worried about something speak to a medical professional, even if just to put your mind at ease.  You will get lots of support from all the lovely (if slightly crazy) people in this forum.
 
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 08:34:40 pm »
How did you get on at the dentist @Whippetmom ? I've been thinking about you today and hoping you're feeling a bit better. xx
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 09:39:28 pm »
Hi, that's kind of you to wonder how I got on. Touching everything wood that I can reach, I'm hoping I've turned a corner now re the tooth problems,got to go back in 2 weeks for a review.
Will be a week tomorrow since I had my last cigarette, not doing too badly. Been a bit tense today, anybody else find themselves physically tensing their muscles,or am I just weird? When I realise I'm doing it i make myself relax.
Am enjoying reading everyone's posts on a variety of topics, think it's great that you can get support and advice.
 

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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 11:14:02 pm »
Nope, you are sooo not weird!  Between getting headaches from clenching our jaws and horribly sore muscles from tension we've all done the painful side effects.  My worst one, aside from the tensed up shoulders and neck, was the headaches.  Fortunately some kind soul posted about how they suddenly realised they were getting majorly dehydrated because of trying to avoid the cuppa-and-a-smoke trigger and all became clear - I was doing exactly the same!  So I started making myself pints of Vimto and fizzy water (not a plain water fan) and making sure I was getting through at least two of those a day, on top of cups of tea.  Plus, sipping away meant I had to unclench my jaw!

Looking forward to your 1 Week milestone post tomorrow - that first week is a serious challenge and no-one here underestimates just how tough that is so we love to celebrate a quitter fighting their way through it and arriving triumphant!
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2017, 12:20:41 am »
Yes, and dehydration can also cause you to feel quite discombobulated..... drinking is always good in moderation  008
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 09:34:39 am »
Good morning all,hope you're all tickety-boo today.
Just wanted to say it's a whole week since my last cig, can't believe it! It's not been easy as I'm sure you all know but I'm determined to keep going. I know there's no nicotine in my system now but I do feel a bit crap physically. Still I can't expect to abuse my bod for 42 years and not pay for it in some way.
MASSIVE thanks for all your support so far. Think I'm gonna be a regular on here now.
Have a good day everyone  :)
 
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2017, 10:33:59 am »
YAAAAAAY our @Whippetmom !! That's just fantastic! Well done you.  :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:

I bet your dear whippet is as proud as punch of mummy....  :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2017, 10:45:10 am »
@Whippetmom first week is the worst week :D 

It might not happen to you, but just in case, I think I had better mention I got really, really angry from about days 5-10. I was a real monster and thought I owned the road. I'm usually a very quiet person ;)
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You're going great ;D
 
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2017, 12:13:28 pm »
well done whippetmom on getting that first week out of the way.  Like you say its not easy but it is definitely do-able.  Now the hard bit is out the way you should start noticing a difference in your health from now on.  Your taste buds should be waking up along with your smell (not saying you are smelly but what you smell around you) and you should also notice a rise in your energy levels.  Hope this week goes smoothly for you.
After far too many years I stubbed out my final cigarette on February 6 2011 at 10 pm and havent looked back since.
 
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2017, 07:35:12 pm »
You are amazing. One week down and into the next.  :hug:
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2017, 09:31:45 pm »
WHOOP WHOOP, WAY TO GO!!! :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:

Off to a cracking start there hon, just you hang on tight to your quit, keep putting one foot in front of the other and you'll be clocking up your second week before you know it!  :)
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2017, 09:41:52 pm »
Congratulations that's great! Keep it up  006
 
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2017, 09:49:18 pm »
So pleased to see you've done a whole week now, well done.  Most people suffer a bit when they quit, but soon you will feel so much better.  Good luck for week two.
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Re: Cold turkey
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2017, 10:41:34 pm »
Terrific progress,keep on that trail !!!! x  :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
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