Hi, I had my last cigarette at 11:00 p.m. last Thursday night, and went COLD TURKEY! I smoked for almost 11 years, and I'm happy I quit. The first day was MISERABLE. I literally cried for the whole day. But after that I started to fee better. My skin is looking better, I have less acne, my tongue is pinker, and I'm actually eating LESS than while I was smoking, which is good, cause I need to lose some weight.
My only issue now is that since I've quit my lungs have been feeling TERRIBLE. I'm congested, and I feel like there is junk I can't cough up. I've been taking chest congestion cough syrup, using a humidifier, and uing my inhaler to try to get the gunk out, which helps for a bit til it all wears off. I'm not coughing as much as I was on the first day, but my lungs feel really heavy and stuffy.
I know that it's part of the whole detox process, but how long will i last? I wanna start taking advantage of my new healthy life!View Thread
Oh my god, are you kidding me? I had my last cigarette on the night of Thursday April 21st, and spent ALL of the next day BAWLING like a baby, and hiding in bed. By the end of the day my eyes were SOOO red, swollen and sore, and all the next day. I went so far as to put tea bags on my eyes, and then when I was out on Saturday I bought some of that Garnier anti puff eye roller, and eye drops cause my eyes were all blurry and sore. You know you've cried a lot when you take extreme measures like that. Ha ha.
My poor boyfriend quit with me, and hates seeing me cry, and he was grumpy, but wanted to make me feel better, but was trying to not lose his cool at the same time. It was just a really bad day, but we survived. At least he got a good laugh out of my swollen eyes which he though was cute, though I thought I looked gross.View Thread
I'm committed to cold turkey (even though I'm a vegetarian, haha). Thanks for the advice though. I think I'm over the worst of it, at least as far as urges to smoke goes. I still have my moments where I feel compelled to smoke. Like there is an invisible force that draws me to my balcony as if I should go for a smoke. Fortunately, I have none around. I find I'll just walk to my balcony, put on my shoes, stand and look out, and then I feel better. Like I'm going through motions, but not smoking with it. It's funny. But it's all good, it's not a strong enough craving to derail me.
Health wise, I'm feeling better today, FINALLY. Not 100%, but getting there. I'm not coughing as much, and my lungs don't feel as heavy today. That cough syrup I've been taking seems to be a big help. I take some and about 30 mins later stuff starts coming out. Gross, I know, but AWESOME! It's weird, but I totally get what you mean about not breahing properly as a smoker, cause now I find I keep taking these big breaths where I have to like put my head back and kinda use all my chest and stomach muscles to get a gooder. It feels pretty good (almost like a mini yawn) but I hope I stop doing that eventually, cause I'm sure it looks funny.
It's now officially ONE WEEK since I quit! YAYS!View Thread