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Getting through my first day smoke free ... Don't know whether I'm up or down lol

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  1. butterflyna
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    One down. Felt so weird today like I was in a foreign land. Everything was new. Slept most of the afternoon and evening. When I woke up a while ago I found my breathing was still pretty bad. It will probably get worse before it gets better. Just hold on Laurie, you can do this!!! One day at a time.

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  2. atp
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    Laurie,

    Great to hear you are not a smoker anymore. The first few days are a bit weird. You are not doing what you have been for most of your life. For me it was the routine /habit part that was/is the hardest part of quitting. I still feel like I'm forgetting something when I leave the house in the morning. 

    First few days I was sleeping a lot, and coughing up phlegm like crazy. It's our bodies way of cleaning all the smoking crap out of our system. Just keep en eye on the breathing in case you are having a reaction to the NRT's and/or between whatever meds you might be on. 

    It's onward to a smoke free life for you now! Get ready for the new freedom you are about to experience from being a non-smoker. 
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  3. jenna lee, quit coach
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    atp, great advice. Your body is in a state of healing so rest as needed if you can, cough out that phlegm, and feel better soon Laurie!!

    Jenna Lee
  4. butterflyna
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    Thank you atp and Jenna lee for your feedback. I hope the days fly by! I pray for that!
    One thing I did do that could create problems for me is I forgot to take my antidepressants and some other pills last night at 10pm. I didn't even realize until I woke up this morning. I also was up in the night and was really wheezing bad. I didn't take my puffers either, I just went to bed. So I guess around 2-3am I took my puffers and felt better and then slept right through. I also did't take my Omnaris for my chronic sinusitis or do the neti pot which is supposed to clear my sinuses prior to taking the Omnaris. I was just dead to the world. I am a little worried about this now. I will probably become depressed on top of the withdrawals. This scares me a bit. My breathing is ok now and I took my 10am meds but the damage has been done.
  5. turningpoint
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    Hello butterflyna,

    I'm not a doctor.  However, I have taken anti-depressants in the past and found that I did not become overly depressed if I missed a single dose.

    Good luck with your quit.
  6. butterflyna
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    Thank you turningpoint. Unfortunately for me it does effect me. I will try to fit them in between regular does. Have had to do that before.  One day at a time. Thx. It will all work out 
  7. turningpoint
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    You betcha!
  8. atp
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    Laurie,

    Turningpoint really helped me out early in my quit, so I'm glad to see you two are also connecting. 

    With quitting smoking you might actually get a bonus with an improvement in the breathing and depression issues. 
  9. butterflyna
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    Hi atp and turningpoint,
    I do really appreciate your all of your feedback. I just know my antidepressants. I did manage to fit the dose in today without any problems which is really good. That would be awesome if quitting helped me with my depression and anxiety. Major bonus!! Thank you and I just hope I don't screw up my meds again. I will have to lay out a better plan to remind me. 

    butterflyna/Laurie
  10. quitting2017
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    I am on day 4 and feel totally foggy. Some moments I feel strong, most moments I feel like I want to give up. I have done little more than sleep for the past few days. I will succeed this time no matter what it takes. I will concentrate on getting through today then one day at a time after. 
  11. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello All, 

    Butterflyna- Glad to hear that you had your dose of meds and it was good.  If you haven't as of yet, we always advise to reach out to your doctor to let them know you are quitting smoking. They can montior your symptoms and review your medications.  Making changes to your smoking can have an effect on your mental health.  

    Quitting2017-  Withdrawal can have its ups and downs.  As others have shared, your body is going through healing process and sleeping more can be the result.  

    Best wishes to you both and let us know how you are doing in the days to come.  And to others for sharing your experiences.  

    Marianne
     

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