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Early signs of withdrawl

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  1. ocean
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    Starting to experience the emotionally flat feeling 5 days in.  It's not bad, but I feel like my face has been pretty expressionless, resting b. face today.  It gets worse the longer I go, kind of vacant and harder to focus.  I don't want it to get worse this time so I hope its just because it's Friday.
  2. sarah, quit coach
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    Hiya Ocean - we were discussing a similiar topic on another thread - no fun at all, and part of the withdrawl process all at the same time. Difficulty concentrating, feeling crabby, feeling 'out of it?' Sounds bizarre, but its your body going through its healing process.
    Are you doing anything this weekend, just for you? Fellow community members: any suggestions what has got you through this tricky time?
    Take care of yourself, Ocean, and happy weekend,
    Sarah
  3. treepeo
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    Hi Ocean,

    Give yourself permission to play hooky from being a grown up, to the extent possible.  Try to spend less time doing chores this weekend, and more time doing things that are fun.  That's what I did.  I told myself I could be more self-indulgent than usual, because I was going through this really difficult process.  And you know what?  It helped.  It really did.  You know what they say.  Laughter is the best medicine.

    Hang in there, Ocean.  It will get better.
  4. brieffree
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    Dear Ocean

    You are experiencing the same us me about 6 months ago til now, hard to be focus, luck of concentration.

    Is just part of healing process, is get so much better by the time, you still smoke free!
    In my experience I went from Paying too much attention to something to totally forget what was I doing.

    I had to write down all Important thinks and Focus a bit more in my responsibility.
    I change everything, except my job. I woke far away where I use too to avoid the store, I cooked more and enjoy thinks in a different way, some times I laugh from my mistakes.
    I give my self the possibility to experience smoke free life, that is new from me.

    Now that the weather is much better I hope I can go back to do a long walk! I really like it.

    Good luck, hang in, you are doing OK.


  5. ocean
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    Thank You.  I had a lie in this morning and my energy came back for most of the day, and I was feeling chatty and social.  It's now 7pm and I feel like I could go to bed, too tired to talk.  I can do this if it doesn't last all day, everyday.  It felt good to feel myself again.  I'm sure I'll feel episodes of this too fatigued to care but i really hope it's in small bits and doses and not prolonged.  I don't know how you coped for 6 months of this Brief Free?
  6. jennifer, quit coach
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    Hi Ocean,

    As brieffree said, hang in there! 

    Glad you were able to get some of that energy back for most of the day - be good to yourself, your body and mind are doing some real hard work! 

    Hope you are resting well tonight and hope we hear from you soon!

  7. ocean
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    Hi Jennifer,
    So I lay down and sort of day dreamed all night.  I was very relaxed but kept waking up, every 45 minutes or so, then fell back to sleep.  I finally got up at 4am.  I went to bed about 7:30 pm, and had the concentration to read until midnight, so I'm extremely grateful that I wasn't agitated. I hope my day today isn't too draggy.  I've a bit of a sour stomach, but will focus on the positive.  It might be a long day, though.  I'm going to post later on how my first week went.  So no posting until I get through today!  But I will read others posts.  See ya later.
  8. treepeo
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    Hi Ocean,

    How are you doing?  I am soooo rooting for you.  Withdrawal symptoms are hard to get through, but thankfully, they don't last forever.  And the end result is so worth it.

    I have such admiration for you, Ocean.  You are a study in courage, and I applaud you.  Hope you feel better soon.  Once you conquer this horrible addiction, your life is going to change for the better.  I am now a non-smoker, one year under my belt, and it just led to other positive changes in my life.  I had forgotten that I matter, that my health matters, maybe because I knew I was throwing it away every moment of every day that I continued to smoke.  Things are so different now, and I want to share the joy.

    You have dealt with huge challenges, Ocean, and you came out on top.  And you will continue to do so.  No one is perfect, and you will have some problems, but oh well.  We just have to face our problems as best we can.  And I am rooting for you, because you are such a good person, and you deserve to live a smoke free life.  You will feel so much better, and like brieffree says, you will be free!  Hang tough, you can do it!
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