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Soooo tired and no more energy...whyyyyy?

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  1. dedi
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    Hi, 4 months todayand i should be more happy but i feelsotired, don’t sleep well...6 weeks ago i had to do some urine tests because they found little tiny bit of blood...pfff! the stress started ...and a week after i have to doa cytology urine test...wowo!!!...more stressed...everydayiwait for the result, and after 2 weeks i had my result..no bad cells in my urine...very happy but since i started to feel tire..went a couple time at the emergencyfor panic attack because i wasvery anxious, they told me i make a depression...pfff!they gave me Bupropion ( Zyban )....i started Wednesday morning, and took an another one yesterday...dont sleep very well and i don’t like the side effects so this morning i said noooo pill today...my bodywork so hard to clean all the chemicals so its a big stress for him and me i added more stress ,anxiety on top of that...i hope its that why i feel so tired because i dont want to take a depression pills....its not time to add more chemicals in my body...good nutrients and vitamins is better for him!
  2. brieffree
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    Hi Dedt

    I am sorry you feel so bad, congrats in 4 Months free!

    Perhaps, if you distract yourself, going to the movies or for a walk will help.
    Also, this weather feel more low pressure, is most easy to sleep in.
    Remember smoking is not the solution!

    All the best

    One day at the time! you can do it!
  3. treepeo
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    Hi dedi,

    I have been following your posts.  You being tired, etc. is not because you stopped smoking.  In fact, being a non-smoker is helping you.  So I don't know what is going on with you.  I hope you see someone who can really help you deal with your problems.  But I agree with you when you say you need more nutrients and vitamins for yourself.  Eating well and exercise are always good for us.

    Stay strong, dedi.  You have been a non-smoker for 4 months now.  That is amazing, and you should be so proud of yourself!  I hope you treat yourself to something nice.  You should reward yourself for all of your hard work and commitment.  You deserve it!
  4. jennifer, quit coach
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    Good Morning dedi,

    You've done a wonderful job getting to this important 4 month milestone - congrats!

    Sorry to hear that you've not been feeling well lately. Quitting can be tough on our bodies and minds, others have had the experience of worsening or changing depression symptoms etc.
    We would really encourage you to work with your Doctor to find a good solution to help you feel your best. With any symptom that worsens or concerns you it's best to get it checked out as soon as possible. 

    Know that you can also find support at Smokers' Helpline, 1-877-513-5333 where you can speak with a Quit Coach about your quit. 

    Hang in there dedi!


  5. dedi
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    Hi, thank you very much treepeo,brieffree and jennifer for your encouragement...feel little bit better today,now i have to work on reduce my stress,and stop to be anxious, breeding exercises work very well on me right now,i should be able to come back on my feet since i know all my tests are ok.....stress is an another poison for body....
  6. treepeo
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    Hi dedi,

    I am glad to hear you are feeling a bit better today, and that your test results were good.  And deep breathing is a really healthy way to try to deal with stress.

    Our lives are so busy these days, we all seem to experience a lot of stress.  Some people find that exercise helps.  For me personally, I try to do something that will make me happy when I'm stressed.  It could be something as simple as taking some time to read a good book, or making a tasty new recipe.  Or going out for dinner with friends and having a few laughs.

    I hope you continue to feel better, dedi.  And keep the quit.  You deserve to live a smoke free life.
  7. brieffree
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    Dedi

    Again, you were great 4 months free of smoke! Is normal that your body change and regenerate it self, so we feel tired or a bit depress.

    By the time, when we go trough the process of quit! We learn and built a lot Confidence in our self, so when the crave comes, we fight it in seconds.
    Also, quitting making me to eat more healthy! So I have more Energy!

    I really understand you, you are not Alone!

    One day at the time!. 
  8. ocean
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    Hi Dedi,
    Congratulations on 4t months!!  I had a relapse last week and told myself I needed to come back to these support pages so that I right myself again before it's too late.  You are so far in on this quit Dedi and I know how hard you fought to get here!  I had to have my anti depressant dose changed after my last quit attempt.  I didn't know that quitting smoking could affect mood, sleep, energy and concentration like it did to me.  So it's much more common than you realize to need medication help to get through the withdrawal and stress of quitting.  My experience with depression was in some ways similar to going through withdrawal,but even happened when I was smoking.  If you can't cope with stress like you used to, it very well might be depression too.  It can be common, so don't disregard what the Dr. in ER told you.  I'd hook up with your GP and get good information on this before giving up.  It's your choice, but I'd get informed of this so that you feel better, that's what counts!  Take Care Dedi, my quitting friend.
  9. dedi
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    Hi, when i quit Zyban two weeks ago,i started to be very anxious,stomach pain on top of that so the doctor gave me ipp pills,still have pain because i have hard time to controle my strees and when i saw the doctor last Friday i had no choice to start a medication,she put me on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, 3 days now, im so scare to take pills its a big nightmare for me...i can believe what that cigarette can control us like that...but i keep going,pretty soon 5 months...its very hard now because im so tired and with the stomach pain i have to control what i eat... pfff! everything at the same time....keep going Ocean dont let her win!....your not alone...and thank you to brieffree treepeo and coach Jennifer ...thanks to be here
  10. treepeo
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    Hi dedi,

    I am glad you are working with your doctor to help you through this process.  I don't think anyone really likes being on pills, but sometimes they are a necessary evil.  And it won't be forever.  It is just for now to try to make things a little easier for you.  So try not to worry, dedi.  You are doing the right thing by seeking medical advice, and I would encourage you to do what your doctor suggests.

    And soon, you will be smoke free for 5 months!  Congratulations!  I know it's not always easy, but you are doing such a great job, dedi.  Keep up the good work.  You are getting the job done!
  11. dedi
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    thank you very much treepeo...i have no choicebecause i dont like the way i am right now...
  12. brieffree
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    Hi Dedi

    Hang in there, distract yourself!
    or go for a short walk!

    You can do it!
  13. dedi
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    Hi, i dont sleep a lot since 2 weeks now, 4 hours every nights,lastnight i took a sleeping pill..pfff! slept from 9h30 to 2 oclock....the doctor suppose to call me today....maybe it my antidepressant , maybe i have to take it morning instead of before a go to bed....so i dont have a lot of energy, i go outside with my dog but to go for a walk i am to weak for that.....very tuff , with my stomach pain and sciatica pain, its hard on my nerves....
  14. eagerquit
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    Hi Dedi,

    I am glad to hear your doctor will be in touch with you. It sounds like that is needed for sure. Myself, I also have a problem with sleeping since I quit. I fall asleep easily enough then I sleep four hours and wake up feeling wide awake. So I have a leisurely relaxing cup of tea, occasionally two, until I am drowsy. I then go back to bed and sleep. It works well for me and I haven't needed to resort to sleeping pills.

    Eagerquit

  15. linda, quit coach
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    Hi dedi,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sleeping problem, the fatigue and the difficult time that you went through. Quitting smoking can be hard on our body and mind, I hope that you will feel better soon. Hang in there dedi. Keep going strong. Try to rest and keep in touch with your doctor.

    You are now 4 months smoke-free- It’s awesome! Congratulations for all the hard work you’ve done!

    Hope you’ll feel better soon. Take good care.
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