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Fatigue and feeling detached

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  1. roxzee
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    I am 18 days into my cold turkey quit after smoking for 25 years. I am sooooooo tired all the time. I am having trouble with focus at work. I’m gaining tons of weight and just dont see that I will feel better ever. I have little to no time for myself as I have 2 young kids. I feel as though these past 2 weeks have been for nothing cuz I still feel like a sac of crap. I have not sensed any benefit to quitting yet. I feel like have a 24/7 cold. Does this fog ever lift?
  2. treepeo
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    Hi Roxzee,

    I quit cold turkey, too, so I can relate to a bit of what you are feeling.  I found that for the first month of my quit, I could fall asleep at night, but would wake up 2 or 3 times a night.  So every day, I got more and more tired.  And that made me weak mentally, and I felt discouraged like you do.  But for me, things got better after the first month.  I started sleeping through the night again without waking up, and as I got more rested, I felt a whole lot better.

    I know it's hard right now, Roxzee, but hang in there.  You have come this far, hold on a little longer.  Things will change for the better.  You just have to be patient.  Think about it.  You smoked for 25 years.  You can't expect to make a major change such as this without experiencing some side effects.  Everything you are feeling is normal.  But you have to give your mind and body time to adjust to living without the chemicals they were constantly bombarded with.

    You have 18 days under your belt, Roxzee.  Way to go!  Honestly, you are doing great, and I hope you will keep it up.  You will start to notice some benefits soon once your body adjusts.  And then you are going to feel sooo much better.  Truly.  

    Keep in touch.  I'm rooting for you!
  3. roxzee
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    Thank you for your support. You words are definitely encouraging. Yesterday was a super hard day for no reason. Today my mood is better but concentration still sux. Quitting smoking is nothing like the ads on tv. LOL I definitely don’t feel like jogging or doing yoga on a mountaintop  right now. Maybe one day I will. We shall see. Thanks again
  4. brieffree
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    Hello roszee

    Welcome to help line, here you will find a lot support to quit! I think you are doing Great! 18 day's Free is a complete Victory.

    What you feel is a healing process, No more Smoke into your lungs.

    Everyday Not Smoke is a Celebration, your 2 little boys young kids will thank you a lot! You have a lot to win whit out smoke!

    Congrats
  5. sarah, quit coach
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    Hello Roxzee - thank you so much for sharing how you are feeling, and yay! congrats on all your hard work. You have all these smoke-free days to look back on - be very very proud.
    What you are explaining - the fatigue, difficulty concentrating - are very common withdrawl symptoms. They are no fun at all, but so common as your body works hard to get well. And as Treepeo shared: this WILL get better. Make time for yourself - this is your quit, and its gonna take time. And when your day comes to do yoga on the mountaintop, we will celebrate you. But we will celebrate you, and every small change you make in the meantime too.
    All the best,
    Sarah
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