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Started 8/26/19 by Jan2185; 5872 views.
Majomar

From: Majomar

2/5/20

Hi, DebraAnne69,

I'm doing OK, thank you :)

I'm 39 days and 3 hours smoke-free. I did have nightmares sometimes, but I don't know if it's because of quitting or another trauma. I do find supplements I take now helpful, in terms of mood stabilisation, calmness and nerve "strength". I don't know how bad your nightmares are, but I feel them sometimes as part of cleaning process, in the mind, not comfortable but not necessarily bad. Sleep hygiene is important, I believe. Like,no smartphone, no computer, no TV a couple of hours before bedtime, going to bed at the same time, light dinner - Ijust remembered, for the first couple of weeks I ate really a lot and would it in the evening, heavy food, that provoked some nightmares! Pay attention to your diet, day and night routine, some supplements like Magnesium and B vitamins, relaxation techniques and I believe they will go away.

Best wishes 

P.S. And congratulations on your 4 weeks! It's great! As you can see, I'm not that far away from you, I think every day is a victory and every day we are a bit closer to complete freedom. We starved the monster quite a bit...

  • Edited February 5, 2020 2:33 pm  by  Majomar
DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

2/5/20

Hi Majomar,  I think you have a point about what I am eating and when before bedtime.  Like Scrooge says, it could be an under-cooked bit of beef - lol.  I will pay more attention to that and hopefully the nightmares will subside.  I like your analogy - starving the monster - maybe that is what is trying to play up in my sleeping mind.  The anxiety from all day is creeping in while I am sleeping and trying to frighten me back to the smoke chair.  lol   Not going to happen though - I quite out of the blue without even a plan to do so.  I just quite.  I didn't even try the first three weeks.  It just happened.  Only this past week or so that I have noticed the odd craving to smoke and I have had to make an effort not to give in the craving to smoke.  Just do something to distract myself and think about how I have come this far why waste it by having a smoke.  Not sure why this all happened.  I wasn't planning it.  It feels like a gift so I am not going to waste it.    

Cheers!

Majomar

From: Majomar

2/5/20

Hi, again :)

I understand. Some crisis I didn't feel before I only felt after could let of weeks, like, some things got better, some I expected earlier, hit later for the first time. It's different than how you quit in terms of trying, your quitting came naturally, my didn't... But the path isn't "written in stone" ( if you say so in English?) But I now people who had your experience. It  i s  a gift and you will make it, you already did...

Even if they lit one after that "strange" quitting or felt smoke - it disgusted them, a lot. Cigarettes left you, it's how they would describe it. Wave them goodbuy before going to bed and have a good night/life :)

  • Edited February 5, 2020 3:35 pm  by  Majomar
DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

2/5/20

That's a good one - I like that - cigarettes left me....bye bye  so long, adieus amigo

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