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How many of you quit smoking? Were you suffering from insomnia?

Old 05-23-2019, 05:58 AM
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Default How many of you quit smoking? Were you suffering from insomnia?

Hi, I have a question for former smokers or those who tried to quit smoking for ones. Did you experience sleeping disorders during the first 2 weeks without cigarettes? I tried to quit cold turkey several times and every time I could sleep only 3-4 hours a night. The article on QuitSmokingCommunity says itís a common withdrawal symptom, but I never heard from people I know about this, they more often complained about headache and nausea. If you faced the same, please, tell me how do you cope with this.
Old 08-19-2019, 03:32 PM
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That's strange that going off a stimulant, nicotine, would cause insomnia.
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It has been a very long time ago but I quit cold turkey after smoking four packs a day, my body didn't like it at all....just like a junky, quitting the smoke habit involves going thru withdrawal from nicotine to no nicotine that's why most people go back to smoking they crave nicotine. suffice it to say If you really mean to quit you will suffer one way or the other but not for ever it took me two plus years, now I can't stand being near smokers, quite frankly they stink. which was not obvious until I had quit for sometime. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but it beats lung cancer or the like, you got to hang tough. no I did not use the patch or such. put them down and don't look back. ......................good luck!
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Originally Posted by donnyman View Post
It has been a very long time ago but I quit cold turkey after smoking four packs a day, my body didn't like it at all....just like a junky, quitting the smoke habit involves going thru withdrawal from nicotine to no nicotine that's why most people go back to smoking they crave nicotine. suffice it to say If you really mean to quit you will suffer one way or the other but not for ever it took me two plus years, now I can't stand being near smokers, quite frankly they stink. which was not obvious until I had quit for sometime. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but it beats lung cancer or the like, you got to hang tough. no I did not use the patch or such. put them down and don't look back. ......................good luck!
after this story i'm scared to quit smoking
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I was suffering from hunger, but likely everything was good with slipping.
Old 05-27-2020, 01:26 PM
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My mother quit smoking three years ago and it seems to me that this was the most difficult period in our life because she had a lot of nervous breakdowns and I did not have the strength to endure it. She made more than five attempts and each time she started to smoke again. Moreover, during abstinence from smoking, she had very severe stress and insomnia. I was about 15 years old at that moment and I was very scared. My older brother decided to do everything possible to stop this terrible situation. He suggested our mom to use vape. At first, she was against it, but then she agreed and started smoking vape. We were surprised, but she stopped getting nervous and started to sleep well at night. She used very tasty nicotine liquids from https://www.aquavape.co.uk and the effect was just awesome. So vaping is a great idea.
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Had about 8 months of insomnia when I stopped using Copenhagen, but it went away.
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I quitted 10 years ago. Suffered from insomnia a month after quitting
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Originally Posted by Wwill3715 View Post
Hi, I have a question for former smokers or those who tried to quit smoking for ones. Did you experience sleeping disorders during the first 2 weeks without cigarettes? I tried to quit cold turkey several times and every time I could sleep only 3-4 hours a night. The article on QuitSmokingCommunity says itís a common withdrawal symptom, but I never heard from people I know about this, they more often complained about headache and nausea. If you faced the same, please, tell me how do you cope with this.
When i quit smoking it takes a time of one week to get rid of headache
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Originally Posted by Lolimo View Post
I was suffering from hunger, but likely everything was good with slipping.
I also suffer from hunger for 2 weeks.
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Originally Posted by Wwill3715 View Post
Hi, I have a question for former smokers or those who tried to quit smoking for ones. Did you experience sleeping disorders during the first 2 weeks without cigarettes? I tried to quit cold turkey several times and every time I could sleep only 3-4 hours a night. The article on QuitSmokingCommunity says itís a common withdrawal symptom, but I never heard from people I know about this, they more often complained about headache and nausea. If you faced the same, please, tell me how do you cope with this.
I can recommend you from my personal experience that you should not use any anti smoking tables to quit smoking because they are even more dangerous to smoking
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Until your body rids it self of the chemical imbalance you introduced it to you will be uncomfortable, every body goes through it, YOU must stand tough! It Took more than two years for me to get that monkey off my back.

I was smoking 4 packs a day and had to realize I was out of control, but became determined to get control of my body.

That's right, it isn't easy at all and only you can stop it. I feel for you but can't offer a blessed thing to help you, YOU @ only YOU can break the habit. take that filth out of your mouth and know you are at war.

Good Luck! you will need it!
Old 08-20-2020, 09:45 PM
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I quit almost 35 years ago. Went from Marlboros to a pipe, then slowly eased off the pipe. Took me about 4 months of smoking a little less every day, until I got down to one a day (first thing in the morning), then every other day, and finally quit completely. When I was dating my wife, I spoke fondly of the smell and taste of pipe tobacco. Darned if she didn't give me some very nice blend for my birthday!!!! I kept it for a while, just smelling it, until it started talking to me. Fortunately, we were on sewer, 'cuz I flushed it. Married her, still married to her.
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i started somoking since i was 15 yo . now i quit it so easlly . and it wasnt that deficult . i bleaved in my self thats all
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It's been 20 years since I quit and I still catch myself reaching to my shirt pocket occasionally. I was smoking the lightest cig I could find when I quit so the nicotine wasn't too bad but the habit was horrible. Took me a while to get weaned off the habitual cig stuff. You gotta want to not smoke...
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Back in '90 before becoming a parent I accepted the fact that if I stood any chance of being a role model, I had to be brutally honest with myself. After 15 years of smoking, drinking and drugs, in the span of 11 months I quit everything for the first and only time cold turkey. Yet it has never escaped my knowledge that damage may still have been done and I may pay for it later on. Tough ***** for me. Let it be a lesson.
I remember Yul Brynner having lung cancer and spoke about the damage smoking had done to himself. Watching and listening to someone who already had a death sentence handed down to them was noteworthy to say the least. Never forgot it.
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Yes I suffered from insomnia for about a months then I started to feel better than whenever before
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I quitted 5 years ago. I was suffering only from hunger around a month.
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I'm tobacco free since 2001. I'm not a guy with a lot of will power, and I smoked about 3/4 pack a day. I used nicotine gum to quit and only needed it for about 2 weeks. I was cranky and anxious for a couple of days. I don't recall trouble sleeping, but I remember being a mess when I tried to quit cold turkey. I ate everything in sight, couldn't relax, everything. So it's probably normal you're having trouble sleeping, especially if part of your evening routine is the last cigarette of the day.
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I quit smoking last year and it was right decision. I read allen carr's book
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It's always the right decision to quit smoking.
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Hi, I did. I quit almost 12 months ago. And yes, a bit of insomnia during the first month, then just anxiety and tremors for a while (nothing to worry about). But you can do it! Hang in there!
In 2 weeks I will complete my no-smoking year. I asked for a congratulations card and a huge present to my wife. I suggest you to do the same LOL it is a good motivational drive (impossible to receive a congratulation card from "my-wife-who-is-always-right" otherwise LOL)
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The weird thing about quitting smoking is the sudden cravings you'll get out of nowhere. I recall during the second year smoke free the mood would hit me to go burn one for no reason at all. If I hadn't have been genuinely committed to quitting for good and understood that it only takes one to get the addiction going again, I probably would have relapsed during one of those. The good news is that the urge doesn't last long and becomes less frequent with time.

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