Yesterday, day 7 of the cold turkey quit, was by far one of the hardest and I am not sure why… The cravings in the evening were through the roof, and my irritability level was also at peak levels in the afternoon. At any rate, I powered through it and ended up going to bed at 11 pm, just to escape the urge.
Hi everyone… I am so freaking happy to report that I have not had any nicotine for 128 hours and counting. I cannot say that it has been easy, but I have to say that when people tell you in order to quit you have to really want to quit, they are not lying
I have definitely cut back my caffeine intake and sipped cranberry juice for the first 72 hours, as that helps even out the blood sugar levels that go haywire when you purge nicotine.
I have also been reading two free books that are available from the www.whyquit.com website. They are awesome and have really been a huge motivation and education about nicotine addiction and recovery. They are ‘Freedom from Nicotine’ and ‘Never take another puff’. I encourage you to read them, as they talk about dipping as well as smoking to get the nicotine fix.
I will write back later… Please tell me how everyone’s quit is going!
Well, here I am at almost 64 hours with no nicotine whatsoever! No patch, no gum, no brain drugs… just me and my turkey I have had my ups and downs for sure, but wow over the last 8 hours I have found it very difficult to control the inner rage that wants to take a baseball bat to the turkey… In all seriousness, I feel very on edge, like my fight response is on every second. I feel like I could just break anything with my bare hands…
I have been taking avena sativa, a natural oat that is supposed to help with anxiety and also nicotine withdrawal cravings, but all that seems to do is make me tired and want to sleep. Now, if I didn’t have to work, then that would be great! I don’t know, I’ll post more later, that is if I don’t smash my computers with my fist and eat them for dinner!
Well, this is the owner of the site, who did finally quit dipping Copenhagen over a year ago, but chose to replace the dip with smoking. I am using the cold turkey method and am 12 hours nicotine free. I have lots of great content for the new year on dipping, so stand by and come back often!