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Day 5, Using the patch
Day 5 Doesn't feel easier yet I am on the patch, maybe thats why.... I'm 32 weeks pregnant, I feel terrible for smoking but its so hard to quit. I cry at the drop of a dime, I have a lot of cravings still, does this get easier? Especia;;y as I am on the patch? Should I go off the patch? I think I will smoke if I dont have the patch on.....sooooo confused, I want to be free from this. I have 2 other kids and want to be healthy for them as well.... I tried cutting down, and would always find myself wanting to smoke more. I am enjoying the freedom a bit though, not stressing about when I can sneak in the next cigarette, I am happy I am no longer smoking, but its just hard....night time is the hardest I find, I am irritable, emotional, and having cravings. I think about giving up, but then think about having to start over again and I feel like that would be a waste of effort. Need some encouragement
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Day 5 Doesn't feel easier yet I am on the patch, maybe thats why.... I'm 32 weeks pregnant, I feel terrible for smoking but its so hard to quit. I cry at the drop of a dime, I have a lot of cravings still, does this get easier? Especia;;y as I am on the patch? Should I go off the patch? I think I will smoke if I dont have the patch on.....sooooo confused, I want to be free from this. I have 2 other kids and want to be healthy for them as well.... I tried cutting down, and would always find myself wanting to smoke more. I am enjoying the freedom a bit though, not stressing about when I can sneak in the next cigarette, I am happy I am no longer smoking, but its just hard....night time is the hardest I find, I am irritable, emotional, and having cravings. I think about giving up, but then think about having to start over again and I feel like that would be a waste of effort. Need some encouragement
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Posted: 12/22/2015 9:45 AM
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Welcome to Pregnets, Nancyinnes :) Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We’re sorry to hear the last few days have been challenging. The first week of being smoke-free can be the toughest, but it sounds like you are committed to a healthier pregnancy, and a healthier life for your children and yourself. Congratulations on making it through the first 5 days! That is an achievement to be proud of no matter what! The process of quitting smoking can be an emotional one. We hope you know it is very normal to feel upset, stressed and irritable during the process. Those emotions are often a result of nicotine withdrawal as well as quitting smoking in general. Physical cravings for nicotine often appear in the form of anxiety and restlessness, which sounds similar to your experiences. Your body may be tempted to give in and smoke because these withdrawal symptoms could disappear, but if you keep fighting off those urges, your body will start to adjust and become used to not smoking. In addition to feeling proud of your accomplishments (which is a wonderful feeling itself!), you can also see benefits like improved breathing and better circulation. To learn more about these symptoms and how to deal with them, you can visit the Pregnets page on Dealing with Cravings. On this same forum � Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms � a few Pregnets members shared their stories of their first week being smoke-free and the new struggles they experience at night. They found that nights became easier after the first week once their bodies started adjusting to the changes in their behaviours. We encourage you to read through the stories shared by your peers on the Pregnets blog and discussion board to get ideas of how to get through these next few weeks and to remind yourself that you are not alone. We’ve received a number of questions about using the patch during pregnancy. Since we don’t know enough about your individual experiences, we would recommend speaking with your health care provider to make sure the patch is meeting your needs during your pregnancy. Generally speaking, the patch is safer than smoking during pregnancy, so it sounds like you’re on the right track. We are so happy for you that you are making progress and finding ways to get through those tough times. We are here for you to support you through your quit journey, Nancyinnes :) Please let us know if you have any questions along the way. ~ Pregnets Team
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Welcome to Pregnets, Nancyinnes :) Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We’re sorry to hear the last few days have been challenging. The first week of being smoke-free can be the toughest, but it sounds like you are committed to a healthier pregnancy, and a healthier life for your children and yourself. Congratulations on making it through the first 5 days! That is an achievement to be proud of no matter what! The process of quitting smoking can be an emotional one. We hope you know it is very normal to feel upset, stressed and irritable during the process. Those emotions are often a result of nicotine withdrawal as well as quitting smoking in general. Physical cravings for nicotine often appear in the form of anxiety and restlessness, which sounds similar to your experiences. Your body may be tempted to give in and smoke because these withdrawal symptoms could disappear, but if you keep fighting off those urges, your body will start to adjust and become used to not smoking. In addition to feeling proud of your accomplishments (which is a wonderful feeling itself!), you can also see benefits like improved breathing and better circulation. To learn more about these symptoms and how to deal with them, you can visit the Pregnets page on Dealing with Cravings. On this same forum � Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms � a few Pregnets members shared their stories of their first week being smoke-free and the new struggles they experience at night. They found that nights became easier after the first week once their bodies started adjusting to the changes in their behaviours. We encourage you to read through the stories shared by your peers on the Pregnets blog and discussion board to get ideas of how to get through these next few weeks and to remind yourself that you are not alone. We’ve received a number of questions about using the patch during pregnancy. Since we don’t know enough about your individual experiences, we would recommend speaking with your health care provider to make sure the patch is meeting your needs during your pregnancy. Generally speaking, the patch is safer than smoking during pregnancy, so it sounds like you’re on the right track. We are so happy for you that you are making progress and finding ways to get through those tough times. We are here for you to support you through your quit journey, Nancyinnes :) Please let us know if you have any questions along the way. ~ Pregnets Team
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