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I am sure many have grown tired of my long responses and repetition.... however, some newbies come without knowledge, and my post and other valuable posts about the mindset, and other great quitting information by myself and other members has been long buried. I once had a comment that someone was quit smoking for about 8 weeks before realizing there was the psychological part of a quit which we ...
I am 47 days in with my cold turkey quitting journey. I have felt the worst pain in my body of my entire life. I was so scared I was dying I went to the doctor and got a full blood work up and it was normal. I went to the emergency room since I thought I was having a heart attack; ECG, x-ray, and lipid blood work normal. Everyone from these experiences keeps telling me its heartburn. I've never h...
Finally the step towards quitting a very bad addiction of smoking. Funny enough I cannot stand the smell of a cigarette and always uses hand sanitisers to get rid of the smell after a smoke. Its my 4th day on champix and I had funny feelings of painful stomach cramps and a runny tummy. My GP never warned me about any side effects, but I do trust his judgement. I can feel a difference in my habit ...
im now two weeks smoke free and loving life. Using Champix has helped alot. im now about halfway through my second batch. The thing is i feel great and not sure if i should conitnue with the Champix another month. I need some advice on this one please?
Day 47. Really craving a smoke today. That nicotine monster is trying to get me. Some of you wonderful people on this forum said this would happen, so i was waiting for it. Get it over with and be proud i didnt give in, because i am not going to smoke ever again. It helps the nearest shop is over 100 klms away. Not worth the drive. It will not beat me. I will win. Take that Nicotine Monster. 😆🤠
had to have a 1 hr MRI last week. Being claustrophobic & having breathing troubles when on my back had me very worried (panic stricken), 1 hr in the machine, dozed off & the time passed quickly. Realised later, I have not been able to lie on my back & breathe through my nose for years - did for one hour in the machine. Only 20 days smoke free & I can do this!!
the ex came around yesterday, ended up having 2 puffs on her smoke, tasted bad, I don't class this as a setback - more a learning experience, had a few beers at the club this afternoon & the 2nd hand smoke made me cough - 20 days, feeling great (money saved has paid for bike rego)
Hi my wonderful forum friends. I am happy to say that today is my 8th month without a cigarette hanging out of my mouth. 8 months since I stopped being a slave to the nicotine demon. Weight gain, yes I have that but I can deal with and work on that. I feel like I have made such an accomplishment and I would shout it from the roofs if I could but I can't so I would like to shout it on this wonderf...
Smoking doesn’t own you...REMEMBER THAT!
April 2005. After praying for a few years to be free from smoking I reached the point where I was done with the guilt and frustration. I told Jesus that I’m sick of asking for help and that from now on I’m gonna smoke till I die and I don’t care anymore...three days later I stopped smoking(it’s been 14 years and not one dhurry). Because I gave up giving...
Thanks for all your stories, everyone... VERy enlightening... time for plan B (or whatever, did not keep track.) I did notice that the lozenges were only lasting about 2 hours before feeling irritable and anxious again, and I can't seen to go for longer periods. I now know that many others have been on them for years, and that is a real eye-opener as far as my chances of getting off these gradu...
I am actually relieved to be sharing its been challenging but i can say worth it i started at a older age 31 I'm 35 now first few days i thought i had the flu or horrible cold at one point i convinced myself i Had walking pneumonia i didn't have the urge to smoke the way i had anticipated for me it was the physical after going through that i just think back to when my throat felt so sore that cou...
It has been 1,529 days since I quit that represents a saving of $57,323 - 00. If any young couple are still smoking and renting consider quitting and putting the money aside for a home deposit. in 1,500 days you could be moving into your own home, saying good bye to renting forever.
I’ve been a smoker for 7 years non stop. I’ve only tried to stop twice and could only go through a day. That was also feeling immensely miserable, with immediate flu like symptoms after 4 hours to no smoking. But this time I was very prepared to stop. I was done with smoking mentally. There was nothing that benefited me, so i set a date and stopped. The first 3 days were hard. Just sleeping and e...
Day 7-the hardest yet. Cannot sleep so am trying to practise the 4-7-8 breathing technique.
Hello guys, i am ready to take the next step and quit smoking. I have been smoking for at least 5 years and I am ready to take a step to a healthier life.I would love some help on this since i have little will power and would love any assistance on how to quit. I been trying for the last year but i haven't been able too.
Thank you for your time
I really want to quit as I am so done with smoking. I’m so worried and I have no idea how! Anything I should use or take to help start quitting?
The 19th is my birthday.
The first one in 43 years in which I will not be smoking.
I am now 10 weeks smoke free (Dec.10).
I can only say this- do whatever you can to not pick up that cigarette again. You won't regret it.
Hi all. 44 days smoke free. Yay. Has anyone else gained weight. I have gone from 52 kls to 54. I am not eating more and i am exercising more. Getting belly fat. Read online it is normal and is my body recovering. Can take up to a year or more to get back to normal. Help. Dont want to get fat 😔😭
Can't believe, but immensely happy, that my unplanned and forced quit is on its 200th day.
There is one thing I have realized while staying quit and that is.... stay humble to your quit. Don't assume you have found a mantra to stay quit. Different things work for different folks and what works for me is to keep telling myself that I haven't won anything yet. To me the struggle keeps me going ...
I have a rare form of psoriasis which is mostly found in those who smoke . I’m quitting to improve the health of my skin
We focus on WHAT TO DO... Just as everyone's quit will be different, because we are all different as people, and think differently our thought process may be different too. I found this article that may help some.... Things Not to Do While Quitting Smoking.
Just was sitting on the couch and went to grab my smokes cause that’s normally where they would be but hey not there left me with one of those omg I need a smoke feelings so I felt a bit of anxiety kicking in decided to stop take a few deep breaths told myself if u want a cigarette have a cigarette and shut up 🤐 but then thought hey no I don’t negotiate with the nicotine terrorist and within a f...
You are my extended family here coz trust me that I can share without hesitation on this platform that once upon a time.. I was a SMOKER.
Yes I had no courage to socially admit to my family and friends (except the smoker company).
I always wanted to quit and this portal has helped me to stay connected and motivated as I can share my joy of quitting which I couldn't otherwise anyw...
I am not thin skinned. I appreciate what you are trying to say, but when what I was trying to portray, is something that is valid and pertaining to this particular issue ie smoking and the detriment of doing so, I considered it pertinent to my point. The fact that iCanQuit wanted me to water down my post, although it contained no offensive language, had information for which I ...
never give up
Staying quit is the hardest part for me.
I had to reset my quit date.
17/6/19 12pm, 20 hours and 54 minutes.
Im trying not to beat myself up over my setback, and i called the quitline and have 'enrolled' myself in there program (i don't understand the quitline system) so hopefully with more support, i can stay quit this time.
Never give up on giving up.
I sit here wondering why I didn't try to quit smoking earlier. Wait-a-minute!! I did try in the past. At least 10 times. But this is the first time I planned it properly. It wasn't cold turkey. I used to smoke 20-30 Cigarettes per day. I first reduced it to half (10-15), then 10, then 7,---and after about a month, I reduced it to 0. The day was 31st Jan. I haven't smoked since.
It could have b...
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Due to start 2 zyban pills a day tomorrow can anyone share there good and bad experiences with zyban please
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