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Well today it's a little easier this cold Turkey business is hard but definitely getting easier thanks to everyone for talking to me xx
I tried to quit so many times. Then I got squamous cell carcinoma on my pipeline. I thought it was a little blemish-no big deal. It took a couple of months before it was on my radar, and it was during the pandemic shutdown. It's been over a year now since I had the surgery of removing 1/4 my bottom lip, doing various topical therapies to stave off any recurrences. I'm not out of the woods yet.
I’ve smoked for 26 years but realised that it’s never too late to quit. I can’t wait to start my quit journey on NRT.
I want to quit,but cant resist,how can i get mentally in the right place to do this?
It has been two years since i have quit smoking. First the good news. I no longer have to see an oncologist for all the nodules in my lungs as after 2 years my body has been able to remove all visible nodules. Secondly it has been 2 years and there is no longer any cancer of my bladder after surgery and chemo. I had smoked for 38 years when i was diagnosed with all these healt...
Only recently had my first heart attack, 48 years old and a smoker for over 30 years, waited in hospital for the angiogram results only to find out that they could not stent it and needed a double bypass open heart surgery, this absolutely put the fear of god into me, at my age, no family history of heart attacks and several Drs have suggest to give up smoking over the years, i'm not ove...
Oops it's 18 weeks not 16
Happy Sunday everyone. It's been so awesome to have this site to come to. To be able read and comment on other people's quit journey and to share on mine and read the comments people leave me. It sure feels like a quit family that supports each other so awesomely and I am grateful to be a part of it. Have an amazing smokefree day and if you are still smoking stick with us because you will get the...
Hi all. First dose of Zyban today and it seems to be working already. Love to hear about anyone’s else experience with this method. TIA
Yay. 1000 days smoke free. Couldn't wait for this milestone. For some reason it feels special. Thank you to all of you that helped me on my journey, and to all of you just starting out, hang in there. You can do it 🥰
3 months (92 days). Not a single cigarette. Still having the occasional craving for a smoke. Easy to resist though but still, having those cravings. Any suggestions?
Hi ya'll, happy Friday, I have a question about sore throats, tender gums and roof of the mouth. Anyone have issues with this during the first 6 weeks of your quit? I seem to have some hoarseness, gum swelling, dry, sore throat.
It is hard.. but it's already getting easier.. its very powerful addiction..but I am more powerful than addiction. I control me. I CAN AND WILL BEAT THIS NICODEMON
Tip 1 - Podcast "The Hypnotist" - find a smoking episode and listen to it while going to sleep for the first week, each day pick a different one. Turn the volume low just above a whisper and let it play through the night, other episodes will follow but they are positive and confidence building. Hope it makes you feel great like it did me, and took the struggle out of trying to quit.
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Okay, so at the end of this week, I will be finishing up my 7 mg patch. I don't plan on buying anymore, but I can feel the anxiety building already. Any advice on how to calm the nerves as I let go of my one remaining crutch?
I am currently on day 59, I started off with NRT and came off that about 3 weeks ago. I have been doing really well, not thinking that much into it. I have put on around 5kgs and now my self esteem is struggling. I work 2 jobs and study full time at uni = stress. I am finding myself procrastinating and feeling unfocused whilst trying to complete assignments. Today has been exceptionally hard for ...
Just thought I would log back on here and give an update. I just saw that my last one was 1 year ago (unreal, can't believe that) September 2020, after I had relapsed due to a stressful time.
I am very pleased to report that, 1 year on, I am in a much more positive place overall. That September was the start of a very sad time for myself but which ended with me quitting smoking and (so far hav...
I Need help . I feel shaky and sick and anxious and angry and its day nine .. does nicodemon know I mean business why do I feels absolutely s.h.i.t. please tell me that you have felt not so good and then got passed it.. does it get any better .. ARGGHHHH
What can I say? To be honest, after all this time, I still feel the need to work at it. I'm not sure why. Is this normal? I find I am doing what I encourage others to do,.. one hour at a time, one day at a time, go to bed early,... Lot's of celery!
I do feel physical benefits and am still focused on my future as a non-smoker. I suppose it takes time? I know I can do it as others have done it s...
After 53 years I took my last puff. Still got the selfie. Reason : self disgust and my family. Joined this help forum a few months later. Thank God I did. Went cold Turkey and drank voluminous amounts of really strong sweet coffee. After 3 months the real pangs went. After 6 months was totally free. $55000 saved. New extension on house. New Gibson 335 guitar. Self respect back. Still aliv...
I was an intermittent smoker in the late 80s early 90s, I gave up when I fell pregnant with my first of 4 beautiful babies. Now in my 50s I have been introduced vapes I have always missed smoking so thinking vaping is a great answer. But I had to hide it from my husband and family feeling so ashamed. The answer is I should quit. I didn’t realise how hard it would be.
I was going so well for 3 weeks and now I am back at square one again. I have been smoking for a week now and it only took one slip. I am not sure why my mindset changed, smoking is such a horrendous addiction. Although I feel like giving up on giving up, I know I need to pick myself back up and start again. So day 1 again for me!!
Hello everyone here, thank you so much for your support, still on track it been one and half here now I quit smoking. Some how better, still some body aches, now feeling left side pain all the time. My heart hurt a lot with pains and my neck and back sometimes out of breathe, but I still manage on track. I had done many texts all negative, I really don’t know what to do anymore. Please any advice...
I had a mild stroke 12 mobths ago and then covid happened, however as we approach the end of lockdown I realise there is still much more I would like to do in life. Both my children have now left home so now it is my time to shine.
Today is day 15 without cigarettes and to my surprise it has been relatively easy once I made my mind up. It certainly helped thinking how if I got COVID I would most certainly die after smoking for 38 years. I know however, I am not out of the woods I have been in lockdown with non-smokers, so what happens when I venture out and am around smokers. My best mates are all smokers, what do I do? Av...
i’m under 21 years old and picked up smoking from peers at work. i couldn’t stop because it suppressed so many feelings of stress and made me feel better. but now i’m starting to feel sick from it. i want to live a healthier life and make my family proud and let them see the change in myself. i hate myself for picking it up, and disappointing everyone around me. this is day 1
I don’t think I can do this. Day 4, utterly miserable. I know a cigarette will make me feel better so why not just have one? I gave up for 14 years and started 3 years ago ( it was like I never stopped). It’s so disheartening. I just feel like I’ll never be able to do it. I’m on NRT but I want to smoke just as much as I want to give up! Any advice?
Keep busy or go Hide under sheets five days today after 44 years of a crutch .. powerful horrible habit and addiction go away you demon ( nicodemon) leave me alone you are not stronger than me any more let's go .. because your going
Today is the day for me and I’m at the hour of having my first cigarette, have a patch on but feeling a bit shaky and not too confident but I’m just going to give it a go. Trying not to make it a huge deal cause then I obsess and then cave. Going to have a coffee in a different setting and see how l go.
Just kinda wanted to share a tiny update. I switched to the 7 mg patch on Sunday. So far, the decrease in nicotine hasnt bothered me at all. I am able to take the patch off at 5:00 P.M. and I don't put another one on until 6:30 A.M. Miss it less and less. Doing well. Thanking God daily.
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