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Did anyone else experience metal taste in their mouth and everything taste like metal?
I know that I am getting my taste buds back. But the metal taste is something new.
hi all in the I can quit community .I am now over 1 year quit ,I was a smoker for 44years ,I quit on the 21/10/18 .now I can begin my journey as a non smoker. I follow the nope mantra .My quit was not as bad as I thought it would be ,but I know that if I get trapped again I will not be so lucky . I have gained so many benefits from not smoking ,the best is the freedom ,you can go anywhere with an...
Ms.Maxine congrats. Keep continue day by day. Drink lot of water. Eat veggies when u have craving. Don't drink alcohol. Don't roam around with smoker friends. Stay away from tension areas. While you have stress air inhale and exhale. If you have vicks inhaler in hand which will be better. You can do it. V all r with you.
30 years of smoking habit. Couple of times tried to stop thru cold turkey, but relapsed. Now on 129 days smoke free. Hope this time, I will be successful.
It is 2 years and seven months since I first shared a story here, just one line that I had given up.
In all this time I have tried to give up over twenty times. The best result was just over a month.
So here I am again in the first hour of giving up. Now more than ever the financial pressure of smoking is simply beyond my resources. Health wise it does lower my mood and of course general fitnes...
I have lot count at the amount of times I have tried to stop smoking.
Today is day 2, see whether I can succeed this time.
I am using a tea spoon of cream of tartar in a glass of fresh juice, morning and afternoon, meant to rid of any nicotine cravings.
So far so good.
I decided to check how long I have been quit for, and I am pretty stoked with the no. 477. It's so weird, I feel sometimes like it hasn't been that long...like it's only been a month. And i feel pretty proud. So everyone on a quit journey, You can do it!!! 🤩🤩🤩
Hi all. Its my first time here. I have been quite cold turkey for 6 weeks now after 40 yrs smoking
I am doing ok, but have a question that i cant find an answer to online. Since i have quit smoking my libido has gone, luckily im single so its not a problem, lol, but i found it a bit strange.
Was just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same.
Had been smoking for 50 years apart from a couple of short breaks...Anyone with a similar habit knows how hard it is to quit, besides which I have always considered it as one of the few things I do well.Smoking consists of basically two things - The Addiction to nicotine and the Habit....Sticking it in your mouth, lighting it, smoking it and sharing with your friends..Now the addiction is the eas...
Hi everyone just checking in I'm still on my journey it's hard not to keep count 1/11/19 I remember the last day I smoked a cigarette was before I had two teeth pulled on 1/11 they kept making a point to make sure to advise me not to smoke to avoid getting a dry socket and I just was so overwhelmed by the control anxiety it had over me I was more worried about not being able to smoke then I was ...
I have had more quit dates than I have bought cigarettes. Quitting isn't easy, but it is worth it. My main strategy is using the "day at a time" principle. I only have to get through today, I know from talking to friends that it will get better. I let go of any thoughts about having to quit for the rest of my life. Ultimately I will be doing that, but I will be doing it one day at a time, on...
Just checking in. 334 days of being a non-smoker. I'm so happy for myself. I should do something to celebrate my one year milestone in November. A spa day? A weekend getaway? What did you do to celebrate your first year?
Today is my 1st day here in this forum. I really need to just express what I'm feeling today, my 4th month without a smoke. I'm really craving one this last week for some reason, I really don't have any friends to explain this to, they do not smoke and don't get it .The one friend I have that is a smoker just wonders why I quit. So I thought I would express my feeling and maybe I would feel bette...
I can’t believe I’m at the 60 day mark. I’ll be super excited when I get to 365 days smoke-free, but everyday matters and small victories should always be celebrated..
Don’t forget to do something that makes you feel badass, all day.. Whatever that means to you!
1600 days smoke free cold turkey. 45 years and I would never have believed my determination. I just love the new numbers. Some are ordinary and some are so exciting. Hope you enjoy your journey as much as I do mine. So amazingly incredible. I am flabbergasted,
shocked, dumbfound, taken aback, bowled over, knocked for six, floored, astonished, amazed, astounded, stunned, flabbergasted,
G'day All, I have been watching this site for a while now having quit 108 days ago. It's been a hard journey and I am sure from reeding the posts by the long term non smokers I still have a long way to go. to all you who are starting out or in the early days of your Quit, stay focused remember who, what and why you are doing this
after 30 years of smoking I truly got tired of being winded and tired of smelling like an ashtray! I got tired of cigarettes controlling me!
Today is day 17 and I've done it all cold turkey! I'm a little dizzy today and have insomnia but I am taking each day minute by minute.
Hi everyone today day 83 and feeling great,just want to say to all the quitters stay positive.
Thank you Allen Carr 😘 40 days today and still smoke free.
The cough has gone but still shortness of breath.
38 years of being a slave to the coffin nails.
Congratulations to all that have quit or even thinking of quitting.
It’s been 5 blissful weeks of non smoking
That too being with my best friend for almost 8 working hours everyday and he is a serial smoker
It’s feels amazing and liberated
Guys just push yourself to non smoking environment till you forget that once upon a time you too were a smoker
I can assure you will feel amazing
All the best guys
I am watching the v8 supercar coverage at Bathurst and iCanQuit is advertised everywhere. They even have a helicopter cam. Thousands of people watch Bathurst, and if it helps people quit smoking, then i think that its great. Go Lowndesy 🏁
After smoking for 35 years and trying everything else there is to try l made an appointment and saw Michael. Tomorrow l am 4 weeks smoke free and very confident that l won't ever smoke again. I still felt like smoking at times but found it much easier to resist and just not have one. I highly recommend this to anyone.
Here is the source: https://www.breathequitsmokinghypnosis.com.au
I just wanted to check in and let you know I am 10 days short of being smoke free for a whole year 😃
If you asked me a year ago if I would/could succeed I would have laughed.... but here we are and I truely couldn’t be prouder of myself! Thanks to willpower and Zyban!
As I am 27, I decided to quit because of my health and fitness. I'm not quite as mentally sound as I could be -- trust me, I remember not smoking and there is a difference in actions. (And yeah there is a difference now and again). In the time I smoked, my actions never really had a valid reason to happen. Maybe I have a disorder, but that calmed down and now I feel so much better.
It has not been one bit easy to meet the demands of a smokefree life. It is easy in some respects, but I seem to fail in others. I am not over the cravings, but it seems to be getting better because I eat something or just have a glass or sip of water when they happen. I have become hyponatremic though, which means basically that I am over diluting my body. I have low sodium and chloride. It is h...
10 days ago I started on Champix to quit smoking. I have tried Champix in the past with no luck due to nausea but after failed attempts of cutting down, cold turkey and NRT over the past few months I’d had enough and took my first tablet 10 days ago.
This time on Champix I’ve made sure I have something to eat before having my morning and evening tablet and the nausea is almost no...
7 days ago I was prescribed Champix as I decided I had to quit smoking as I require open heart surgery. I was asked if now was a good time to quit by the doctor (I also have bipolar). He feared due to the stress, both mentally & physically it may cause complications in the lead up to my surgery. Mind you I don’t know when the surgery will happen but I have decided to be prepared. So in conjunctio...
I’be got over a month behind me and looking forward to staying smoke free. Anytime my mind wanders to considering having a smoke I think of a big red stop sign and it’s worked really well. I know it’s my mind that will take me back to smoking. My physical health has improved so much. Whiter teeth, more stamina at the gym, warm hands and feet are all big benefits so far. I’ve gained a bit of weigh...
I had the goal of having another smoke free holiday and being smoke free for six months. I am pleased to report I have successfully achieved both. I went to New Zealand to visit my brother. Then when I came home I just had to wait a few days to be six months smoke free. It was so worth it.
We often get a request for help from newcomers, so why not have a page to refer them to? If everyone participated their would be lots of ideas for someone to choose what might work for them, or a concept that they can relate to. Of course take the time to welcome and answer their question as we all like to feel that support system and to know that we are being heard.
I suggest that learning, ...
I stopped the day after my Dads funeral the hardest time in my life but I promised him I would one day as I stopped for a couple weeks before he died but he got rushed back in so I gave in and reached for the dreaded cigs so when he died on the 14th September I promised I would stop after the funeral which is what I did.My dad had emphysema and heart problems lung cancer bowel cancer he died of...
Hi everyone it’s only day 1 for me today using patches. Been smoking 24 years only ever tried once before on champix went 4 months to then cave 😢. Trying my best to be stronger this time but really feeling like I need help!!! And hints or tips would be greatly appreciated 😊
It's been good days bad days but I'm thankful so I just keep praying for the strength to continue to push past this I had so many emotions I was upset at myself for putting toxins in my body I forgave and came to an understanding I had mood swings that scared me so I just had to distance myself for awhile I found the smallest things triggered me and I had no outlet but prayer meditation more pray...
I am considering using Non nicotine vape pen to try to cure my anxiety - has anyone else used these and if so have they helped. I am now 42 days smoke and nicotine free after going cold turkey and dont want to use any nicotine replacement but I am struggling so wondered if these may help? Anyone got any ideas?
Has anyone had bad experiences with Anxiety? I was a pack a day smoker for 39 years and have never once tried to stop. I quit 42 days ago by going "cold turkey" - I have had no NRT whatsoever but never realised it would be as hard as it has been. I read Alan Carrs guide to stopping smoking and thought that it would be a lot easier - I never realised how bad nicotine addiction was. After the f...
I'm 49, Started smoking at 13. I'm 10months and 7 days clean. I had numerous quit times. 1st time was 3years, 2nd was 8 years. I have to say it did get harder with me every time I relapsed. I won't lie, I really enjoyed smoking and if I could still do it I would but I have witnessed the damage it's done to others. If I had 6 months to live then I would buy a pack right away. It is the hardest thi...
Today"s my second day for not smoking. There are so many risks that we choose to subject ourselves to and think it'll be fine. I'd convince myself that I can take advantage of the gift of life and abuse its privledges, assuming life is a right, but if it were, there would be no consequences. When that realization came to me my first reactive instinct was to be ignorant and reject it. What nonsens...
Phase one complete. You're about to embark upon a great journey. The biggest thing is being free....it's so liberating! It is amazing how quickly your body can heal itself. Breathe.
I encourage you to continue to peruse these stories and other resources on line. You are not alone. Happiness was my mentor. I wanted to quit first but she's the one who stepped off the ledge first. She was able t...
Hi, I've just joined this forum, not even sure if I'm posting in the correct area though '-' today will be my 11th day since I had my last ciggerette. I'm currently using the nicotine quick mist spray. Before I quitting I had turned into a seriously heavy smoker and had been smoking for 18 years altogether and just felt enough was enough. I've attempted to quit many times before by either using t...
So it has been a bit over 6 weeks since I decided to quit. I faced a little stress last week and gave in to the desire to have a cig.
I thought it would taste awful and make me feel sick but it was as if I had never quit. The anxiety subsided, returned and I had another. I was afraid i had failed yet another quit attempt.
Once I was away from the stressful situation though, I no longer desire...
Week 2of cardiac rehab, plus out walking, with the weather warming up here now my days are full, working, gardening, life is good,
woo hoo ive done it one year 3 days no smokes it does get so much easier i just think about how sick i was and hearing my docter say to me if i keep smoking im not gonna be here on this earth in 5 yrs i now cannot stand the smell of them
Just had my last puff........never going to have another puff again
Hi I’d like to say how fabulous it is to not smoke but it’s been nothing but illness since I stopped , I’m away from home staying with family so I had my birthday and told myself I’d not smoke after that ! I didn’t .. got bronchitis,, then my back spasms I’m in agony then my sis and her family are sick , I’m still sick I can barely breathe as I got their virus and the grandchildren are always sic...
About to start again. 3 left to go, and then I’m going to be doing this.
I’ve quit so many times. Tried so many methods and am afraid I’ll fail. So scared I’m going to fail.
But I need to quit. I’m spending $350 a week on cigarettes. I don’t even think about it. Spend so much time smoking, I could cry. I feel horrible if I can’t have a smoke break, it’s been my master and I want to kick it ...
Hi everyone , well I have had a busy month pretty much, my mother passed away and I have been busy dealing with my issues with her but on the bright side I still am a non smoker. A few times I could of done with a dose of nicotine but I stayed stubborn. Yes I’m proud of myself lol. Oh and I found out I’m having a granddaughter so I’m pleased with this. Thanks for checking in with me it was lovely...
Its troubling that even after being smoke free for over 400 days now and rarely if ever getting the craving to smoke, I have been having vivid dreams of me having smoked. Recently the frequency of such dreams has increased and each dream seems more realistic than others.
Its bothering me that while my conscious mind rarely thinks to smoke, when I am sleeping the desire to smoke is alive.
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