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Day 29 not smoking. Walked to the end of the street and did a little run on the way back and I’m not dead! @ Maitland, New South Wales
Hi, as mentioned in a previous post, i started on patches and was off and on smokes for about 6 months. Once i decided that this is it I am not having another smoke this is what I did and this was my attitude. My attitude was simple, I knew I needed the patches mainly to take the edge off both cravings and withdrawal and my new attitude was i will not replace smoking with anything else, i will ha...
I joined the day I quit 8/8/2017, I look back now and what a struggle day 1 was but we all start a new path at some point, this was my day. The first few days, I rememeber sleeping a lot, then I remember playing a game to get my mind off my old habit. I remember car rides a trigger for me and fighting through those urges, thinking those were going to last and last and after a few times of doing i...
I’m a smoker since almost 20 years and trying to quit it since 20 years. Before 7 months I have quit the habit for 3 months but couldn’t remain firm on NOPE. And started smoking since four months. But after listening to corona virus exposure to smokers, I have decided to quit. It’s almost 10 days. And lockdown is helping me. Wish me luck this time
My quit story starts with one failed attempt. Three months in and I smoked another cigarette. 2017.
I went to the hospital in 2019, and lo and behold, I found motivation to quit. I feel like the luckiest person in the world because I'm stupid enough for it not to sink in that it could kill me instantly. Like a stroke or clot.
My Dad was the one who got to me. He said a staunch no as I beg...
I have not smoked in 56 days. Some days I feel great some days I don’t. Chest hurts and breathing hurts sometimes. I can feel my heart beating sometimes. I have gone to see doctors 3 times and they did ekg and it’s always normal. I hope this goes away.
3 year anniversary today. The things i am happy about being a non smoker:
1) no more smoker’s cough
2) thousands of dollars saved on cigs and spent on other things,
3) no cig smell,
4) no more cravings,
5) no more fear that I am about to run out of cigarettes.
Things I miss about smoking:
1) Nothing I can think of.
Good luck to everyone who are still suffering. Believ...
The cravings do eventually die down and in my case even the dreadful dreams about me having smoked have stopped.
I have also added regular exercise to my lifestyle and since lost 25lbs. I had gained quite a in the 6 months following my quit but now all of that gain is gone and then some more.
Now that I am home, I do think about how I would have spent my day smoking had this virus spread ...
So I'm now 66 days smoke free. The cravings still come & go but I've been off the patches for 10 days & haven't noticed an increase in the cravings. I did 4 weeks of the step 1 patches & 4 weeks of the step 2 patches. I've got a weeks supply of the step 3 patches but will only use them if the cravings get really bad. I certainly don't consider myself an ex smoker yet, I think a part of mind think...
Hi- I gave up in November and since this dreadful virus has come to the world, over the last month I have started to have a couple a day due to anxiety, I suffer from mental health problems all the time and feel like I am not coping with stress at the moment, still using the patches, anyone else feeling like this?
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