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I have been trying to stop smoking for the past 1 year or so but i failed each time.
I have decided to go cold turkey and i will smoke my last cigarette after publishing this.
i hope and i want that it will be my last cigarette.
Hello all you wonderful people out there. Just letting you all know that thanks to this amazing community with all of your combined sharing, tips, wisdom, advice and suggestions I am a non smoker. Not one puff ever again. I had to call the help line and have a chat they also got someone to call me back and help me and they have scheduled another call for next week. I have taken on many of your w...
Going cold turkey and am here for help and support on this journey
Quit using acupuncture. I'm 44 days smoke free, but it seems im very anxious, depressed, and angry. However, I've had anxiety problems before I quit.. Nothing seems to help, im taking one day at a time but struggling. I go for walks, and chase a 2 year old. Did anyone else have a raise in anxiety that lasted so long..
When I got a craving I concentrated on my breathing and found the feeling passed after 2-3 minutes.
It’s my 2nd week and while it feels easier, I’m finding the heart palpitations really awful upon waking.
I’ve been on champix for 4 weeks but non smoking for 2 week, I’ve spoken with pharmacist and she says it’s my body craving nicotine but it’s quite scary, has anyone expe...
Hi Everyone,I’m really chuffed today,when I quit smoking I started running,I’m upto 5k now,when I first started I needed to stop to walk a bit because I was gasping for breath,today after nearly 2 months of stopping smoking I ran a full 5 k without stopping,I’m chuffed,feeling so so good. Just thought I’d share that with you all.thanks for reading. 😀
champix side effects : dizziness And vivid dreams has gotten me! And sleeplessness because of the dreams 😅
The dizziness I think only comes as I’m still smoking (less the half my average though which is exciting for me) my quit day is meant to be tomorrow night and I’m really praying my determination stays with me !
Did Get Smart air in Australia.... with agents 99 and 86? A great old show when I was growing up.
To 86 is also slang as in the get rid of something. So 686 smoke free days seemed to merit a story. Interesting facts about where the term 86 came from...amusing.
86 was the deck of the empire state building where people jumped from
86 was a code for "out of" in a restaurant.
86 was possibly de...
Do you get withdrawal when you stop the patch?
I have picked myself up from my slip last week I did yes smoke and regretted it very soon after.
Smells,taste,dizzy head wasn't a nice feeling atal.
I picked myself up and made myself strong and I am carrying on smoke free. I had a smoke on Sunday 1 smoke. And have not had one since then and I will not be smoking again.
I've made my decision final thats it.
No more smoking I am a non smoke...
Thank you everyone for all of your support and recommendations. I have picked myself up dusted off and am back on track. I am a non smoker with lots of friends in the icanquit community. Im sticking with all of you winners. Have a great afternoon everyone xo
I've put cigarettes down cold turkey before because the reason I quit was more exciting and important than my need to smoke. Stay excited about a future and keep trying
Hi everyone, after reading through a few stories today and noticing a few people struggling to stay quit, I thought I would share.
If you have read a lot of posts on here we talk a lot about mindset...it is key. Some folks want to quit and see how it goes...others make the decision to quit forever.....there is a huge difference in this thinking. The first one is already giving you an out if you ...
Hi everyone sorry I reply sooner, on the 10th next month I have of smoking for 12 months and going strong . How is everyone doing I hope you're going strong. Gary
Hi everyone an update on my quitting experience.
I smoked my last cigarette on Aug 2,which means I’m nearly 2 months nicotine free,I’ve been through several emotions through the 2 months,from feelin proud and euforic when I first stopped,then I had a phase where I was moody and depressed,I took a good look at my self and shook the depressed feeling off,telling myself that it was just my addictio...
Hello all I today is day 56 for me with quite a few slips and two solid days of smoking in there. I am determined to learn from what has worked for me and what has not worked for me in the past 56 days. I have finished my final cigarette,picked myself up and am continuing on with being a non smoker. Thank you all so much for your encouragement and advise I really appreciate it. I have no doubt th...
I started when I was in 8th grade. I was angry and depressed and suisidle. I wanted to get a break and have a distraction. Immediately after doing it I could see how I was changing and how I was distancing from my friends. They were scared of me. They didn't want to be around me because I was always high. Then one day after having just gotten a wax pen and being "off my rocker I got suspended fro...
Its a very simple story, it started with my thought process towards my upcoming baby. My wife is pregnant and 7th month is running. One fine day i was sitting idle and thought of my baby with a cigarette in my hand. Albiet I was enjoying smoking, but that day some energy came to my mind which forced me to give a thought towards my babies health due to smoking. I decided to quit that day and belie...
i smoked for 45 years was up to 3 packs a day it took me two weeks to quit. i just got a pill from my doctor and they made it easy to quit .you take the pills and kept smoking after a wile you start to lose the need to smoke after a week or two you just stop.just ask your doc for Chantix.
Hi everyone it's jess I need help I am on day 55 and have been having lots of slips it at the point where it's to many I have just gone a purchased a packet of smokes.
I'm not sure what's going on with me but I feel like I'm losing the motivation.😪😪😔
I need some motivation from all you lovely people can you please help throw some things at me to keep me on straight and narrow again.
I sliped up again today with 1 smoke and this isn't like me.
I don't think it's fair after 3 months of going to a friend's house and been smoke free that I fi...
I'm an American male in my early 30s. I decided to quit smoking last year on October 12th, two days before my 31st birthday. I had smoked on and off for a few years but had pretty much been a pack a day for two years.
What made the date to quit easy was that I wanted to say I quit "by the time I was 30", and on October 12th, I was still 30 years old for 48 hrs.
Secondly, I suffer from anx...
I just need some help and motivation. It's my 147 days and I still have the urge to smoke, occasionally😵. Everyday went by with me thinking of lighting up a cigarette. I even reach a point where I don't even know what to do with my life. Everytime I got a free time, my brain will always told my body to light up a cigarette. I still yet to slip up though, but it just getting harder and harder the...
Hi every body i need advice. I have quited smoking a year ago as same as drinking alcohol and all kind of caffine and reduce sugar. One month ago i started taking caffine like sodas tea and sugar. It was heavy for me i sttoped. These two weeks my eyes are getting red my back head and back neck burns i can not sleep. Is there any body experienced this.
Is it normal to have a slip up with smoking?
I mean I had done 3 solid months of nothing cold turkey
And then 1 day it was like over whelming cravings that really took over and I give it? Does all ex smokers get this feeling.
I think I am doing Okie still
I no I did slip up and I'm really annoyed at that.
But i am still moving on counting days like that didn't happen.
It’s been 7+ months so far for me. Quitting smoking was one of the biggest life changing decision for me. I didn’t realise how much money, energy and time I was spending just to get that hit of nicotine. In last 7 months even with Covid 19 i was able to pay off 80% of my debt, saved enough to see house mortgage on horizon, switched my job and home (now living independently without any housemate s...
Hi all well I am very angry and very disappointed with myself.
I had a smoke. I had just 1 smoke since I stopped 3 months ago.
And to be honest I felt sick to the gut with anger that I give in.
The thing is it triggers when I am at a friend's house
Because that's where I used to go and have a drink and a smoke with her. And today well it got me.
And now one hour after doing so I thought...
It is day 36 and I feel like having a smoke, a cigarette. It is really full on! But, I'm not going to. I have come too far to go back, because all that would happen is I would take a few drags, feel a bit dizzy and think how wonderful that is and then realise what have I done??!! So I am going to save myself that old familiar anguish and say "No" to my self. Otherwise I'll be hooked right ba...
Champix fourth week and although I've cut down a lot I've still been smoking a bit. However today is the first time I've actually felt the same when I smoke as when I've not had one. This is encouraging to me. I'm surprised to learn that for some people champix can take up to four weeks and I guess I'm just one of those people! So new quit date is Saturday, please wish me luck 👍
Hello all, Today I start my first dose of Champix, I am anxious that I wont stop smoking with these but I have so much drive to push through I really hate being "the Smoker".
Any tips for a first timer on Champix
(I know about the possible side effects and will be monitored)
Day one again for me. I hope this time will be THE time. I find after a few days I stop having cravings but as soon as I have any alcohol I cannot control them and lose all willpower. I have a great marriage (non smoking husband) and wonderful kids and that HAS to be enough to stop this dangerous habit. Fingers crossed...
Hi guys, I can announce 4 months of smoke free life.. I'm very happy for that.. time flies quickly.. 4 months mark was something very very far away and now it's nothing else just reality.. :)
What has changed since last post app. 20 days ago? Lots of.. I have started to go to work after 1 year paternity leave.. It was easier as I had thought.. I can go with my buddy collegues to smoking area a...
other than being harassed on this website, i am taking amazing dubs.
the man that makes me feel young is out of the door and back with the man who has a plethora of mental issues. but we can work on that another time.
i am feeling, free. like an unwashed hippie in the 70s. i am zen
-chwoe, finally at peace
Hi All, today is 859 days since I quit being a slave to smoking. It started with day one....just like everyone else.
I urge anyone who wants to quit to start with day one and progress from there. Don’t put it off, don’t make excuses to do it later...do it today. People say there is never a good time to give up....I feel there is a good time to give up and it is NOW.
There is nothing to fear and...
I recently quit smoking and I mean like yesterday afternoon. Today for some reason I can’t get moving. I am so tired. I don’t know if I’m getting sick or if it is from
Not smoking. I can’t even tell you how many years off and in I smoked. More on than off. But it’s been a while and I do remember the irritability and depression but never being this tired. Anyone’s opinions. This would be greatly...
Hi all I am now 91 days smoke free. I really can't believe I just said that but it is a great feeling.
13 weeks today.
I do still if I'm honest crave a smoke but it's only a thought it passes as always. But gosh it does get me at the worst times.
Like today on my way home from shopping we drive for 1 hour and coming back into town i had that feeling of ah we are almost home the 1st thing I use...
When I have a craving - I take a really big beautiful breath of air in. Before I quit, I couldn't take a big breath of air in because my lungs hurt a bit and I'd cough; the whole breathing experience was a bit laced with anxiety to be honest. (I knew that if I continued smoking my COPD would get worse and I'd have to drag around an oxygen tank when I was old) So in a sense, taking a big breath in...
I am on day 4 and finding it hard. I haven't been sleeping much averaging 3 hours a night. Is this normal? I would like to hear the positives from people that have quit. What areas in your life have improved? Does it improve your mental health? What I have noticed is my coughing has really improved, I don't have that chesty cough anymore. My coughing was really embarrassing as I work in a contact...
I'm really stoked that I've reached 1 month today. If anyone is battling, keep it simple, just get through today without having one. It today is too much, break it down into hours or minutes, knowing that if I can make it through 1 minute I can make it through the next one, and before long it is hours and hours turn to days. And days become a month. That is what I have done and it works. If ...
can't explain withdrawal symptoms its nightmare but I guess everyone has there own story and their own battle, after decade of smoking inhaling those toxic and poisoning myself I'm glad I have come this far. I still dream about smoking and have that urge for smoke but I know I won't touch it again.
I'm having these popping sound in my chest now and then don't know if its ribs or lungs, my hous...
After chaining for 47 years I went cold turkey for 4 days. Thought I was so smart before having a giant meltdown & smoking 4 cigarettes while shaking with rage.
This morning, woke up happy again, told myself happy birthday, now put a patch on & get back up on the horse.
For the first time ever I'm not berating myself as a failure. Me thinks I'm a much happier more relaxed person today. Even if ...
Hello everyone I am on day 45 with a slip on day 19. Life has thrown a few curve balls my way recently which has effected my emotional and mental well-being. I am very grateful to say that it hasn't stopped me from remaining a nonsmoker. The things that have helped me have been this forum, reading your stories and commenting when I think I can be of use. I am very grateful also to those who have ...
Hello everyone :)
Quitting with the smoking addiction was the start of a new chapter in my life, which lead me to a much better path. This has inspired me to help others achieve this, because I want everyone to able to live a heathy lifestyle.
Im already helping two test clients with success on the journey to stop smoking completely. As I want to perfect my method and gain more experience, ...
Hi, I quit smoking 2 1/2 years ago (yay) but the trouble is I’m addicted to 4mg lozenges! Sometimes I’ve been putting another one in my mouth before finishing the last! I’m nervous about quitting them as I get anxiety and the horrible withdrawal feelings scare me. I know I probably use them as an emotional crutch as I did smoking too. I seem to miss them even 30 mins after not having one (unless ...
today i received my package from the government to help my journey on quitting smoking. the package has humbled me, because i only got books on how to stop smoking and some silly little magnets.
i didn't even get a vape or anything, scomo continues to disappoint me.
also broke up with that a**hole of a boyfriend and back to the other one <3
-chwoe, the lover
I can't quit, taken champix for just over two weeks and although I'm smoking considerably less from 20 to 3 a day I can't stop taking 3 and I'm passed my quit date.
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Every time I write a post and try to post it,I get a message that it’s flagged up with offensive content and won’t let me post it ,so frustrating the messages are as clean as a whistle
It is now day 145 for me! It gets easier and easier every day. I fact I don’t even think about it that much anymore. I do however still having some throat issues, trouble swallowing and recently I’ve been getting a lot of hiccups and on and off swollen lymph nodes under my jaw line. That has me really worried and I’ve been bugging my doctor to have me referred to an ENT. My doctor even without se...
Today marks a big day for me. I am 3 months no smoking. Feeling very good about that.
I also have started my treatment and I am able to g go home Thursday and move on from this chapter in my book.
I am proud not to be smoking at this time as I'm sure it would not be helping me with treatment and my health. Skin looking better
Breathing alot better aswell.
Thanks to all the s...
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