Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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
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
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...
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...
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 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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
I was 4 months smoke free and I caved. I was wondering how I can go about getting off them again. I’ve only been doing it 2 weeks but I realise I can’t Just have 1 and need to quit again. Please help so angry with myself
It's been 12 days now since a throw that nasty in the garbage. Been smoking for 20 years now, more than half of my existence. Decided to quit because i love my life more than that packed dried leaves in a filter. Everyday is a struggle for me, anxiety breaks in and many sleepless nights. But im hopeful that it will be better soon. I always pray to GOD to give me a peaceful sleep and sound ...
I had no intention to ever put a note back on the site but just had to share my experience. I should be 550 days into a quit but I'm not. I stumbled an fell again and allowed the addition to do my thoughts in.
Having said this I have tried to stop so many times, so many times I just can't tell you. It is actually embarrassing for a person who considers himself reasonably intelligent. Any...
I know we are all different, Today is Day 2 of smoke free. It is also the 2nd morning in a row I have woken up feeling tired and body aches and pains. I am not sure if I should put this down as withdrawal symptoms or another medical condition I have that has this type of symptoms. Thank you in advance
Quit for 10 days cold turkey.also sober for 21 days.Has anyone quit both tobacco and alcohol?Need help and guidance.
I’m very new to this forum, my name is evea and I have quit to better my health! I was just wondering if hacking up darker colored phlegm is normal? And how long till it subsides..?
So I'm checking in a day early because I know tomorrow is going to be hectic but it will
Be my 1 month milestone for not smoking. The actual not smoking is getting easier everyday. I barely think about it now and barely notice when others light up in front of me.
Everyday I am learning something new about myself and to be honest it's not always something good. This week my gums began to feel v...
Hello everyone! I hope this finds you all doing well and more importantly, not smoking.
Things are going great for my husband and I. He is working really hard at his new job and already earning bonuses. We are both non-smokers now. 39 weeks and 3 days for me. 3 months for my husband. We're saving money and should be able to look for a little bigger place in the spring. (I'm in the states)
I am smoking every day 15cigerettes and weekly end with alcohol +10cig from last 20 years.Totally my day starts with cigarette and ends with cigarette.Now 20days after quitting feeling good also started wakeup ealry in the morning n doing morning excersize.Now morning walk become my favorite hobby and addicted for run/walk.Feeling good and realizing the new birth in the beautiful world. But fro...
Hi All, I thought I would log on and say hi and can happily report I am 368 days and going strong. I have achieved so much financially in a year on things I would not be able to afford if I was still smoking 🚬 . Don’t miss it and my only regret is I didn’t stop sooner, but better late than never.
It’s funny when your with smokers how some feel uncomfortable around you, and they will say I’m g...
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