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December 10, 2018. One of the best days of my life. The day! Had my last cigarette. I have dealt with more medical issues the last two years than ever before, and all because of smoking.
Friday, I had to have a breast biopsy. Nothing to do with smoking, I don't think.
Thank God the results came in negative for malignancy. I couldn't be more grateful to God, and for any and all prayers sent up o...
Today is the day! I've been taking Champix for the last 7 days and today is my quit day. So far it has been working great, whenever I light up and inhale I don't get any feeling from it, so why light up?
I've only smoked 3-4 the last view days, down from 25. My biggest downfall is that my husband continues to smoke. We've always smoked outside and just knowing he is going in the garden gives m...
Hi everyone, I am happy to report today is my 100th smoke free day. With the achievement of this milestone I truly feel a sense Of accomplishment, because I know how difficult it was to say no to smoking in the early days of my quit. Looking back, the reason I can celebrate 100 Days Smoke Free, is because of all the mine fields of temptation I had to push through to make it to this point in time....
Hey guys first time posting. Right now the 4th day is starting for me. I have been constantly thinking about cigarettes. Right now I am at the gym, and I feel awesome. My breathing is already improving. Stay strong! No more smoking!
I am so happy to share that it's been 7Months since I had my last cigarette.
I am travelling and in the same hotel where I traveled 7 Month ago after quit and was struggling like a addict to smoke. This time I have no such cravings.
I made it . 100 days. Yay. Thank you so much to every one who helped me on my quit journey. Your support and kind words really meant a lot. Thanks so much to Happiness, Broncor, and PuffNoMore. You have all been with me all of the way. I am now a non smoker. Nope.
I am day five smoke free
Today is HARD
I have been using patches 21mg
Today I wanted to relax in a hot tub so hadn't put a patch on untill 3pm.
Its been and emotional rollercoaster, I have had to pull the will power out today!
Feel like crawling into a ball and hiding.
I refuse to go back I never ever want to feel like this again.
Counting down the days I need this to get easier.
Hi everyone, I am 33 days as a non smoker. The last 3 days have not been easy as I needed to drop the night dose of Champix, I started cutting the night dose in half but eventually needed to drop it, because I was too tired with waking up about 3 times in the night. Strangely enough I had a dream on the first night of dropping the dose about a whole cigarette I could see it clearly. I cant remem...
Hi everyone,I am happy to post that today is my 3 month smoke free milestone. When I look back at the beginning of my attempt to quit smoking I remember all the failed attempts, it was hard for me to make pass the first 24 hrs without smoking. Each time I failed it would set me back months before I tried again, this fight to be free fro nicotine only began to change for me when I stopped romancin...
So today I caved and had a smoke not cause I needed one or really wanted one but I had one and now I feel guilty and feel like all my hard work was a waste I feel so stupid I do t want to go back to smoking like I was I hated it. Feel really disappointed 😔 with myself.
I had my last smoke on December 10, 2018. For the first time since that day, I am really worried that I might falter and return to smoking. My husband and I received a notice that we have to vacate our home so that the owner can do some repairs. Financially, thos could not come at a worse time. He's unemployed and I am still recovering from surgery, so I am unable to work. He is receiving unemplo...
Yesterday night, I had the most vivid dream that I am smoking. And even in my dream I knew I would have to reset my quit clock.
Got up startled in the middle of the night and the rest of the night I spent tossing and turning unsure if I had really smoked or it was just a dream.
I am 8 months quit and it was humbling to know how much the habit messes with you.
KEEP A LIST of reasons why you are quitting. Mine is typed and is three pages long.
When you are having a craving, you have two choices: have a cigarette or don't have one. Make the better choice!
Day 20 for me after smoking for over 20 years, cold turkey was the only thing I think would have worked for me but I think I am now over the worst of it. However two nights ago I had an extremely vivid dream in which I had a smoke, I woke up really disappointed with my self and not knowing if I had actually given up. The dream was really unsettling and it made me realise how strong an addiction c...
I have been away from smoke for more than 6 month now.
Now if you ask me about my journey, it was roller coaster for first month but then it gradually started getting normal with intermittent cravings .
Let me be very honest today to admit that there are situation or times of my day (some days only) when I really feel to smoke a cigarette or two and feel good BUT I also know...
Feeling so good today, 19 days free of smoking, I am also up to page 34 on Book by Allan Carr, finding it very helpful, did my to-do list without any stress or tiredness, and back on exercises most days now instead of every other day. Self talking every day too, "nicotine is not my companion" thanks everyone hope all goes well with you.
Enjoying not being a smoker. it is tough at time's, espcially with the craving's, but i keep reminding myself that if i start smoking again i will be back at square one and start all over again, so i just tell my self not to buy smokes and i will succeed. it is getting easier, but i will keep up telling my self to not buy smokes.
90 days smoke free,I am so blessed in all the support I recieve after 42 years of smoking and now I am not, is just sometimes overwhelming!!! I know now that anyone can do anything as long as you make up your mind to do it!!! thank you all for being there for us all
Update here ...I reached day 50 yesterday. Day 50 since I went cold turkey. But technically day 85 if I include the first 35 days with a patch. I now think of my patch days as training camp. Yes I was not smoking cigarettes but I still had a crutch and a nictotine addiction.
Anyhoo I am surviving. But wouldn’t say thriving. I don’t feel any better physically. As for mentally - every day for 85...
I made it! I am now at at 15 weeks (105 days)! I am so grateful to be able to say that I am a non-smoker!
I have experienced some depression over the last week or so but I attribute that more to thinking about my surgery in December and how close I came to not being here anymore. That realization finally hit me last week. A delayed reaction, I guess.
But that realization, and the 10 inch scar o...
Hi everyone, wow 74 days smoke free and counting. I can report that my crazing to smoke is far and few, and I can now take deep breaths and fill my lungs with fresh air without coughing my head off. When I decided to quit smoking the first thought that came to my mind was, how could I function day to day and be happy if I didn’t have cigarettes to lean on when facing life’s challengin...
I'm struggling to stop smoking. I stopped yesterday but started again this morning and have had two or three today.I'm planning on stopping again tomorrow and am determined this time to follow through. I know that the most important thing I have to do is get through those intense urges, especially the morning ones, which I can do by allowing the urge to pass, and distract myself by carryin...
Went to my GP and she was so so pleased, I am on week 5 of Champix and gave up during week 2-3.
14 days smoke free, Still finding it hard at times, but I think its because of lack of sleep. I might have to leave the night dose off she told me, and I am quite happy to try this, but will persevere for another 2 weeks on morning and night.
Hi everyone. I am posting this since I hope it will ease some people’s concerns if they have a similar experience. As for some context, I am generally a highly stressed and anxious person, probably drink more than I should, and am just over 100 days smoke free. I am 45 years old and smoked pretty much a pack a day for 30 years but paradoxically always active. My parents were heavy smokers as ...
It's been 190 days but it looks like I stopped smoking yesterday.
Thank you all
I am following NOPE Policy. I.e. Not One Puff ever!!!
So over a month smoke free now but noticing my mouth is giving me grief my teeth and gums are sore if not hurting and my teeth are super sensitive now is this all related to quitting? Anyone else have this problem and yes I have been to the dentist.
Oh dear, I've had an up and down month forgetting to apply my patches on several days ... sometimes 2 or more days and other days the patches have off when I'm sweating!
And yes although I've had my non-smoke, non-nicotine disposable Vapestix to help me through all this I've still succumbed to periods of cigarette smoking - a close friend who smokes and I have had at times extreme stress (incl...
Hi. I am 33. I have been smoking since I was 16 and I stopped for the first time 33 days ago. I stopped cold turkey. In the last 3 weeks ive coughed so badly that at times i can not breath. It lasts for up to 5 minutes at a time and it is scary. Afterwards, i have so much phlegm in my chest amd nose its utterly awful. I never coughed wheni smoked and now it feels like i have whooping cough. Has a...
I quit drinking just over 7 months ago and I’ve been telling my partner that I quit smoking on Australia Day, but with the occasional smoke here and there. Looking back over the past two months, I’ve had a cigarette almost everyday so I haven’t really quit at all. I am lying to myself and to my partner and it hit me all today. I really want to quit smoking. I exercise a lot, and I keep very busy ...
It isn't easy, but Champix certainly helped me. I have been a smoker for over 40 years and always thought giving up would be too hard after a couple of half assed tries. I finally tried Champix last year and have now clocked over 200 days smoke free. It really is worth a try.
I agree that it increases your appetite and that sleeping is a bit harder, but the eating urge only lasted for a couple...
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