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.
Just wanted to ask how everyone's experience like when they quit from week to week.
Let's get this out of the way, im 35 year old male and I was a heavy energy caffeine drinker. I used to drink 2-3 160z can of energy drink daily. As my driving job was coming to an end, I kinda slowed down on the energy drink.
Anyways, on New Years Eve of 2021, I was rushed to the ER for a rapid heartbeat o...
Long night, last night. Thoughts of lawsuits, homelessness and destroying the finances of my family. Still, I am very proud of myself: My usual go to was to turn on the TV (or iPhone) and watch until I passed out. This time, I walked around the house, ate an apple, put on an audio podcast and listened until I feel asleep. And I kept to my morning routine of rising early and journaling...
Hi all, like to share my experience with you guys. I have been a smoker and drinker since early teen. Never knew why I have been doing so. I am now approaching 57yo and have been running low on breath lately. The was that time back in 1993 when I stopped smoking for 7 years coz I had newborn baby at the time. It lasted until me and my partner split up. The stress of the time lead me back to smok...
I just want to know if anyone else is having these withdrawal or has had, I stopped smoking cigarettes around the beginning of November, by the 9th I was really constipated and couldn’t even pass gass without straining and pooing was the same, I was then put on laxido and after the course I was able to pass wind but til this day I have trouble and pain in my lower left abdomen, I’ve had bloods an...
Hi, I have sipped smoking for 9
Months. However, I’m craving that satisfaction that only a cigarettes gives. It feels like an actual physical craving. Will it ever go?
Had a minor slip up yesterday afternoon, back on deck!
I like that I can be here back with my update, this week it'll 8 months since I choosen better life.. Is it as I expected?
No.. Far away from it.. Now I understand that many things what I was not satisfy with had nothing related to smoking.. I can be still lazy, without energy, sad and anxious.. And I don't smoke.. I have agreed with myself that I'll evaluate the day as successfull when I won't...
A rather satisfying round number to celebrate! Still going well.
Anyone experienced nausea on their quit journey? I'm about 2 weeks in to this latest cold turkey, had some usual symptoms from previous quits, aches, pains, muscular stuff, but this week i have a feeling of GERD or sickness in my chest stomach area. Is this normal? I had a trip to the doctors for blood work and an ultrascan recently and they seemed happy.
Stay strong everyone, thi...
It has been an interesting week since I chose to transform my relationship with TV. The first few days saw me craving and caving (i.e., wanting to watch and letting myself indulge). Many of the days I watched less TV than usual and several of the days had me binging for hours on end. What I found interesting was noticing how my day was crafted around TV.
Before joining here, I w...
I had a stop start beginning to my quit after 20 years of smoking in september 2020. I'd quit a few weeks then smoke for a day then quick etc.
But i have now been clean since December 27th. Around the end of november as i first went cold turkey style the stomach pain and gas and muscular back pain has been pretty intense, especially in the colon. I went to see my doctor and h...
Finally made it to the 6wk mark. Longest 6wks of my life. I dont crave the smokes anymore🙌 but still suffering from anxiety 🤦♀️. I feel good for 2days, then anxiety kicks back in for day. I've had no coughing (yet) I definitely feel better then I did 2-4wks ago. I'm managing the anxiety with those natural HS health vitamins, they are definitely helping
I had a nicotine addiction for the last 8 years on and off. It has been 63days since I quit. My sleep is better. But I am feeling the Following Symptoms.
Chest congestion some time,
Pain in back some time,
I don't have any cough.
I am scared and I went to the doc he says everything is normal. I will check the chest and everything
if it persists.&...
Try a strict routine and support from Family. Being around ones you love helps and so does the routine. Sure i go to sleep earlier, but the savings are astronomical! And i still drink coffee. The carrots are good and so are other fruit, yes ive gained a little weight. All in all, life is better as a non smoker after 4 weeks. NOPE, Not One Puff Ever
Couple of days, on 6 January 2021 will be one year since quitting smoking for me and gaining the freedom of becoming a non-smoker.
Despite 2020 being one of the most difficult years for many, including myself, my father also unexpectedly passed away. There were many times I felt like folding but I didn’t... I didn’t post here this time last year, but I read through some of the posts of people th...
Happy to year to you all
I hope you all had a safe Xmas and new year.
I almost caved today was very hard today to fight the mind telling me to buy a packet and start again just 1 more packet.
I got grumpy because of it because I couldn't get my fix. I went to bed and had a sleep and I am glad I did not give it. It's a very nasty addiction. But new start to a new year. I will get there.
So I have 29 days to my official quit day. Im doing the cut back to quit strategie so on the patch and been having 6 smokes a day. I was smoking on average 30-35 rollies a day.
Just really struggling atm. Day 2 of cutting back. I have the dizziness and sweets. Just feel so drained as well.
Dose anyone have tips to help.
I have crossed my day 100 and am on day 103 today. I feel so happy to be a part of this community as it has played a very important role in helping me stay quit. I ma now confident to make other healthy changes in life. As we approach new year I want to take w long break from alcohol consumption. Though the amount of consumption has come down since I stopped smoking I want to stop it completely. ...
I have not smoked is 1 jan 2019 its almost a year after three days, I just joined this blogspot to help you how I went to cold turkey
Update all - it’s my 2nd year quit on 1 January 2021. I have another year added to my tally. Thought I would patch in and update as I think of my quit at this time every year and I also think about this group. And the lovely people who supported me like Happiness, PuffNoMore, Nuts and others.
So what was year 2 like ? Better than year 1. All the noise is totally gone now. I have had those momen...
Watch for mouth ulcers and gum irritation. I read that 40% give up quitting when the ulcers hit and I can see why but have not given up. Any hints on getting rid of the ulcers?
First time posting, I quit 32days ago...feeling really good apart from the anxiety😒 and a little tension in my neck and shoulders. The symptoms were real strong the first 3wks, headache, dry mouth, anxiety, heavy chest. But now most symptoms seam to come and go. I've got my fingers crossed on feeling normal by the 12wk mark. I also find symptoms are worse around that time of the month. 🤷♀️
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas, Happy HoloThanksMas, and wishes for a much better, and smoke free, 2021 :)
3 weeks ago i decided to quit and lasted 5 days. i bought a couple of packs, finished them and got back on board. i havent smoked in 2 weeks and feel great, lots more time on my hands and breathing better. Past cravings and brain fog.
Hi all I haven't been on for a while, however I am smoke free. Withdrawal symptoms had abated for a while there. But I over the past few days my throat has been very irritable and the feeling that I have something stuck in it has came back. Has anyone else had this? According to a quit app I have the Cilia are almost recovered so I'm thinking it could be that and that they are really starting to ...
It's amazing how quitting one habit will change many more things in your life. After quitting for 95 days I have realised how much more time I have to do things that I love to do. I go for long walks, do meditation by the beautiful lake near my house, spend 8 hrs at work without going out of office every hour for a smoke break, spend my evenings playing sports and indoor games, have healthy food...
Merry Xmas to everyone. I hope you have an awesome day and a very happy and healthy 2021.
Better times ahead for everyone. Stay strong and focused xx
Hi guys.. I'm celebrating 7 month smoke free life.. :) 7 is my favorite number.. Also 23 but do not skip things.. :)
How was month no.7 ? Wau, big progress in thinking of ciggarets.. I think less about them and there are days when I forgot to think about them.. :) So much better, I'm starting feel total freedom.. I understand that risk to start smoking again will be with me forever, but it's a...
Have you ever been on a bus,train or plane? Most people have and you can’t smoke. What happens in your mind. For most people the thought of having a smoke disappears for the duration of the journey. However as soon as they get off the bus, train or plane the desire to light up is back again. Why? Once we know we can’t have a smoke while in these situations we distract our minds with other thought...
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