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Hi everyone. I'm back after my failed quit last year but this time, I'm 3 months off with Champix. My question to anyone who has experienced this is... Has anyone weened off Champix only to find the withdrawal has hit like I've never quit? I know this must be uncommon as I've read enough positive reviews from happy ex smokers. I'm thinking I may have to stick it for another 3 months but the bloa...
For the last 3 weeks, I have made a feeble attempt to quit smoking. At first I did well, then a puff here and there, then a day without a puff... I still continued to count those days still as quit days, however, I'm not fooling anyone. A puff here and there means I am still "feeding the monster" so to say.
I am here in the US and it is Saturday evening. My quit day will be Monday. E...
I remember the last cigarette I had. I don’t remember enjoying it, and I wanted another one but It was 1201am only quit date so I refrained. The only was I have had success, and I have made 1 month before, is without alcohol. No drinks and no ciggies is easy for me. Now all I have to do is either never drink again, or get a handle on it! Wondering how long I should wait to have a beer, it won’t b...
I always logon to this site and read the experiences and advice from other quitters. It’s been very helpful having this site available and as I review my previous stories - 4 in total about slipping up, I feel foolish about posting again. Truth is, I tried to quit about 100’times, not 4.
But this time is different. I am 4 days quit and staying strong and not really paying too much attention to...
I stuffed up... Stress, relationship struggle, just me working now and homeschool, house work, money worries. I had five smokes today. I was doing really well but feel pathetic.
My children are the reason for quitting but I weakened today. My relationship with my husband is a battle....
Hope tomorrow is a better day..... I feel so alone
Haven’t been here for quite sometime but wanted to come back and read some of the stories! For me it’s now day 467! I don’t even keep count anymore it’s only because of the white smoking app I have. I’m here to tell those who are thinking of quoting or just freshly quit, that the hardest part is the first maybe 90 or so days, but it gets easier as time passes! Just make yourself the goal of not s...
It seems like awesome news I continued this quit. I didn't think I could. But the good news is it's over. I am in this new-founded territory and should always tell myself that. Good news. I am not a newbie at this anymore. And I should always remember the journey that I started. It was because of doctors in a hospital that I ever did succeed in this. I was a wreck, and they kindly tore me away. I...
Well I'm 7 days cigarette free today! (I'm still vaping occasionally) but tonight I'm really feeling like a cigarette to the point I can feel my pulse racing 😪 I thought it would be easier to quit during this lockdown as I won't be around other smokers and am not doing my usual routine, but nothing is helping me tonight, not even vaping is helping and it has been helping all week.
I slipped up and trying to not go and buy a pack, so tough love needed please. Supported a longtime smoking friend through acute grief last night (including my own distress) had 2 smokes with her. I’m now making up reasons in my head to buy a pack, like- next few weeks will be very tough, I’ll be around her heaps, I don’t know how to manage this trauma. But at the same time I don’t want to withdr...
Pick a date if you can't cold turkey,see your GP I have a Quit Tracker app and it reassures me and a goal to work on I'm use a patch a day now after starting with 3a day after 50 years of smoking I'm now 51 days clean still having respiratory problems but I have other unrelated problems I hope this helps other quit smokers good luck.
9 days smoke free now.
I have been using patches and they started to leave really red marks on my legs so I am now on a different patch to see if it will make a difference
Still going strong. ✅😁😁
I will not smoke with you today.
I will never ever give up...Even if I fall once, twice or a hundredth time...I will fight this terrible habit/addiction called 'SMOKING/NICOTINE'...
Lovely to read all your stories/experiences. Keeps the fire in me still burning to give up 'SMOKING'. So this is my 7th day smoke free. For some reason my WILLPOWER wears off between now and Day -21...Not this time though...I will continue to fi...
21 days today. No more cravings and smoking feels like a distant memory! I dreamt 2 days ago that I smoked a cigarette and was angry about it( in my dream). I was so happy and relieved when I woke up. Don't know why I had the dream in the first place cause I wasn't thinking about smoking! any hints???
Hi all :-)
Just wondering if there are others out there who already suffered with anxiety and depression BEFORE they quit smoking and what affect did quitting have on ur already existing mental health?
Also, if it made ur anxiety worse for the first week or 2, did it then begin to get better?
Day 24 SF. Many many quit attempts. Longest quit time was 6?weeks about 3 years ago. This time I’m ready to make sure it’s a permanent change.
My motto is
I borrowed that from elsewhere but find it a very powerful reminder that I will always be just one puff away from going back to full blown smoking addiction. Using Nicotine patches is helpful for me. My first ...
A bit of a struggle getting through a weekend, but I am surviving. Taking naps and going to bed early to avoid cravings. Cold turkey and lot's of celery sticks!!
Today is seven weeks smoke free cold turkey for me which totally blows my mind when I actually think about how did this happen 🙏 I never gave up on trying to give up. I always wanted to return to that pure state of being that I was before this addiction took over. I don't think I truly believed that I could be a nonsmoker again until now, until this attempt. I love no longer being a slave to the...
I am back and I feel fine! I've had some urges but I remind myself they are only thoughts. It's all in the mind. I worked hard to change my mindset. Read and viewed about all the bad stuff smoking does and drilled it into my head. It does absolutely nothing for me. Also read these great posts about how awesome it is once a non-smoker. Thank you all for your posts. I know it's only day 5 so I don'...
I am really frustrated today. I finished my Champix starter pack and I am 32 days quit, however, there is now a disruption in the chamipx supply and I cant get any till August. I am using Quitly which is great but would be nice to not have a disruption in my Champix course to allow time for new routines and habits etc to be embedded.
I have been trying to stop smoking for atleast 5 year's now, I am truly over the mind games and want to know how to get the right mindset everyone else seems to find easy?
Day 400 today…trust me it does get a lot easier ! I was at a party last week and I noticed how less anxious I was *not* smoking and less stressed! Usually in a new situation when I smoked I would have cigarettes before to calm me down and during and after . I still like to have mile stones . I know at the start, a day is forever but please have faith in yourself. Put the effort in to treat your...
Hey friends 🌻 hope everyone is coping during this crazy time in life globally.
It's been up and down but....
Wow.... I feel amazing. Now and then I think... I'd love a smoke with my husband...but no... I busy myself with our beautiful kids, keep busy doing many things around the house, knitting scarves for my babes, back to work after school hols, rewarding myself with a nice glass of wine.......
1 week cold turkey done👍 After smoking ~15 cigarettes a day for 20 years I’m feeling very excited for my future. Cravings have really been quite minimal and can ride it out by sipping a cup of tea or just distracting thoughts. Definitely embracing the NOPE!
12 days without cigarettes. Today I had the longest walk in years. 14,682 steps on pedometer. Most one stretch. It feels good, my breathing is certainly better but not quite yet. Looking forward for the one month smoke free.
On to my 4th Day, Cold Turkey here - tough! tough! Been having headaches, cough and a cold, to add to it, it's my Vaccination Day, today!
Been smoking since I was 21 y.o. and I'm turning 37 this year! Typically 10-sticks per day.
All the Best guys 👊👊
Going from 15 to 2 smokes a day, I'm pretty happy with. Taking zyban does help but it keeps me awake at night. I'm not sure if it's because I've never taken anything like it before but it does make me feel a little strange. I started taking two, day one of my second week but WOW....way to strong.
I'm going to stick to just one and consult my doctor whether to continue taking them or not. Maybe u...
today I had some administrative work t finalize downtown and I had some hours waiting. Usually I would smoke like 10 cigarettes during that waiting time, but today I only had a tiny itch for a cigarette that lasted few seconds, when somebody near me lit a cigarette. To be honest I didn't give it a second thought but I drank like 2 liters of water. This seems to help.
10 days so far.
9 days with no cigarettes. I have beed smoking for 40 years and this is my 3rd attempt. Tried medications, patches and other things to no avail. 9 days ago I just decided to stop. Few cravings only and now they are getting less and less. What helped me during the first week was going to bed early, very early as I used to smoke a lot in the evening.
Reading previous posts for strength and support. Stopped counting my quit attempts but feel exhausted from the endless battle and need to make this time count. Coping well today, cold turkey, and certainly feel ready to be an ex-smoker. Hope to stay strong 💪
The longer I go without a puff the stronger I get. Today is day 35 cold turkey. I can hardly believe it. Have a magical day everyone 🌅
Day 33 smoke free cold turkey and I am experiencing high anxiety but that's ok it will pass. Being a nonsmoker will not pass because I will remain one. Nothing absolutely nothing will take me back to being a smoker I am standing firm on remaining a non smoker 😊
Hi, Seven months QUIT now. Feeling good. I still have a thing for carrots! Got a lot easier as of late, no or zero temptation. Wishing you all the best.
I have seen "day one" several times and I hope this is the last "day one" I live through. The day has not been too bad as I have kept busy enough and reading from this site has helped me a lot. Everyone else can do it, so I can too!!! People smoking more than I can quit and are successful at it. Cheers to all of you that are succeeding. This is the first time I even thought about posting somethin...
28 days today amazing grace 🙏❤️
One month down (28 day technically). I haven't logged back on here in the last couple of weeks, so it was nice to see people like Jess still staying strong. 28 days ago I was an absolute wreck. Smoking nearly 2 packs a day for 12 years to quitting cold turkey was rough. But now that's its been a month, and 1,000% easier, I love how I feel now.
For a recap, I binged jolly ranchers, Netflix, vi...
Hello my quit forum friends, how are you all? It has been a while since I have posted, but I do like to pop in and hear about every ones experiences. Many of you have been long timers like Happiness et al, who give 100% support to all the newcomers, to all those who might be struggling and also to those like myself who have been quit for a longer period. In saying that I would like to send a spe...
I have tried in the past to quit. Found that chantix was not the answer maybe cause i was expecting it to help me quit. Truth is you have to want to quit. There is no easy way to do it. Commitment and strength will be what we all need. Good luck to all on this site.
It’s been over 24 hours since I’ve quit cold turkey. But of a struggle and I don’t know how long it will last. Used to smoke 10 a day, let’s hope this lasts.
I never thought I could reach this milestone with such little discomfort and mental anguish. Feeling totally amazed and grateful to be 21 days smoke free. Happy Sunday everyone ❤️
17 Days smoke free cold turkey🙌🙏❤️
Once I realized how much I’ve been lied to by “the powers that be”, I have been free. Today is Day... hmm don’t even know... I quit on April 28th... not one puff, not one gum, not one vape, totally cold turkey...smoked for...hmm... 50-14... whatever that is... don’t want to get caught up in “numbers”.... I’ve put on a few pounds which is ok with me and I’m aware of it.... I’ve noticed my energy i...
Day 14 smoke free AMAZING 🙏❤️🙏❤️
Day 11 being a nonsmoker 🙏🌅❤️ I am quietly amazed at how the days roll by and it just keeps getting easier and effortless. Have a magical day everybody 🌅🙏❤️
Day 12 lol. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it this far. I have made a few changes since my last post, I am returning back to my normal daily routines, such as chores and outside activities. I am still not tracking my food intake, allowing myself to pretty much eat whatever I want. My plan is at my 21 day mark of quitting I will return back to the gym and start eating right again. I f...
Today is day 8 cold turkey. Mostly I am adjusting very well to being a non smoker. Now and again I will have a strong craving however it usually passes quickly. When I am experiencing a strong craving I remind myself that mostly I don't think that much about smoking and when I do it passes very quickly 😊
So Stopping nicotene this time has been very different from other quit attempts that I've made over the years..
One of the keys to my current success has been reading alot about other people's stories - their success, their challenges, insight and experience.
I also joined online forums. So good to feel supported and to feel that i was not alone! When i was feeling sick and tired during with...
Thank you to everyone that commented on my post yesterday. I appreciate that you take time out of your day to share thoughts, experiences, and encouragement. Please note that I am not a "throw my positive energy out in the universe type of person." I want to share my true feelings, my true struggles, and hope that my honesty helps others the way that other people honesty is helping me.
Day 6 smoke free cold turkey. I have more moments in the day not thinking about wanting to smoke than thinking about wanting to smoke however when the thoughts to smoke come they can almost feel like a compulsion I can't fight what a lie that is. There are so many reasons why I love being a non smoker and not 1 reason to smoke. I will stay strong not one puff ever😊Have a great day everyone 🌅
I got a reminder on my phone today that I was 150 days clean off cigarettes and alcohol. But I think on checking this site it’s actually 144.
After my last post I hit a really difficult period with the “junkie thinking”, autumn had settled in, it was getting cooler and I couldn’t put my finger on why on EARTH with all the benefits I was feeling why I was constantly thinkin...
First week recap:
Status: Married, 3 kids(9,7,3)
My wife is a non-smoker, hates that I smoke, and is pretty much taking charge with everything while I become useless and suffer through the withdraws. She's very supportive, and gave me the okay to pretty much do anything that I needed to stop smoking.
I'm 32 years old.
I smoke about a pack and a half - 2 packs a day.
Longest time I've quit ...
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