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Well 16weeks now.. Getting easier, can find myself a little restless at times. Gotta keep busy, is a good thing. Notice the money savings. Feeling alot healthier, although gained weight.
Hi guys again, now with no. 11.. :)
So great to be in such period of quitting, when I don't think about it, I do not have to check my quitting apps everyday, write diary, miss something, be afraid and so.. It's very good stage.. It's where I want to be 11 months ago.. I didn't know how long it will take, but I was determined to dig it out.. :)
Lately I saw few 1 years celebrations, congrat t...
This may not be an actual tip, but it is a question of concern that I am having during my first couple of months of staying cigarette free.
I have been more tired and my blood pressure seems to be higher than I noticed when I was smoking. I believe this will all subside in time, but I'm hoping I can hear some similar stories and how things DO get better.
After 20 years I have finally quit smoking. The cost and the dependence had finally got to me. I decided to go cold turkey and quit any triggers that could tempt me to get back on the band wagon (alcohol, coffee, ect)
10 weeks and counting have not picked up a cigarette and will never do so. First 2 weeks are hard but after that it gets so much easier.
At the moment I seem to be havi...
One Year Today I gave up Smoking. I no longer cough every morning. My energy level is so much higher than when I did smoke. I hardly even think about smoking anymore. I have more time to do productive things (I never really thought about how much time smoking actually takes up). My bank account is a lot healthier. I got a chest Xray this week just to make sure all was well, it was. I know ...
Wow, I had almost forgotten about nicotine all together until I reached my one year mark. To be honest life has been great without smoking! I run 4 miles daily and feel to be in the best shape of my life! Work has been extremely stressful lately but I have learned coping techniques over the months to help me control my stress, and stay productive without nicotine or medication. My advice? STAY AC...
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It has been 6 months and I have been really good. But I have had to deal with a smoker opposite my unit for many months but for some reason it is really affecting me tonight. Help
Due to health issues, my partner seriously needed to give up smoking. Dr recommended Champix. After the second week, noticeable changes were deeper depression, more anxiety, smelt worse than a stale smelly ash tray, smelt like rottin meat. As each week passed by he became more aggressive and I could not communicate with him anymore. He took everything I said, out of content and focused on the neg...
I'm 7 days in to reducing my number of smokes down from 20 a day to 15 and using Champix medication and quitline counciling. I would like to share more on my journey and to find support here. The mornings and evenings are difficult trigger times for me, with a morning coffee and evenings after dinner relaxing. I have cut down my coffee using decaf and looking to find healthy alternatives to smoki...
14 weeks now, its hard drinking alcohol and not smoking. Just something i need to deal with. I'm getting through it still. Dont want to smoke and rather stay smoke free. I've reinforced myself with lots of knowledge and follow my quit plan. On with it i guess!
When your teeth start to itch, you know something real is going on.
Bizzare the differernt experiences quitting smoking brings. Its almost as if my body is craving the nicotine locked into my teeth as stains and is literally trying to suck it out of them.
But this is day 3, and I see from some shared stories this is a critical day, so trying hard to keep ...
Its funny but had never really thought being part of a group like this would be for me. However reading over the community stories I have been truly inspired by how open you share, how much of yourselves you invest in it.
I am a newbie so cant ofer any great insights or tips, am still humbled to be at the start of the journey.
But one thing I do know from a personal perspective, is tha...
Hi Everyone! I wanted to touch base to let you know that I’m still 100% quit. I’m only 5 months away from 5 years. For those who are new to quitting, it does get easier. The day is coming very soon for you that you will only think about smoking once every few months (if then). It took a while for me to get my life back on track after quitting but even when chronic illness, I managed to get a ...
I looked up ‘do nicotine lozenges have carbs in’ today.. I discovered that lozenges raise blood sugar and can cause insulin resistance.. Great. I’ve been addicted to them on and off for over four years. I’ve dropped from 2mg to 1mg but chain chew them. I never am without one while awake. If I haven’t got one I crave one within about 30 mins. My throat is sore, my kidneys ache and my urine is weir...
Champix I found made me quit I smoked a 25grm pouch of capstan makers blend in one and a half days I was a chronic smoker but after been on the champix for 5 months I have quit for one year now and I am saving about 200000 a year what a bonous and hopefully cancer free andrew
Hi Y'All! Just wanted to check in. Today is my day 26 and I do feel like a different person not smoking. I still think about it but it's easier to get the thought out of my head whereas before in the earlier days or previous quit attempts I would obsess about it until I finally just went and bought that pack or smoked that smoke. Knowing I have that pack in my kitchen drawer eases the craving...
I was smoking for 20 years in wich i had made several attempts to quit but without success. One of my best friend recommend me a product that helped him a lot and actually i'm on my second month without smoking!!
Hope this product will help you as it helped me, wish you the best of luck.
I just want to share my happiness of being smoke-free for 6 months with you as happiness increases if you share it with someone.
It was Sep 15, 2020, when I decided to quit smoking suddenly and found that this was the best decision of my life. I read Allen Carr's book, experiences of all here on iCanQuit. That helped me a lot while quitting.
Although it was an easy ...
I saw this comment by PuffNoMore, and I quote..
"I am wondering when an addict to smoking nicotine, becomes free? Is it true once an addict, always an addict?
Is there a time limit to reach to be a declared Free? "
Please understand, This is only my opinion, based on many years as a smoker, and now being able to look back, objectively..
Some do say, once a smoker, always a smok...
Hi guys, I’m here again to share with you my happiness since I have passed two digit no of months – 10..
Yes, 10 months without smoke.. 10 months with frequent happiness without any reasons, just feel happy about myself.., I’m proud of myself that I was able to quit..
And I hope for all people who want to quit that you will be successful also, to be able to get to the point, when you can deci...
Well, 12 weeks no smoking. Off the Patches and gum now. All on my own, into the unknown! I feel confident and relaxed. Hard to believe i quit, from a pack a day. Gotta take it easy i guess.
It's six months since my last smoke. The time spent on smoking has been spent on family, friends, reading, exercising, and watching good movies. Never been more happier. Thank you to all in the community which has been my support during this journey.
Hi everyone how is everyone's smoking journey going?
As you can see from my past posts I had quit for a few months and started again to smoke.
Very silly mistake but don't beat myself up for it
Every quit is closer to the final quit.
I have still have the struggle with it. As of now I have no more ciggerates and all I do now Is not to buy another packet. Move on and don't dwell on the hor...
I wanted to ask for some guidance and advice.
I’m 4 months into my cold turkey quit. 4 years cigarettes and 4 years vaping. It’s been a whirlwind of symptoms to say the least and have felt so weary. I’m hoping I can get some clarity and some peace from someone who has gone through it as unbearable as it was, in this case for me, it is. Here are some symptoms I’ve...
Hi All,I’ve made the decision to delete the I can quit site,I think it’s a great site with lots to offer,with some fantastic people on it with lovely positive outlooks and caring natures,thankyou all for your support through my quit you’ve been fantastic,we’ve had a problem blighting this site since I joined I think we know who I’m on about,casting negativity every time it raises its ugly head,I’...
I have tried multiple times to give up and always feel back into it. I have taken a massive step mentally to make this time work by getting in the best place I can before giving up for good. I have put away money each week as I cut down in smokes each week. Seeing my partner struggle to give up because I was still smoking has hurt the most as she needs to so she can have surgery to get her in a m...
Is it normal to have sharpe chest pain and be coughing up brownish black specs 1 month after quitting?
I knew I was serious when I kept a pack of smokes handy in the kitchen drawer. I did relapse on day 13 and I started counting over again and today is my last day 14 because I want it this time. Whether it's easy or it's hard it's both because the withdrawals make you go back and forth in your head but you do need to redirect your thoughts and play the tape out. Try something different this tim...
I haven’t bought cigarettes for one week and I feel very relieved that I don’t have to use credit to pay for them.
I feel as tho a BIG weight has been lifted ❤️
Love to take time out for a smoke, hate the cost and everything else but love it
Hi everyone! It's my first time posting! I recently just hit my 6 month cigarette-free mark (yay!). For 3 months now(since 3 months of no cigarettes) I've had left side abdominal pain and heart burn. It's not excruciating, but I'm always aware of it. The heart burn is the worst. Every now and then I get a day where I hardly notice the pain, but it always comes back full force. I had blood work do...
I quit 40 days ago I am 30 years old. I have always delt with pretty bad anxiety but since quitting I have had panic attacks rapid heart beat and anxiety seems worse now. Has anyone else experienced this?
Hi all am on day 5 and this time I can honestly say have not had one puff which is amazing. Still feeling tired and appetite is a little better but am just taking it day by day. Thank you all for the encouragement and feedback it makes me so determined not to fail this time. I do suffer depression but that’s okay and am so proud of myself as I have always sneaked some puffs not this time. A grea...
Am really tired all I want to do is sleep and have no appetite which is weird. Aren’t I supposed to be eating and eating. Has anyone else felt like this. Yes am sleeping lots 12 hours eating a little but am drinking water. Day 4.
I really want to quit but can’t seem to do it without assistance -
I’ve just started champix and started with a sore neck/throat. Glands aren’t swollen but had been quite sore. Now soreness in the neck/throat is not so bad but have lost my voice?
Has anyone experienced this when taking champix? And does it go away? Thanks
I am 50 days quit today, what a lovely number. Seems more appropriate to write today, 50 feeling so clean than at 2 months!
I don’t know what to say except I never think of smoking anymore. Sometimes I dream I have smoked, but even when I wake up these days I know it’s just another test, and ignore it.
My true test has been to ignore the whole concept and keep on keeping ...
Being around smokers helped me strengthen my will power
Have been quitting for the last 14 months . How ridiculous I would get to day 3 or 4 then have a couple of puffs a day which turned into a couple of smokes a day. Then it would start all over again. Yes Groundhog Day ... I am 4 days in and think I have got this because I’m not too bad but am definitely not letting my guard down for a second. It is really exhausting to keep starting again and aga...
I am 2000 days nicotine free $50000 better off. Most of all I am still alive. I gave up using this forum after smoking for 53 years up to 30 a day aged 67. I am still 100 days behind Lia my quit buddy. Was it easy ? No. Was it worth it Yes . Can anyone do it ? If the really really want to. Am I safe now ? No , one ciggy will put me back like snakes and ladders. When was the last time I reall...
Hi everyone it's been a bumpy start to the year once again
I have had a few bad weeks as I have broke my finger and back on hospital
I should be a member there as I am never out of the place.
I picked up that ciggeratie and smoked it and was not feeling great after that.
I have slipped back to that habbit and I am indeed playing with the devil and i am so aware of it this time around.
Hi, I’m 20 days in and had a drink last night and I didn’t enjoy it without smoking 😏 it’s all I could think of so I stopped drinking! Does it get better?
Gday,133 days,since a ciggy,bout 5th attempt,my problem is,i think im addicted to tje lozenges, when i try to go cold turkey on them,its like me body is shutting down. Has any one else had same thing? Cheers
It's 156 days today since I had my last smoke. There are few days in a week now that I don't even remember about smoking. I feel great. I feel confident about myself. Am able to spend more time with my family. Though I feel my breathing is not completely back to normal there is a tremendous improvement. It's been about 25 days since I had my last drink now. Need to work on reducing my weight. I h...
Would you believe 5 years and 9 months ago when I quit, a carton of Dunhill cost $196. Went to the supermarket today where I used to make that weekly "deposit" into their coffers and discovered now the same costs $376, nearly double when I enquired at the cigarette counter. I visit once a year just to check. That is more than a lot of monthly mortgage payments. So glad I bit the bullet when I did...
I have successfully completed 6 months without any puff. I recommend homeopathic medicine like Avena Sateva (Dr Rickweg or better & Plantago drop (Any good brand). they don't have any side effect specially for those people who have allergy from allopathic medicines . Good luck guys, keep fighting for a healthy life..
Hi, I’m 2 weeks in and going well but my Sinuses are terrible esp at night did anyone else experience this?
Please help me quit for my family
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