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Staying quit is the hardest part for me.
I had to reset my quit date.
17/6/19 12pm, 20 hours and 54 minutes.
Im trying not to beat myself up over my setback, and i called the quitline and have 'enrolled' myself in there program (i don't understand the quitline system) so hopefully with more support, i can stay quit this time.
Never give up on giving up.
So i am actually really happy today as ive finally relised what i was doing wrong every other time i tried to end my addiction, i am happy to say i am a non smoker time is not important can i have a smoke if i want of course i can noone is stopping me but i dont want to. The Panic and Fear that was there is gone because i understand why it was there to begin with and guess what its really easy to...
I smoked my last cigarette on Jan 31st, 2019. I thought it would be impossible to quit smoking, but guess what!! I am succeeding. And it's not as difficult as I had thought it would be.
I do get cravings, but I am able to fend them off easily. In fact I am enjoying these moments of cravings. They are reminders of how cigarettes play with our minds. I don't want these ugly sticks to play with m...
It is true everyone is different, below is my journey to date on quitting smoking.
At a guess I would eatimate I quit smoking about 6 weeks ago, cold turkey, had a bed time ciggie and said to myself “ thats it, this is the last one” and to date it was. To put my habbit into perspective, by age 13 I was smoking 100 ciggies a day (some say impossible), a life of boarding schools, you learn some ...
saw the "lung lady" at the medical centre today, on her machine, in 2 weeks I've gone from "not very much" to just over 50%, bit of emphysema there but asthma has raised it's head, on small medication but Doc said "you've nipped it in the bud by the look of it" don't give up people, smoked for 50 years but after 2 weeks I can mow the dust (drought here), trim shrubs etc & not have to sit down to ...
I made a tea rugged up (its a cold morning here) and am enjoying a almost quiet moment on the deck and realising what true relaxation feels like.
By that i mean i used to have a coffee/tea and smoke ritual every morning and thought it was a peaceful moment.
No lol . . . this is what peace feels like fresh air and tea . . .
Being able to breath properly, on my 8th day smoke free.
An hour and a half left of day 7 it has been a stressful and tough day.
Finally in my new house still a bit more to move in and a ton of unpacking but at least i had my first night here lol.
Everything that could possibly have gone wrong to test me today has lol, from no clean cloths for my son - to no tap water for 6 hours making feeding my teething 7 month old a nightmare.
Things have finall...
I found this more fitting lol, if you remember puff the magic dragon you will get it.
I used to joke about being a dragon when i started smoking.
So i thought it would work better and keep me motivated.
Im on day 7, one week smoke free.
Yay, go me.
I’m now on my last few days of champix . I spent most of my 12 weeks on the 0.5 dose as after 2 weeks and going onto the 1 mg dose. I felt sick all the time so was told to stay on the half dose . I have been great . No sickness and no smoking .
Hi all, I am on day 3 of patches. I'm used to smoking 20-25 cigarettes a day and am down to 2 with the patches on. I have constant headaches since approx early arvo day 1. Does anyone have any advise as to how long these last and anything I can do to make them go away quicker?
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