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  • eddie39
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    Story

    quit smoking cold turkey

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Jun 2022
    3 Comments

    hello everyone my name is eddie i been smoke free for 32 days i have to admit this is one of the toughest thinks i ever done i also quit coffee and alcohol at the same time because when you drink beer it triggers the urge to smoke i been keeping bussy with walking every day and also reading a lot every day that i don't smoke i am proud of my self i used to smoke pack a day and drink every ot...

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  • Mol
    2
    Stories

    3 months mark

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Jun 2022
    1 Comment

    Hi All, I’ve reached 3 months. I’m so proud. I do get the odd craving but I just breath and in my mind I say to myself “cigarettes are disgusting “. It has been tough, especially in February but I’m fully convinced now that the most painless and effective way to quit smoking is cold turkey. I’m well aware that I am in recovery and I know I am vulnerable so I must not slip up or I’ll be back to sq...

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  • LuckyEmmy
    1
    Story

    Insomnia and increased anxiety

    Posted in Quit experiences 31 May 2022
    6 Comments

    Hey everyone, I'm on day 31 of not smoking. I'm very much still struggling with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. 3 nights last week I only slept for an hour each night. I feel like I can't handle really much of any stress without being entirely anxious for the entire day. Im curious if anyone has gone through these same withdrawal symptoms. I was a 17 year smoker. If you have any tips for me, p...

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  • Jessfreeof
    Northern NSW
    41
    Stories

    One year smokefree

    Posted in Quit experiences 31 May 2022
    5 Comments

    Hi everyone just popping in to say today I am one year smokefree 😊 My number one tip is NEVER give up trying to quit. If at first you don't succeed than try and try again. Learn from every attempt and take those learnings into the next attempt. Best of luck to you all and thankyou to all of you on this platform who have helped me along this way 😊❤️🙏

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  • MiaK
    Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    3 weeks and a day

    Posted in Quit experiences 24 May 2022
    3 Comments

    It’s the three week mark and I found the past week super difficult. On Thursday night hubby and I had a chat and we calculated if you smoke a pack a day over twenty five years ( rough estimate for me but close enough) you would end up having close to a quarter million cigarettes. Now that’s food for thought that really freaked me out then I woke up feeling panicky and craving a cigarette on Sund...

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  • E&S
    Sydney
    3
    Stories

    Smoking dreams

    Posted in Quit experiences 24 May 2022
    3 Comments

    I've been quit for 90 days now without much effort. I don't think about smoking a cigarette at all during the day and have no cravings, but lately I've been having dreams that I'm smoking. I have been worried that I will start again after the baby is born and I really don't want to smoke anymore. I have had obstructive sleep apnoea since I was very young and use a mask to help me breathe at...

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  • Kellyanne
    Central Coast
    1
    Story

    Keep trying

    Posted in Quit experiences 16 May 2022
    1 Comment

    About 1 year ago, I quit cold turkey (with the aid of patches & lozenges) I didn’t have high expectations, just went day by day. After a month I already felt so much better. physically, mentally & financially

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  • MiaK
    Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    Day13

    Posted in Quit experiences 15 May 2022
    4 Comments

    Day 13 and still having urges still feel an emptiness an absence where the smoking used to be still feel quite flat and unmotivated in regards to everyday things I’ve had a few good days which gives me hope and I know a lot of the advice is “it’s all in my mind and I hold the power” but it just doesn’t feel like it feel depressed but just concentrating on each day hoping it will get easier eventu...

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  • MarcoR
    Western Sydney
    1
    Story

    365 Days

    Posted in Quit experiences 14 May 2022
    6 Comments

    Wow it’s been 365 days without a cigarette. Honestly so proud of myself and without a doubt the best decision I ever made. First 2 months were tough but It got easier and easier by the day. Eventually a bad craving turns into a very mild craving that you can just brush off in seconds and carry on with life. Once you get to that point, you’re all set. Good luck to everyone attempting to quit. I tr...

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  • MiaK
    Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    Day 11

    Posted in Quit experiences 13 May 2022
    2 Comments

    I’m on day 11 can’t quite believe it. The past 11 days have been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Last night I dreamt that I had a cigarette and I was devastated all I could think was oh no I have to start again. I feel like this will get easier with time didn’t feel like that Tuesday night was balling my eyes out. Like I said it’s a journey the hardest part is the emotions that come with quitt...

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