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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?
I have found walking really helps.
So week 3 Champix I’ve noticed I’ve cut down the number of smokes. Today I had a smoke and I almost puked 🤢 wasn’t a great feeling least to say only had a couple drags and put it out. My question what do I do to take my mind and keeps my hands busy instead of having a smoke? I have found lollipops work sometimes but need more ideas struggling mentally at the moment to let them go completely with...
I want to share my story as it was a very difficult one. I first tried hypnosis- my boyfriend and I thought we would do it together.. nooooo! Then other attempts, ie, lets support each other! Honestly, none of these strategies work!!
The only thing that works, is that YOU want to quit, and you truly WANT TO quit - it’s all about you, now. It’s a very personal journey and you’re...
10 days smoke free now, have used patches with no side effects until the last 2 nights. Last night & tonight I've had very vivid nightmares, not "wake up sweating" ones but vivid enough to wake me up. Strange thing is I then feel awake & have to stay up for a few hours before trying to sleep again
Day 19... at 10 smokes a day, 7 minutes a smoke. Thats 1330 minutes or 22 hours of smoking.
I was losing one entire day of my life every fortnight sitting or standing just smoking.
Thats insane just totally insane!
There should be a counter that calculates time... I look at the savings and appreciate the money but look at tje savings in time and its mind blowing.
All you quitters rock!
I went cold turkey on 01/01/19 and haven’t smoked a cigarette since. The beginning was hard a lot of sleepless nights and headaches from the withdrawals. Always hunger with mood swings. I had to really eliminate myself from people and Place’s. Now today I’m 42 days strong
Oh my goodness think I have turned the corner. Day 7. So relieved thought it would never end. Today is the first day I actually feel ok and not a basket case.
So what changed - we’ll a big old moan in here day 5, thanks for listening. And... I finished that Allen Carr book. I was reading it day 5 and suspected there something beginning to resonate in his approach. I was right. I perc...
The truth is... no one can force you to quit smoking. That is something that you must want for yourself (or perhaps others) but ultimately something that you WANT TO DO.
This forum can give you the motivation to quit. Also tips and support, but only you can do the quitting.
Quit aids can help you to quit, but they are used to assist only. Even if you manage to quit with them, it is unlikely...
3rd day of champix, no real change yet. Waiting anxiously for it to kick in
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