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  • John 100
    5
    Stories

    Light Bulb Moment

    Posted in Quit experiences 9 Nov 2018
    10 Comments

    Reached day 38 watching TV and was thinking about opening a packet of cigarettes and having a smoke. The strange thing was that instead of wanting to smoke a cigarette the picture in my mind was that smoking a cigarette was disgusting and I didn't want to breath in that smoke. I know I am still addicted to nicotine as I am using nicorrete spray, however this is the first time I can remember that ...

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  • Wendyj
    Northern Sydney
    1
    Story

    Never stop giving up

    Posted in Quit experiences 7 Nov 2018
    0 Comments

    I finally gave up smoking 22 years ago after about 6 attempts. I’ve never looked back. The key is not to give up giving up. It’s very hard to do and when you succeed you know you have proved a lot to yourself about your own strength. I found nicotine patches got me through the first weeks. All the best!

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  • Azza_33
    South Western Sydney
    2
    Stories

    Day 51

    Posted in Quit experiences 6 Nov 2018
    2 Comments

    I am day 51 of not smoking but wanted to find out if it is normal to now be experienced quite frequent panic attacks? my anxiety levels seem to be hightened now. I think things were more under control as a smoker, can this be possible? it is only the last 2 weeks this has started to increase, elevated heart rate etc. hoping this all goes away before to much longer.

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  • Robn
    20
    Stories

    6 months

    Posted in Quit experiences 5 Nov 2018
    13 Comments

    Hi All Yay 6 months today....but I don’t have time to lay about feeling great about myself. Reese and Leanne are close behind me and breathing down my neck...lol. But I am proud of how well we have all done so far....next big celebration will be 12 months quit. Can’t wait for that one. Thanks everyone who kept me on my game, especially Red67 who’s advice and common sense approach to quitting was...

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  • meriwink
    Hunter New England
    1
    Story

    checking in

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Nov 2018
    2 Comments

    209 days smoke-free! Still get the odd craving, for lack of another term; more just a feeling I should be doing something, and then realise it's smoking. Occasionally think that I would like to sit down with a cuppa and a cigarette, but realise I can sit down with a cuppa anyway. Now to turn to losing the weight I've put on :(. But honestly, feeling so much better, breathing well, skin is clearer...

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  • Turnip
    South Western Sydney
    3
    Stories

    Keep on going

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Nov 2018
    3 Comments

    Today I reached my 1yr quit 🙂 365 days 😊In the first few weeks I thought I would never reach this milestone but I have. Huge thanks to everyone on here,quit line (Australia) and my hugely supportive family and friends for all the tips and support. My mantra though this has been... every arrow not fired will miss the target 🎯 so for you all on this journey,keep firing those arrows and you will...

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  • ADVOCATE
    South Eastern Sydney
    3
    Stories

    Angry

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Nov 2018
    1 Comment

    Yesterday i had a fight with My Girlfriend ,i Wont lie i was tempted to buy a Cigarette but i promised myself i will never and never buy a cigarette in my life so guess what i did I bought a ice cold ICE CREAM and all the Cravings where gone .I thank God i never smoked. Day 35 and counting

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  • pe
    8
    Stories

    habit

    Posted in Quit experiences 29 Oct 2018
    2 Comments

    I am one month nicotine free and not taking Champix for 5 day because i coudn`t get my script filled. No Dr. in town. so i`m going ahead without the help of Champix, i`m ok. now that i stopped smoking i find myself eating a LOT. from bad habit to another, thats just great.

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  • ADVOCATE
    South Eastern Sydney
    3
    Stories

    Day 32

    Posted in Quit experiences 29 Oct 2018
    1 Comment

    Day 32 and still going,,,Can now control the craving ,,,Cold Turkey is working for me

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  • cmccrary
    1
    Story

    Day26 Help!!

    Posted in Quit experiences 29 Oct 2018
    3 Comments

    Day 26 and I feel like I’m losing my mind! Started with Chantix gave me stomach issues , took it for 27 days , yes I smoked for awhile before I layed them down.I was doing good but the doc wanted to try me on Wellbutrin , So took it for about 10 days and now I am putting myself back on the Chantix due to the cravings are so intense. I have done this to myself changing back and forth I pray I don’...

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