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    Need advice

    Posted in Quit experiences 11 Aug 2020
    13 Comments

    Just wanted to check if anyone else been experienced something similar with withdrawals. I stopped smoking around 8 weeks ago. I Been smoking for 6 years around a pack a day. First of all I did not stop because I wanted too,I stopped because someone said I could not and I wanted to prove a point. This is also my first time trying to quit. I stopped cold turkey and my withdrawals the first week ...

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  • Istaysee
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    Day 1 - Needing support

    Posted in Quit experiences 10 Aug 2020
    4 Comments

    Hi everyone, I am in my late thirties, smoked from 15 - 28. Quit for 10 years and started again 1 year ago. You don't need to tell me how stupid this is, I thought I was immune from the addiction at this point. I now have young children. My husband and I thought it would be fun to have a couple of smokes one night and that we wouldn't get hooked again. Now I hide in isolation around the back ...

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  • Mwest527
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    123 Days Today:

    Posted in Quit experiences 9 Aug 2020
    1 Comment

    123 days nicotine free! Most of my withdrawal issues have subsided now. No more panic attacks, heart palpitations, chest pains. Those were awful. A little anxiety comes and goes at times but I can deal with it. When it does I get the feeling I can’t catch a deep breath; but I realize it’s all in my head and it passes. My only issue now is neck pain that comes and goes. I believe it’s due to st...

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  • Alanasea
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    20 Days!

    Posted in Quit experiences 8 Aug 2020
    3 Comments

    I have just hit the 20 day mark! I am so proud of myself and so excited for the future. It has been difficult the past week because there was a shooting that made me worried for my significant other because of his proximity to the situation. I also thought I was about to move into an apartment with him and begin a life together, and instead we ended up breaking up because he couldn't live with my...

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  • Gemma23
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    2 months in

    Posted in Quit experiences 6 Aug 2020
    11 Comments

    Hi everyone I'm almost at the 2 month mark. And still I struggle with cravings I feel like I'm really missing something and I am not content atal with everyday life at the minute. I am having health issues right now aswell and very on edge every time I have to see doc. I just find it hard to be settled without the thinking of o a ciggerate would be nice.now orr o a ciggerate would help me ge...

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  • LisaB87
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    Quitting

    Posted in Quit experiences 5 Aug 2020
    7 Comments

    I am a 51 year old female who has smoked for 30 plus years. I quit on July 21,2020 using Chantix so I am about 14 days in. I never knew the physical aspects of quitting and how my body would feel. I push through a lot of days but I do want a cigarette at times. I am experiencing chest pain all the was up into my jaw at times which scares me, restless legs, high anxiety and of course cravings....

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  • Tay12
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    4 months nicotine free!

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Aug 2020
    3 Comments

    Today is 4 months of being free! This journey has been a struggle for me, but everyday continues to get easier! I am finally able to sip coffee without having an anxiety attack or have strong cravings for nicotine. A friend asked me “why did you decide to quit during a pandemic.. this has to be the worst time”. I told her there will ALWAYS be an excuse on why it’s “the wrong time to quit”. You h...

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  • Alex85
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    4 Month Update "Better???"

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Aug 2020
    4 Comments

    4th month of being a non smoker. So far its looking like the worst decision i could have made. Quit cold turkey, I smoked around 2 packs a day, for a few years, and one pack for around 12 years.been having Anxiety, chest tightness, shortness of breath, digestive issues, bloating, apparently my colon got inflamed about two weeks after I stopped. Still having issues with that. Wondering if anyone e...

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  • Nair
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    How to do it

    Posted in Quit experiences 3 Aug 2020
    2 Comments

    I quitter cigarette 50 days back. I was started doing my workout during the workout I felt very tired and breath less and not enough stamina. I thought that I should stop smoking on that day.. I went to the bathroom and had a last cigarette smoked slowly and threw it off and then dispose all packs and buds removed and put in a dustbin so that I should not remember the cigarette anymore. After quo...

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  • Rach71
    South Western Sydney
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    Stick with it champix

    Posted in Quit experiences 2 Aug 2020
    2 Comments

    This is for those people still smoking past day 10 champix. I didn't stop smoking on champix till day 19 so don't get down on yourself about the quit time frames of others! I'm 6 days smoke free! By day 19 I was down to two a day. Put it out when you don't want it. You do need some willpower still to set a date preferably when your down to two or so a day. I still have the nausea but it's not so ...

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