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The last two days have been pretty horrible.
I logged on here yesterday and was going to write about my body screaming for nicotine but as I wrote, I wondered...is that REALLY the problem?
It dawned on me that I have never handled any situation in my adult life (good or bad) without cigarettes. Does that mean my capacity to control myself emotionally is still at a 15 year old's stage of dev...
Its the beginning of a new chapter.
I see it's been very quiet today. Not surprising since we have had a fair number of new starters join us. We know,, and respect that it takes time to get your bearings and to readjust to a new way of living.
Last Wednesday, I visited my sister and brought home two vulnerable kittens. They did not ask for change. Momma abandoned them and we guess them to ...
Just read a message from you saying you were struggling a bit with posting on this site.
When you log on, look along the big blue bar at the top of the page...third title along should say MY QUIT PLAN.
Click on MY QUIT PLAN.
In the centre you'll see a large orange square with SHARE MY STORY written in it - click on that.
You'll then have some drop-down menu boxes.
Hi all this morning was my last day on Champix and now 105 days smoke free. Keen to hear how others felt when they finished the program, I had seriously disturbed dreams so am looking forward to peaceful nights, does anyone have any comments on any side effects of stopping immediately? Thanks everyone
92 days of freedom!
I have to admit it has been hard and I still feel strong cravings although they are not frequent. The first 3 weeks are the worst and gradually have gotten better. Just in the last few weeks I started to feel somewhat normal, not having feelings of anxiety, loss, just general blahs.
It really helps reading everyone's journey. We may have differing days but the ultim...
I've had two very tranquil days - no pangs...or frantic peppermint chewing...or clenched fists and gritted teeth...no need to nibble my way through a packet of dry crackers when I've sat in front of the computer...in fact, I was relaxed enough last night to read a novel in bed - I left my Guru, Allen Carr on the shelf for the first time since my quit date.
I had a treat day on Saturday and wen...
This smoke free life is amazing. No longer shackled to the cigarette companies paying for there mansions, holidays,children's education with not only my hard earned money but also my health. Those around me were also paying a price for my smoking. No longer because I am now living a life free of such shackles. I am free free free ❤️🙏😊
Yesterday, I discovered my worst smoking trigger...and unfortunately it's a friend of mine.
I hadn't spoken to her for a couple of weeks and our phone calls are rarely shorter than an hour. She's a tobacco smoker - Mrs "I'll just put you on loud speaker while I roll another ciggie, honey" - and my mental association with her phone calls is lighting endless cigarettes and padding out to th...
I was a 30 year smoker smoking around 25-30 a day.Being now in my mid 40's,it was getting time to either quit or be buried by them.
I was not able to go cold turkey,i got very aggressive,irritable,bad shakes,headaches and other problems.
I got the Champix,on the 3rd week,i couldn't stand the smell or taste of a cigarette.
I smoked for the first 2 weeks,then by the 17th day,i was off the smokes...
I am so excited today that I must share I have been experiencing continual anxiety for many many weeks than this morning I wake up and it's finaly over. Two days short of ten weeks smoke free and I'm anxiety free as well. I knew I could come through this anxiety if I just rode it out ( i did have moral support as well as talked to a doctor and prayed) and I also knew no matter how bad it got I wa...
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