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Staying quit is the hardest part for me.
I had to reset my quit date.
17/6/19 12pm, 20 hours and 54 minutes.
Im trying not to beat myself up over my setback, and i called the quitline and have 'enrolled' myself in there program (i don't understand the quitline system) so hopefully with more support, i can stay quit this time.
Never give up on giving up.
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...
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
3rd day of champix, no real change yet. Waiting anxiously for it to kick in
Hi all thought I would give you an update on how things are going. I did do an update on day three embedded in the comment section of my last post. I was seeking some input from you all and still am seeking input on how much longer to the cravings and withdrawal symptoms last. I hit the worst wall on day 3 of cold turkey. Truly thought I was going insane. But made it. Day 4 and 5 (today) better...
Hi all, well here I go AGAIN giving up. I am in a great state of mind this time, feeling very positive. I am on day 3 using Champix and motivation tapes. I feel I am coping better with cravings when I am alone. I drink heaps of water and breathe ALOT, telling myself I can do this!! Smoking has controlled my life and my health and now it is time I take control before they kill me!! I have had a b...
Hi folks I am on day 36 ...I think. Only counted the first 30 days. I quit 1 January.
I have made one other post here about how challenging I have found the unexpected psychological journey of quitting. A bit ill prepared and perhaps ignorant but maybe serendipitous that I was unaware and have had to just wade through it.
When I started 1 January I needed the nicotine patch. I needed to kn...
Hi every one. Its day 25 and no smokes. Day 5 with no patches. Getting off the patches was easier than i expected. Only a few minor cravings. Had a tic tac instead. Yay. Life is good 😃😀😊
I was planning on waiting till after New Year to post my experiences on coming off NRT, however Happiness convinced me to post this earlier.
In my last two posts I described how 12 weeks on NRT has worked for me to give up the smoking habit and also my concerns about giving up NRT and finally being nicotine free.
7 days, 20 hours and 49 mins without NRT and counting, well at least my pho...
I have completed 75 days free from cigarettes with the help Nicorrette spay. I now have had close to zero thoughts about smoking cigarettes in over a month, however I do worry a little that I may be addicted to the spray. I intend to stop the NRT in just over a week, that will be the 12 week mark. My plan is to cut down the number of times I use the spay every day until I stop and then I can be n...
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