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I am so happy to share that it's been 7Months since I had my last cigarette.
I am travelling and in the same hotel where I traveled 7 Month ago after quit and was struggling like a addict to smoke. This time I have no such cravings.
KEEP A LIST of reasons why you are quitting. Mine is typed and is three pages long.
When you are having a craving, you have two choices: have a cigarette or don't have one. Make the better choice!
I have been away from smoke for more than 6 month now.
Now if you ask me about my journey, it was roller coaster for first month but then it gradually started getting normal with intermittent cravings .
Let me be very honest today to admit that there are situation or times of my day (some days only) when I really feel to smoke a cigarette or two and feel good BUT I also know...
Feeling so good today, 19 days free of smoking, I am also up to page 34 on Book by Allan Carr, finding it very helpful, did my to-do list without any stress or tiredness, and back on exercises most days now instead of every other day. Self talking every day too, "nicotine is not my companion" thanks everyone hope all goes well with you.
Update here ...I reached day 50 yesterday. Day 50 since I went cold turkey. But technically day 85 if I include the first 35 days with a patch. I now think of my patch days as training camp. Yes I was not smoking cigarettes but I still had a crutch and a nictotine addiction.
Anyhoo I am surviving. But wouldn’t say thriving. I don’t feel any better physically. As for mentally - every day for 85...
Went to my GP and she was so so pleased, I am on week 5 of Champix and gave up during week 2-3.
14 days smoke free, Still finding it hard at times, but I think its because of lack of sleep. I might have to leave the night dose off she told me, and I am quite happy to try this, but will persevere for another 2 weeks on morning and night.
Oh dear, I've had an up and down month forgetting to apply my patches on several days ... sometimes 2 or more days and other days the patches have off when I'm sweating!
And yes although I've had my non-smoke, non-nicotine disposable Vapestix to help me through all this I've still succumbed to periods of cigarette smoking - a close friend who smokes and I have had at times extreme stress (incl...
It isn't easy, but Champix certainly helped me. I have been a smoker for over 40 years and always thought giving up would be too hard after a couple of half assed tries. I finally tried Champix last year and have now clocked over 200 days smoke free. It really is worth a try.
I agree that it increases your appetite and that sleeping is a bit harder, but the eating urge only lasted for a couple...
31 days off the smokes, and I feel great. I was a smoker for 20yrs. I did the 1st 2 weeks with patches but after that I just went cold turkey. I have no urges I just try to keep myself busy and definitely go for a walk everyday that helps I think. Just felt like sharing my story thanks for listening.
Hi All just checking in ... as a recap I did 35 days NRT patch and am now 24 days cold turkey. My last update I was really trying to make that positive mental shift in thinking which helped a lot. But... thought I would be all good come that magical 3 weeks or 21 days... nope had 3 or 4 days of constant cravings...so annoying...I really did expect them to decrease but rather feel like they have k...
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