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TRYING to give up today
TRYING not to look like a failure
I’m TRYING to focus
TRYING too quit again
TRYING hard to keep the faith
TRY my best again and again
TRY my best to quit
TRYING harder than ever
Just keep TRYING hard
Back to TRY again
TRYING hard now to not smoke
TRYING hard to convince myself
TRYING hard to fight the urge
Even if I slip up, I'll TRY again
If you relapse just...
Champix. Nothing else works for me. Will power certainly didn't work for me. In my expereince and opinion champix will work when it works, no timeframe. Just keep taking until you notice yourself smoking less and less and the need for a cig has become weaker. Then test if how long you can go without. When it is forever you are there. Keep taking the course beyond the quit point. Lastly - NEVER be...
Hello QuitFam... Me? I have not been this far, YIPPEE!! I am just reporting that after 4 weeks, I am beginning to see benefits of not smoking:
==> I HAVE MORE TIME: I went outside to my "smoking spot", stood (or sat) there for an average of 5 minutes per cigarette, add another minute for the "travel time" to and from my smoking spot"; that's 6 minutes. I was a one pack (20 ciggs) a day smoker....
Reading everyone’s stories has prompted me to share mine..
I smoked on and off during the exciting ‘nineties’ at corporate functions/events as was the culture back then.
However, I could always just stop and it wasn’t a big deal.
Then when my own child became a teenager and began to smoke with all her friends, to fit in, so did I (so embarrassing for a middle aged woman) that’s how I started...
I still experience headaches, brain fog, slightly elevated heart rate, decreased appetite, anxiety and mild panic attacks. No cravings! Whenever I feel/experience any of the above, I always tell myself "This is for me and the people around me. I'm not caving in!" Anyone still having these withdrawals as me?
Smoking is everything.. it gets me out of bed to start my day.. it is my best friend when im lonely it is my support when something is going wrong or I get some bad news.. it is what I do when I am bored, stressed,alone,on the phone, celebrating, drinking, having a coffee.
I can get my fix from most corner shops petrol stations every supermarket and in walking distance from any craving I get.
I remember the last cigarette I had. I don’t remember enjoying it, and I wanted another one but It was 1201am only quit date so I refrained. The only was I have had success, and I have made 1 month before, is without alcohol. No drinks and no ciggies is easy for me. Now all I have to do is either never drink again, or get a handle on it! Wondering how long I should wait to have a beer, it won’t b...
Pick a date if you can't cold turkey,see your GP I have a Quit Tracker app and it reassures me and a goal to work on I'm use a patch a day now after starting with 3a day after 50 years of smoking I'm now 51 days clean still having respiratory problems but I have other unrelated problems I hope this helps other quit smokers good luck.
21 days today. No more cravings and smoking feels like a distant memory! I dreamt 2 days ago that I smoked a cigarette and was angry about it( in my dream). I was so happy and relieved when I woke up. Don't know why I had the dream in the first place cause I wasn't thinking about smoking! any hints???
One month down (28 day technically). I haven't logged back on here in the last couple of weeks, so it was nice to see people like Jess still staying strong. 28 days ago I was an absolute wreck. Smoking nearly 2 packs a day for 12 years to quitting cold turkey was rough. But now that's its been a month, and 1,000% easier, I love how I feel now.
For a recap, I binged jolly ranchers, Netflix, vi...
Once I realized how much I’ve been lied to by “the powers that be”, I have been free. Today is Day... hmm don’t even know... I quit on April 28th... not one puff, not one gum, not one vape, totally cold turkey...smoked for...hmm... 50-14... whatever that is... don’t want to get caught up in “numbers”.... I’ve put on a few pounds which is ok with me and I’m aware of it.... I’ve noticed my energy i...
Hey guys, I was reading many various testimonies and I thought I should join the forum and share my experiences while making sure I stay on track. It’s been roughly past a month since I quit smoking. It has been a rollercoaster and I had many challenges especially on the withdrawals side. I had them all and they hit hard, I’m glad I stood by my decision and kept strong because the symptoms don’t ...
This is one of my many attempts to quit smoking. Last year during the same time i managed to do it for 2 months and then i succumbed to the cravings. This year i have again started this process from scratch. its been 4 weeks since i quit. initial period were very tough especially the morning cravings and after office hours craving. However, i focused only on the benefit parts. I ensured that i d...
NRT and avoiding smokers and pubs
Hello, i quit for 6weeks already, right now, im experiencing fast heart rate and tiredness. Is there anyone having this symptomps also? Is this because of nicotine withdrawal?
I just want to share my happiness of being smoke-free for 6 months with you as happiness increases if you share it with someone.
It was Sep 15, 2020, when I decided to quit smoking suddenly and found that this was the best decision of my life. I read Allen Carr's book, experiences of all here on iCanQuit. That helped me a lot while quitting.
Although it was an easy ...
Is it normal to have sharpe chest pain and be coughing up brownish black specs 1 month after quitting?
I logged in to the app today to discover that I have been smoke free for 2150 days...the app tells me I have saved 49,500$ but that is way out. I soaked at least 40 a day so on today’s rates that is 100,000$ plus.
That gave me reason to pause and reflect...I have been able to extensively explore more than half of the country with my family...I have not made a late bill payment since quitting....
Not sure if it's normal but I quit on the 31st of December 2020 and only used patches for three weeks before I decided I didn't need them.
It's been a week now without patches and for some reason I'm having no cravings or missing smokes at all. I even have a friend who smokes in front of me on occasions and it doesn't bother me (they asked first if it was okay).
I don't seem to be suffering any...
Hi again, I just couldn't resist to come in here again to let some new readers know that I have completed over 1 month smoke free now. I am so happy and proud of myself and hopefully my dream will come true one day. I haven't had much craving,anger,anxiety or anything else too complain about which is a good thing. Only negative is my insomnia and find things to do during the day. The thing that i...
Hi everyone. I had my last cigarette about two months ago and I really didn't have any cravings ever since.
However, the physical symptoms, such as headaches, anxiety, rapid heart beats etc. have been very challenging for me. I did some medical analysis and everything is fine. Therefore, I am incredibly grateful to all of you who have shared these stories and made me realize that this isn't any...
47 and a smoker for 25 years it has now been 62 days since my last cigarette and i feel like i am going insane.
Panic attacks, body aches and chills, racing heart and palpitations, restless nights, horrible dreams anxiety.
I have been to the doctors for full bloods and after ending up in hospital at 30days with a panic attack i have had heart monitored and ecg. Both bloods and hospital ...
Long night, last night. Thoughts of lawsuits, homelessness and destroying the finances of my family. Still, I am very proud of myself: My usual go to was to turn on the TV (or iPhone) and watch until I passed out. This time, I walked around the house, ate an apple, put on an audio podcast and listened until I feel asleep. And I kept to my morning routine of rising early and journaling...
I just want to know if anyone else is having these withdrawal or has had, I stopped smoking cigarettes around the beginning of November, by the 9th I was really constipated and couldn’t even pass gass without straining and pooing was the same, I was then put on laxido and after the course I was able to pass wind but til this day I have trouble and pain in my lower left abdomen, I’ve had bloods an...
I had a stop start beginning to my quit after 20 years of smoking in september 2020. I'd quit a few weeks then smoke for a day then quick etc.
But i have now been clean since December 27th. Around the end of november as i first went cold turkey style the stomach pain and gas and muscular back pain has been pretty intense, especially in the colon. I went to see my doctor and h...
Try a strict routine and support from Family. Being around ones you love helps and so does the routine. Sure i go to sleep earlier, but the savings are astronomical! And i still drink coffee. The carrots are good and so are other fruit, yes ive gained a little weight. All in all, life is better as a non smoker after 4 weeks. NOPE, Not One Puff Ever
Couple of days, on 6 January 2021 will be one year since quitting smoking for me and gaining the freedom of becoming a non-smoker.
Despite 2020 being one of the most difficult years for many, including myself, my father also unexpectedly passed away. There were many times I felt like folding but I didn’t... I didn’t post here this time last year, but I read through some of the posts of people th...
Watch for mouth ulcers and gum irritation. I read that 40% give up quitting when the ulcers hit and I can see why but have not given up. Any hints on getting rid of the ulcers?
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas, Happy HoloThanksMas, and wishes for a much better, and smoke free, 2021 :)
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