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I feel so irritable. Angry.
Been using nicotine patches and munching on gums from last week. Gradually decreasing the numbers of cigarettes each day has been really helpful for me to deal with withdrawal symptoms until yesterday. Gave a try to Nicorette quick mist, little harsh on throat but it worked well during strong urges and cravings.
Didn't smoke any today and will be doing same for tomorrow and coming days.
On day 7 today. Urge to smoke is less than this time last week when I caved after 5 days. The weekend is a struggle as I feel like a treat and time to relax. Smoking is a lie and is not a treat or helpful with relaxation but constantly robs us of peace. Must keep this in the front of my mind going into the weekend.
I’ve reached magic day 5!
Spending time on this community helps and also the changes I made after talking to Quitline. My mood hasn’t dropped as low as before and I’m feeling more hopeful and confident that I can do this :)
I love the magnetic words from the Quitline pack and either make a sentence or choose a single word every morning, it reminds me of a positive journey.
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...
I wanted to quit for years. My son hates it. I go to bed thinking right tomorrow im going to quit but every morning I get up put a coffee on and have a cigarette then it's well ive smoked now what's the point on trying to give up today. .I was on champers for a while which helped heaps but I run out of tablets and never followed the course im nearly 42 now and over 20 years as a smoker im sca...
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...
Good morning all. So I have made it to day 4 cold turkey 😊 I know I am only early stages into my quit but I feel this is going to be my final one. It has not been an easy few days but I can already start to feel the health benifets from quitting.
I have found exercising each day and avoiding sugary foods has helped lift my mood. Looking forward to reaching the 1 week milestone.
Day 3. My mood dropped dangerously low late yesterday. I know from experience that it might happen and I distracted. It helped the craving, but my mood is low and I’m scared of the consequences. That stresses me and gives me more cravings.
I feel like I’ll start smoking again anyway and what’s the point? I can’t visualise myself being a non smoker.
Avoiding the alcohol at dinner helps to avoid the one cigarette I have after it. I quit 3 years ago, cold Turkey but during this lock down I started again. I don’t really know what to do this time.
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