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Hit the 3 week mark today!
Had another first in my quit experience 2 days ago.....getting off an airplane. The wife and I flew to Melbourne for a short stay, and normally upon arrival it would see me scampering outside for a smoke while she wited at baggage claim. Had a bit of an urge but no real craving. Watched others heading out the door for one.
Another first...staying at a hotel. Non smoki...
I’m on my 17 th day of not smoking I use gum and patches. Never thought I could stop but still doing great and so proud of myself
After falling off the wagon big time. My friend gave me a vape unit and omg!! This has been the best tool for me. Super highly recommend quitting this way. You have all the tools ready to go at a fraction of the cost. Been going strong for almost a month and havent looked back. No urge to smoke, no cravings and so happy. This works people. It really does!!
It was easier moving to cigars (3p/d) than quoting from tobacco or taylormades. Its may 4 and in into my third week. Some slip ups, but I didn't let the nicotine take over me, although some points I though I might. Bryn Benn.
I would like to share my experience with you all.
It has been three weeks since I quit smoking and so far it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
I have been smoking for almost nine years started as social smoker for the first three years and then became a heavy smoker. I had to travel overseas and got married to a smoker and we enjoyed sharing the habit.
I used to be very...
Dear all ,I am wondering how much I regretted after every smoke and before next one for over 20 years .
In my new smokefree version, life can be whatever but no regret anymore about smoke.
I am quite satisfied and happy to make it till now and it's worth. I am around my smoker frnds everyday for last one month, but hardly I want to have a puff. NOPE (Not one puff ever) is my mantra .
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.
I am day five smoke free
Today is HARD
I have been using patches 21mg
Today I wanted to relax in a hot tub so hadn't put a patch on untill 3pm.
Its been and emotional rollercoaster, I have had to pull the will power out today!
Feel like crawling into a ball and hiding.
I refuse to go back I never ever want to feel like this again.
Counting down the days I need this to get easier.
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!
Day 20 for me after smoking for over 20 years, cold turkey was the only thing I think would have worked for me but I think I am now over the worst of it. However two nights ago I had an extremely vivid dream in which I had a smoke, I woke up really disappointed with my self and not knowing if I had actually given up. The dream was really unsettling and it made me realise how strong an addiction c...
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.
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...
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...
the ex came around yesterday, ended up having 2 puffs on her smoke, tasted bad, I don't class this as a setback - more a learning experience, had a few beers at the club this afternoon & the 2nd hand smoke made me cough - 20 days, feeling great (money saved has paid for bike rego)
You are my extended family here coz trust me that I can share without hesitation on this platform that once upon a time.. I was a SMOKER.
Yes I had no courage to socially admit to my family and friends (except the smoker company).
I always wanted to quit and this portal has helped me to stay connected and motivated as I can share my joy of quitting which I couldn't otherwise anyw...
I smoked my last cigarette on Jan 31st, 2019. I thought it would be impossible to quit smoking, but guess what!! I am succeeding. And it's not as difficult as I had thought it would be.
I do get cravings, but I am able to fend them off easily. In fact I am enjoying these moments of cravings. They are reminders of how cigarettes play with our minds. I don't want these ugly sticks to play with m...
I’m now on my last few days of champix . I spent most of my 12 weeks on the 0.5 dose as after 2 weeks and going onto the 1 mg dose. I felt sick all the time so was told to stay on the half dose . I have been great . No sickness and no smoking .
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...
Hi ,I was a chain smoker for 30 years ,got on champix , after 10 days stopped smoking have had any since , have no problems with others smoking around me at all ,my tip is you mentally have to be to be ready to stop ,that is the key to using champix , good luck to all who try to stop it's the best thing you can do for yourself and your family 😀
Start of week 3. I still feel like I could smoke now but my body feels so much better. I feel cleaner and more fresh.
I am not really financially driven it would be cool to know more about the physical changes. My taste and smell are better and my eyes and skin too. ha ha. how strange
Welp, I hit my 2 weeks today of being smoke/nicotine free and i relapsed...
The first week was cake for me, then the anxiety and depression hit in. I felt like i was losing my mind. Questioning my mental stability. Non stop racing thoughts (bad ones) Anxiety so severe I couldn't focus on any task. I literally stayed in bed for 3 days. I would cry out of nowhere and wonder what was wrong with me?...
I stopped smoking 13 days ago and yesterday I contracted what feels like bronchitis = deep, painful, raspy cough and my lungs feel raw. Is this normal and is there anything I can do to ease the intensity of the cough and corresponding discomfort? FWIW, I quit cold turkey when I had a tooth extracted and was told I couldn't smoke or use a straw for 5 days because I might dislodge the blood clot....
I made the decision to stop smoking Jan. 1, 2019! I am 26 years old and I began smoking in 2016. From 2016 through the end of 2018 I began to notice changes in my health. I didn’t have to see a medical doctor, but I would notice that I was more tired, would be sick with a cold much longer, and experienced shortness of breath. I made the choice to give it my best and kick the habit. I am 23 days i...
It’s day 21. I’d imagined that the first 2 to 3 weeks would be the worst and although they weren’t easy, they were manageable; when what felt like a nicotine craving came along, I curbed it with 4mgm nicotine lozenges. Then, a few days back, the nicotine demon changed tact and started playing with my mind. After finishing the evening meal, for example, a pleasant feeling occurred as a vision ca...
Drink , lot of water , go to gym , read , eat healthy and don't forget the withdrawals come and go..
at least i have hope that i wont smoke again due to the things i m experiencing ,, its hard but we can do it.
I never thought when I started out that I could do this nearly 2and a half years later may 2019 will be 3 years I just kept trying I’ll never take another puff I promised myself tgat
I wanted to share my story with everybody because I am concerned of the symptoms i have been feeling since I quit smoking.
So basically 3 weeks ago I decided to stop smoking, I was ok for first week but after this I felt weak, tired and I get this anxiety.
I would really like to know if anxiety is normal when quitting smoking?
Its like some nervousness coming out of my body and...
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