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  • umich
    Central Coast
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    UMICH SURVEY

    Posted in Quit experiences 6 Apr 2021
    2 Comments

    Hello, we are a group of researchers from the University of Michigan studying cravings and addiction. It would be greatly appreciated if you could fill out the survey below to further our study “Study of Substance Cravings versus Ordinary Urges.” Participation is voluntary and you may quit at any time. The data collected is anonymous. Thank you so much for your time and participation. (IRB: HUM00...

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  • Cameronh
    Northern Sydney
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    Story

    Week 2 cutting down

    Posted in Quit experiences 1 Apr 2021
    1 Comment

    I'm 7 days in to reducing my number of smokes down from 20 a day to 15 and using Champix medication and quitline counciling. I would like to share more on my journey and to find support here. The mornings and evenings are difficult trigger times for me, with a morning coffee and evenings after dinner relaxing. I have cut down my coffee using decaf and looking to find healthy alternatives to smoki...

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  • Swapnil
    4
    Stories

    Smoke Free 6 Months

    Posted in Quit experiences 18 Mar 2021
    6 Comments

    Hi all, Good day 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 ...

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  • Princess Mononoke
    5
    Stories

    My last day 14

    Posted in Quit experiences 7 Mar 2021
    1 Comment

    I knew I was serious when I kept a pack of smokes handy in the kitchen drawer. I did relapse on day 13 and I started counting over again and today is my last day 14 because I want it this time. Whether it's easy or it's hard it's both because the withdrawals make you go back and forth in your head but you do need to redirect your thoughts and play the tape out. Try something different this tim...

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  • KO1977
    Sydney
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    Stories

    Sinus

    Posted in Quit experiences 18 Feb 2021
    4 Comments

    Hi, I’m 2 weeks in and going well but my Sinuses are terrible esp at night did anyone else experience this?

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  • mbmohr
    1
    Story

    feeling sick

    Posted in Quit experiences 28 Jan 2021
    2 Comments

    After two weeks of no smokes I have had minimal cravings, or symptoms of withdrawal, now I have a soar throat with some chest congestion. Is this normal after two weeks or could this be covid related? I'm worried.

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  • Avidd3
    3
    Stories

    Making choices

    Posted in Quit experiences 16 Jan 2021
    2 Comments

    <div> 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&nbsp;kept to my morning routine of rising early and journaling...

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  • Ptah
    3
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    Dreams

    Posted in Quit experiences 16 Jan 2021
    3 Comments

    Hi all, like to share my experience with you guys. I have been a smoker and drinker since early teen. Never knew why I have been doing so. I am now approaching 57yo and have been running low on breath lately. The was that time back in 1993 when I stopped smoking for 7 years coz I had newborn baby at the time. It lasted until me and my partner split up. The stress of the time lead me back to smok...

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  • davidohhidavid
    2
    Stories

    Nausea??

    Posted in Quit experiences 14 Jan 2021
    2 Comments

    Hi Team, Anyone experienced nausea on their quit journey? I'm about 2 weeks in to this latest cold turkey, had some usual symptoms from previous quits, aches, pains, muscular stuff, but this week i have a feeling of GERD or sickness in my chest stomach area. Is this normal? I had a trip to the doctors for blood work and an ultrascan recently and they seemed happy. Stay strong everyone, thi...

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  • Avidd3
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    Stories

    Unplugged

    Posted in Quit experiences 13 Jan 2021
    3 Comments

    <div> It has been an interesting week since I chose to transform my relationship&nbsp;with TV. The first few days saw me craving and caving (i.e., wanting to watch and letting myself indulge). Many of the days I watched less TV than usual and several of the days had me binging for hours on end. What I&nbsp;found interesting was noticing how my day was crafted around TV. Before joining here, I w...

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