Welcome to the iCanQuit community this is your opportunity to share with your fellow community members any tips, stories or advice you may have around quitting smoking or staying quit.
had to have a 1 hr MRI last week. Being claustrophobic & having breathing troubles when on my back had me very worried (panic stricken), 1 hr in the machine, dozed off & the time passed quickly. Realised later, I have not been able to lie on my back & breathe through my nose for years - did for one hour in the machine. Only 20 days smoke free & I can do this!!
I’ve been a smoker for 7 years non stop. I’ve only tried to stop twice and could only go through a day. That was also feeling immensely miserable, with immediate flu like symptoms after 4 hours to no smoking. But this time I was very prepared to stop. I was done with smoking mentally. There was nothing that benefited me, so i set a date and stopped. The first 3 days were hard. Just sleeping and e...
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 made a tea rugged up (its a cold morning here) and am enjoying a almost quiet moment on the deck and realising what true relaxation feels like.
By that i mean i used to have a coffee/tea and smoke ritual every morning and thought it was a peaceful moment.
No lol . . . this is what peace feels like fresh air and tea . . .
Being able to breath properly, on my 8th day smoke free.
I stopped smoking last Sunday and I actually don’t get the craving to smoke I just am very tearful 😢 I am hoping this will pass
I was a smoker for 10 years. I smoked everything from black & milds to menthol to non menthol to light menthol. Quitting has been hard because my body was so used to having at least 8-9 cigarettes a day. On day 85 I still suffer from anxiety, and panic because cigarettes was my drug of choice. If you are a fighter and you feel yourself ready to give in just remember you just added more years to y...
Its now been 15 days smoke free cold turkey its been tough and i still get very agitated , i cant really put a explanation one a craving but it lasts a few minutes with me then i settle down and try to take my mind off thinking about smokes , i hope and pray i can get through this and hope it gets easier .
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....
Went out to the pub last night for a family get together. Was worrried how i would go because of smokers in family. It went well. Had lots of support from family and friends and those that did smoke smelt terrible. My advise at this stage is that you feel like a smoke, sniff a smoker. Yuk. LOL
If you are reading , I believe it is right to assume that you are either looking for real life experiences after quitting or about to quit and getting mentally prepared for the journey.
Either way, I want to happily share some insights from my journey of 4 months without a single puff.
15 September 2018, I quit cold turkey.
It was difficult at first but things started to get...
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