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I struggle still after a year but just keep trying
@day 101, shortness of breath and cough periodically appear.they come and go. 3days,3week, 3months ..my cravings was intense at this point. Also I gain weight 😭😭😭 I can't stop eating! Omg!
Hi guys. It has been 14 days since I last smoked. I have been feeling dizzy, nauseous, disoriented and downright frustrated. Please let me now how long these symptoms last for. I went cold turkey one fine Sunday but the persistent fatigue makes me feel like smoking is the solution to feeling myself again.
I"m taking Champix tablets Started taking them 24/June and quit on the 29/june now on the last few days I"m getting Nausea and tired has anyone else had this any tips.
So I’ve made it to 185 smoke free. I firstly tried to give up 400 days ago unsuccessful went back after 3 weeks. On January 1st I woke up hungover like many others and thought this is it. I quit alcohol too. I haven’t looked back. My partner did the same. We used to drink smoke and argue over stupid things alcohol was not my friend! It’s so good to be able to have a nice dinner enjoy conv...
Hello everyone! I am 32 and I started smoking at 18. I smoked my last cigarette right before having a tooth pulled(6-25) and decided to use that as a platform to quit. I am using the patches and I am on 21mg. Although the patches help a lot, it's still very hard at times. My anxiety is driving me crazy. Also, I have never really had sinus issues but I definitely am right now, chest pains started...
Hi I am a newbie here and am pleased to announce I stopped smoking mid April 2020. The Covid 19 was my reason beacause the only time I left home was to go and buy cigarettes. So with only 6 cigarettes left in a pack and another trip looming to buy more ciggies I decided NO today I stop smoking, so finished off the pack I had. Have not had another cigarette since. I do though vape and this has...
Hi all it will be 3 weeks on Sunday since my last ciggeratie
I recently had surgery to remove the thyroid
Was waiting for results and well the results where.not good. 😔😔 I am Okie I got it early enough and need.to have a little treatment at the end of the month.
But by Lord has it put my mind set never EVER to stick them ciggeraties near my mouth again. I need some support to get me.throug...
Well I’m at 4 months 26 days, some days are great some days my chest is hurting and hard to breath. Hoping it gets better
I have become a non-smoker. I talked myself through the cravings and I use lozenges. I don't smoke.
I decided to quit smoking 7 months ago using nicotine patches to help. I am 32 years old and smoked for 16 years, so half my life before this round of quit. After the first few weeks I noticed that I was coughing up phlegm that had gray/black in it. I assumed this might be normal after quitting smoking but I'm also a little worried. I have an appointment this week to get checked out, but I'm wond...
On my 6 month smoke free . Just getting past the urge is only a matter of minutes then the thought is gone .Thought I could not do it but I did cold turkey.Breathing still not the best but is at least 8 times better and probaly with in a year maybe 10 times....
July 1 will be 2 months smoke free and man this was a really tough ride. My anxiety is sill rough right now . I work out everyday slowly to get back in sharp and it works but I can’t breathe sometimes . I still have shortness of breathe but it feels good to breathe and not wheeze. When does everything gets better ?
For the past 2 weeks i have started to get tingling sensations in my left foot and hands did anyone else get these symptoms. It has been 14 weeks since i stopped smoking
Just wanting to thank all these people that have come out with their support. I just feel so much better and the words of support that have been written seem like the strongest weapon that I possess in my effort to give up.
Today is day 1 and I’m struggling. I feel like my heart is racing, like I’m going to be sick and I am so moody but I can do this and I will!! I need to do this!!! Wish me luck <3
Almost a month since I decided to drastically cut back after 45 years figuring that it is never too late. On 9 June 2020 I had total knee replacement surgery which is an agonising recovery period especially for the 1st two weeks. Now into week 4 and handling the craving ok
My main reason for staying off them is the fear of infection to the area due to lack of blood circulation and contaminatio...
For me just hanging out with smokers when they smoke (restaurants, pubs, work) helps me a lot. I have smoked for 43 years and going cold turkey for the 2nd time in my life. The first time was around 20 years ago and lasted 6 months. Fingers crossed this time around.
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I quit smoking after 13 years of half a pack a day about 2.5 months ago! I quit because I developed a tickle in my throat and persistent cough. I thought when I quit it would go away but it sadly hasn’t and now I also get food stuck in my throat. So looking at Dr Google, it would suggest I will die from throat cancer! I talked to my doctor about it and he didn’t really give it much attention. He ...
Hey guys, I decided to quit smoking from today, wish me luck!
I wanted to share my story, maybe it will be helpful for somebody out there. I haven't been on the platform for more than 1.5 years. It has been quite a ride. I was the worst nicotine addict possible, 35 years, chain smoking the past 15 years.
The first 6 months were so hard for me and yet very easy, because it never ever crossed my mind to start smoking again. My mindset real...
I quit vaping cold turkey 10 days ago, i am only 21 and smoked cigarettes for about 1 year and turned to vaping instead a couple of years ago which I preferred - can’t stand the smell/taste of cigarettes anymore.
Each day definitely gets easier than the last. I had quite bad anxiety to begin with, but now it’s skyrocketed! does anyone have any tips on how to deal with this ? At the moment I a...
I quit smoking cigarettes now its 55 days since my last Cigarette..i have gone through lot of withdrawal symptoms like shortness of breath,anxiety,here beating fast,panic,fatigue,sinus congestion..till today its improving still..i have some short stintyof shortness of breath still..hipe i will recover from tat also..kindly reply if u have experienced the same
The 6th week behind me, in other words 42 days or also 1.000 hours.. Really proud of myself while writting this down, now this is my longest time without ciggarette, after 18 years, after 216 months I was able to do just one month without ciggarette.. That's addiction to the drug nothing else.. I remember very well why I stopped in that time, it was because I was doing very well in a ...
I'm in the 16. All going super except the second week I stay nausious en very sleepy. I also don't feel like smoking but when I do lit a cigarette out of habit, I immediately regret it and can't even smoke half the no taste cigarette. If you don't feel like smoking, then DONT. Mind shuffle. It's only out of habit. I'm sticking to program though it makes me very nausious and sleepy now. I think by...
it's 91 days today. And I am having a panicking feeling probably this is anxiety but I can handle it. So yeah,I am still experiencing this at 3months time. I just drink a lot of water and continue cleaning and dissenffecting my house.
Hi everyone just filling you all in.
I do have a friend who is still a smoker and in allen carrs book he said carry on seeing your friends and be social and not to change anything so I didn't change anything and went to see my friend.
I can't really put my finger on what's happening but I went to see her sitting with her as she had her ciggeratie and yes I would of like to had 1 but there was s...
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