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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...
Hi guys,i was a chronic cigarette for about 15yrs, I quit smoking for over 8 weeks now, I had a very sick feeling for about a couple of weeks which I told it was normal to experience after quitting, called smokers flu/quitters flu, I felt better afterwards, but presently I'm having those same symptoms ,but a bit worse,i feel inflammation in my lungs, I don't know if it's inappropriate to feel thi...
Hi guys,i was a chronic cigarette, I quit smoking for over 8 weeks now, I had a very sick feeling for about a couple of weeks which I told it was normal to experience after quitting, called smokers flu/quitters flu, I felt better afterwards, but presently I'm having those same symptoms ,but a bit worse,i feel inflammation in my lungs, I don't know if it's inappropriate to feel this way, or if the...
So that's me 84 days since my quit date. I had a drink of alcohol last week for the first time since I quit. I was with someone who was smoking and I took 3 puffs of their roll up. It was horrible! It tasted disgusting and it actually made me more determined never to smoke again! In a way I'm glad I tried it as it just sealed the deal I have with myself never to be a smoker again. I am so proud o...
hey guys iam new here and i am trying to stop i have stage 1 emphysema and cant breath anymore i ignored the signs early and now have alot of problems breathing .. i really want to stop
thanks for reading
I have been addicted to the NRT longer then I actually smoked for. For me, I needed to set a date, have a plan to deal with withdrawals and just go for it cold turkey while my willpower is fresh and strong. I tried several times slowly reducing the patch strength overtime, but found the whole withdrawal process was exhausting and I just went back to my old nicotine gum habit as it made me feel g...
Hi everyone, am new here and frankly nervous that I can’t do this. I’ve been an on off smoker for a long time and this whole covid thing ramped things back up for me. I have young children and know I need to stop for good for them. Help! I feel scared that I can’t
I am nervous about quitting (again)! I am now 52 and have been smoking full time since 16.
It is something that I have to do as I am noticing shortness of breath becoming more pronounced. It probably doesn't help that working from home has seen my daily intake increase.
I have chosen Mon 29th June as my start day! Here goes!
Hi everyone, I have missed you all, i am pleased to that I am on my 14th week and I am beginning to feel better, I want to thank everyone who always replied back to me and encouraged me.
I am trying to be more positive, love you all xx
NOT ONE PUFF EVER
Today struggling a bit but will not give in.
I would hate to give it and then back to day 1
Not going to happen
Positive thinking everyone 🚭🚭
I quit 8 years ago. I seriously never thought I would lose the cravings but here I am. It would not occur to me to fall down that pit again. The thing that helped me without any doubt was the "Days Since" feature on this site. I just could not bear the thought of going back to day one. Good luck to anyone reading this :-)
I quit smoking a fair while ago now. I had a real problem with it and couldn't stop. Things are going well. I find that doing positive things helps and sometimes I talk to someone about the problems I used to go through. I want to stay a non-smoker. I know that the things I went through before were much harder than what I experience today. Going through as bit of a down period at the momen...
Keep busy with distractions.
Hello, im at 3months at completely stopped from smoking, my method was cold turkey, these past few months were not pleasing, i had insomnia, night sweats, head aches, brain fog and chest pains everyday, but here at my 3rd month i feel a little better, the only withdrawal left is brain fog and chest pains every 3-5 days, i have been smoking for 12 years and this is the first time i breathed bette...
I'm o. My 5th day and I am struggling even though I'm using the patch. I feel weird out of sorts and dizzy. Any advice?
It's been 5 weeks since I made decision to live better life.. I'm really happy since this week was different as previous. This was the first week when I felt less pressure from quitting..
But it was tricky as always, it's enough just one thought about it together with less concentration, forget to think possitive and I'm back on my old life.. it weird.. that I still miss my old life ...
Good morning everyone hope we are all doing well.👋♥️
I just realised something funny that well something happens to you personaly and all of a sudden smoking is not important anymore. Health reasons Orr whatever it may be in my case a little health problem. And all.of a sudden BAM smoking is no longer there Orr important.
Hmmmm priorities I think has come into play alot
A good wake up call i...
I quit cold turkey 98 days ago, due to the coronavirus pandemic, I knew my lungs wouldn’t be great after smoking almost a pack a day for the last 35 years, and I was really frightened, of dying if I caught it. The third week was the worst for cravings but been in lockdown has made it so much easier. I very rarely even think about smoking now and even if I see someone smoking it does not bother me...
Tomorrow is my quit day. My husband has been on champix when we decided to quit together and after 3 weeks now he's not smoking so I've decided I have to do something. Have people quit by cold turkey or NRT? Would love to hear more and get some support on my quit journey
Well what do you know, just over 1 year ago I quit. It feels great. It was super hard but I'm so happy I stuck with it. I remember the first week or even month, it felt like years since I had a smoke, I missed it so badly. I'm guessing around the 7th month after quitting it started getting easier, I didn't think about it. I kind of forgot to think about smoking, funny. if I can do you all can do ...
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