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40 days as a non smoker, plenty of ups and downs on the way, but I seem to be doing it anyway. Happy Easter to you all
I am thrilled that I have actually managed to quit. I like reading posts still here and there and reading stories about others early on struggles helps me to stay on track and focused at all times. For me quitting was REALLY hard, so I never want to revisit that first 3 months ever again. I owe this website and all the good people on here so much for there support and for anyone reading this star...
10 days since I decided enough was enough and stopped cold turkey. Today has been the worst day of all. On the drive home, I found myself doing a lap of the supermarket carpark with the intention to stop and buy a pack. Luckily, my usual spot was taken. I took that as a sign and came home instead. Close call. Too close! Hopefully I can be stronger tomorrow!!
6 weeks on and still no smoking. The first few were weeks were challenging and you feel very vulnerable but my goal is never to pick up another smoke ever again. Keep busy and start walking! And looking after my grandson also keeps me on my toes. I feel great.
I’m on my third day, and my withdrawal symptoms have been very trying I’ve been feeling nauseous, dizzy and experiencing head aches, the withdrawals are very difficult and want to feel normal again but staying strong
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.
Saw my Cardiologist on Friday. Thank God he told me everything looked great after my stress test.
I saw my regular doctor early this morning. She says my blood work looks great, except for my thyroid levels. Easy fix. Nothing to do with smoking.
Then I had an ultrasound at my surgeons office. Again, I believe all is well.
So, my health is great, super duper, wonderful. I am celebrating my 18 w...
I made it . 100 days. Yay. Thank you so much to every one who helped me on my quit journey. Your support and kind words really meant a lot. Thanks so much to Happiness, Broncor, and PuffNoMore. You have all been with me all of the way. I am now a non smoker. Nope.
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.
I am at 124 days smoke free, or almost 18 weeks. I mentioned last week that I am having difficulties lately because of major upheavals causing major stress.
I haven't smoked and I am not going to but I am finding it hard to find something else to occupy my mind.
My husband still hasn't found a job and we have about 2 months before we have to start moving to-somewhere.
I can't work because I am...
I am nearly 5 weeks without a cigarette & I feel so much better. I have now got a little rescue dog & spend my $$ on her instead of cigs. Went to the shop last week to buy cigs & he said he no longer stocked my brand cause I hadn’t been in. Went to 2nd shop & same story. Decided to come home to Missy instead. Someone up there was looking after me. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👻👻👻👻👻👻
lots of fruit and Zooper doopers plus cut a straw in half and hold in fingers or chew it
Hi everyone, I am 33 days as a non smoker. The last 3 days have not been easy as I needed to drop the night dose of Champix, I started cutting the night dose in half but eventually needed to drop it, because I was too tired with waking up about 3 times in the night. Strangely enough I had a dream on the first night of dropping the dose about a whole cigarette I could see it clearly. I cant remem...
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Today I went to a check up appointment for my dental cyst. They said that I should have a procedure removing it after all - dental cystostomy. I can't stop but wonder if me smoking is the reason it all started happening in the first place, but I'm sure it made it worse. So now, with two teeth less and one 'surgery' more I'm laughing at my old self - I started smoking because of stress... Treat yo...
Just remember that we are not having withdrawals after a few weeks. We are listening to that little addictive devil in our brain. It is trying so hard for you to take that next puff. Don’t let it win. It is trying to kill you. Imagine you are the hero of a horror movie. Everyone is hoping you win and kill that addiction.
Every day I smoked my breathing got that little bit worse.
<p style="text-align: left;">Hi! <br />I am 20 years old female, had been smoking for 3 and a half years now. I had root canal procedure around age 14. Last year, that same tooth gave me trouble, it gave me a cyst (dental apsces), I lost my tooth and continued with my life still smoking...
<p style="text-align: left;">Ten days ago, it all started again. I had another cyst, same place, stuck...
Changed my morning routine in which I find the hardest. Instead of waking up having a cuppa and cig first thing which I used to do. Today I jumped in the shower stuck a patch on quick mist spray had a healthy smoorhie & went out for a brisk walk with the dog.
Tomorrow I'm back in work any advice I would be grateful majority are smokers.
Hi everyone,I am happy to post that today is my 3 month smoke free milestone. When I look back at the beginning of my attempt to quit smoking I remember all the failed attempts, it was hard for me to make pass the first 24 hrs without smoking. Each time I failed it would set me back months before I tried again, this fight to be free fro nicotine only began to change for me when I stopped romancin...
Im on day 2 not smoking, using nicotine patches and quick mist mouth spray.
I've had numerous failed attempts over the 22 years of smoking, always cold turkey which was miserable for myself and everyone around me.
The patches seem to help, don't feel so edgy. I've been planning this quit day for some time I've put my name down for half marathon at the end of the year so have a focus.
This is day one on my most recent attempt to quitting smoking. It's about 3:30 am on the east coast & I just decided no more. I have spinal surgery coming within the next 2 weeks, not that that has stopped me before other surgeries but this time I said enough. I've been smoking well over 30 yrs, but rather then being in a deep sleep, here I am texting. Thru the yrs. I've made several attempts at ...
So today I caved and had a smoke not cause I needed one or really wanted one but I had one and now I feel guilty and feel like all my hard work was a waste I feel so stupid I do t want to go back to smoking like I was I hated it. Feel really disappointed 😔 with myself.
Tomorrow is my quit day. I restarted smoking 5 years ago after quitting for 6 years. I lasted 4 weeks before Christmas before starting again and have struggled to stop again. Day 4 seems to be my problem time and I gave in.
so far I’m just half way through the month course and I’ve been completely nicotine free for 10 days. I tried champix in the past and suffered terriable side effects and still smoked. Desmoxan is amazing, Within days I went from smoking 50 a day to zero.
I have been very busy organizing my Artwork for Exhibition plus socialising with family and more. Pleased to say 27 days smoke free. I know if I succumb to the nicotine habit just once it will keep me enslaved forever.
Think of the money I'll save for an overseas holiday
I had my last smoke on December 10, 2018. For the first time since that day, I am really worried that I might falter and return to smoking. My husband and I received a notice that we have to vacate our home so that the owner can do some repairs. Financially, thos could not come at a worse time. He's unemployed and I am still recovering from surgery, so I am unable to work. He is receiving unemplo...
I actually quit smoking about a year ago, yet went back, after trying nicotine patches and gum from CVS. It was great because both worked on levels; I can't remember the mg, but it really was a relief because I got to save money! I could have moved, but then a few things happened that were stressful. I started up the habit again because...well I have no clue why I started smoking cigarettes again...
I find when I crave or think about smoking that if I take a moment to review the serenity prayer...god grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (I am a nicotine addict and will crave them from time to time or ALOT during the first few weeks)..the COURAGE to change the things that I can (I can have the courage to choose not to smoke!! Give me courage, I need courage!)..and the w...
Yesterday night, I had the most vivid dream that I am smoking. And even in my dream I knew I would have to reset my quit clock.
Got up startled in the middle of the night and the rest of the night I spent tossing and turning unsure if I had really smoked or it was just a dream.
I am 8 months quit and it was humbling to know how much the habit messes with you.
I have been a smoker on and off since 1982 I was smoking 60 per day....
I had a stent put in my heart last December. Since the I have been trying to quit.
Can't do Champix as after successfully using them once, on the second attempt I was suicidal after 1 week. Patches? I developed an allergy to them. Lozenges not good either.
I have been using Zyban for a while now ...
Stay appreciative of the effort Made to quite......I feel so much better about myself as a non-smoker. No more shame, inconvenience, cough, horrible smell, expense, anxiety about when I’ll be able to have the next cigarette, freedom from the slavery. I have thought, many many times, about how I’d like to have a cigarette, but then I say to myself -“no, you really don’t want to do that,because it...
Just focus on one day at a time
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!
Hi there, I made the decision today to stop. So went online and found this website.
I am trying to get Champix from my doctor as I tried cold turkey and quite smoking aids before but still keep failing :-(.
Not sure why I am sharing my thoughts on here but I hope it will help putting it out there and motivate me to press on this time.
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...
I have been away from smoke for more than 6 month now.
Now if you ask me about my journey, it was roller coaster for first month but then it gradually started getting normal with intermittent cravings .
Let me be very honest today to admit that there are situation or times of my day (some days only) when I really feel to smoke a cigarette or two and feel good BUT I also know...
Just passed a two Year anniversary mark. An interesting part to my quitting process is that I had a time bending experience. What I mean is that there is always before and after smoking, but more importantly in the beginning of my quit the time started moving at a different pace. I found out that without smoking my days became longer because time had slowed down. There were no more smoke breaks. ...
To all those doubting their ability to quit and also those wining the battle, if I can do it cold turkey I hope you can too. 1399 days and counting. Just like this milestone, tomorrow will be another one. Felt exactly the same after day 1 and then day 2 etc. One foot after the other. Move forwards and hopefully not backwards. Such a good feeling to listen to one's inner positive thoughts and not ...
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.
I regularly check my quit plan. OMG!!! 71 days and over $1700
Time for a reward... booked a holiday with my up in smoke money.
Enjoying not being a smoker. it is tough at time's, espcially with the craving's, but i keep reminding myself that if i start smoking again i will be back at square one and start all over again, so i just tell my self not to buy smokes and i will succeed. it is getting easier, but i will keep up telling my self to not buy smokes.
90 days smoke free,I am so blessed in all the support I recieve after 42 years of smoking and now I am not, is just sometimes overwhelming!!! I know now that anyone can do anything as long as you make up your mind to do it!!! thank you all for being there for us all
Update here ...I reached day 50 yesterday. Day 50 since I went cold turkey. But technically day 85 if I include the first 35 days with a patch. I now think of my patch days as training camp. Yes I was not smoking cigarettes but I still had a crutch and a nictotine addiction.
Anyhoo I am surviving. But wouldn’t say thriving. I don’t feel any better physically. As for mentally - every day for 85...
Today is day 25 since I quit smoking for good
For me I ended up with bronchitis that turned into Pneumonia and spent the night in hospital because I also had a massive asthma attack I have never had asthma before
I bawled my eyes out once I was stable
My quitting moment was for the first time as a mother I seen fear and worry in my children's eyes and faces, them seeing me so sick and knowin...
I made it! I am now at at 15 weeks (105 days)! I am so grateful to be able to say that I am a non-smoker!
I have experienced some depression over the last week or so but I attribute that more to thinking about my surgery in December and how close I came to not being here anymore. That realization finally hit me last week. A delayed reaction, I guess.
But that realization, and the 10 inch scar o...
I am wanting to quit smoking for my self and to give my family a better chance at life as smoking is costing $100 a week and i know i can put that money towards giving them and myself a better life but i am struggling again i have done 6 days of cutting back from 10 - 6 smokes a day but i want to quit really quickly and i find that if my partner isnt around i tend to hide half smokes and go back ...
I have just smoked the last of my tobacco.
I have two patches on and my nicorette lozenges at hand.
I have tried without any NRT and I can no longer even get through a day without it. I do agree with many punters that to do cold turkey is the best way ultimately as it gets all the nicotine out of your system and off the reliance on the actual drug, BUT! I need the help to quit now....
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