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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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