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  • NowaNonSmoker!
    Western Sydney
    17
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    58 Days Smoke Free

    Posted in Hints and tips 28 Feb 2012
    2 Comments

    The 50s have been really hard. I'm starting to feel a bit better - not bombarded with thoughts of "just one" today. Also been really busy so that helps. You have to remember to find a replacement "friend" BEFORE you quit. Something I didn't do and wish I had. Try chewing gum, drinking water, etc. One thing that did work and still works is telling myself every time I have a craving "yippee I'm a n...

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  • NowaNonSmoker!
    Western Sydney
    17
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    Eating out of control

    Posted in Quit experiences 23 Feb 2012
    10 Comments

    Day 53. Can't seem to stop eating in the evenings. I should go do something instead of sitting in front of the tv but I'm exhausted at the moment. Not sleeping well, moody, coughing, major skin breakouts, blah, blah, blah. I know a smoke won't fix it so I'm not really tempted. Life just seems to have become miserable over the past 3 weeks. Need to regain some control over my life. Not happy Jan!

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  • NowaNonSmoker!
    Western Sydney
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    51 days already!

    Posted in Quit experiences 21 Feb 2012
    3 Comments

    I can't believe it's 51 days already! I've had a relatively pain free quit experience mainly due to champix in the first 4 weeks and Alan Carrs Easyway to Quit Smoking. I've been lucky. I have however been ill and now finally on the mend - until a few days ago. I've developed a nagging dry cough and my face has broken out in giant blind pimples - hives maybe? I'm hoping that the cough is that my ...

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  • NowaNonSmoker!
    Western Sydney
    17
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    Thankful

    Posted in Hints and tips 15 Feb 2012
    4 Comments

    I'm so thankful that I've reached 45 days without a cigarette and that it's been relatively easy (compared with my previous attempts). I couldn't have made the attempt at all without the care of my GP, Champix, Alan Carrs book and the support of family and friends as well as posts and encouragement from all of you (previous screen name was LindaG - sick of being a dag!)

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  • NowaNonSmoker!
    Western Sydney
    17
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    38 Days!

    Posted in Staying quit 8 Feb 2012
    11 Comments

    Well I've knocked over 38 days as a non-smoker- yaay! It has been easy compared to previous times. Still get the cravings but only when there's a trigger. Coping with it okay though. Stopped taking Champix - won't be finishing the course - couldn't sleep but it was very helpful as was Easyway book. I don't torture myself. I'm not noticing any health improvements yet but I have had a cold for the ...

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  • NowaNonSmoker!
    Western Sydney
    17
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    Champix working but...

    Posted in Getting started 26 Dec 2011
    6 Comments

    Now on Day 8 of champix and it seems to be working. I'm smoking less than half what I normally would and less than a quarter of what I normally would at this time of year. One problem - haven't slept for the past three nights. I'm hoping it's withdrawals starting rather than a champix side effect. I'll persist regardless. Hopefully my body will adjust. So pleased to hear everyone is doing wel...

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  • NowaNonSmoker!
    Western Sydney
    17
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    Here goes....

    Posted in Getting started 21 Dec 2011
    9 Comments

    Hi. Just joined I can quit today. Ive been reading your posts and they are so encouraging - thank you! I'm on day 3 of champix and counting down to quit day - 1st January. It's not actually a new years resolution - tried that before and crashed & burned big time. I'm still scared to quit at this point but I'll be getting on a plane for a 3 week holiday o/s on the first...

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