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  • Sweet Tea
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    Day 22

    Posted in Getting started 11 Aug 2019
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    I am still here hanging on by a thread. I am now on Day 22 but the last few days have been difficult. I want to smoke. So far I haven't slipped up yet but I think about it a lot. Someone just posted a one year anniversary. This is really an accomplishment. Great job. I know that took hard work and perseverance. Today I am working on making it through the next hour. For now, staying the cours...

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    Day 17

    Posted in Getting started 6 Aug 2019
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    I am still here and now on Day 17. The last couple days were particularly difficult. I wanted to smoke but have managed to hold out. Today I was incredibly tired and would have liked nothing better than to have a cup of coffee and two cigarettes, yes two! I had none and here it is the end of the day. Two posts today are from individuals who are well into the journey of never smoking again. ...

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    Day 14

    Posted in Staying quit 3 Aug 2019
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    Today is Day 14, yippee! I am so glad made it here and I'm doing it one day at a time. I have been drinking a lot of water as it's supposed to flush out the toxins. I have also been taking walks. I am still wearing the 14mg patch but I take it off after 12 hours. That might mean that I am really only getting 7mg a day. I really think it does cause vivid dreams but since they're not bad I suppo...

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    Day 10!

    Posted in Getting started 31 Jul 2019
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    So today marks the 10th day of quitting smoking. I'm still on the 14 mg patch wearing it 12-14 hours per day. I have been taking it off a couple hours before bed as I think it disturbs my sleep. In fact, today I woke up shortly after 4 a.m. and after a while I finally just got up. Needless to say, I'm tired! I don't want to be a smoker anymore but it sure does seem appealing at times. I am contin...

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    The Journey

    Posted in Staying quit 29 Jul 2019
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    My Second Journey and on Day 9. I started smoking as a teenager and it went on full force until I was 39. I quit for 12 years and then smoked one lousy cigarette and here I am two years later on Day 9. So dumb. I guess I forgot how ridiculously difficult withdrawal is. My advice, one day at a time and if I think about a smoke ask myself how much I enjoy withdrawal! I am starting to breathe bette...

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    Day 8

    Posted in Staying quit 28 Jul 2019
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    I made it through Day 8 despite a stressful situation. I thought about smoking but stayed strong. Very tough but I did it. I am taking the patch off at night as sleep has been difficult even though I am tired during the day. I had some vivid dreams too so tonight I took the patch off 2 hours before bed tonight. We'll see if that helps. Also I have decided to stay on the patch for at least...

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    Day 7

    Posted in Quit experiences 27 Jul 2019
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    Today is Day 7 and I am soooo tired. I am still on the 14 mg patch and I have 5 left. I think I will buy more because I don't want to slip up by decreasing too early. My biggest problem today is tiredness. I have energy first thing in the morning but by afternoon I have none. I was pleased to hear FreshAirOk state they have so much energy on their 3 month anniversary. How many more days of l...

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    Day 7

    Posted in Quit experiences 27 Jul 2019
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    Today is Day 7 and I am soooo tired. I am still on the 14 mg patch and I have 5 left. I think I will buy more because I don't want to slip up by decreasing too early. My biggest problem today is tiredness. I have energy first thing in the morning but by afternoon I have none. I was pleased to hear FreshAirOk state they have so much energy on their 3 month anniversary. How many more days of l...

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    Day 6 Still Smoke Free

    Posted in Getting started 26 Jul 2019
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    14 mg Patch I'm on day 6 and it's still pretty tough. I have to make it this time. I started back smoking 2 years ago after not smoking for Twelve Years! All it took was one cigarette and it was downhill from there. This time around, I am on my third try and on day 6. I have been using the Habitrol 14 mg patch and I have six left. I am wondering if I should buy another box or go down to the...

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