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  • Yggy
    South Western Sydney
    5
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    Day 10 :)

    Posted in Quit experiences 15 Sep 2021
    9 Comments

    Hi everyone :) I hope you’re all doing well with quitting or preparing to quit. I’m on day 10 now. I’ve been reading and knitting a lot, both distractions I decided to do before I quit. It’s getting a bit easier now but I’m really worried to let my guard down, I’ve done that too many times. How do you stay quit? How do you remind yourself that you want to stay quit? When I quit for 10 ...

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  • Yggy
    South Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    Day 5

    Posted in Quit experiences 11 Sep 2021
    5 Comments

    Good morning, I’ve reached magic day 5! Spending time on this community helps and also the changes I made after talking to Quitline. My mood hasn’t dropped as low as before and I’m feeling more hopeful and confident that I can do this :) I love the magnetic words from the Quitline pack and either make a sentence or choose a single word every morning, it reminds me of a positive journey. Ha...

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  • Yggy
    South Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    Next attempt

    Posted in Quit experiences 6 Sep 2021
    4 Comments

    Good morning (Here we go again). I lasted 3 days last week and am approaching the end of my packet. I can’t deal with cutting down so my approach to quit cold turkey and go on patches hasn’t changed. I somehow have to get through the mood drops. I realised last week that when I did start smoking my mood actually didn’t improve, I ‘just’ continued to be depressed and anxious. So I’m trying to f...

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  • Yggy
    South Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    Mood drop

    Posted in Quit experiences 2 Sep 2021
    8 Comments

    Good morning, Day 3. My mood dropped dangerously low late yesterday. I know from experience that it might happen and I distracted. It helped the craving, but my mood is low and I’m scared of the consequences. That stresses me and gives me more cravings. I feel like I’ll start smoking again anyway and what’s the point? I can’t visualise myself being a non smoker.

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  • Yggy
    South Western Sydney
    5
    Stories

    On my way to my last cigarette

    Posted in Quit experiences 30 Aug 2021
    7 Comments

    Hi 😊 I am nearing my final smoke - tonight. I’m anxious. I’ve stopped smoking more times than I can remember and I even lasted 10 years once. I started again when my mental health deteriorated and smoked on and off for 5 years now. I’m anxious because I know my mood can drop quickly and drastically and I’d like to know if some of you have tips on how to stop smoking while managing ongoing men...

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