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I had no intention to ever put a note back on the site but just had to share my experience. I should be 550 days into a quit but I'm not. I stumbled an fell again and allowed the addition to do my thoughts in.
Having said this I have tried to stop so many times, so many times I just can't tell you. It is actually embarrassing for a person who considers himself reasonably intelligent. Anyway after the last time i stumbled, don't say f...ed, I thought to my self what is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. So needed a different approach. I had done so much reading into nicotine addiction and addiction in general and as I have smoked for so long (40+ years)decide that I had to take a while to change my addiction but my behaviors as well. So this is how I did it and now have been smoke free for 7 months and nicotine free for a month:
1. Started with Gum and spray, used them probably over the guidelines given but did anything I could not to have or even feel like a cigarette.
I got to the point that I did not have triggers for smoking anymore but had need just for the nicotine ie change what my brain wanted to address nicotine addiction
2. At this point I started patches and gum/spray and started slowly to reduce the amount spray and gum I used. Got to the point where was having no craves for a gum or spray while i had a patch on.
3 I stayed with the patches and then started to remove at night
4. When I had very mild craves that lasted very little time I cut the patches in half so i only got half the delivered does
Finally got to the stage where I just plain forgot to put a patch on and have not had a single bad crave since removing. SOOOOOO HAPPY.
Bottom line what ever method you use to get off the "Durries", don't rush and be kind to yourself in time it will happen
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