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25 days

Posted in Quit experiences 19 May 2020

Hey guys. It’s been 25 days since I quit. I do have some cravings and few are really strong ones. I try to concentrate on different things when that craving comes. For inspiration I watch videos on youtube to keep on track. The other night I have woken up in the middle of the night with mild palpitation and night sweat. I have spoken to my physician on the phone and he informed me that they might residual withdrawal symptoms.( I quit cold turkey).This was the biggest issue I had since. I have lost 7kgs since I quit with rigid dieting (cooking different recipes really does help with occupying the time) and kept very loyal to my exercise regimen. The more I sweat the less I think about cigarettes. Everytime I see a character on a tv show smoke I get a mild craving so I stop and watch a video on bad health effects of smoking with lots of disgusting visuals. I will let keep everyone posted on my progress and what I encounter along the way. Keep well and away from cigarettes! Peace ✌️

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  • softly40, Mid North Coast May 19, 2020 | 9:23
    You are going so strong Drmem89 Glad to hear you called up your GP as he/she knows your history. If you are getting ongoing palpitations, check what food you are eating again, msg is not so happy in your tum tum.

    Thanks for bringing us all up to date, there are lots of people who like to read this information.
  • Happiness May 20, 2020 | 3:14
    Everyones quit experience is different. I commiserate with those having trouble because I also was unsuccessful decades ago. This time, my belief in myself thanks to a forum and knowledge more readily available on the internet, I had a very easy quit. My hubby and daughter also found it relatively easy. The "want" needs to be real, not an "I should". Lots of articles and stories here to read and find that "want". While willpower is a great attribute, a strong desire makes the journey more pleasureable. However you choose, the change is most definitely worth it.
  • goodness786 May 20, 2020 | 5:51
    Hi Drmem89 well done for going cold turkey, i too have stopped by going cold turkey it is not easy, dont give up your doing amazing. xx
  • goodness786 May 22, 2020 | 2:02
    How are you doing Drmem89
  • Drmem89 May 22, 2020 | 4:20
    Hey goodness786. I am doing really well. I have no symptoms for the last couple of days. Hanging in there! How have you been ?

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