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365 days

Posted in Quit experiences 01 Jan 2013

Well it's one year today since I quit. I have not felt well since day 1, have had a charming dose of depression and I've put on 20kg. As a result I feel fat look ugly and am now breathless all the time. I'd rather smoke... But I won't. I know it's not good for me and I'm hoping that one day i'll feel well. I know it doesn't sound encouraging for you starters but its important you're realistic about your quit experience. Be strong no matter what. Good luck to you all.

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  • eric, Western NSW January 01, 2013 | 22:07
    it has been 2 years for me and i never want to smoke ever.
  • Eric101, Northern Sydney January 01, 2013 | 23:56
    No, I feel enouraged. Stories like these remind me that I'm not the only one who has triggars for a ciggie. I just feel so controlled by my own addiction. Makes me thankful I was never introduced to something more sinister that could be sniffed or injected. I have to wonder just how strong I am if I have a hard time quitting these damn cigarettes, and also makes me wonder why on earth I feel so compelled to smoke. Thanks for sharing
  • PrincessP March 29, 2013 | 23:44
    I'm 39 days today and feeling bad, I have been crying for the last few days, tears rolling down my cheeks as i walk around the supermarket..Im pretty sure its linked to the not smoking, I have experienced this before when I've quit. I have had a flu, now have swollen glands in my throat, haven't been sick with a cold or flu in years. Today i am finding it hard, and want to smoke and my head is saying 'just smoke, you will feel better'. My head wants to lie to me, it will pass, all these feelings will pass if I just hang on. And you will loose the weight, if you modify your diet,but its hard to tackle everything all at once, and food can be the comfort that cigarettes no longer are. Thanks for sharing your story.

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