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Drinking Ginseng

Posted in Quit experiences 07 Jul 2016
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After 127 days nicotine free I am drinking all sorts of teas to keep my mouth, my tongue and the back of my mouth busy and lubricated. To be honest, it looks like my smoking habit has been replaced with regular exercise and lots of tea drinking. I've given up coffee for several weeks and am also staying off the booze. I actually don't want to drink anymore and that's my choice and I don't expect others to follow. I think we all know what we can do and what we can't and so I believe that one beer might be harmless for most but dangerous for others, depending on who you are.

I noticed this morning that I felt so much better after sleeping an extra hour or so. I think that while we are recovering from our nicotine addiction we need to sleep enough every day. I get all screwed up and into a bad place when I'm not sleeping enough and I used to solve this dilemma but picking up a cigarette which I now think is madness!

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  • IC July 08, 2016 | 8:05
    it makes sense though doesn't it having a smoke when tired its a stimulant so tired smoke more raise the anxiety what a fun drug LOL

    I am glad you are healing and working out who you are smoke free and it is quite amazing really I know it is for me and some of the stuff I don't like..

    getting bashed hard with depression and then spending addiction comes up I know its addictive because I feel the same sort of cycle that addicts go through it feels like gambling shame stuff, anyway something else to work on and this isn't about me is it LOL

    well done and yep think its going to take a bit to heal bugga.

    have a good one and well done.

    IC
  • manchild July 10, 2016 | 0:37
    Hey IC,

    You said -
    it makes sense though doesn't it having a smoke when tired its a stimulant so tired smoke more raise the anxiety what a fun drug LOL

    Now that I know this, I've seen how I've been so oxygen starved for so long but have not been fully aware because I've blurred it all with smoking to get nicotine in my head to release chemicals in my brain to make me feel better during oxygen starvation.
    I'm not even smoking now and I can see I need all the oxygen I can get. More power to us and more oxygen for all from not smoking!
    I'm so glad I've been looking into how insane our habit really is as it makes it easier to forget about ever wanting to smoke again.

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