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Cazza's junkie journal   Quit Stories and Journals

Started 7/4/17 by Cazza2468; 5506 views.

Cazza bet you feel way better.

Ive stoppe for 8 weeks today im over doing it with the chewing gum so much ive got sore ears and jaw.

Cazza2468

From: Cazza2468

2/1/18

Hi John

yes I know hat you mean.  I tries the gum (well nicotine gum) years a go and ended up with a really sore jaw.  I thought the stuff tasted really bad too, but maybe they have improved it since then. Ha ha.

congratulations on 8 weeks, that is a great achievement.  Are you still getting cravings?  For the last couple of weeks I only seem to be having a vague sense of loss when I start to think about cigs.  Hope it stays this way.

i quit cold turkey so I guess I don’t have any Nic left in my system and I am sure that helps.

caz

No dont get the cravings i feal better in general im on nrt patch 2 about to go to patch 3 the weakest strength.

The chewing gum is a sugar free variety ono nicotine its just to help with the habit stuff.

Seriousy how painfull is chewing gum sprain CGS ( just made that up :) it sucks. Should be warnings on the packets, freinds think im grumpy from nicotine withdrawals and I tell them im ok its CGS it makes me look pissed off.

Cazza2468

From: Cazza2468

2/1/18

I like that. Chewing gum sprain ha ha

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Cazza2468

From: Cazza2468

2/6/18

8 weeks today.  Soon I will be moving into the icky third month

I think 5he third month is an issue because after 2 months of solid quitting, the whole process becomes a little blah.  The original euphoria of early successes has faded and we become a little complacent 

so over the next week or so as I move into the third month it is time to renew my commitment to stay strong and true to the quit.

i am going to make a whole new plan for this month.  I will make a list of activities and hobbies that I am interested in and endeavour to ramp up the exercising routine.  

Caz sun_with_face

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

2/9/18

Congratulations, Caz - must be eight weeks now!  

Suzy

Cazza2468

From: Cazza2468

2/9/18

Yes Thankyou Suzy

8 weeks and almost 2 full months

i must admit I have been feeling a little agitated these past couple of days. I guess it is the icky third month  I hope it is not going to be like this for the whole month. On the bright side the nagging I am feeling is nothing like the first couple of days

i think once you get to month 4 things really start to settle down

how are you doing. You sound upbeat and positive. Have a great smoke free day

caz

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

2/9/18

Hi Caz,

I'm ok, thank you - this has been the hardest day so far, but it's only a couple of hours off bedtime and I haven't smoked, so that's good. 

And YOU haven't smoked either, which is even better!  They do say the third month is hard - you're over the euphoria of actually, finally having done it, but not quite at the peaceful happy place all the long-term quitters talk about.   

I say 'they do say' but actually I know - I once quit for just over a year (my most successful ever, and I still can't believe I thought it was ok to have just the one) - and remember struggling around 8-9 weeks, but it did get easier after that.   It wasn;t so bad - just a bit niggly - and as you say, it's nothing like week 1!  I can absolutely confirm that you DEFINITELY don't want to be back where I am!

Very best wishes, and I'm counting on you to light the road ahead.

Suzy

Cazza2468

From: Cazza2468

2/10/18

Yes Suzy

we all think we can have that one cigarette.  But we can’t, it only leads to misery. The misery of returning to full time smoking.

i hope you have a wonderful smoke free day.  You are getting closer to that first elusive 1 week free.

caz

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