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Hi there, Brightboy18,
Welcome to the forum! So happy to hear that you're already 3 days smoke-free!! You've come to the right place. The people & moderators here are AWESOME!!! Plus, there is so much information here to help make this your last quit!
My first quit (a really long time ago) was cold turkey; did great, don't remember any really bad cravings; lasted about 3 years. Another time I quit for about 5 years. Know what both of these have in common? Yep, I thought I was strong enough to "have just one". Doesn't work that way because we are nicotine junkies, it only takes one to jump back on that merry go round to addiction.
So, again, welcome to this forum. Read all you can & post if you're having a craving & know that we have your back through this!!
Have a great smoke-free day!!
Well done on three days smoke-free. That means you've got through the first of the Icky Three's - a great achievement. I quit cold turkey, too, as I felt that, if it hurt enough, I wouldn't smoke again because I wouldn't want to go through the pain of the first few days again. It worked.
This Forum is definitely the best way to quit and stay quit. Read all you can and post as often as you can.
You've learned the hard way that its the first cigarette which does the damage so, hopefully, this quit will be your last. You may find this article interesting
For the moment, though, just take things one day at a time, be kind to yourself and use all the tips you can to help you get through this early stage of quitting.
I'm a big fan of information, so I try to learn something new about smoking and cessation every day or so.
Today, I read about the "Framingham Heart Study," which has been an ongoing study since 1948, now in the 3rd generation with over 5,000 subjects. They discovered that people who have a quit buddy have a greater chance of quitting smoking. I'm guessing that there would a greater chance if your quit buddy was on this forum too. It does make sense, but gives some scientific credibility to the idea.
It's cold in Florida today (60 degrees is cold when you're used to 95 degrees). Smokers are huddled on the sidewalk in front of the building because today is the first day of the management's smoking ban. I'm so grateful I took the class and found this forum.
So far, so good. I will be forever a one day at a time person.
My quit buddy was / is all the people here on the forum. No one in my life who cares.
I lived in south FL most of my life and could no longer tolerate the heat and humidity so moved to upstate New York on 2013. The way it has been the past couple of weeks we are happy when there is not a minus sign in front of a number. Have at least another week to go before see any warming.
Have a Happy New Year and a smoke free 2018
sue quit 3/17/2016
Hi, this is my first post on here. I came across this forum when I searched support stopped smoking. I quit smoking November 27, this is the longest I have been smoke free. I am using nicotrol inhaler 3 to 4 10mg daily. I have tried chantix,patch,gum,ect.,ect., many times.
This is the longest i have gone and no matter what i am not smoking not even one..I have been moody, fast to anger, for the past two weeks on and off. Now I'm experiencing depression and loneliness. I mean I am so blessed it is a miracle I am a non smoker. My sister and brother inlaw are proud of me and are planing to stop smoking now too. I just seen my 13 yr old granddaughter and told her I quit she too is proud of me and thinks it is great that I have quit. Sorry im jumping around so much.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced lonlyness and depression and how long does this go on for? I'm not wishing I was dead or anything,,, it's weird though, I feel sad and I have no friends to talk to because all I have done for years is come home from work and smoke untell I fell asleep.
I forgot to say ,,, I have smoked for 40 yrs, and I'm 54 yrs old. Lynn
Hi Lynn and welcome to this forum.
It is a great place to quit smoking and become an ex smoker. I like you stumbled upon it while looking for support. Am glad your family is supportive.
Depression and loneliness when quitting is not unusual. Has to do with the change in chemicals. There are articles on here about it.
Contact one of the moderators - Mod Sue(VentasSue) is the one in charge of the January group and has lots of knowledge to share. In fact I will CC here with this post, and she will be in contact with you.
I am 70 years old and smoked for 40+ years. I finally stopped smoking 21 months ago.
Good luck with your quit and there are different thread/groups for each month - The November group is at - http://forums.delphiforums.com/quit_smoking/messages/2957/1. (NOPEembers2017 - can be found on the left under quit buddies unite to meet people who also quit in November)
Feel free to read anything anywhere and post also.
Hope you have a good smoke free rest of your day.... sue quit 3/17/2016
I've experienced elation, sadness, loneliness, depression and anxiety--It's all part of the withdrawal and healing process. When I'm sick with the flu, I experience some of these emotions, too. Don't let emotions throw you off course. Think about the good things that are happening like improvements in breathing, smell, taste, memory, etc. Hang in there!
Hey Daisy this is SusanBW. I haven’t actually quit yet . I have a plan to start my Chantix on Jan 8th and be done smoking by Jan 23rd which is my 54th birthday. I have no words of wisdom for you except hang in there and read read read. I quit a few years ago for 2 months and fell into “ junkie thinking” which I had never heard of before coming to this site. I have learned so much in the last few days reading others postings and articles that have been recommended. I am very hopeful that this will be my forever quit time and I am wishing that for all of you others that are starting this month. The fact that you have done so well already gives me that hope. Be strong and take 1 hour at a time.