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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 65966 views.
juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/5/19

Thank you for your encouraging words Jan. I too want to live to see my grandchildren and I know I won’t be able to if I don’t quit. I will keep reminding myself.

4quitness

From: 4quitness

10/5/19

I have to ask out of curiosity why you would be using a steroidal inhaler if you have not already been diagnosed with a respiratory illness? Were you prescribed this in the past for a severe infection?

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juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/5/19

I got it for asthma.   

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slowblumer

From: slowblumer

10/6/19

Hi everyone,

Have you listed your reasons for quitting smoking?  If not, you might want to.  Check out this article.

trish2uh

From: trish2uh

10/6/19

Hi JuliannI 

I got antibiotics and oral steroids they really helped so much.  Honestly I have no idea if this is common or not.   I do know I've read that most smoker will have problem with their sinuses for quite a while after smoking which I do too..lol Lucky me I've got it all...lol  But I am doing so much better now when this started I couldn't lie down, sleep or really do anything I was dead I sat on the couch or chair and hoped I'd get some sleep.  I couldn't do too much due to feeling like I couldn't breathe.  Well a month later and I'm up and about doing yard work again and sleeping in my bed too!!!  Hang in there you can do this.

Trish 

PrepsEtc

From: PrepsEtc

10/6/19

I just discovered this board and after 50 years smoking, I really need to quit. I have COPD and emphysema, and will surely need a miracle to make it work. Please help

trish2uh

From: trish2uh

10/6/19

You can do it just take it one day at a time.  Read as much as you can on the forums and reach out with questions someone will eventually answer you.  I quit smoking on August 1, 2019 and honestly its the best thing I've ever done.  I'm finally starting to feel better and like myself it was a very long hard road but I did it and so can you..............one foot in front of the other and day by day!!!

PrepsEtc

From: PrepsEtc

10/6/19

Thank you very much, as I am medically a challenge to work with. My COPD/Emphesema and back injuries leave me with lot's of free time to study up, I have no idea how much time I have left to live in terms of weeks, months or years left before I may have to permanently move into an elder care place, I need to try to make the best of what time I have left. I need to try to get this right before I check out.

Welcome to the best support to put smoking in the past. Your October quit buddies are all in the same part of the process. Take it day by day only. The craves will decrease in intensity and the number of them as you pass into the 4 th month. After that more and more nicotine receptors will shut down and by a year you'll have about 6% remaining. It is a wicked tough exhaustingly slow process till we get free but the only way is through it. Stay busy, start making new nonsmoking memories, change up your routines, drink lots of water and read everything on this forum. 

An educated quit is a successful quit. Don't put yourself in situations where you have a tough time with cravings. Cut back on coffee, brush your teeth often and get into exercise so you get some positive dopamine rushing through your body. That instant aahhh no longer gets satisfied, instead, you'll have to get it like all nonsmokers through great foods, fun, exercise and other things that give you that happy feeling. Try to hang out in places where smoking isn't permitted and be proud to be a nonsmoker. 

Keep a NO FEAR attitude and make your future one where cigarettes no longer control your life. I wish you the very best in your quest. 

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

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