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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 38448 views.
Denim50

From: Denim50

12/6/19

Hey Anthony, 

     Please keep in touch and let us know how you’re doing.  

 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

12/6/19

Hi Denim and all,

I'm afraid I never made it through  the night, went to bed and had a panic attack and smoked to calm me down. Will try again today, thanks for inquiring.

Kind regards

Anthony

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

12/6/19

Hi Anthony,

It is great to keep trying.  It takes about three days to get most of the nicotine out of your system and if doing it cold turkey, it can be tough.  If you have any craving, withdrawal symptom  such as anxiety, panic attack, drink a large glass of ice water thru a straw, do deep breathing exercise or meditation, which can be found on you tube, run up and down stairs and if still having a problem, the forum has suggested to send out an SOS (as the subject) under Quit Support and wait for 3 members to answer before you give in to the crave.  Also, read Quit Smoking Library and Quit Stories and Journals for additional distraction to ease over the panic attack or researching.  You are a nicotine addict, not "just a smoker" and you have to go thru the withdrawals from the drug which will take about three days.  Just keep trying and we are here to help.  We've been there.

MarkOU812

From: MarkOU812

12/6/19

congrats Anthony,

Good to meet you.

This a journey. One we all must take and is unique to each of us, but we don't have to take it alone. I'll help you with yours if you help me with mine. relaxed

10/13/2019 I stopped poisoning myself

star2

Mark

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

12/6/19

Thanks Susan,

I will take those actions into account

Kind regards

Anthony

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

12/6/19

Congratulations on your Star Mark,

Your doing well

Kind regards

Anthony

Belinda2019

From: Belinda2019

12/7/19

Don’t be too hard on yourself Jatchat, we have all been where you are now - it can take several practice runs before you break through and break free. Looking forward to helping you on your journey when you’re ready

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

12/7/19

Thanks Belinda,

Kind regards

Anthony

prawl8

From: prawl8

12/7/19

I join u to b smoke free today!

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

12/7/19

Hi Prawl8,

I am happy you have joined us in the journey.  Focus on one day at a time. We have all had the good effects and the bad days and it is comforting to know there are people on the forum who can relate to what you are feeling at any time and will help you help yourself.

Susan

10/13/19

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