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February 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/3/19 by ModDee; 100175 views.
DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

2/4/20

I did thank you.  Explains alot.  CHeers!

genevieve25

From: genevieve25

2/4/20

I'm starting my quit now, how do I join the Feb 2020 group?

Holypoker

From: Holypoker

2/4/20

Quitting again.  I can't count how many times I have tried.  I am 48 hrs smoke free right now.  Using the patch, lozenges, and the spray as needed. I quit once for 1 year, then again for 2, then back on for 2, and now I have been struggling to quit again.  I can make it to the two month mark but then I smoke.  I started smoking when I was 13 and I am 50 now.  My dad just passed away from lung cancer so you'd think that was enough incentive but the addiction is so strong.  

overdoz

From: overdoz

2/4/20

Yeah i know what you mean. I quit for 5 days then struggle. I forget all the reasons that i wanted to quit, like not enjoying it anymore when i go back to it, like it feels like a lot of work to smoke, the headaches, the major risks to my health. How did you relapse in the past? meaning smoking again

Holypoker

From: Holypoker

2/4/20

I have anxiety and depression and it comes in waves.  So whenever I am in a bad headspace I relapse.  For me, the desire to smoke never really goes away.  If I am around smokers I want to smoke.  I feel the same as you.  It grosses me out so I quit then I forget about how gross it is and I want it.  

Bev_1977

From: Bev_1977

2/5/20

Debra,

I quit smoking 13 months ago and I currently have very vivid dreams. I've only had a few smoking dreams, but I dream bizarre stuff that ranges from my ex husband, my current husband, and my job. These all started back in March when I switched departments at work. 

My sleep cycle has changed so much. I go to bed shortly after dinner and sleep a solid 4 hours. I then wake up every hour or so from my dreams.

Bev

Quit January 1, 2019

Bev_1977

From: Bev_1977

2/5/20

Debra,

My oldest son got me a Fitbit for Christmas. I wear it to bed. My sleep patterns vary a little bit, but it is roughly consistent.

Bev

Quit January 1, 2019

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

2/5/20

Hi Genevieve,

Congratulations on starting your quit, you won't regret it, As for the February quit  group you are in it, you  have joined so to speak, just read and post, read and post, especially when you think the wheels are falling off your quit. I drink plenty of iced water and chew mints voraciously to stem the tide of cravings. I am also using patches, I was a 30/day smoker.

Welcome to the February group

Kind regards

Anthony 8 days 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

2/5/20

Hi Holypoker

Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about your anxiety and depression, and your Dad passing away, all I can say is to read and post on this site till your fingers are sore, recruit a quit support team around you who are aware of your goals and will help you achieve them, you have come to the right spot, there are many quitters on this site with more experience than me who can help you, I am what you would call a serial quitter so I have been through this quitting process many times before and support is crucial. For your anxiety and depression I would suggest you make an appointment with your Doctor, who could help you. Head on over to the daily pledge folder and make a pledge each day to NOPE which means Not One Puff Ever, it is a powerful acronym which will remind you to never smoke again

Kind regards

Anthony 8 days

ModDee

From: ModDee

2/5/20

Good morning Holypoker,

I am so glad to see that you're not giving up on your quest for freedom.  What did you learn from your last quit that you can use to make a difference with this new one?  You mentioned that you experience anxiety and depression in another post.  Please take a look at the articles below I think they will be helpful.  Keep on keeping on.  You can do this.  You deserve to be free.

Best wishes as you continue your cessation journey.

(((Hugs)))

Dee

  • Edited February 5, 2020 8:56 am  by  ModDee
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