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Congratulations on one full month smoke free. You are well on your way. I won't kid you. the next 2 months may/ will be tough but I think you have gotten tough yourself!
When it gets rough just remember what they told me when I came here:
"If I have just one I will be right back where I started; and where I started was desperately wishing I could be where I am today".
And watch out for the brain tricks...don't believe a word your brain tells you about smoking.
Just wanted to congratulate you on one month smoke free, keep up the good work...
I have been on the 14 mg patch about 10 days now, you can certainly tell the difference, more cravings, but I just tell them to bu**er off, will persevere for four weeks then drop down to 7 mg patches, I am anxious to get this quit moving without the patches, but patience with the process, I don't want to relapse, that's the last thing I want.
I am sorry to hear that! I am sure you will get acclimated sooner than later and the cravings will hopefully go away! Kudos on 7 weeks, you are so close to another milestone - 2 months!
I understand what you mean about moving on without the patches, they become tiresome quickly.. but they serve a purpose and are leading you towards freedom! Soon enough they will be in your past! That, and I really believe they helped me develop the mindset that I needed to maintain my quit. I hope you are finding the same to be true for you.
We got this! Cheers to us and our quits!
I've started romanticizing the cigarette again, I just went back and read through my quit reasons again, posted a NOPE, popped a lozenge and now writing to you, I have been feeling low today, and my bones ache think I might be coming down with something, the weather is cool and it has been raining, I don't know how a cigarette would cure all that, it won't. Not long before I go to bed and sleep this day off. There I feel better now, thanks for listening.
First, kudos on 8 weeks!!! That is an accomplishment for sure!!
I am sorry to hear you are feeling low and not well. Those moments seem to be the ones where smoking comes into our minds. Isn't that interesting? To your point, cigarettes would not make us feel better but yet we think about them! Hopefully you wake up feeling better and forget all about the cigarettes. If not, I will be here to listen and talk it out!
How are things going otherwise? Getting acclimated to the 14mg patch yet?
Hi Eliza, still not used to the 14 mg patch yet and I have been using it for two weeks now, having to supplement with lozenge or gum.
Will try going without either today and just rely on patch.
I feel much better this morning after a good sleep, will also try to achieve more with my time instead of wandering around in a brain fog all day like yesterday.
Kind regards Eliza
Sorry, I missed this yesterday. Having a lozenge or gum is still better than smoking! How are you feeling now? Not just with smoking but physically, you mentioned that you thought you were coming down with something? I hope you are feeling better! I would think however that being sick as a nonsmoker has to be better than being sick as a smoker. Would you believe that when I was a smoker, I would smoke even while sick? One time I had bronchitis and I still smoked! I couldn't taste it and could barely breathe, but there I was outside smoking! Just goes to show how much of an addiction it really is.
All the best,
Feeling much better now thanks.
I used to get up get dressed at 2 am in the morning and go to the all-night servo just to get a pack of smokes I shudder to think about that now.
Thanks that that is all past tense now.
Anthony 8 W