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8 days is awesome, just keep doing what you are doing and take it one day at a time. You can do this !
Lovely to meet you and congratulations...you’re now eligible to have your first dot milestone!!
Well done and looking forward to getting to know you on this journey
How are you doing?
Just saying hi to let you know you aren’t alone. One day at a time. If that day gets too long, read stories on the forum while drinking iced water thru a straw and/or meditate. Distraction helps.
Hi Belinda. I guess we quit the same day. How are you doing? I’m still dealing with depression,
and anxiety and some mind fog, loss of interest.
Have you gotten some relief since we hit 3 months?
I just hit 3 months, 8 days quit. Still feeling not like myself with anxiety, mind fog, etc. I see you are at 2 months. How are you feeling?
I’m looking forward to the future.
Hanging in there. slowly getting better overall, but its 2 steps forward 1 or 2 back any given day. Still have the anxiety hit now and again and my mind is not as clear as used to be, but coming around little by little. Some days I just go thru the motions, as you would say like its not really me. Granted I am still on the patch for about another week. i'm on step 3. each step was a challenge and almost felt like week 1 again. Like all things this to shall pass, the clouds will part and the sun will shine. Keep the faith. I pray your relief is on its way.
Still struggling to give up this demon
Thank you Mark. How far along are you?
Hi Lainie - I’m almost at 8 weeks, and yes, some days are a struggle. I’ve quit several times over my life and I must say it’s lovely to have this forum as a bit of support.
Like you, I still don’t really feel ‘myself’ most of the time. I’m ok at work (have never smoked at work) but when I’m by myself I do struggle a bit.
I try and ignore it, or binge watch something on Netflix, read a book, colour in, sleep, anything to distract myself from that foggy empty feeling in my head. Another thing I’ve started doing recently is reminding myself that this is when I used to smoke, to alleviate that feeling.
I’m also a classic over thinker, can literally make a mountain from a molehill in my mind, and smoking used to help me with that - so I need to be mindful that I’m not revving things up in my head if you know what I mean.
Anyway, I hope you’re having a better day today xx