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Hi there! Are you an August quitter?
Welcome, glad your here, are you quitting smoking? I am I've had about a dozen attempts this year alone,my latest attempt is Aug. 8th so I'm 17 days in Australian time, it's the 25th here, My longest quit this year was 10 weeks and then blew it all with the just one theory which lasted 3 weeks before I re-gathered my senses. Happy to say this one is doing fine, using the patches 21 mg and don't plan on cutting back any time soon, Good luck if your quitting hope to see you round here some more...post, post post. breathe deep and drink ice cold water through a straw, believe me it works to keep those cravings at bay.
Busted at 1930 hrs last night, cleaned my teeth and went straight to bed, woke up at 2 am this morning and have smoked another one, I have put on a 21 mg patch and chewing a gum. I am determined today to stay smoke free, this is serious I don't want to go back to smoking, this follows some changes I made to my quit attempt, 1. I reduced from 21 to 14 mg Patch and 2. I have gone off my pain meds for arthritis, and am considerably in more pain, though how I thought smoking would relieve that pain is beyond me. Any way reaching out for support If any one is online?
I'm not an August quitter but I do feel awful I wasn't here for you. Stepping down from patches is REALLY hard in my experience. There is a huge difference and it is rough. My advice is to stick with whatever works. I'm finally off patches but still using lozenges and can't seem to make it very long without one. If you need to stay on patches longer, keep doing it. I'm not sure if it was you, but I think I remember that you can't do chantix. I can't, because of my other meds. Anthony, you are fighting a very difficult battle. You are living with a smoker and trying to quit. This is doable, incredibly hard, and I do mean painful in every way, but I believe in you. You've got this.
I will try to keep the demon at bay, it's so tough, but I hold on to my reasons for quitting, and the one that resonates with me is to be a good example to my wife, children and grandchildren, thanks for posting and thanks for the confidence in me I can sure use that at the moment.
Hey, any time. I know that the last time I relapsed, I was so embarrassed to come on here. I didn't want anyone to be disappointed in me. However, I found that my feelings were just that: my own. You keep punching this thing in the face, and you're honest about it punching you. The thing is that you are motivated and persistent and that's how people succeed. That's how YOU are going to succeed. Now you get on this horse and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. I'm usually around here, though I admit I do go to bed early and am in mountain standard time zone. If you need anything or want to smoke, please post here so we can help you. People here care about you and they want to help you. Let is show you how much we care. I don't have all the answers but I like to think of myself as positive, and I think we all need a cheerleader sometimes.
Went through most of the day without a smoke but fell again after tea, I appreciate your candid honesty and will try that little bit harder to conquer this addiction, I am up front because I appreciate honesty in all my dealings with people and I expect it from myself. They're just to handy being close by all the time. anyway will have to build strategies for combating the urge, I am my most animal when I wake up in the morning and that's when the urge strikes, he knows my weakness, thats when I have to be alert if thats possible after waking up. Will try and relax now and get myself ready for bed..