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First 10 days review   General Chit-Chat

Started 5/6/20 by Musivore; 120686 views.
euknight

From: euknight

Jul-3

Hey my sweet...

Yes the elevated smoking urges....I was having them big time too and they seem to have subsided.  I go back to the alcohol quit for me.....soooooo many years ago but was always triggered by change.  Any change.  I think most of us could agree the change of seasons seems to be a repeating trigger. Number 1.....You have had major unprecedented temperature change to the point you are having to sleep outside!!  Number 2....New job, that is a major life change.  While exciting and has been on your heart a long time it is still a big unknown step for you.

So as addicts any change is a little out of our comfort zone.  Sure we can do just about anything but the addict in us screams..”.Oh, a change.  Wouldn’t a smoke be good to get you thru this....”.  Freaking liar, at work once again to deposit you into the defeat pit.  No, not today, thank you.

I will not be controlled by a substance....ever again!  MANTRA

So ur working this weekend I see.  Thanks for the reminder.  May you be blessed and protected this weekend!

Luv ya

euknight

From: euknight

Jul-3

Dirty John....series on Net Flix...I think

There are two seasons.  The first one is better.  Psycho guy on dating site.  True story. The 2nd season was on Betty Broderick and I feel sorry for her.

Depending on your nicotine triggers, you may want to pass on it..lol

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xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-3

Thanks love. My biggest challenge right now is that I have not been sleeping for about three night. Can’t fall asleep and then wake up constantly. Didn’t have that last time. Meds don’t help. Did you experience this and if so, how long did this last? 

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Jul-3

Hi X, I also suffered from not being able to sleep early on in the quit.  I even went grocery shopping at Walmart at 2:30 in the morning, just so I wasn’t laying there thinking of smoking.  It lasted about a week for me. The waking up constantly lasted longer, but it was much better than not being able to sleep, so I am unsure ow long that went on.  Melatonin gummies can sometimes help as did sleepy time tea and meditation.  It will go away.  You are doing good!!

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-3

Thanks Susan that’s reassuring. It’s very frustrating. I did not have that the first time I quit, I guess quits are different, I definitely do not want to find out what a third quit would look like so this has to be the last! It’s my 5th day I think? I forgot to count!

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-3

Oh my god, I'm having such cravings I'm really struggling. I was on the phone with my best friend in Canada, and we were catching up on so much, and usually I would be smoking my way through the conversation, so I was craving the whole time, its torture.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-4

I haven’t looked at this for a bit but I do recall it being helpful. I have another link. One is to a site index and the other to a specific topic if I recall. But, I may not be recalling correctly! joy

http://www.quitsmokingonline.com/course/freedom/your-inner-dialogue/

http://www.quitsmokingonline.com/course-intro/

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-4

And this is an all time favorite…The Dear John Letter…

https://forums.delphiforums.com/quit_smoking/messages/3393/1

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-4

Hey X, I hope you were able to get through it! 
 

Yes I do think every quit is different and each time as you get older, most likely harder! 

So I do hope Susan and Lores advice helped. Maybe taking a Benadryl before bed, or Tylenol PM. Depends on your thoughts on meds. 
 

Hope today better and hugs

xvaper

From: xvaper

Jul-4

I survived! It took a long time to fall asleep but I slept well, so I’m encouraged :) thanks for the support, I will read all the links you sent me. Last night the cravings were so bad…but I did not relent.

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