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Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

May-3

Thanks. I am getting there. I have to see some doctors this week and next. I hope that will help. : )

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

May-3

I am on the step 3 patch. I feel the same way about getting off of them. When I got off of them last time, I didn't do well. I am not going to rush it this time. I am sure when I am more stable it will be easier.

Besides that, I seem to do okay until I hit around the 30 day mark. That is the real hard time for me.

Mercy (mercy164)

From: Mercy (mercy164)

May-5

Hi,

  I just wrote you in another post but I am glad you mentioned "Line of Duty" as I will start that today I think. I would love to meet one day. Maybe we can skype or something sometime. That might be fun. : )

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Hi Blue, and sorry for the slow reply - I've had loads of work this week and am knackered.

The camping was lovely - just so peaceful and quiet, with beautiful views out across the sea.

How are you doing?  Hope all is good with you apart from the tiredness.   I'm trying to remember that even though I'm feeling tired, my body is getting healthier every day.

Suzy

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Hi Tanya,

I've had the same problem every time I've quit, and actually I've NEVER been able to get off the NRT completely.  I really want this time to be different, because I think having nicotine in my body makes me vulnerable to relapse.   

At the moment I'm still on the maximum dose of nicotine lozenges and can't begin to imagine cutting down yet, but when I do feel ready my plan is to switch to patches - to break the hand to mouth thing, and also to not be responding to individual cravings - and then try and reduce those.  I think I'll miss the 'hit' of the lozenges though.

Let me know how you get on with it all.  And well done you - I've lost track of where you are in your quit, but it must be two months now?   Congratulations on that, and I wish I was where you are.  Still, at least I'm here at all.

Suzy

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Hi Missiz Caz,

I'm somehow missed your message - sorry - and a call the other day too!  Well done on the shovelling, and thanks for the encouragement - I'm up and down (more family stuff than the quit), but fine too, just overrun with work things.  Hope to talk soon!

Suzy 

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Hi Mercy,

Line of Duty was very good - you have a treat in store there.   Yes, it'd be fun to Skype or Zoom or something, and I would also love to visit the States one day - I'd like to drive all the way across.

Suzy

boylant22

From: boylant22

May-7

I was also thinking of switching to the patch as well - I feel like it takes some of the discretional control away from me. I’m setting a goal at 100 days to switch. I am on day 68 if you can believe it!

thinking of you and hoping you are doing well!

Suzy2018

From: Suzy2018

May-7

Thanks Tanya - I'm feeling pretty good.   I might try to switch to the patches at the same time as you - I'll only be on six or seven weeks by then, but I'm thinking that a lot of people start off with just patches and manage fine.  I think I'll have to get myself some non-nicotine mints, though!

Congrats on 68 days - only two days off ten whole weeks!

oxanquits

From: oxanquits

May-7

Suzy2018 said:

I'd like to drive all the way across.

That's what I'd like to do too :) Maybe as 1 year smoke free celebration grin a great motivation too

I feel you are totally back on track Suzy and believe it will be a straight path for you now.

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