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July 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 74461 views.
ModAndrea

From: ModAndrea

7/9/19

Good Morning, Sonntag!

It might be a good idea to talk over smoking cessation with your doctor. You can discuss the various products and aids and decide what is most appropriate for you. I quit using Chantix and found it made those early weeks much more manageable. That was nearly six years ago.

I'm not sure what you mean by "rage monster", but if it's anything like what I thought of as "the crazies" where I wanted to jump out of my skin, there's one terrific option -- exercise. Go for a walk, work out at a gym, swim laps. It really works.

You can do this, Sonntag!

Hugs,

Andrea

ModAndrea

From: ModAndrea

7/9/19

Hi, Haannaah!

Welcome to the forum! You've come to the right place. blush

I understand what you mean by not feeling motivated to do anything, even when you know it might help. It's not uncommon to feel that way after quitting smoking. Here's an article you may find helpful.

Hang in there, Haannaah. Take this one day at a time and stick close to the forum. You can do this!

Hugs,

Andrea

Haannaah

From: Haannaah

7/9/19

Thanks for the support Andrea. Hugs

Thanks  Hannah,

Go with the flow Hannah, everybody is different, I have those blah days where everything seems to be an effort, I have those binge days also where I can't keep my head out of the fridge, just as long as I don't smoke is my rationale.

Take care

Kind regards

Anthony 

Phoeberella

From: Phoeberella

7/10/19

Hi Guys!

I actually had my last cigarette in April when I found out I was pregnant but have been vaping every since. Yesterday I threw out my vape and I've realised I've found this harder than giving up cigarettes for some reason (have been vaping/social smoking for the last 4 years since giving up full time smoking of 25 a day) - I'm a complete nicotine-aholic and am about to start pulling my hair out right now but I have to do this not just for me but for the baby!

Hope everyone else is getting on okay :)

Phoebe

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ModDee

From: ModDee

7/10/19

Good morning July 2019 Winners!

Quitting smoking is not easy. Keep up the good fight against this addiction of ours.  If you have slipped or relapsed take the time to determine what you learned from it to avoid making the same mistake over and over again.  Make a sincere effort to figure out what you will do differently this time around.  Each time you plan, control and manage your way through situations smoke free where you would have smoked in the past, and choose not to smoke you are reprogramming old habits and responses.  Be kind and patient with yourself. Give yourself time and smoking will lose its power to attract, even in the most difficult and stressful circumstances.  Remember, cravings to smoke are not commands. They’re only thoughts. You don’t have to act on them.  Guard against romanticizing the past "Good" times smoking thereby reawakening  your inner addict. Honor the precious gift that life is by doing all you can to nurture your own.

Wishing you much success as you continue your journey to permanent freedom.

(((Hugs)))

turtles

From: turtles

7/10/19

Good for you!  I found ice chip cold flavored water to be my best friend, also diced apples, celery, raisin salad w a little lemon juice on it, cravings were abated by popping an icebreaker wintergreen mint. You’re doing the right thing. My cravings have abated and I’m only on day 101.

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ModDee

From: ModDee

7/10/19

Have a great smoke-free day!

(((Hugs)))

alreadysick

From: alreadysick

7/10/19

I feel you! This is day 1 for me, and I am absolutely going crazy. I have been smoking for 46 yrs. I read Allen Carrs' book on quitting smoking. A lot of it made sense, but for him to say that you will only suffer mild pangs is ridiculous! I admit to hitting on a lose dose e-cig a few times this morning, because I was shaking uncontrollably. I'm not really afraid of using vaping as a substitute, because it gives me bad headaches and doesn't even taste good. I just needed a small amount of nicotine to stop the panic and shaking. I'm wondering if I should go and get the patch. Going cold turkey after 46 non stop years of smoking is super hard. Having generalized anxiety disorder makes it even harder to quit. Anyone having suggestions please post!

leighmomof2

From: leighmomof2

7/10/19

Hi Alreadysick… Day 1 - 7 were torture, I am not going to lie. It was probably the hardest thing I had to fight through.  I was shaking, dizzy, crying, irritable, full of panic... I felt everything.  Unfortunately, you will need to get through the withdrawal at some point. I thought it best to just grin and bear it. When you come out at the other side you are strong non smoker!   It sounds funny but the only true thing to stop the panic and shaking is NOT TO SMOKE or feed the nicotine monster in any way.... your body will eventually give up and realize that you are no longer a slave to the addiction.  

You can do this. If I can do it, anyone can.  Trust me, after a few months you will feel amazing. Sure, I still have thoughts of smoking but they are not craves. Just thoughts of "old me would have smoked a cigarette now" etc...  it so easy to just redirect my mind and move on from the thoughts.   Hang on and push through. You got this.   

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