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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 66699 views.
Lainie (elaineadele)

From: Lainie (elaineadele)


Hi Mark, 

 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.


From: MarkOU812


Hi Elaine

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.


From: Jatchat


Gooday Susan,

Still struggling to give up this demon

Kind regards


Lainie (elaineadele)

From: Lainie (elaineadele)


Thank you Mark.  How far along are you?


From: Belinda2019


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


From: MarkOU812


I stopped poisoning myself 10/13/2019


From: prawl8


Hey Susan.  Have to start over. Blew it day 8. Must i have empsyma. Feel so down about it  It had been a relative easy 8 days



From: slowblumer


Hi prawl8,

8 days is a great start.  Jump back in.  Those 8 days were not lost.


From: SusanK1960


Hi Prawl,

We have a nicotine addiction.  We all have bad days.  I have gotten thru them with the tricks other forum members have suggested and researched others.  Understand the enemy!  Here is a couple of articles to possibly help. 




From: Lubbercat


Hi Prawl8,

I have not been on here for a long time.  I just quit again today also.  I had quit for over 2 years when I was first diagnosed with Emphysema and need to stay quit.  This time around I have quit, started, quit, started more times then I can count.  I am determined that this will be my last time quitting.  I am almost done on day 1 since I had my last smoke on my way home last night at 5:30.........

Keep at it and don't ever give up the fight.  I know when I did quit for a while, my breathing was so much better I could pretty much do anything.

Good luck