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Small patch struggle   Quit Support

Started Jul-25 by TinyBadger; 955 views.
euknight

From: euknight

Jul-26

Hey Tiny,

Just saw this.  How are you doing today???.

Am in total agreement with the feedback about going back up to 14s for awhile.  Since this is a forever quit, it is all time well spent being smoke free.  Were you able to get some more and start?

I was shaky after finishing the 7’s.  Took a few weeks.  Please let us know how you are!!,

Peggy

5-8-20

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Jul-26

So today is a little better, but I don't feel as perky as usual. I thought I'd give the 7 s a couple of days to see how it goes because I'm home under the supervision of my husband. I took a long walk with the dogs and have been cleaning house to stay busy. If I veg, the cravings are worse. I'm really torn at this point because I REALLY want to get off the patches, but I don't want to push it and go back to square one. I have lost about 12 lbs since quitting. It's most likely because I have given up pop and started taking longer walks because now I can breathe. I've also been walking everywhere instead of driving. I'm afraid that if I get too ancy I'm going to eat myself silly or worse yet, have a cigarette. I'm trying so hard to change my life, and the thought of losing it all is so saddening. I am very aware that quitting comes before weight loss, but I'm not actively trying to lose weight, just be healthier and snack better. The weight loss has been an added benefit, not a goal. I figure if today goes ok, I'll keep with the 7. I did buy some 14s just in case, though. I'm just going to play it by ear. I'm still pretty scared, though.

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Jul-27

Sounds like you are through the worst part of this.  I have used patches on a previous quit and am using them again on this quit.  I did before notice some edginess whenever I stepped down on the patches last time.  I am getting ready to step down from the 14 mg to the 7 mg patches here sometime this week (I am on day 19).  I am doing this but have some 14 mg on hand in case it gets to bad, I can always switch back.  My doctor actually told me, even when I am completely off of them, to keep some on hand in case I would ever need them rather then to ever pick up a smoke again!

Good luck!

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Jul-27

I'd like to thank everyone for their support. I feel like I need it right now. Today is day 3 on the 7 mg patch and wow, I ate a lot! Tomorrow's a new day and I'm going to hold strong and persevere. I went for a long walk with the dogs today and sat and watched the sun set with my husband. It's the first peace I've had since stepping down to the 7. So maybe this is doable and I just need to adjust. I'm still holding on the the 14s, though. I'm so glad there are people here who understand and try to help a girl when she's down. 

Elizaquits

From: Elizaquits

Jul-28

Hey Tiny!

Glad to hear you are still going strong! How are you feeling today?

The sunset walk sounds amazing! That, and it is nice to hear that you found peace on the 7mg - hopefully it will continue this way for you. If not, have no shame as you slap on a 14mg, this is a marathon not a sprint!

How is your husband doing, has he hit any road blocks in his quit? You guys are the power quit couple of the forum! :) 

Hope you have an easy day! 

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Jul-28

Tiny

How are you doing today?  Thrilled to hear you finally found some peace before bed.  I am stepping down tomorrow, decided since I am working from home today that I should wait till tomorrow.  I wish sometimes that I lived in a neighborhood.  Where I live you would be risking your life to walk on the street and there is no sidewalk.  If I was more energetic, I might consider driving to the park to walk and my dogs would love that.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Jul-28

I feel so much better today! Things seem easier, I'm less cranky and not dying to stuff everything I can in my mouth. My husband is doing great. The last couple days he's been a huge cheerleader and supporter. He keeps telling me that we can do this together. He quit cold turkey, but man, he struggled. I'm so grateful for nrt. Cold turkey is definitely not for everyone. The sunset was lovely, we live in a neighborhood where the roads are very wide and paved, but no sidewalks. I'm trying to keep my eye on the prize and keep my momentum going. I think today will be a better day. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Jul-28

Sorry, I forgot to CC you on the above message. Thanks for giving a hoot, it means a lot to me 

euknight

From: euknight

Jul-28

Hey Tiny,

So Happy you are having a better day today!!  And husband supporting you!!  Woohoo.  I can only imagine how beautiful it is where you live.  Montana was it?  Are you in the mountains?

Hurricane Hanna sent cool temps and rain our way.  It has been heavenly for end of July.  Got to swim early today.

Yes, hear ya about irritability.  I was grumpily when I first finished the 7 mg.  Just out of the blue!!

Have a lovely smoke free evening!

Peggy

5-8-20

CC to Lubbercat
TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Jul-28

I do live in Montana! It's fabulous. I don't live in the mountains, I live in a small city, in a valley, but everywhere you turn there are mountains. It's less than 10 minutes to get to the trailhead where you can hike or bike and end up out in the mountains. Less than 10 minutes from a very large lake and the Missouri. I'm not into horses, but people here really seem to be. It's a nice state, not a ton of people. There are good (a few fancy, even) restaurants in town that I like, most of which are low key and have no cell phone rules. Of course there are Starbucks and that stuff, but a lot of stores are local and I like to shop that way, even though it costs more. Not a lot of racial diversity, I will say. You should come by! In September we have a chokecherry festival that is to die for!

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