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I made it a week and then I caved...

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2020-11-28 8:40 AM

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Panic attacks after I eat

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2020-11-28 8:26 AM

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Isolation and Social nerves

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2020-11-23 3:01 PM

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Please forgive your mind/body for the anxiety

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7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Smoked for 37 years!

I was just a kid trying to fit in and be cool. I forced myself to smoke even though it was disgusting to me. I got hooked. Addicted. Quit when I was pregnant. Smoked one the second I could get outside the hospital. Tried to quit at least ten times since. Failed. "I'll quit on my birthday" or New Years Day, my son's birthday, my anniversary, Christmas, when I find a job, but a house, lose weight etc. There is no magical, cosmic time to quit. So I just picked a random day and did it. I quit this past Monday. I'm using Nicoderm and will gradually wean off the nicotine. Yes, I'm having moments if difficulty. Trying to keep busy physically and mentally. This is probably one of the biggest challenges I've ever undertaken. I joined here to be accountable. I do not want to fail this time. And I'm scared. But hopeful. Any advice, recommendations, success stories or support you could share with me would be appreciated.
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Smoked for 37 years!

Thanks Ashley! Today I am doing well. I had to remove the nicotine patch. My heart was racing too much. Not feeling too bad. I am reading Allen Carr's Easyway to Stop Smoking. Just taking it day to day!!! Appreciating all the support here. Thanks so much again....
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Smoked for 37 years!

Today is one week smoke free! I'm doing pretty darn good. Last night was the most challenging time for me and I was bingeing on food. I am having a hard time taking deep breaths / just feels so strange to take all that air in. My throat hurts like I have swollen glands. My heart has been racing at times. Last night I was bored and anxious. Even though I didn't handle all these feelings in the healthiest way, I didn't smoke. So I feel relieved this morning. My husband is still smoking but is trying to not smoke around me. I keep telling myself I don't want to be a drug addict! You all have been awesome. I depend on these forums for support over family and friends. Easier and safer to be more honest here and to hear the truth from others. So THANKS EVERYONE!
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
A cry for help

You are doing such an awesome thing for yourself!! I am a new non-smoker too. This community is full of great supportive people!!! Check here everyday because it really helps! Make your quit a priority!!! You are ALREADY a non-smoker!!! Congratulations! :)
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Going Nuts :)

Lucy, just a suggestion - read Allen Carr's Easyway to quit smoking. It helped me tremendously. It's kind of redundant and slightly obnoxious but the message is very effective. I got it pretty cheap on my Kindle but I'm sure you could find it in the library too!!! This should be a joyous, happy, proud time for you as you quit the drug addiction and celebrate a healthy life!!! Please feel free to message me personally if you're feeling low or hopeless.
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Smoked for 37 years!

How's ur day today? :)
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
200 days smoke free

Way to go Viv!!! So so awesome!
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Right now I'm our having cocktails....

So all my friends and my hubby are smoking while we're having cocktails. I am really not physically craving a smoke. But I am socially craving one!!! I'll get through it. But it was strong enough a craving that ended up with me posting here!!! Lol. Thanks for listening! N.o.p,e
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
I made a decision to stop smoking today

Daisyfi - You made such an awesome decision to quit smoking. Self-talk can be helpful. A few things that I say to myself (sometimes what seems like hundreds of times a day) are: I am a non-smoker - and I am proud of myself. I have no habits that control or influence me in a harmful way. I am in control of myself and everything I do. I am doing what is best for my future and for my health. Being a non-smoker is easy for me. After all, I was born that way � and it is the natural thing for me to do. Reading these forums everyday helps so much. You are never alone here. Everyone understands. :) Deb
7 years ago 0 DebSoFlo 60 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Day 17

Carols, You are doing so great!!! Our quit days are close. I experience the same feeling after a meal, getting in my car, morning coffee etc. Talk to myself constantly. I know I can't ever take a drag off a cigarette ever. I remind myself constantly. I had same reaction to nic patches. I could only wear them on the upper front thigh. I used them for only 5 days then went cold turkey. I am very supportive of you using whatever method will help you! :) Just letting you know you have a quit-buddy here. Deb