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15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello everyone :)

I just happened to run across this site while looking for help and tips to stop smoking. Ive found a lot of helpful info and I look forward to being part of the group. My quit date is tomorrow. I plan to use nicotine patches to help with the cravings. I am a 2 and a half pack a day smoker so Im sure the with drawals will be severe. The survey that compares smokers says I smoke 99% more than other smokers which makes me wonder, is there anyone else here who is also a chain smoker? ~asmokefreeme~
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello everyone :)

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I put on the first patch this morning, so far no side effects and everyone in the house is still living haha I just realized how sad it is that Ive had this box of patches for almost a yr and was afraid to use them. I dont know if 'afraid' is the right word but they sat there in the box unused none the less, until now. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 0 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 0 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $0.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 0 [B]Mins:[/B] 57 [B]Seconds:[/B] 47
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
New and afraid, for the umpteenth time!

Having just quit this morning I dont have any valuable advice to offer but I can completely relate to your fear of quitting. I was afraid all night last night just knowing that today I would not be able to smoke. It actually caused nightmares! That being said, I had no reason to be afraid. Theres much more to fear in NOT quitting than in quitting. You/we can do this!! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 0 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 0 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $0.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 1 [B]Mins:[/B] 31 [B]Seconds:[/B] 59
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello everyone :)

Hi Dupe, Im hanging in there, thanks for asking. I'll be honest, last night the withdrawals were extremely bad. I wanted to log in and post here but I couldnt concentrate enough to form complete sentences! I tried to read some posts but couldnt sit still long enough for that either. I ended up jogging up n down the drive way chanting "I can do this, I can do this"... It was a very emotional time but I made it through. Thanks again for asking, I really appreciate your concern :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 50 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 3 [B]Mins:[/B] 50 [B]Seconds:[/B] 51
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello everyone :)

Hello Boxerfan, I wondered if anyone had tried a stitching hobby to help keep their hands busy! I was thinking I should learn to knit. I do embroidery work but would like to learn something new. I gotta comment on your pic, thats a beauty of a boxer! I have a boxer also, arent they the greatest breed! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 50 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $8.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 3 [B]Mins:[/B] 52 [B]Seconds:[/B] 55
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hello everyone :)

Im slowly but surely learning how to set up my profile thing. Boxerfan, Heres a pic of my boxer Madison AKA Maddie May. Shes the first boxer we've ever had and to be honest, at first I didnt want a big dog. I'd always had small dogs but once we got her home that was it. She stole my heart hook, line and sinker! I cant imagine ever having another breed. Lainey, being outdoors has been a huge help in these first few days. It keeps me busy and my flowers sure appreciate the extra attention. lol I'm not sure if I should attempt knitting right now, seems like everytime I sit down the urge to smoke hits. Night time is the worst for some reason. I do fairly well during the day when theres lots to do but when the sun goes down oh boy. I keep reading about 'triggers' is it possible that my recliner is a trigger? End of the day, chores are done, sit in the recliner and POW! The urge hits like a freight train! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 100 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $16.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 2 [B]Seconds:[/B] 0
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
why is my response always Crying?

Thank God for this posts! I was ashamed to admit I've been crying like a baby! I posted on another thread about The 1st night of my quit I was running up n down the drive way chanting "I can do this" I didnt add that I was bawling the entire time. I cant say that anything in particular has caused the crying fits. I think its simply me wanting to smoke and knowing I cant. Like tears for an old friend (cigs) that Ive lost and wont ever see again. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 100 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $16.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 3 [B]Seconds:[/B] 25
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
questions about the patch

Does the nicotine in patches wear off as the day goes on? I put one on every morning and I do really well during the day but late afternoons and nights are pure horror. Would it help to put on a new patch in the afternoon or is that a big no no? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 100 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $16.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 45 [B]Seconds:[/B] 19
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
questions about the patch

Thank you for the tips, I'll try the alcohol, by afternoon they start coming loose even though they are name brand patches, the store brand didnt last an hour! Putting it on later in the day also sounds like a good idea, as thats when I have the most trouble. Thank you again, this gives me hope. :) [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]6/5/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 3 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 150 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $24.00 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 6 [B]Mins:[/B] 34 [B]Seconds:[/B] 22
15 years ago 0 30 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Nicotine patches

Hi everyone, first let me say Im really enjoying this forum. Ive found lots of great tips here. Im starting on day 3 being smokefree. Im using nicotine patches to help with the withdrawals and cravings. They do help however Im having trouble keeping them on. Does anyone have any recommendations for other places to put them besides the arm? Thanks in advance, ~Tammy~ [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B]12/10/2007 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 2 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 100 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $16.25 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 5 [B]Mins:[/B] 0 [B]Seconds:[/B] 44