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Sparrow1975
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23 days ago +1 Sparrow1975 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Thanks John. Last time l used spray but l have some patches here and may use them l think. I need all the help l can get. Thanks Tim this is a tricky one because anxiety is a BIG trigger. I think l just have to reset my brain and tell myself l can't smoke no matter how lm feeling otherwise there will always be some reason to smoke. Ive just gotta use my willpower l think. I'm armed with spray, patches and junk food and ready to go!!!

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25 days ago 0 Timbo637 705 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Sparrow,

Sorry to hear about the slip again. Don't beat yourself up, just get back on your quit journey. I wish I could give you some advice about how to deal with the medication side affects, but I have nothing that comes to mind. Try searching in these forums. You can go back over a decade now instead of the two year limit that was on the old site. There may be some helpful information for you in here. I wish you the best!


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25 days ago 0 HK01 92 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Sparrow

OK mate your setting your quit meter for tomorrow, I'm just wondering do you have any NRT that could help with the first days ?, I used patches for a couple of weeks they helped but I just did not buy any more when I run out, wishing you all the best on your quit journey and hope to chat to you soon.

Have a good smoke free day 😀

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25 days ago 0 Sparrow1975 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

S**t guys!!! I bombed out, picked up a packet of cigs yesterday. I'm sooo disappointed in myself and when lm smoking them lm just thinking cancer, stroke,disease. I feel like lve had a really good run smoking to not have gotten any disease and l can't afford to push my luck. I'm traling medications for my health issues that are giving me an anxiety side effects and that was the trigger. I was so nervous l just needed to smoke....rephrase that because that takes my power away...l have into smoking. I have to figure out a way to deal with medication side effects without smoking. I can do this, l can do this....l just have to be head strong. Ohhhh lm really pissing myself off now. I will reset my quit Meter to tomorrow and start again. Wish me luck! I lovvvved not smoking way better than lm loving this. That can be my inspiration...remembering how good it feels to be a quitter. I will come here to vent when l have a craving. Prepare to hear a lot from me 😂

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27 days ago 0 HK01 92 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Sparrow

I'm sure a little chocolate won't hurt and thank you, I just take one day at a time, my treat is Nuts (mixed) mostly when I'm gaming 😁

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29 days ago 0 Sparrow1975 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

It says day 9 on my quit Meter but l don't think it's that long. I'm not counting this time round...too disappointed l failed. So lm still resisting but the craving flood gates are open. I may have to do what you suggested Tim and give way to comfort food...at least it's healthier than smoking and chocolate does make everything better 😁

Yes it is my cat Tim. I just couldn't get a good shot of her. My two cats would live on my lap if they could. It's like having babies. Pets are the best medicine. They love you no matter what. It doesn't show here but it may as well it's so cold this winter. The mountains are a 3hr drive away. I would love to see snow...it's so pretty. The cold weather doesn't help quitting because lm shut indoors too much. I can't wait for spring time and sunny days to take away these winter blues 🌻 🌿 ☀

This site sure is quiet these days. John you've done fantastic...keep it up won't you! And Tim you must be on a thousand and something days. You guys are my inspiration 🌟

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a month ago 0 Timbo637 705 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Sparrow,

I hope today is going better for you. Keep using your spray like you did the last time to take the edge off. Don't give in just because you're feeling low due to your health. You're stronger than you think you are. Can you think of other ways of comforting yourself other than a cigarette? If all else fails, and I really hate to suggest this, what about some comfort foods? I know, you might be worried about gaining some weight, but, at least it might help you from smoking. You can work on losing weight AFTER you get your quit back under control. Is that a cat in your avatar? You can get lots of comfort from cuddling with them....if THEY allow it. LMAO. My cat doesn't really like to be held much, dang it. It's winter time for you now I think. Do you get any snow there, just curious? Just keep taking it one day at a time Sparrow, and try not to worry about the future. I wish you the best for both your quit journey and your health issues. Hang in there girl. 🚭



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a month ago 0 HK01 92 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Sparrow

Your doing great just try to hang in there, yeah I know it's easy for me to say but you know it's going to get better, wishing you well and looking forward to your posts 😀

Have a good smoke free day

John

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Hi Sparrow,

Sorry to hear you are having a tough day. It is normal to want comfort when we feel crummy. It sounds like finding alternative ways to comfort yourself will be a big part of fighting this addiction. What are a few ways you can try to comfort yourself? Right now, it is ok not to know - right now is about experimenting and finding new ways to comfort yourself. If you need help with ideas I am sure the members would love to help. I recommend mindfulness, walking in nature and snuggling up with a loved one or pet.

I hope you are able to find some comfort today.

Stay strong,

Ashley

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a month ago +1 Sparrow1975 175 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Im on day 3....geez it feels awful saying day 3 again!! I'm hanging in here but there have been moments when lve really craved. I'm not feeling well due to health issues and l want something to comfort me. The idea of a cig every now and then is really desirable. It's not as bad as it was the first time around it's just different. I want to smoke for different reasons....because lm not feeling well. I've just got to stay strong really...it's all l can do at this point. Thanks for checking in with me 😀

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