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28 days ago 0 HK01 108 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Deepbreath75 How is it going today ? I read you had a slip but this happens just try to put it behind you and go with your quit journey mate, one day at a time, one foot in front of the other and be proud mate your trying 100s of 1000s don't.


Have a happy smoke free day buddy 😀

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a month ago +1 Hot SiO2 2774 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hey Deepbreath!

I haven't been around for a while, but I wanted to let you know that after 37 years of slavery to the nico-demon I was finally able to quit using the program here and with the help from the quitters on these forums. Granted, there are not as many people active as there were when I quit, but that doesn't mean that the posts that helped so many aren't still here on the forums.

With that being said, if you have question, use the search feature. it used to help me a lot! i'm going to look into the search feature and see if it still brings me to different topics that I am looking for and I will report back to you. I'm hoping the posts are still here like they were when I was in the early stages of my quit.

As for having a relapse, no worries! Take a minute or a day or so to reflect on what the final straw was that caused you to finally let that nico-demon get the best of you. Chances are that there was a coping mechanism mentioned it The Program here on the site. If you haven't already gone through all of the milestones, go through them and finish them. If you have made it through all of the Milestones of the program, it might be helpful to go through them again and pay attention to the areas that lead you to your relapse.

Here's the deal, you have smoked for 25 years and have a LOT of life associated with smoking. We all did. You have to figure out what to do different in all of your previous smoking situations. The program will help. Then there is the addiction of nicotine. The monster doesn't want you to quit. You have to figure out how to become stronger than the demon. So much of this is your determination to be mentally stronger than the drug.

It's damn hard! I know, I spent 17 years trying to learn how to defeat the monster! I succeeded because I found that right NRT, aka Chantix and the right support system, which for me was this site and all of my fellow quitters on this site. If this site cannot provide you with the support you think you might need, there are other out there. This was my main site for support, as there seemed to be someone here all the time monitoring the different threads on these forums and everyone was ready to jump in and lend a hand.

I hope that this helps and I wish you the best on your journey to freedom! I'll be back real soon to offer some more support and hopefully more information on the search function and how it may possibly help you.

the bottom line is do not quit quitting! You will quit smoking if you never give up!

suck straws, walk and climb stair, chew ice, drink lots of water, fruits and vegetables, get away from the situation where you are thinking about smoking! If you want your freedom more than you want to smoke, you will be free!

Jim

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a month ago +1 Timbo637 726 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Ohh, sorry to hear about your slip. It's okay though, if you learned something from it. " I cannot sleep for some reason" It's the withdrawal from the nicotine that's doing that. It's a nasty drug, and VERY strong. You never did say whether you were using NRT or not, are you? It can help to take the edge off. The NRT helps keep a little nicotine in your system and lets you work on the mental part of the quit, which is usually the hardest part of quitting. There's nothing wrong with using it if it helps kick the habit! Remember that you smoked for 25 years, it's going to take some time to re-program your brain to be able to live without the nicotine. It won't happen over night, but if you keep trying you can do this. Do you know why you broke down and had a cigarette? Was it something you saw, or heard, or smelled, or was it the urge to have one? You need to keep yourself distracted the first week if you can. That way you don't have time to think about not smoking. It's a new life style for you, so go ahead and change things up from the normal.

"When do you start feeling better, stronger, healthier, prouder?" It's different for everyone. Some people start feeling more empowered after only a few days, others it may be weeks or even months. It's all in your mind set. Once you start taking back control of you life instead of having the cigarettes control it, you will feel so.... for a lack of words....tingly all over. 😄 It's a great feeling too!. Your body actually starts the healing process after your last cigarette and continues the healing process for years. I'll try and bump up some information that's tucked away in here for you.

Start keeping a ledger or diary of everyday life on your quit journey. It doesn't have to be public if you don't want to do that. It helps to write feelings down, and write down what causes urges for you. That way you can start trying to come up with different ways to avoid the urges, or fight them head on.

🍀 Good vibes and positive thoughts headed your way!!!


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a month ago 0 Deepbreath75 3 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Timbo637

I fell off last night, I almost made it to the 72 hour mark! I cannot sleep for some reason and needed to be up at 3 am. Please send me positive vibes. When do you start feeling better, stronger, healthier, prouder?

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a month ago (Edited a month ago) +1 Timbo637 726 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Deepbreath75,

I'd also like to suggest that you go through the quit smoking program. It has some hints and tips to help you on your journey. Click on the HOME tab at the top of the page. Then click on the QUIT SMOKING tab. Start on the #1 circle that says start here. Go through all 6 steps and it should be able to give you some help. Also, if you have the time, search through all of the forums in the quit smoking section for more hints and tips to help you out. There is a ton of great information in here from people that have been able to quit, and even from some people that failed in their attempts. We can learn from other peoples mistakes. Don't worry about failing either. If you do fail, just get back on your quit journey as soon as you can. Failing is a part of the learning process too.

How are you doing today? Are you still quit? You are in what we call HELL week now and it's called that for a reason. Not easy at all is it? Hope you're doing good so far. 😇

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Timbo637 @ Oct 14, 2019 5:26:06 PM

Hi Deepbreath75,

Welcome to the site! Congratulations on starting your quit journey. 25 years is a long time to have smoked, but with willpower and the right mindset you can beat this addiction. I quit after 37 years of smoking so I know it can be done. Are you going cold turkey or are you using nicotine replacement therapy? I quit with the help of the patch, at least for the first month. How many did you smoke a day on average? Have you tried to quit before? It's going to take some time to re-program your brain to not wanting a cigarette, but with perseverance you CAN do it. It helps to stop in and drop a line every now and then too, especially when you get a strong urge. By the time you post your message, the urge should be subsiding.

I wish you the best on your journey. Be sure and keep us posted on your progress. We've been there done that and are here to give you all the support we can. 🙂


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a month ago +1 Timbo637 726 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

Hi Deepbreath75,

Welcome to the site! Congratulations on starting your quit journey. 25 years is a long time to have smoked, but with willpower and the right mindset you can beat this addiction. I quit after 37 years of smoking so I know it can be done. Are you going cold turkey or are you using nicotine replacement therapy? I quit with the help of the patch, at least for the first month. How many did you smoke a day on average? Have you tried to quit before? It's going to take some time to re-program your brain to not wanting a cigarette, but with perseverance you CAN do it. It helps to stop in and drop a line every now and then too, especially when you get a strong urge. By the time you post your message, the urge should be subsiding.

I wish you the best on your journey. Be sure and keep us posted on your progress. We've been there done that and are here to give you all the support we can. 🙂

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a month ago +1 Deepbreath75 3 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo

I could really use some support. I know its early in the quit but I am struggling. I have smoked for 25 years and have just realized that not one cigarette has ever done anything other than create anxiety, guilt and fear. Ready to be done but my brain isnt.

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