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Ooo Oct 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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My husband and I are starting what I sincerely hope is our last quit tomorrow....

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Default Nov 19, 2012 at 04:04 PM
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Hello everybody congrats to the people who have quit and I know just how hard it is especially when you have an addictive personality .My mum was diagnoised with lung cancer 3 months ago so we both decided (doctors orders really) to gradually cut down and for the 1st 4 weeks it went ok ,used patches and the inhalers and had the 1 cigarette a day (bad idea) well the stress of the diagnoses for mum and my BPD has made us both go backwards ,now we smoke 8-10 a day which for mum is not good but I think im not ready dont feel I have the will power anymore :-(

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Trig Mar 12, 2013 at 09:44 AM
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Want to quit smoking?

Here's your place to hang out, offer and receive support, and just generally find ways to help you quit today

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Hello,

I am in the process of quitting cannabis and cigarettes so I can have a gum procedure to repair a receded gum. I have good teeth and this is the first work ever needed, the alt would be obvious and stand out I would loose my smile and I really don't want that, it will really make me feel ugly and horrible if I have to have that.

I am however having a really bad reaction to quitting, I have been having vivid scary dreams, I have been having scary thoughts, I have started grinding my teeth so bad I have damaged them, I'm awaiting a gum guard, my head aches and jaw hurts lots. I'm sweating and irritable, anxious and in so much discomfort. Unable to concentrate, sit still and my mind is racing. I have been trying to reach out for help but I am getting no where.

I called my pdoc to be seen sooner but no joy they have put me down for cancellations but that never comes through.

I called my GP and she said to stop the Nicorette patches and see if that makes a difference and to call her back if not. So that's not going to make quitting any easier.

I called NHS quit help line and they told me to start smoking again, that I should only quit one at a time.

So basically I'm stuck on my own with no other option, no help and no support. I'm beginning to loose my grip. Is quitting worth all this? I really don't want to go back this has been the most resolute I have been about quitting, I have enjoyed having the extra pennies, and liked not going through the panic of running out.

I only got 2hrs sleep last night coz I'm so scared of my dreams, I'm starting to feel like I'm loosing my mind :0(. I'm really sad and blue today.

I'm worried what harm I am going to do to myself if this continues, as i have a habit of taking ODs when I'm freaking out.

Any advice?

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Good luck. You can do it
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Default May 01, 2013 at 08:46 PM
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day 6 of quitting... don't feel awful physically, but psychologically it's a bear... a fierce battle is happening. Don't want to relapse at this point.
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Default May 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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Would the patch be best if you are on a ton of meds? I am on celexa, trazodone, Norvasc and xanax when needed...

I want so bad to quit...both my docs know this but because of the amount of stress I am under at the moment, they want me to get a little bit more stable...

Gum is out of the question...tried it and it was nasty and hurt my gums too much...
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Default May 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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YOU can DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am gonna annoy my son once I start...it will be pay back for when the turd was little and annoyed me haha

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day 6 of quitting... don't feel awful physically, but psychologically it's a bear... a fierce battle is happening. Don't want to relapse at this point.
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Default Jun 30, 2013 at 05:51 PM
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You have to sincerely in your heart want to quit more than you want to smoke ( no matter what no matter what ) :d
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Default Nov 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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Thanks DocJohn!

Nicotine is a powerful drug and I've found it very hard to stop relying on it for relaxation and for stimulation...
I had less trouble getting clean and sober than breaking this habit. After quitting for five years, I picked it up again
This is my third day of not smoking, i am wearing a 7mg patch and use to smoke a pack a day. It is hard to fill my time with other things instead of smoking. I too am clean and sober and I have to agree the habit is hard to quit.
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Default Nov 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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Thanks so much, DocJohn!!!!
I'm really looking forward to meeting others here on this forum, who are going through the same troubles I'm going through with quitting this nicodemon!

I quit for two years then relapsed for a year. Recently, I quit again for three months, and relapsed a few weeks ago. I am now on Chantix. I will NOT quit quitting until I beat this evil stick!

So, lets all get together, sharing our experience, strength and hope; supporting each other. Tell our stories to each other. Help each other through the bad times and cheer each other through the good times.

We CAN do this!

I'll be posting some information for us all shortly. Remember, our quit is one day at a time.

Peace!
Well, I just have to say kudos for you fo quitting for two years! It's ok that you picked it back up, it's very hard to do, I think it's awesome that you have so much determination and ambition toquit smoking! I have been cigs free for 3 days, I am on the 7 mg patch and the only reason I have this long is because I had a tooth pulled an dont want to get dry socket. I just keep telling myself today's day 3 and tomorrow will be day 4! That's what I had to do when I was qutting drugs. I sat up in a dope house for 30 days telling myself todays another day, then finally got myself out.
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Default May 04, 2014 at 09:16 PM
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Tonight, I have just subscribed to an interactive online site. I had to answer questions to establish my profile as a smoker, my degree of motivation, my strategy and ways I would put in action (When craving) to go through this whole process of becoming "sober". I was very impressed by the tutorial and all the information I read.
This site is: iQuitnow

Even though there is a forum, chat and help line, I will also attend this forum for extra help and support... I need to be covered with an all-around shield. I really do! I have a tendency to get very depressed every time I am deprived from this drug. Yes, I've tried before... I will need the extra help...
I live alone with my two cats, and I don't see many people.

I did start a fitness program at the beginning of February and am working towards becoming 100% vegetarian (I'm 95%). It has done me a lot of good so far. Being smoke-free would just make even more sense. I'm working so hard towards a healthier lifestyle...

By experience, patches (I wanted to smoke even more and that's all I would think about) and gum, were not effective in my case. My addiction is more psychological than physical. My motivations for becoming cigarette-free are: Money (My main issue), bad smell (clothes, hair and breath), clean air (my apartment), to eliminate toxins from my body and to breath even better. Yes, I know this is not the usual (Stop coughing, etc). I feel healthy already... My cardio is really good, but that means it could be even better... Imagine!

Thanks to Psych Central for being there. I really enjoy the forums for many other issues.
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Default Jul 18, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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is this thread still valid?
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Default Jul 18, 2014 at 02:29 PM
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No. I tried and realized that it's too much of a challenge for now. I looked at the advantages and disadvantages, and really, I will keep on smoking. That took off so much pressure, you would not believe how relieved I am of just letting go of this whole idea.
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Default Nov 09, 2014 at 03:29 PM
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I would love to stop this disgusting, smelly, expensive habit. Hopefully the support and advice here will help me stop. I stopped drinking, youd think it would be easier giving up cigs, again i shall try and try and keep trying till i am free..
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Default Apr 09, 2015 at 07:30 AM
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I've smoked for two and a half years now (actually started on my 18th birthday) and I've never thought about quitting until this morning. I'm now on Day 01 of 4mg nicotine gum but my consumption of the gum so far is a little unnerving. I hope I can quit for good.

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Default Aug 24, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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I have been smoke free for 5 days. I am not having too much trouble, because I just don't want to disappoint my family and those who seem to care so much.
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Default Oct 23, 2015 at 06:59 AM
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Quitting is easy, it happens when you want to quit from within. Endless haranguing back and forth ain't taking you anywhere. Merely saying 'I want to quit' will only boomerang. When you honestly feel from within it happens with effortless ease. Just arouse that honest urge inside you.
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Default Dec 24, 2015 at 07:04 AM
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Quitting is easy, it happens when you want to quit from within. Endless haranguing back and forth ain't taking you anywhere. Merely saying 'I want to quit' will only boomerang. When you honestly feel from within it happens with effortless ease. Just arouse that honest urge inside you.
But you're Californian.. (Not sure what I'm saying, I'm not from there..)

Thanks for the welcome and this place, Doc.J. I hear new year's just around the corner. That's all I'm gonna say for now.
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Quitting is easy, it happens when you want to quit from within. Endless haranguing back and forth ain't taking you anywhere. Merely saying 'I want to quit' will only boomerang. When you honestly feel from within it happens with effortless ease. Just arouse that honest urge inside you.
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Default Oct 16, 2016 at 09:16 AM
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Just hangin' as you instruct us to do, John.

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