day 122!!!!!!!

Hi Haven't been in for ages, but dropped in today an decided to count how many days I have not smoked, 122!!!! Amazing. I never thought I would see the day! Put on a bit of weight but nothing major and after smoking for 20 years I feel so much fitter in the Gym.

I have not seen much about this but myself and another quitter both experienced a serious amount of pin & needles, mines lasted for about 3 weeks all down my right arm & hand. Whilst not pleasant it did show me what I must have been doing to my body and how badly my circulation was affected. This motivated me even more to stop.

Like eveyone else here, I do miss them but it gets less each day. I dream that I have smoked quite a bit, god knows why that is!!!!!

Anyway just wanted to say that in the first few weeks this site was a real help and I will be here for many months yet to make sure that I remain smoke free.:D

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  • Wow, 4 months today! Well done, Christine, you are an inspiration to us all.

    Stay strong, and keep posting :)

  • Hi Haven't been in for ages, but dropped in today an decided to count how many days I have not smoked, 122!!!! Amazing. I never thought I would see the day! Put on a bit of weight but nothing major and after smoking for 20 years I feel so much fitter in the Gym.

    I have not seen much about this but myself and another quitter both experienced a serious amount of pin & needles, mines lasted for about 3 weeks all down my right arm & hand. Whilst not pleasant it did show me what I must have been doing to my body and how badly my circulation was affected. This motivated me even more to stop.

    Like eveyone else here, I do miss them but it gets less each day. I dream that I have smoked quite a bit, god knows why that is!!!!!

    Anyway just wanted to say that in the first few weeks this site was a real help and I will be here for many months yet to make sure that I remain smoke free.:D

    Hi Christine - funny you should mention pins and needles as I have been having them as well (all over:eek:) and I agree they are not pleasant. I miss the cigs as well - it's like grieving for someone close isn't it but I am sure this will get better as time goes on.:)

  • Hello - Well done on your quit. It's funny, I'm not far behind you in time but this morning I have this absolute longing for a smoke. It's been all I've thought about since getting up. I'm trying to blank it out of my mind BUT IT WON'TGO AWAY....................................:mad:

  • I have had the odd day like that, i eat a lot of chewing gum!! I think on days like that you have to let yourself off the hook with everything else, have chocolate if you want it!

    Funny like you a few weeks back I wanted a cig worse than I ever had and it really suprised me. I go to the gym which really helps destress me on the bad days plus I am getting a nit of endorphines!!!!!

    Stick with it, you have done brilliant and you know what you probably won't want one tomorrow.

  • Hi Jan,

    pins and needles in my friend were even worse again. He went to the Allan carr classes and was told to expect them but I had no idea that they would happen.

    Yes it is like missing a best friend, I do miss the social aspect of smoking. Hubby goes outside for a puff now and I sit in the bar/resturant on my own which I hate. BUt on the plus side at least I am not freezing.

    It is getting easier all the time though. ANow at parties when people smoke I just lift a plate of Vol au Vents and work my way through them!!!!

    LOL I have done ok weight wise 6lb gain.

  • Hi Jan,

    pins and needles in my friend were even worse again. He went to the Allan carr classes and was told to expect them but I had no idea that they would happen.

    Yes it is like missing a best friend, I do miss the social aspect of smoking. Hubby goes outside for a puff now and I sit in the bar/resturant on my own which I hate. BUt on the plus side at least I am not freezing.

    It is getting easier all the time though. ANow at parties when people smoke I just lift a plate of Vol au Vents and work my way through them!!!!

    LOL I have done ok weight wise 6lb gain.

    Yeah you do feel like a spare part don't you when oh goes off for one. I haven't weighed myself since I quit - don't think I dare yet as Mother says I have put on weight.:eek::eek:

  • Don't weigh yourself yet, I waited 2 months which in itself was another quit for me!!! But It does not matter what you do, munch or not your metabolisim slows down when you quit so you will have some weight gain.

  • Oh thank you, thank you - I can ignore those dreaded scales:p for another month (or two!!) :D

  • Good 4 U Christine!

    You are hanging in there like a Champ!:D Keep going on strong!!!

  • Thanks all for the encouragement, still one day at a time!!! It's great looking at the member list on this site and seeing how many people are even trying to quit, we are not alone!!

  • Hi Chris

    Well done on all those days - I am behind you on 45! I see you stopped Champix on 1st Feb - can I ask you how you stopped? Did you wean yourself off?

    x

  • Hi catmagpie,

    I was only on the Champix about 5 weeks when, through this site, I learned about withdrawl symptoms. Docs were very clear with me 12 weeks only so I became worried. I dropped to 1mg after wk 6 and dropped to 0.5mg after wk 10. I then had 05mg every other day until I began to forget them.

    To tell the truth thanks to this site I probably never hit maximum addiction to the Champix, but I love it!! It was the crutch I needed.

  • Hi Chris

    Thanks! It has been difficult to find information on weaning. Did you feel anything different when you stopped at all?

    x

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