Hey up!!

Hey up everyone!!

Some of you may remeber me from last summer. I quit for some weeks but lapsed. I then quit again until Christmas and then lapsed, but I'm back having quit again on Feb 5th.....so I'm into week 5. I don't think I've posted here since last summer.

This time I haven't gone it alone, I see a cessation counsellor through Boots, still on the NHS scheme but some accountability as I have to breathe into the machine every week. I have been using the inhalator, but have got a stinking cold so have just been having the odd lozenge. This is good as prior to the cold I had been worried I'd get hooked to puffing away on the inhalator!!:rolleyes:

I don't think about smoking much anymore, I actually think I have turned a corner and have leaned from failed attempts.:o

Good luck to all :)

Ali

xx

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  • This time I haven't gone it alone, I see a cessation counsellor through Boots, still on the NHS scheme but some accountability as I have to breathe into the machine every week. I have been using the inhalator, but have got a stinking cold so have just been having the odd lozenge. This is good as prior to the cold I had been worried I'd get hooked to puffing away on the inhalator!!:rolleyes:

    I don't think about smoking much anymore, I actually think I have turned a corner and have leaned from failed attempts.:o

    Good luck to all :)

    Ali

    xx

    Hi Ali - nice to meet you. I use patches and inhalator and like you have to go to see the nurse every three weeks and breath in a machine. I have found that since they reduced the patches I am using the inhalator more but hopefully this will reduce in time like it did on the 24 hour patches. I forgot to put one on this morning so have panicked a bit round lunchtime. Feel okay at the moment though

    All the best Ali and good luck :D

  • Hi Ali - nice to meet you. I use patches and inhalator and like you have to go to see the nurse every three weeks and breath in a machine. I have found that since they reduced the patches I am using the inhalator more but hopefully this will reduce in time like it did on the 24 hour patches. I forgot to put one on this morning so have panicked a bit round lunchtime. Feel okay at the moment though

    All the best Ali and good luck :D

    Hi Jan, nice to meet you, another Yorkshire lass I see!! I had patches the first 3 weeks and decided to just use the inhalator or lozenges. I go every week to get tested so it keeps me focused. I went from a reading of 32 to a reading of 3 after 1 week.I think that was my main problem before, lack of accountability. I can honestly say that I don't ever crave a fag now, just don' think about it. Some days it's well into the afternoon before I've had any inhalator or had a lozenge. The only time I puff like crazy on the inhalator is if I've got a glass or two of wine. I don't actually think of having a fag now, just think of grabbing the inhalator!I really feel that the smoking ban in pubs and cafes has helped too. It's odd as I struggled the first few days and it was so hard but I fought the battles earlier on this time and found solutions and talked away the excuses to smoke. I suppose we never truly give up giving up, but today I wont smoke and it's my aim for tomorrow and so on.:)

  • Hi Ali,

    Nice to see you back again! Sure you'll do it this time!

    Stay strong!;):D

  • Hi Jan, nice to meet you, another Yorkshire lass I see!! I had patches the first 3 weeks and decided to just use the inhalator or lozenges. I go every week to get tested so it keeps me focused. I went from a reading of 32 to a reading of 3 after 1 week.I think that was my main problem before, lack of accountability. I can honestly say that I don't ever crave a fag now, just don' think about it. Some days it's well into the afternoon before I've had any inhalator or had a lozenge. The only time I puff like crazy on the inhalator is if I've got a glass or two of wine. I don't actually think of having a fag now, just think of grabbing the inhalator!I really feel that the smoking ban in pubs and cafes has helped too. It's odd as I struggled the first few days and it was so hard but I fought the battles earlier on this time and found solutions and talked away the excuses to smoke. I suppose we never truly give up giving up, but today I wont smoke and it's my aim for tomorrow and so on.:)

    I see you are not far away from me Ali. I haven't actually been in a pub since I quit but will be on Saturday. We fly out to Tenerife in the afternoon with a few others, some of them smokers, so will let you know how I get on cig-wise while I'm away. Definitely taking the inhalator and plenty of capsules with me just in case. I don't feel brave enuff yet to leave them at home but I am getting there. Will take it one day at a time.

  • Hi Nice to have you back I remember you well i started a new quit jan the first and hopefully my last cold turkey this time. off to work again now speak later linda xxxxxxxxxx

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