What A Journey So Far

Well , i began my quit 6 weeks ago and first week was hell.(21mg patch)

Then I went into limbo where it was like i`d never smoked before,strangest feelings, not excited, just nothing.

Week 3 i stepped down to 14mg , a week earlier than should of, but wanted to show off to smoking nurse.

Week 4 and 5, I just got through, some times hard going, other times not to bad.

Now, week 6 , well , it started last wednesday and i decided to use 10mg patch.After reading Allan Carr online and whyquit , i thought i would try c/t.

In previous attempts i would get to 12th week of patches and then start smoking again.I havn`t been nicotine free for 31 years.Saturday was start of nrt free.

Saturday was fine.

Sunday and Monday , oh my god.It was really hard.

Yesterday , still hard with what i call real bad craves.

Start week 7 today, feel much better.

So my stats are

I have been quit for 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 hours, 34 minutes and 57 seconds (42 days). I have saved £29.70 by not smoking 848 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 22 hours and 40 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 12/03/2008 00:00

And i am on my 5th day of no nrt.

Barb x

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  • Hi Barb

    Thats great 7 weeks the time is flying. 5 days off the old nic well done glad thing are a little better for you now they will improve even more im sure. Think this maybe it for us Barb dont get me wrong still think i could go a fag now and then but not a crave. but this quit is much easyer than last year. Maybe cos son is doing so well three whole months for him 2morrow 24 jan /24 apr not one sip. Linda xxx

  • Thats great about your son Linda. You have been through some tough times and it looks like your both now well on the recovery road. Well done to you and son.

    Skygod--i haven`t got the inhalater , but i do have loads of patches and 4mg gum.

    I am trying really, really hard not to use any nrt , but i will do if need be.

    I might get an inhalater.

    Barb x

  • Thats great about your son Linda. You have been through some tough times and it looks like your both now well on the recovery road. Well done to you and son.

    Skygod--i haven`t got the inhalater , but i do have loads of patches and 4mg gum.

    I am trying really, really hard not to use any nrt , but i will do if need be.

    I might get an inhalater.

    Barb x

    Hi Barb - Like you I wanted to prove to the nurse I could do it so did not get the 5 mg patches even though I got a prescription. I was only on the 10 mg for 2 weeks before asking for the lower dose. When I came off the 10 mg I felt as if I was starting from scratch but I am so glad I came off them. I do have an inhalator but only use it as a safety net now. Used it a couple of times at the weekend but haven't used it since.

    I have not regretted dropping the nrt method and will be chuffed to bits telling the nurse when I go in two weeks.

    Good luck and let us know how you are getting on Barb.

    Jan

    x

    PS I do continue to have some urges but they aren't strong any more and never feel the need to reach for a cig. It's just when I am at home at the weekends but I have come through them smoke free:D:D

  • Hi Barb - well done, I am so pleased for you and proud as punch that you have really done it this time kiddo! :D

    I don't think you'll need those patches, gum, inhaler or anything else ever again!

    You are a star, you shine ..... (and you smell a lot better these days too lol ) :D;):D

  • Hi Jan

    Can i ask , when you use the inhalater , does it make the crave go away instantly.

    Glad to hear the urges arn`t strong anymore.Well done to you.

    Barbara-I don't think you'll need those patches, gum, inhaler or anything else ever again! lets hope so.Doing really well today.

    Barb x

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