My first day

Day 1

Well today actually has been a hard day for stopping.There seems to be different ways to stop including patches and pill or even gum. At the moment i have a patch on which is Niquitin Clear 21mg which you can leave on over night they are usually seen as 24 hour patches. They are itchy as hell but i know it will be worth it in the end. I have also gone cold turkey for about 3 hours today before i put a patch on my arm. But i realized 3 hours is all i can take without a patch. But i suppose that is good. I actually sat myself down today on you tube. When i was buying cigarettes from the shop i couldn't face looking at them horrible pictures on the side of them. And then i thought if i really want to quit and be more healthy i need to see these pictures to show me that i do need to quit. I looked at them and they made me want to cry. My fiance bought 10 Lambert and butler from the shop today and i showed him them pictures and videos of people who tell there story about quitting and we both decided it is time to stop. We snapped them up and put them in the bin. I know that people who smoke will say what a waste if tabs but i have to say it felt so good being in control of my addiction to smoking. And i know now that i control my life not cigarettes. I'm taking it day by day and hope that the craving get easier which they will as i have quit before but i am more determined to quit than ever.

1.27AM Feb 21st 2009.

Well i needed to add a little extra to my first day before i start my second day. I have had no cigarettes so far. And i am so proud of myself. I need to check out the Allen Carr book everyone is going on about but i heard you have to smoke all the way through the book. I don't think i want to put another cigarette in my mouth. The smell makes me ill from the smell of them. I am so happy that i haven't had any and i know its early days but i am so determined. I don't know if this will work for you but i have a patch on 21mg (Had it on all day) And to get rid of them little craving that annoy me i have been having a pint of freezing cold water and coffee, I guess the cold water just gets rid of it completely, and the coffee is just helping me from getting stressed with the cravings. But water is doing it for me as well as the patch so far. If anyone has read the Allen Carr book with out smoking through it tell me what it is like thank you for reading and good look to everyone else.

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  • Hi there.

    I quit with NRT lozenges but ultimately all NRT does is gives you the courage to try.

    IMHO, nicotine addiction is what makes you want to smoke and its the associations that you build up, with enjoyment, stress, boredom etc that make it hard to quit.

    Re-educate yourself about your addiction and what to expect while quitting, have a browse through the links in my signature and you'll find it so much easier to quit.

    Stopping is one thing staying stopped is quite another, if you can see that by quitting you are not sacrificing anything then you are on the way to success, but if you have a constant feeling that you are depriving yourself then it makes it much harder.

    All the best

    Nic

  • Good for you...

    The health Scares should stop us. Our Minds say "Stop Doing This" but in fact the health scares make it harder. We Smoke when we are nervous. Tell a smokers that cigs are killings them, and the first thing we will do it like a cig.

    Allan Carr...

    I am reading Allan Carr's book. even thought i have not smoked in 38 days i was very interested in what he has to say.. I havent finnished yet.. but found some funny and true thoughts...

  • Good luck Mr and Mrs Watson, you've come to the right place to get you sorted with your addiction, keep strong:D

  • i used patches and inhaler the highest patches but i did smoke 25 to 30 a day now i dont use the inhaler only if i feel like im gonna crack but ive not used it for four days. i have been on one of the alan carr day courses but i only did a week which was good for me apparently if you keep reaing the alan carr book you do end up stopping smoking but i dont think it was for me but it has been proven to work for others and the day course thing was a real eye opener with hypnosis and if you start smoking you can go again for free but i never went back due to me being freaked out with the way that us smokers are actually brainwashed into buying sigs and that we are all sheep i felt unconfortable with the thought maybe because deep down i new it was true.:o

  • You are both doing the right thing,keep going.

  • Hi Randkwatson and fiance :D

    You have made one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your lives well done and welcome to the forum you will find plenty of help on hear read anything you can find the more you read the easier it will be as you say take it a day at a time and it will get easier I promise remember you have not lost anything and will gain such a lot

    Good Luck to you both

    Margaret

  • :)

    Good luck Mr and Mrs Watson, you've come to the right place to get you sorted with your addiction, keep strong:D

    Thank you so much.

  • i used patches and inhaler the highest patches but i did smoke 25 to 30 a day now i dont use the inhaler only if i feel like im gonna crack but ive not used it for four days. i have been on one of the alan carr day courses but i only did a week which was good for me apparently if you keep reaing the alan carr book you do end up stopping smoking but i dont think it was for me but it has been proven to work for others and the day course thing was a real eye opener with hypnosis and if you start smoking you can go again for free but i never went back due to me being freaked out with the way that us smokers are actually brainwashed into buying sigs and that we are all sheep i felt unconfortable with the thought maybe because deep down i new it was true.:o

    Hi, I have heard about the alan carr book and im going to pick a copy up tomorrow. I thought i know i can quit on my own but it will be good for an extra push to get rid of the cravings. But so far tea and coffee have been doing well. :)

  • Hi Randkwatson and fiance :D

    You have made one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your lives well done and welcome to the forum you will find plenty of help on hear read anything you can find the more you read the easier it will be as you say take it a day at a time and it will get easier I promise remember you have not lost anything and will gain such a lot

    Good Luck to you both

    Margaret

    Hi margaret well i am doing so well at the moment for stopping the ciggys and i am so happy to be able to not smell like smoke. I do need to get a copy of the allen carr book everyone says it works well. x

  • Hi Rand

    So glad yesterday went well for you the more you can read the easier it will be You can get alan carrs book on amazon if not in shops 2 sites I found very helpful are whyquit.com and wolfmang.com just click on the link you will find lots of others as well

    Good Luck

    Margaret

  • well done all of you

  • Hello Rand,

    You are doing superbly well - I am so proud of you.

    The allen carr book is supposed to really help out, but you are only supposed to smoke throughout if you haven't already given up. So don't be tempted to light-up.

    Keep posting......... you will do great.

    DM xx

  • Hi margaret well i am doing so well at the moment for stopping the ciggys and i am so happy to be able to not smell like smoke. I do need to get a copy of the allen carr book everyone says it works well. x

    Hi

    go to here!!!

    allencarr.com/central/artic...

    and download the free book.

    It contains most of the relevant info.

    Job Done!!!

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