Still here!

I shall make sure I put the commas in the right place this time. ;)

Thank you for all your kind words on my Day 2 post.

Now on Day 5 and feeling quite confident.

Obviously, we have the weekend to get through. Forgot to mention that my husband has also given up, he is very strong minded and is finding it alot easier than me. We arent going out this weekend and we arent going to have our normal wine quota.

For those who used the inhalator did you find you were not using as many capsules as they recommended? Only using 3-4 a day, not sure if this is a good thing or not.

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  • Hello backward dragon

    Glad to see you are still with us and fighting fit-well done you (and hubby)

    The inhalator-as long as you are not going over the stated dose it will be fine, i used gum myself for the first couple of months then replaced it with 'normal' gum as i didnt want to be addicted to NRTs' so use them in the early days then try and replace it with boiled sweets, or gum,mints ect xxxx:)

  • Hi Shabba

    Thank you for your reply.

    I would like to thank Graze.com this week for sending me goodies each day instead of me wasting the money on tobacco! Each time I receive a box it reminds me I have got through another day!! ha ha.

  • hi nogarD,,well done on 5 days,,you will get stronger ever day of your quit,you have gone past the 72 hour mark,,the only thing you will have to worry about is the mind games,,dont get over confident,stay aleart at all times,,you will make it ok,,,you just keep the faithh tony keep:D:D:

    N.O.M.P.

  • Hi nogarD, congratulations on day 5, you're doing great! The hardest part is pretty much over for you (and me, Day 5 too!)

    We have to try not to be too confident though, it's like driving a car, the over-confident ones are always the ones who have the most accidents.

    When we give up, it's never as easy as 3 days and then it's done.

    We will always be in a state of recovery, whether it's just a day, or a year later.

    No matter how proud we may be of having got through one or two days without smoking, don't get complacent in thinking that there's no way you would ever be tempted to start again. There are a million triggers that you haven't experienced in your new non-smoking life that may catch you off guard and could start you off again, some you know about, some you won't know until you get there. Always look towards the next big challenge, drinking for the first time since quitting, getting past the one week benchmark, 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months etc. Always remind yourself why you gave up and how nasty it was to be a smoker. Be proud when you've set these challenges in your head and accomplished them to help build back up the self esteem that smoking has eroded for all this time and to make it less likely you will ever fall victim to the deadly smoking habit again.

    Be strong!

    As for drinking, drinking lowers your inhibitions and with it your ability to rationally think about situations and react to them in the same way you would when you're sober. Try to control this one step at a time, limit yourself to a certain number of drinks and don't exceed that. Practise self control at all times, when you've gradually built the number of drinks up to your usual level and still feel strong, you've succeeded that challenge, but it will take time.

  • P.S The inhalator- Taking less of any potentially dangerous drug, if you feel you don't need it, has got to be more beneficial than taking it just for the sake of taking it.

  • Hi Nogard & Hubby :D

    Well done on 5 days quit great glad you feel so confident but as Tony say's remain vigilant those sneaky Nico demons are just waiting to pounce

    Just take it one day at a time you are almost at 1 week now, then set your next milestone when you get there set another and so on

    Win each battle and eventually we will all win the war

    Good Luck to you both

    Marg

  • I shall make sure I put the commas in the right place this time. ;)

    Thank you for all your kind words on my Day 2 post.

    Now on Day 5 and feeling quite confident.

    Obviously, we have the weekend to get through. Forgot to mention that my husband has also given up, he is very strong minded and is finding it alot easier than me. We arent going out this weekend and we arent going to have our normal wine quota.

    For those who used the inhalator did you find you were not using as many capsules as they recommended? Only using 3-4 a day, not sure if this is a good thing or not.

    three to four a day's OK - why go to max dose if you don't need to:)

    I've been using the inhalator too and have never needed to go past four of the caps a day. Sometimes can get away with one and just have the odd "puff" when I get a bad crave. Will look to ditch them at some point soon but I don't quite feel ready yet.

  • I would like to thank Graze.com this week for sending me goodies each day instead of me wasting the money on tobacco!

    Wow, what a great idea. :)

    Welcome and I hope you both are doing well in your quits using the inhalators.

  • nogard

    Day 7 for you both today one whole week. Well done to you both. Things should start to realy improve now. Have a good read of the links in some members posts you will fine they will help you a lot. xxxx

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