The end of day 5!!

been a busy, happy and smoke free moog today. spent the afternoon visiting two no smoking day events (to do with work really) I got loads of freebies; a savings tin, stress ball, pens, stickers etc and a really nice red brolly. I had by Co2 levels tested and they have gone from 10 to 2 which I was very pleased about.

I also managed to get a new prescription for my gum as Im not sure the patches work for me.

i got some advice that made me think regarding nrt and would be interested to see what others think??

after feeling very proud that I had used minimal amounts of gum today and ditched the patches but I was told that nrt is kind of vital in the first few weeks as the cravings can be strong and you dont want to be tempted into smoking again.

i just said that I feel that I am learning to control the cravings and I think unless you can do that with or without nrt you are likely to start again.

I also said that I dont want to give up smoking and then have to give up the patches (if I continued to have them) and I want to use the gum if I really need it. I defo had too much nrt in the first couple of days and still have a sore throat. I think the fact that I dont like chewing gum kind of helps me.

what are peoples opinions on nrt and any experiences you have had?

keep going everyone and see you for hot chocolate tomorrow!!

actually ive no access to a pc tomorrow during the day so will post when I get home.

Keep up the hard work everyone and lets look forward to a smoke free tomorrow xxxx:)

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  • Hi Sam/Moog :D :D

    Don't know what that person was on about NRT not vital I used patches once years ago and smoked over them useless to me

    Your reply was right as when you stop using NRT you still have to get nicotine out of your system and have the craves bet they had never smoked

    You are better to do it the way that suits you best yes you may have some bad days but you know now that you can cope with them and anyone you have the patches & gum if you need them

    You just carry on doing it your way

    Hope this helps but it is just my opinion



    PS So glad you have been a happy and smoke free moog today HA HA :D

  • Hy moog

    Well done on your day 5 nearly threw the first week! I, a day behind you....... I,ve got to say i totally agree with marg everyone finds there own way of quitting and watever there comfortable with..... You seem to be doing well your way so stick with it... I,ve been on the patches and found i was ok til i got to my 9th wk and for watever reason i ended up smoking again..... So this time its ct for me..... You keep up the good work xx

    mandy :)

  • Woo hoo! Well done Moog. Everyone's different - for me I used an Inhalator once or twice a day till I decided just to go cold turkey, and 48 days later I'm still smoke-free.

    And nice to know you were at the No Smoking Day events with work - I was kinda involved in them in Lancashire too! Didn't get out to any of them but have been involved in the publicity side of things.

    It was one of the (many, many) reasons I decided to stop smoking - couldn't honestly hold my head up high and do my job while nipping round the corner for a crafty fag, coming back stinking to high heaven and feeling ultra guilty ;)

  • Well done, Moog! Everyone has to do what they feel comfortable doing with their quit but the problem with nrt is that at some point you have to wean off... and you will again get those cravings.... many on here have had success with, I hated the gum.... tried it ones, spat it out and had a smoke :eek: Everyone is different and I think psychology plays into that a lot... I wanted the crap out as quickly as possible so I was always against nrt.... hope that helps :) You are doing really well... hang in there and keep smiling! :)

  • Hi Moog,

    congrats on entering day 6 now. :D

    This is my experience with patches.

    I didn't come across this site until my 9th day. That evening I sat down and went through the web links that Marg had given to me and I was that inspired that I pulled my patch off. I found that I was only delaying the effects and that weather its 9 days or 9 weeks, I still have to go through withdrawals when I stop using the patch.

    So I said what the hell and pulled the patch off and said to myself I would rather go through nicotine withdrawal now when I am in the zone, rather that 9 weeks when maybe I feel that I depend on it and do you know its been the best decision I ever made.

    On day 17 now and feeling great :D

    As I said this is my own experience and my own opinion everyone is different.

    All the very best to you whatever you decide.



  • hi have just found this forum and think its great i am on day 16 using patches and inhalator doing ok up till now tried several times in the past but really determined this time the last time i tried was 5 year ago and after 11 weeks started smoking again but not this time really gonna do it .

  • Hi Nanna Carol :)

    Day 16 well done you

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off and Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    Best Wishes


  • Welcome

    Hi Nanna Carol,

    WOW 16 DAYS!!!!

    Well done and congrats on your quit!!!

    Wishing you all the very best & keep :D



  • Hi, moog, I agree with Marg, whatever works for you. Just keep in mind that you do have to quit the nrt's eventually. I have a friend who used the gum to help her quit and she became addicted to it. Chewed it for 10 years! CT has worked for me, but I think reading the links and others posts on this forum has helped me the most. Keep smiling!

    Quit: Jan 18, 2009

    Method: CT


  • Hi Nanna Carol,

    Well done on reaching day 16.

    You sound very positive,you can do it.

  • Brilliant Moog!! You have done so so well! And hello and well done to nana carol!! xx

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