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Day 14 and struggling.

Hi all,

I have made it through to day fourteen. I am not going to make this; I have been out again, as I always do and made it through the evening. But these last couple of day have been dreadful; I actually had a cigarette in my hand.

I know unless this craving, the wanting to have a cig, stops soon, I will fail. I thought the cravings would go away, but they haven’t, they seem to be getting stronger and stronger. If it does not go away soon, I know I will crack and start again.

Regards stateofgrace

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I know how you feel because I felt the exact same..... Cried, got mad, depressed, and prepared everyone that I was going to start again if this didn't change soon..... and then one day it did. For me it was day 28.... different for everyone but it was that day for me when it became easier and actually doable..... so you are pretty close, no? Still want a smoke at times but at this point it only is a thought and that's all..... hang in there and you will start to feel calmer soon. Make sure you read up on all those sites that others post..... here is one I like..... quitsmokingonline.com/ good luck to you..... You can do this!

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state of grace

fight the urge as it will get easier i had a rough time around day 9 & 10 but it got easier as they say one day at a time, i am on day 19 now and still have the odd craving but it so much easier than this time last week.

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Doing Great

Hey , Come on Stateofgrace U can do this, 14 days is a massive acheivement, You have got through the worst bit, stick at it and u wont regret it....Kaz ;)

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Hi all,

I have made it through to day fourteen. I am not going to make this; I have been out again, as I always do and made it through the evening. But these last couple of day have been dreadful; I actually had a cigarette in my hand.

I know unless this craving, the wanting to have a cig, stops soon, I will fail. I thought the cravings would go away, but they haven’t, they seem to be getting stronger and stronger. If it does not go away soon, I know I will crack and start again.

Regards stateofgrace

Hi StateofGrace :)

You've reached day 14 that's 2 weeks done already do you really want to have to do it all over again at some point???? no thought not, but that's exactly what will happen if you give in now

I'm really sorry the last couple of days have been so herd for you and although you had a fag in your hand you didn't light it WHY??

Those craves will get easier Promise and very soon now, Please do some more reading both the posts and the links in a lot of the signatures they really will help you and yes I know you've probably already read a lot of them no matter read them again and again they will give you the strength to carry on with this fight we're all battling with

Love

Marg xxxxxxxx

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Hi Statofgrace, first congratulations! - 14 days as a non smoker is fantastic!!!!

It is very hard when the thought/craves for a cig seem to get worse rather than better, but what i found at the hardest times worked for me were, first i would come on here and post and wait for replys, then if i still felt it was too hard i would sit on my own and try to feel - rearly feel what the craving was, i know this sounds daft but just to stop and think - where can i feel? what can i feel?, and most of the time it wasnt actually anything i could physically feel, more of an emotion - be it anger, sadness, guilt, boredom or just feeling rearly low/down, then i would let these feelings out and try to change them by dealing with the emotion. I realised that i had always dealt with everything with a cig and i had to larn to deal with life without that, and i am still learning to do that.

please dont give in, you can do it, you are doing it! you are doing bloody fantastic!!!!!

take care, x

tracy21

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Hi Stateofgrace

COngratulations on becoming smoke free for 2 weeks! thats really good going and im sure you wont want to go through it again...EVER..! So keep going and get on top of the pangs. You can do it and you are! you are beating this addiction and you are BETTER than IT ! - there are millions of non smokers in the world...and you are one of them now! well done

Nath

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Hi Stateofgrace,

Two weeks quit is excellent. And you deserve all credit for that because it is you that got to two weeks without cracking.

BUT... It'll all be for nothing if you give up on your quit. Then, as others have already said, you'll have to get through this two weeks again.

Use the fact that you have already achieved so much to spur you on. I can't tell you exactly when, every quit is different, but those craves will reduce. Both in frequency and intensity. It DOES get easier. Stick with it and you will find that out.

Stay strong.

Deke

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Hi Stateofgrace,

2 weeks is fab so don't give in now, I ate sunflower seeds the first 2 weeks of my quite..... all day every day...... and I swear they helped ease the cravings.

I honestly never thought I'd get this far but I have and so can you, don't give in now you're doing GREAT.......:) XX

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Sending positive vibes your way Stateofgrace - You are EVERYTHING

nicotine is NOTHING

I am on day 14 and am having a bit of a struggle myself. It's summer yet my body has gone into shutdown mode and i am sleeping the days away, and when i do wake all i want is a cigarette.

But by reading the posts here, and clicking on the links, going for walks and taking lungfuls of fresh air etc you can get through this

Remember.....You are EVERYTHING

nicotine is NOTHING

Peace and Light

Ian

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Hi StateofGrace :D

I hope made it through and are feeling better today big hug on it's way

Love

Marg xxxxxxxx

Hi Chrissie :D

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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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

Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

Best Wishes

Marg xxxxxxxx

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* Why did I quit smoking?

* How long did I smoke?

* How long have I been smoke free?

* How long do I think it should take to be free of this habit?

* If I go back to smoking, will I want to quit again?

* How long will it be before I do? Weeks...months...years? When illness strikes?

* Will quitting be any easier next time around?

* What do I think smoking will do for me?(benefits??)

* Is it worth giving up what I've worked so hard to do?

I found these questions online yesterday and saved them in an emergency file for when my brain trys to get me to smoke again. Answer them honestly and in length and the idea is that it re-affirms your quit. Hope you've hung in there. Take care.

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Hi everybody,

Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply and give me words of encouragement to get though this tough period. I was in that much for a muddle on Saturday that I even forgot what day I was on.

Anyway I have made through day 14, which was today and things have settled down. I think I was having one of those freaky moments when all I could think of was having a cigarette.

I feel a lot stronger now and tomorrow is start of week three, boy, I am looking to get into my third week, smoke free. I would never have thought I could have got this far.

Once again thank you all very much for your words, they did help me get through this tough period.

Many thanks stateofgrace.

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Hi Grace :D

I'm so pleased you're feeling better today big hug for you and you sound much more positive today

Love

Marg xxxxxxxxx

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