a week today!!

Hi Just joined the forum after little sucess using the Nicorette website. Quit on Friday 26th June , 4.30 pm was my last ciggie.:D

Started using Microtabs along with smoking for 4 days, set my quit date, but ended up stopping before this was reached!! Found they really worked, get the same effect as smoking several fags at once!!

Reasons for quitting were.

Unable to run for more than a few steps without getting out of breath.

what a waste of money!!

Got to the point that i did not crave it, just smoked cos i always had.

Scuba diving course next year, need to a good swimmer, cant do more than a length wittout panting!!

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  • well done

    aww brilliant - youve done a whole week how proud you should feel. This forum is ace .. i also had a look at nicorette website, bit boring. hopefully see you more on here - keep going & keep happy

  • Well done Tiamaria, on your ninth day today then. Got the first week over, it will fly by now. You will have your ups and downs while in the early days of quitting, but, the good times will far outweigh the bad. Keep posting, let us know how you're getting on, we don't bite (most of us anyway). And good luck with your swimming (from someone who can't swim a stroke). David

  • Hi Tiamaria,

    Well done on your decision to quit and welcome to this forum which is the best, I can honestly say that I wouldn't have got through the bad times without it, so read everything on here and post often. big hugs xx

  • Is it really this easy?

    Hi Everyone, first thanks for the kind words of welcome and the encouragment i have received from you all. I must say that i am really surprised at myself, it has been 10 days now, and i dont seem to really miss it at all.:confused:

    Can it really be this easy?? I am still absently reaching for a ciggie, but not through a craving more through just habit of reaching for one.

    Now have a really sore throat and start of a cold, is this normal when you give up??

  • Hi Everyone, first thanks for the kind words of welcome and the encouragment i have received from you all. I must say that i am really surprised at myself, it has been 10 days now, and i dont seem to really miss it at all.:confused:

    Can it really be this easy?? I am still absently reaching for a ciggie, but not through a craving more through just habit of reaching for one.

    Now have a really sore throat and start of a cold, is this normal when you give up??

    Hi Tiamaria,

    I don't know if a sore throat is the norm but it certainly happened to me at the two weekish mark. My throat just dried up to the point I could hardly speak. It was sore to swallow and just generally very painful. I did read that this was due to the cells at the back of my throat starting to regenerate and along with the taste buds in my mouth. I can say now though that my throat is a lot better and my month is a lot better, the smokers tongue (the horrible coating) I had for years as gone and I now have a nice new pink tongue.

    You are also right about the unguarded moments. I found at first walking outside would trigger a craving simply because we rarely smoked inside and when I smoked it was generally in the garden. I have found, incredibly that I now no longer drink coffee (the last cup I had was three weeks ago). This was another trigger moment, have cuppa coffee, light up. I don't know whether it is just a side effect of giving up smoking but I really don't bother with coffee now and prefer a cuppa tea.

    Anyway good luck with the quit, you can do this, I smoked for thirty years and did it and please believe me I have the will power of gnat when it comes to things like this.

    Best of luck, Stateofgrace

  • Well done for you!!

    A damn good reason to quit and as a matter of fact, all reason are good to kick the habit!.

    I have noticed that people who have quit smoking become so much more active, not just with sport but anything else, it seems to be that we gain time and energy! what a fantastic thing and once again, another reason to quit!.

    Mimi

  • Hi TiaMaria: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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