3rd time lucky

Hi all,

I wanted to join a place where I could feel encouraged to keep up not smoking as even though I feel really motivated now I know there will most probably be a few times where I crave and feel like giving in - it happened last time I tried to quit but I feel different this time, I know that I really want to quit and have been waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the damage I am doing to my body - It is just not worth the stress I am going through when I do smoke - I can't wait to feel healthier and smell things more clearly and taste again! My boyfriend is there for me but i wanted to feel that I could share with fellow quitters and have a good old rant instead of sparking up when i feel the urge!

Jess

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  • Best of luck Jess. Keep in touch about it all. Bad communication is better than no communication, but you're going to succeed if you put your mind to it.

    What method are you using as a matter of interest ?

  • I am using the method of cold turkey! well - i am replacing ever craving I have with a herbal tea and it seems to be working so far - just get a bit unsettled at times. I find my concentration is not as good but hopefully this will change as time goes on. Any tips on helping giving up without resorting to nicotine would be most helpful! :)

  • I am using the method of cold turkey! well - i am replacing ever craving I have with a herbal tea and it seems to be working so far - just get a bit unsettled at times. I find my concentration is not as good but hopefully this will change as time goes on. Any tips on helping giving up without resorting to nicotine would be most helpful! :)

    Wow.....fair play to you for hitting the cold turkey road ! I can't say I have much advice to give on this method as I've failed miserably every time I've tried.

    I'm on Champix and they're working amazingly for me.

  • Hi Jess :D

    Well done on the decision to stop smoking a huge step for most of us

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    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

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

    whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    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

    Love

    Marg

  • Hi and welcome, i am ct too, day 34 for me. Advice, well i would suggest you do loads of reading from the links in the sigs it will help you keep up your pma. The first few days/week are by far the hardest to get through, i managed day 3 by counting the hours till i could go to bed:eek: but on day 4 i felt very proud.

    So be prepared for some rocky moments and when you get past them, treat yourself, bath, new pair of shoes, time on wii, whatever it is make sure you reward yourself.

    come here a lot and post, post, post, whether it is to say you are having a good day or a bad day.

    Good luck and let us know how your getting on.

  • Wow I feel so much more positive already and it is great to hear form a fellow CT too Bev, you're very encouraging. I will def come and post post and check out those links

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