Day 1

Hi All

This is my first day at giving up the weed. I have smoked for 40 years and have to give up !! I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in June and have been attempting to cut down since then, but it doesnt work does it. Did the Easyway clinic, didnt commit that day but it made a lot of sense so bought the audio cd and have been listening to that a lot. Decided last night that I was smoking my last cigarette and am say here craving badly but will not give in to that nicotine worm I hope !!!!!

Any support will be welcome and gratefully received.

deerizla:

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  • Hi

    Welcome and good luck with the quit. Happy that you've found us here, so keep posting and we'll all try to be as helpful as possible.

    First of all, well done on the decision to quit. It's not easy but it is possible.

    You sound like you're going 'cold turkey' which I can't say much about but I'm sure others who have been down that route will be along soon to offer advice.

    I quit using Champix, the drug which takes the edge of the cravings. It worked for me, but it does have some side-effects and doesn't suit everyone.

    Only advice I can give at this stage is to learn as much about the addiction to nicotine as you can. It really helped me to understand what was happening and why I'd smoked for years.

    And think positive, everyone is here to help.

    Good luck

    Keep posting

    Sue

  • Hi Deerizla

    Well done on the big decision. I've smoked for 40 years and I'm into my third day without the weed, and trust me, if I can do it, anyone can. I'm on Champix – but I'm convinced that this site is playing a major part in getting me through.

    I've spent a lot of time on here the last few days and these people really understand what you're going through in a way that a never-smoker or current smoker cant because they haven't been where you are now.

    You've already made the tough choice, so good luck on quitting and keep posting to let people know how you're doing.

    Dave

  • Hi All

    This is my first day at giving up the weed. I have smoked for 40 years and have to give up !! I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in June and have been attempting to cut down since then, but it doesnt work does it. Did the Easyway clinic, didnt commit that day but it made a lot of sense so bought the audio cd and have been listening to that a lot. Decided last night that I was smoking my last cigarette and am say here craving badly but will not give in to that nicotine worm I hope !!!!!

    Any support will be welcome and gratefully received.

    deerizla:

    Hi derrizla

    Think you've chosen the best method, as you'll see from my cig I tried many different methods, in the end getting rid of the nicotine worked for me and i hope it does for you too.

    Advice, read read read, become prepared, keep busy and have lots of little things to do. Have lots of good and bad food available and go for a walk, you'll be feeling a bit foggy, it the oxygen levels in your brain, your not use to it.

    Most of all if you feel like your going to break just hold still it will go away, it's just the drug trying to drag you back, don't give in.

    MAH

  • Welcome and well done for your commitment to stop smoking.

    I too have a nasty disease so understand what it is like to have to give up rather than make the decision to no longer smoke. Having said this I have done it and it wasn't nearly as difficult as the thought was.

    You have done quite a lot of preparation but keep reading and watching your cd, we have also got some good info in our signatures about the addiction to nicotine, it really helps us to understand what is happening to us, the reasons we smoked and best of all getting rid of the rubbish we believed about smoking.

    Wishing you every success with your quit.

    Jackie

  • fantastic !!!

    Remember to celebrate yr acheivements each day. supporting yr goal emotionlly and physically really helps even (especially) if it makes u feel silly. Laughing is the best cure.:D

    Jump around and dance celebrating each morning to a favourite song that has high energy. This will also anchor this song to the feeling of success.

    Remeber its the mind that causes most problems with quitting.

    I congratulate u !!!!!

  • congratulations on quitting. I stopped cold turkey after 33 years. I had tried to stop other times but finally just quit. It was hard. Stay the course and stick to your guns. We are here for you.

  • Hi Deerizla

    Hope you are having a good smoke free day so far. I am only one week quit today so fairly new at this particular quit. After 3 days I did notice a slight difference in cravings and I began to get used to getting up in the morning without thinking about a cigarette. I did have to change rooms to have my morning cuppa in though but that is no big deal.

    I have read the Easy way to quit book before and have to say it is very motivating and really makes you think. [I shall have to dig it out and have another read]

    So far this week I have been sucking on boiled sweets, have been drinking loads more water [diluted with lemon juice] and have used a relaxation CD three times. I was feeling a bit restless earlier on today so went out in the garden doing a bit of weeding just for half an hour, which took the craving away.

    I suppose it's finding something that will relax you and just see you through a short period of craving just to get used to doing things without having a ciggie.

    My mum gave up smoking 10 years ago. She is now 73 years old and enjoys a good healthy life, so it's never too late, and that's what I keep telling myself.

    stay strong and celebrate your freedom each day.

    Jasmine:)

  • Hi All

    This is my first day at giving up the weed. I have smoked for 40 years and have to give up !! I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in June and have been attempting to cut down since then, but it doesnt work does it. Did the Easyway clinic, didnt commit that day but it made a lot of sense so bought the audio cd and have been listening to that a lot. Decided last night that I was smoking my last cigarette and am say here craving badly but will not give in to that nicotine worm I hope !!!!!

    Any support will be welcome and gratefully received.

    deerizla:

    Hi Deerila :)

    Well done on the decision to stop smoking but sorry to hear of what foreced the decision just now

    No cutting down doesn't work for many smokers Also sorry you're craving badly on day 1 drinking waterwill help with the craves [yes I know it sounds daft but it does help] as will keeping busy

    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 sympathising 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 found 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

  • 5 weeks today

    I stumbled across a something that has stopped my cravings completely. I've always had it tough in the past when i gave up smoking. I'm using an antioxidant drink with an ORAC of over 7000 per ounce.

    I don't know why its working so well, i just know that it is.:eek:

    Also deep breathin excercises and alot of jumping around to keep the blood pumping.

    Water is excellent too.

    I feel so awesome. I'm on 5 weeks today !!!:)

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