Day 11 and feeling good

Stopped 11 days ago, the first 5 days with patches and gum and after thinking about what I was doin I decided the best idea was to get all traces of nicotine out of my system asap, I would put a patch on and wait to feel it, the same with the gum. If I didn't have my patch or gum I would panic, this in my my opinion is the problem when we start to panic. We don't make normal decisions and the thought process is rushed and we don't give our minds time to relax when something stresses us. The last do I was using patches I had run out and got into a big argument over something small like there bein no milk, I know silly but that's the nicotine making me stress. I rushed out out to the chemist to buy my next box of patches (£20 rip off). Got home and fell asleep without putting one on. I had my last gum 5 days ago at 6 o'clock at night. The next few days were very hard my chest felt really bad and I had a cough that would hurt, I read that nicotine would leave the system in 48 hours so I set my clock and counted down hoping that I would then be normal and normal and not feel like I wanted to kill anyone that talked to me. I now feel great and strong towards the future without nicotine. You have to go through he'll to get to heaven. If you use something that keeps nicotine in your system then you can never reach heaven. Good luck everyone.

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  • I'm not saying NRT is bad just that for me the thought of stopping smoking and then worrying about stopping the patches and then the gum didn't seem the way to go. Nicotine takes 48 hours min and 72 hours max to leave the body if you want it enough and remember that you are goin to feel bad because you are a drug addict then you can struggle through, the pride you will feel for goin through a bad few days will be the reason you stop for good. Good luck which ever option you decide.

  • I'm not saying NRT is bad just that for me the thought of stopping smoking and then worrying about stopping the patches and then the gum didn't seem the way to go. Nicotine takes 48 hours min and 72 hours max to leave the body if you want it enough and remember that you are goin to feel bad because you are a drug addict then you can struggle through, the pride you will feel for goin through a bad few days will be the reason you stop for good. Good luck which ever option you decide.

    Hi Simon

    Good for you going CT and many congrats on getting so far! Brilliant stuff. :D

    I sure you didn't mean it this way, but your post does read as a little bit smug and a bit of a downer on those people who choose to use zyban/Champix/NRT.

    Trust me it is hard whichever way you go. We are all different and all have different lives, situations and different bodies that react different ways. Frankly if swinging off chandaliers and eating live frogs gets you off the fags, then that's the way to go.

    Having said that well done for getting so far, wonderful stuff. bBt please think about the effect you might have on others when you post. X:o

  • I'm really not trying to sound smug. Im just saying that the mind can be a very strong thing when your goal is clear. This isn't the first addiction I have had and I think to stop an addiction so strong is more changing the mind than replacing the way you feed the substance. 5 years clean of heroin cold turkey

  • Wow, Simon, you clearly do know what it is to fight an addiction.

    Great that you've got this far. And I'm sure you don't need telling, but the habit is a bigger battle than the nicotene when you quit, so stay on your guard!

    As Diving said, each to their own. But it's great that CT is working so well for you. Congratulations.

    H

  • I'm really not trying to sound smug. Im just saying that the mind can be a very strong thing when your goal is clear. This isn't the first addiction I have had and I think to stop an addiction so strong is more changing the mind than replacing the way you feed the substance. 5 years clean of heroin cold turkey

    Feeling a bit humbled. :o

    Well done on both. :)

  • Morning All

    Hope you are all ok?

    Welcome Simon glad to hear your quit is going well and you are feeling great. It is important to realise that there are all sorts of people on this site, from all around the world so there are bound to be differences of opinion.

    We all need to be aware of inflamatory remarks that might upset other users.

    That said hows your head Karri? :eek:

  • You must use everything at hand to beat your problem. The way I cope isn't for everyone but the way some others cope isn't for me. I'm not trying to be some expert on addictions but when the NRT and other substitutes are no longer needed you only have your mind to keep you going. Sorry if I have upset anyone I don't mean to. Would like to hear everyones progress over the next coming weeks

  • You must use everything at hand to beat your problem. The way I cope isn't for everyone but the way some others cope isn't for me. I'm not trying to be some expert on addictions but when the NRT and other substitutes are no longer needed you only have your mind to keep you going. Sorry if I have upset anyone I don't mean to. Would like to hear everyones progress over the next coming weeks

    Alls well Simon, indeed I am sure we would all like to hear about your progress, keep up the good work!! :D

  • Karri have you stopped smoking?

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