Hi to everyone,
This is my first post. I smoked for almost 30 years and did stop once about 10 years ago.
I'm on my 17th day now and feeling great! I still reach for a smoke here and there out of habit but I'm doing great as far as the cravings go.
I started with the 21 mg patch but only wore it for 13 days and then switched to the 14 mg from there.
I read to not keep any smokes or lighter around in case of temptation but what I have found that has helped me is to carry a smoke around without a lighter. The habit of holding or putting a smoke in my mouth has been the hardest thing to overcome.
I have not once even considered lighting the smoke and I now find myself carrying it less everyday without thinking as much about it.
I drink coffee and beer and I'm surprised how well I've done considering. The mornings are not as bad as I thought they would be. The evenings can be tough and after eating. Ichew gum instead of lighting up and it really seems to help.
Sorry for the long post but what can I say, I'm proud of myself!!