Thank you

Hi - I only joined today but have reached day 21!! I have been reading all the posts on the forums since day 1. You have all been an inspiration and helped so much to get me this far. Using lozenges and have patches as a back-up (used 2 of those so far). Have given up so many times in the past but this time it feels different. I`m sure some of that is due to all the support you lot have (unknowingly) given me. Thank you.

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  • Welcome Clipclop

    So glad that this forum has helped you along the way to give up! As you are no doubt aware the support on here is fantastic!:D

    Good Luck x

  • Hi Clipclop and welcome :)

    I'm glad this place has helped you already, it's amazing and know I wouldn't still be smoke-free without it, the people here have really made the difference this time!!

    Day 21 is fab, so a huge well done and it's great you're not needing that much NRT as well - it's mostly a mind thing and it sounds like you're really ready to make your quit stick this time :D

  • Mind over Matter

    Thanks Gemma-Lou. During the last 40 odd years I have had tried hypnosis, CT, patches, fake cigs - anything and everything. Nothing ever worked and I think it was mindset - the deprivation thing. This time I read and read until I got myself into the right frame of mind. This time I DECIDED I did not want to smoke any more. I have made a choice. It has (so far!!) been unbelieveably easy compared to previous times. I have had withdrawal - tired beyond beleif the first week - so I slept whenever and wherever I could! Nightmares - (interesting & scary - where does that stuff come from!!), mouth ulcers (all gone now), Nicodemons on my shoulder ( knocked them off). But THIS time I have felt really calm. All these things are GOOD - it means its working.

  • Thanks Gemma-Lou. During the last 40 odd years I have had tried hypnosis, CT, patches, fake cigs - anything and everything. Nothing ever worked and I think it was mindset - the deprivation thing. This time I read and read until I got myself into the right frame of mind. This time I DECIDED I did not want to smoke any more. I have made a choice. It has (so far!!) been unbelieveably easy compared to previous times. I have had withdrawal - tired beyond beleif the first week - so I slept whenever and wherever I could! Nightmares - (interesting & scary - where does that stuff come from!!), mouth ulcers (all gone now), Nicodemons on my shoulder ( knocked them off). But THIS time I have felt really calm. All these things are GOOD - it means its working.

    You're right!! :)

    Used to be a bit of a serial quitter too, but not because I wanted to stop - because either I thought I should or 'cos I was nagged into it, still enjoyed smoking so it was doomed from the start really. This time is totally different and it is a mindset thing!!

    Am sure this is going to be the quit for you as well :D

  • Congrats, I too was a serial quitter until now. Just having your head in the right place makes a world of difference :D

  • Congrats, I too was a serial quitter until now. Just having your head in the right place makes a world of difference :D

    I like this too:). Well said:)

    Fi x

  • Welcome clipclop

    Well done clipclop, you DECIDED to quit that is the difference this time as you have said.....the right mindset.:)

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