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Slowly creeping to two months!

Hello everyone I hope you're keeping up the fight. KEEP KICKING...

I am slowly reaching my second month smoke free and the cravings are getting hard. I will never go back not even if you paid me. I am still having smoking in dreams. They ate getting a tad bit annoying.

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Hey Nicole, great to read an update from you. Over 50 days is a great achievement, well done!

You are now in the thick of the mental battle as your brain is working very hard to re-wire after the severe damage from smoking. That is why the cravings are tough at the moment, but hang in there, for every day you progress from now on, it will be easier. It will settle down soon, I promise... :)

With regards the smoking dreams, I had them on a weekly basis up to maybe 4 months, now maybe once a month.

Hidden posted recently the reasoning behind them as below:

"Smoking dream's are a good thing. Basically, you have tiny hairs on your lungs called "cilia". As they regenerate and clear all the tar out. They will hit the nerve a system that deals with taste and smell. If you are asleep when this happens it will bring up a vivid dream"

Wishing you strength, keep going :)

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Hi Nicole, your addiction know's it is losing the battle to get you smoking again, so it is waging an all out assault to try and win you back - don't let it win! Keep battling through these craves - they will stop eventually and you won't believe how easy this quitting thing becomes. Stay strong, keep climbing the rope.

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Hello Nicole! Thanks for posting, it's good to know that you're still going strong. Have the cravings resurfaced again or have you had them continuously along the way? Either way, you will probably find that they fade. I'm still getting some at five months, they're just much easier to deal with, and not dwell upon.

You're doing great! 😀

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Resurfaced

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If you get over this batch they will become less frequent and milder...honestly!

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Nicole....You are getting there soon....everything gets better as time passes...I know it is difficult now and the demon is now frantically trying to win you back because he knows he is rapidly losing you....Well done and congrats for keeping kicking !!!!~!

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Hey Miscy ..Sorry you did summarize it perfectly.. I replied before reading all the replies ...OK great minds thinks alike and ....fools never differ !!!

Luckily we thought alike....!!!!!

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That's OK Hercu I quite often realise I've posted the same thing as someone else. Now ... are you saying I have a great mind or I'm a fool? :o :D

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Great mind of course Miscy....!!!!

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It's nicodemon getting frightened your killing him off, he will soon stop trying to win you back. Hang on in there your doing great

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Well done on reaching 2 months. It seems some battle but you have came so far. Keep fighting that dirty demon that costs a fortune

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Nicole, fantastic that you have come so far and achieved so much. I am only a little way in front of you on our quit journeys and it definitely does get easier. I have the odd dream and the odd crave (although to be honest it isn't really even a crave just a memory being triggered that it might be nice to have one which is quite easy to ignore) but overall I don't think about it very much. I have no doubt that you will keep strong - you seem to have the right mind-set :)

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NicoleWard25

I'm heading towards two months myself, and I understand what you're going through.

When the cravings attack I tell myself I have three options:

1. Start smoking again. I may end up being a little disappointed in myself, but I can deal with that. And if any of my family or friends are a bit disappointed, well they'll get over it. I can quit another time. And even if I don't, I've got a full 50% chance of not dying from smoking.

2. Just take a break from the quit! Go to the pub, reward myself with a couple of pints and a freshly-opened packet of cigarettes, and then resume the quit tomorrow morning... And if the following days turn out to be a bit tougher than expected, well I'll reward myself with a weekly break from the quit. Or maybe just evenings.

3. Believe in everyone on this board who are 6, 9 or 12 months, or longer, into their quit, and who say that you have just got to keep going for at least three months before the brain has finished its rewiring, and you start really feeling "normal" again. And however unlikely that may seem after I'm a couple of months into my quit and still have occasional, maddening cravings to smoke, I know it is true. And having come this far, I can just about see the light at the end of tunnel and I really, really want to get there.

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Excellent reply BestWayIsColdTurkey

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How are feeling today Nicole?

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I salute you :)

Good luck on the rest of your journey

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