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How many survived Christmas and want to brag about it? Was hard for me but i made it. Whew! You?

Just thought id write a brag report for all who made it. I reeeally wanted a cig yesterday-no idea why- but made it through. Whew. Glad i can say that! Any ideas why Holiday was so hars to distract my brain. Has been over 12 weeks so no physical addiction posible, but it sure felt like it. Repeated psychological craves! Today has been better. Thank God!

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Brag away, it's an amazing achievement. Well done 😊😊😊 I survived my first Christmas in 20 years without a smoke and even had a few vodkas. So happy to still be a non smoker x

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Thank you. Well done you too! 35 years for me. Isn't this first a great feeling!

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It's been nearly two years for me and I still got the urge on a few occasions. I've been away on holiday over Christmas so that hasn't helped. Anyway, back to normal now. Well done for resisting Exsmo

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Thanks Nozmo, can hardly believe it. 2years sounds amazing! One day i plan on being able to say that. So appreciate you staying and helping all of us.

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You will, you got through a big milestone there; bodes well for the future. No problem sticking around, still need help myself sometimes.

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Hey Exsmo - well done for getting over Christmas smoke free, how is the weaning off the champix going?

It is perfectly normal to have these strong cravings at certain times in your journey and you will have more as you move along, below is a post I created before Christmas there worth a read if not already done so:

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

PS Did you get my private message?

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Thanks Roison. Am off Chantix a few days now. Haven't done message yet really like to see new badges, but will definitely be on here. You are so good at helping us!

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If you can reply to my message Exsmo as soon as you can as would like to get the ball rolling on this before the new year, thanks ;)

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I often get smug feeling.

smug away 😁 brag away,you've earnt it 😁

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Well done! Made it too, and it feels good!

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Well done you and you should brag you are doing amazing. Im really proud of you. I couldnt smoke if I wanted to. Been so ill. Spent the two days before xmas being sick. Still suffering with sinus and headache. Had no champix in my body since 23rd. So not taking it. I have my ecig when I get an urge. I do think its the missing you are feeling. Mine are not physical and I have only used the champix for 7 weeks. Was planning on using it longer but I dont feel like eating and its not a good pill to take on an empty stomach x

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Sorry you're feeling ill. Still, you made it thru smoke free. Take care and hope you're feeling better for New Year.

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Wow ive been off champix since 23rd too, Laura6. I think that may be part of your headache. As i was weaning off id get a back of head & neck ache on the 2days off. It did go away. How are you feeling now?

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I didnt mean to come off it but was being physically sick. Still got headache and neck ache.

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Wish you better and well done on coming off the Champix x

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I do too a bit. It's bearable tho. Hope you get well soon.

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Im with you Exsmo. Im on week 11 and the cravings are terrible. They truly havent gone completely away. Some days better than others. The anxiety is through the roof these past several days. Im guessing its the terrible 3's. I have cravings but still dont want to smoke.

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KathieO. Just read what i hope will help us both. HALT. Ask are you hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Then deal w that feeling it's probably triggering the crave. I still think drinking water helps alot too so there shoud be a thirsty in there. Well done on making it through.

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Hi exsmo,

Made it through Christmas but am really craving today! Pos cause the in laws have left today and I’ve returned to work, but am holding out although it would be very easy to pop to the shops. I’ve almost done 10 days cold turkey and don’t want to give up now! I think!!

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NOPE! Not one puff ever :) those 10 days were too hatd won eh? Well done you! Keep up the great work. You are worth it!

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Thanks exmo, youre right I don’t want to go back to day one, I do find reading on this site helps to reaffirm why you are doing it so will keep reading too!

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Indeed! Also whyquit.com has good things to read too. Is so helpful having this community. Woke at 2:30am & was going to get on here, but NO. There was a gloch in my phone service so i had to call english as a second language customer service that had a 5 second delay for them to hear. 30 minutes later and very loud indian music while on hold to wake whole house & i was more than ready for a pack of cigs. Payment made 2days ago they had put on reserve was the outcome😒. Needless to say at 3:30am I NEEDED this site! Thank you all for helping me stay smoke free.

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Glad you’re phone is working now! 😁

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Congrats to all! I'm sorry I didn't read the entire thread so excuse me if I'm jumping in on something. Just very happy to report I am smoke free still and that you all are right here with me. Thank you all.

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Good to hear from you Laureenc and that you got over Christmas smoke free, well done!!

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Thank you. I wanted to check in that I'm still keeping strong and that I do come on here often to check in on everyone. I've just not had a whole lot of time to respond as much as I'd like to, but sometimes that's not a bad thing. Lol. Have a great day dear.

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All right Laureenc! Way to go. Very proud of us! It's getting easier to say/feel that w/out fearing i'll go back out of misplaced arrogance that am no longer a nic addict. So grateful for this site, you all going through it with me. Knowledge may be power, but pair it with understanding and emcouragement and its hard to fear anything! Am proud of us all. This was a tough hurdle and we aced it. :)

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