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Anna_maggs96
Anna_maggs96
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Hi,

I haven't posted on here in 8 months, since my last failed attempt at quitting. But I'm trying Again my quit date this time was the 14th of January, so step by step day by day...

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mushen
mushenValued Contributor

Go for it!

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Tryingtobeok
Tryingtobeok6 Months Smoke Free

Awesome! Congratulations on your quit! Please stay busy, and try your best to keep your mind off of cigarettes. You’re doing great!

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Tryingtobeok

Welcome to our community Tryingtobeok - have you stopped smoking, if so, how are you getting on?

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Anna_maggs96

Hi RoisinO1 yes i gave Up on monday, and I'm doing good, have bad cravings from time to time and blimming vivid dreams/nightmares but good so far, staying strong

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Anna_maggs96

Are you going cold turkey or using an NRT aid to help Anna_maggs96 ? Sleep disruption is a common nicotine withdrawal, the vivid dreams/nightmares more so a side effect of champix.

Below pinned post is worth a read if not already done so:

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

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Anna_maggs96

No, I'm doing It cold turkey as I have everytime and i always have vivid dreams

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Tryingtobeok
Tryingtobeok6 Months Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

I quit oct 21st 2018 but still struggling with some anxiety and depression. Any advice helps.

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Tryingtobeok

Ah well done Tryingtobeok on over 50 days smoke free now, congrats!

Yeah the anxiety and depression can be a common nicotine withdrawal - there are a few things to help with this, short term until things settle down with your mind and body rewiring, repairing and recovering - avoid alcohol and caffeine as can big time trigger these off. Sugary foods too unfortunately :( Drink loads and loads of water, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Bit of a walk every day to clear the head. Also, take time out for yourself....

A visit to your local health food shop may be worthwhile too for herbal and vitamin supplements to help too. But if you feel as though it is getting worse or overwhelming, head to your doctor immediately.

Maybe create an introductory post to share your story and struggles to more help, advice and suggestions from our members here :)

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Tryingtobeok
Tryingtobeok6 Months Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Thank you Roisin I will do that!

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Tryingtobeok

3 months smoke free now Tryingtobeok - congratulations, how are you getting on?

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Tryingtobeok
Tryingtobeok6 Months Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

It’s been a tough journey.. but here I am, smoke free.. I just hope I feel like me again.

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Tryingtobeok

They say its takes until the 6 month mark to feel some sort of normality back again, you're getting there Tryingtobeok , stay strong, you are doing great :)

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Good to hear from you Anna_maggs96 - its great you are not giving up on stopping, learn from previous attempts, read up as much as you can here and elsewhere and post especially if struggling, we are here to help ;)

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AliKaz

Hi Anna, I quit last year for 6-7 months with Champix. And went to bali on Holiday inn december and started smoking again. It was dumb. I will have to quit again very soon. It’s easy to relapse since it was the first time I ever quit. All the best with ur quit.

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to AliKaz

Sorry to read AliKaz , hope to see you back on the horse very soon.....

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Frostytime
Frostytime1 Week Smoke Free

Hi Anna! That’s fantastic and can totally resonate! I gave up to, 5 months ago, then stopped and started and have now stopped again on the 11 January, you’ve got this!!! Enjoy your non smoking life! Sending you loads of positive energy for your quit!

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Frostytime

Ah Frostytime - good to hear from you but sorry to read of your relapse, great to have you back on the horse, learn from your previous attempts and stay close to us :)

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Frostytime
Frostytime1 Week Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Have learnt so much about myself and previous attempts! Embracing the insomnia this time not fighting it and being very gentle to myself, I have a deep knowing my time is right! Thank you for your kind words! Nice to see your name pop up! 1 week today, cold turkey! I’ll keep you close! 💛

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gggg123
gggg1237 Years Smoke Free

I feel I could smoke every day and I've been quit nearly 8 years, the truth is you just don't give in to the want

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BillPNH
BillPNH100 Days Smoke Free

You can do this!!!!!!!!!! I'm on day 48. Keep up with me! :) :) :)

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to BillPNH

Welcome BillPNH - congratulations on 48 days smoke free! Well done! Are you going cold turkey or using some form of NRT?

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BillPNH
BillPNH100 Days Smoke Free
in reply to RoisinO1

Cold Turkey 😁, easier for me to not smoke when it's cold out.

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to BillPNH

I stopped cold turkey too over 3 years ago and never looked back :D

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Sparkle11
Sparkle112 Years Smoke Free

Well done 👍🏼

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Sparkle11

Hey Sparkle11 - happy new year to you, hope you are keeping well?

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Sparkle11
Sparkle112 Years Smoke Free

Hi Roisin. I’m doing great thanks. I remember you came to Italy. Hope you had a fab time 😀

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Sparkle11

Hey Sparkle11 - we did indeed go to Italy in August last year, to our favourite place, Rome :)

It was our fourth time there and still as special as the first time we went there on honeymoon. The only downside, like you mentioned was that the heat was unbearable, one of the days, it was 35 degrees :O 8-) It was in the middle of that heatwave all of Europe was going through, including us in Ireland :O

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