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Day 55 for me and the crying has returned. When is this going to be manageable for me ??? I do have a Drs appt tomorrow to get something to help with not sleeping. I am moving this weekend and trying to work 10 hours a day everyday, Im pretty sure alot if this is just the normal stress I have but I was smoking before .......so yeah. Anyone else had this problem ?

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It sounds likes it’s a stress reliever to me. Yes we smoked to deal with it. Maybe ask the doctor about the emotions your feeling. Your body is still going through the adjustment of the cigarette withdrawal. It will all be good 😊

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Im hanging in there. Thank you so much

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It’s tough. But it will get better

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In my opinion Queen you are done with the physical withdraw and you are starting to control the behavioral adiction .

We used cigarrets as our friend for so long ,but in reality it was our enemy .

Now we deal with sadness and happiness all alone with our self’s .

After all this time I realized my relationship with myself has improved big time.I don’t need a fake friend anymore .. 🤔

Queen it takes some time to get used to it but no more than a couple of months .in the meantime concentrate yourself in all the repair is happening ,give credit and talk to yourself with compassion and recognition

We are all different but as a tip for distraction I used to eat frozen fruit instead of ice cream .for some reason the cold feeling in my throat distracted me when I was feeling down .I es also chewing gum

Some recommend to hold something in your hand .Breathing exercises used to work wonderfully on me

Keep it up Queen you are doing exellent .

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Thank you so much. I do eat alot of fruit now and will continue to. I take lots of walks as a stress reliever and that also helps me alot. I go to the Dr today to get some advice on what I can do for this not sleeping. If I can get that back to some kind of normal I feel it will help with alot of other things. I am not giving up or giving in to the urge to smoke. That part of my life is over and done. Onward and upward. Thank you again

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My friend and I quit about the same time. She is 11 weeks and I am 10. Yesterday we met for lunch and she snapped at me and told me to be quiet. I told her she was obnoxious and could just talk to herself. We stopped, got tears in our eyes, laughed a bit and went on with our lunch. We are both trying to get off our smoke quit aids now - me the patch and she the gum. We said we felt empty. But we are both running, working, writing, painting... so it's just a bad feeling. I have to trust it will ease off as we remake the way we think and deal with stress and all our habits. It's a long haul for sure. Meanwhile I am taking a vitamin suppliment - Stress Ease from Jamieson . It really helps with sleeping and anxiety. Hang in there. We all smoked for a long time so it's going to take a big while. The other thing is, if you did have a smoke, what would be the good of it really? It wouldn't help, you would probably feel just as uncomfortable and edgy, you would probably have to smoke a tonne of cigs to get back to feeling "normal" . We are just in a kind of no-mans land working towards a new feeling of normal. Good luck, hang in there!

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I love your post ,and what a great partnership with your friend ..keep it up !

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Thank you soooo much. All the support Im getting from everyone helps so much with all this and I know its going to get better. Time is on my side

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I was having problems sleeping too Queen , and is really annoying most of us suffer insomnia as we quit .

Is good that you are walking ,that’s exellent .

I took out all caffeine and no alcohol off course .As you know those are more absorbed when nicotine is not present . I love coffee so for me it was very hard so I switched to decaf .

But the one thing that helped me was the herbal tea ..

I used to drink one at five pm and 1 one hour before bed .Sleeping herbal tea ..that tea contains almost 5 herbs to induce sleep .

im in USA and I buy the one from Trader Joe’s .But there is always a vitamine or health store where you can get it .

Is not easy but you will see changes little by little .im sending you my best energy !!

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I will take any positive thoughts coming my way !!

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Hey QueenB59, sorry for the late reply, how did the move go and how are you feeling now?

Definitely avoid caffeine and alcohol as it causes severe anxiety and craving episodes. Keep up the walking and eating healthy, drink loads, loads and loads water, it is a saviour in our stopping journeys 💧💦🌊

See below pinned post on a free meditation app worth a look, has loads of pretty good modules from sleeping to anxiety, motivation, lifting your mood etc...

healthunlocked.com/nosmokin...

Also, magnesium is a great supplement. In the last year, I have started trying to create positive energy in the house, some of the things I got are Lavender and Aloe Vera house plants that I have in my bedroom along with himalayan salt lamps and lavender candles. They really help with breathing issues, improves sleep and the scent gives positive energy and lifts my mood :) 🏮💡🕯🏺

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Thanks for checking on me. The move was fairly uneventful and actually went pretty smooth. It was the first night there and the next day everything seemed to go wrong and almost made me go to the store to buy something I have not given in to. I held out and made it through til actually yesterday and for whatever reason my aniexty finally beat me down and I ended up at the Dr. Blood pressure totally out of control. My Dr is the best ever. I have been using him for years and years. He totally understood, knows me like a book and calmed me down before I left. He has put me on a low low dose of xanax and said to take 1/2 of a tabet if I felt like that again. Today has been better thank goodness and I will make it. I have a super support group at work and my kids are truely the best things in my life. I have so much support from here it is amazing. Im hanging in and hanging on !!!! Thank you

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Ah QueenB59, huge well done overcoming the anxiety issues. You are really fighting hard and I can see how much you want to be smoke free. Keep that sword up ready to attack at all times. Post here as often as you need to, even if there is no replies, its good to get things off your chest and can calm things down. 💪

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