12 WEEKS A NON SMOKER: Well it’s now 12 weeks... - No Smoking Day

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12 WEEKS A NON SMOKER

Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
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Well it’s now 12 weeks without a cig & I am so pleased with myself. Still struggle with sleeping properly but gather this is part of the process unfortunately. Have developed urges for chocolate in the evenings - it’s almost as if I have swapped one addiction for another - anyone else got this problem?

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reader2019
reader2019100 Days Smoke Free

Like you I am struggling with the sleep. But when I quit smoking my sweet tooth went south and hasn't found his way home yet. Good luck maybe try to find something to replace the chocolate.

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Frostytime
Frostytime1 Week Smoke Free

I’m Day 51, the no sleeping hurts and it’s a very big part of my withdrawals each time I’ve tried! I’m allowing it to happen this time and take melatonin which has helped! Ohhhh and the chocolate!!! How good is chocolate! I need to stop! I gather for the first 2 months I’ll be gentle on myself! Lots of healing happening and I’m cold turkey after 35 years! Stay strong, sleep well and enjoy your chocolate! xx

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reader2019
reader2019100 Days Smoke Free
in reply to Frostytime

Good luck to you. What dosage of melatonin are you using?

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Frostytime
Frostytime1 Week Smoke Free
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It’s prescription only here for melatonin and I’m taking 2mg 30mins before bed 🌻takes the edge off. I can get 3-4 hours sleep. In previous attempts I felt like I was awake all night! The insomnia is my worst withdrawal symptom as well as the food intake, sadness, irritability and feeling very vulnerable! it’s a powerful drug! Good luck with your quit! 💛💛💛

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reader2019
reader2019100 Days Smoke Free
in reply to Frostytime

Wow we can buy it off the shelf here in Canada. I pretty well felt the same as you except for the food intake. Yes it is a powerful drug. Its a one day at a time thing. Just tell yourself each night that tomorrow will be better. Good luck with your quit.

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Frostytime
Frostytime1 Week Smoke Free
in reply to reader2019

Australia can be very astringent with pharmaceutical regulations! It is definitely one day at a time, but we’ll get there! Today’s a new day! All the best with your quit! Lots of energy being sent your way! 👍💛💪

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free
in reply to Frostytime

So it’s not just me then CHOCOLATE. 😂

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Frostytime
Frostytime1 Week Smoke Free
in reply to Anncarson

Not buying any today and thinking a juice fast for a couple of days! I’m constantly hungry!

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Quit4Money
Quit4Money9 Months Smoke Free

Congratulations on the 12 weeks. You are well on your way to living a clean life. Sleep will improve over time and especially with exercise. I'm an over eater extraordinaire and could write a book about using food as addiction. If we have an "addictive personality" this is to be expected. I'm going to post my 10 month anniversary where I'll talk about my latest attempt to address the food stuff. Stay strong on your quit smoking and this journey of self discovery will make you stronger than you ever dreamed!

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Anncarson
Anncarson50 Days Smoke Free

Thank you

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