Hi Lovely People
On the 12th July I will be at 6 months. What a battle this has been but so worth it.
NRT patches, gums and dissolvable strips have really helped me disassociate from physically lighting up. I've let myself have as much or as little as I wanted. Just stop the cravings.
One week ago I started swapping nearly every NRT gum for ordinary gum.
Today I have been 48 hours without any nicotine.
I'm having little pangs but have noticed a real and significant drop in my general anxiety.
Feeling a lot better but still a little low.
But folks, its so much better than where I was 7 months ago.
This community has saved me time and time again.
Please keep going, and remember NOPE. This will be the best thing you will ever do to help yourself live a healthier and happier life.
Don't beat yourself up if you have slip. These are all practise runs and while you are not smoking you are ...erm.... not smoking!
Going to keep going without any NRT and will keep you informed of my progress.