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I'm 24 days without a cigarette and second time quitting ( first time I didn't do it for me)

This time has been so easy as at first before I stopped I cut down to a min as I could go then I went onto the patches I'm on 14mg atm and going to go down to 7mg on Wednesday. I do live with a heavy smoker who won't quit so I feel more proud with the temptation there 24/7 .

Right now my only issue is my horrible cough and shortness of breath but I'm guessing that will pass soon. I'm not having any cravings even when I have a bad day :)

Thanks for having me here and I hope your all successful in becoming fully smoke free :)

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  • Hi Waddle, welcome to quit support. It's great that you're keeping strong when you live with temptation 24/7. Determination to succeed is the best tool for quitting. Keep going as you're doing great 😊

  • Hi waddle, welcome and a big well done on quitting , nearly a month yeahhh. Your doing Fantastic and especially with your hubby still smoking :) I never had a cough or shortness of breath even when I smoked, but I do know our other members have , so perhaps they will have a chat. Stay strong , and keep on with that great quit you gave going. Β :)Β 

  • I forgot to put the person who I live with is my mother lol I'm glad I found this community it looks very friendly and supportive from the few posts I've read :) Β 

  • Opps :) better not argue with your mother:) stay strong we are always here for you x

  • I had the shortness of breath like two weeks ago pretty bad.... I still get it slightly (knock on wood) but it does get easier...... Β I would also see if anxiety is causing it....

    The more you think about it the more you think you are short of breath so Its a vicious cycle that you have to break by distracting your self...

    If you are concerned at all, speak to your GP.... Β They may be able to look further in to it.Β 

    It does pass and just think, if you kept smoking, think how much worse it would be.....

    But good job!!! Β I think we both have the same quit day.... Β I did it cold turkey, not craving like I was and everyone around me smokes....

  • I'm not worried about it, it's just annoying lol I also think my health issues that aren't smoke related are playing a part in the breathing but I see my GP on Tuesday so going to mention it if it's still annoying me.Β 

  • HI waddle and welcome to quit support,

    Congratulations on your 24 day quit - sure sounds like you have things pretty much under control - as said earlier - don't mess with Mother πŸ˜€

    We have a number of members here who have successfully quit and their spouses least you don't have to be right up close to,that stench.

    Do read the pinned posts as there is lots of helpful info πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    Can you please let us know your quit date so,we can add you to our wall,of winners and ward the correct badge for you..thanks.

    Stay strong and NOPE = Not One Puff Ever🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭

  • My quit date was the 30th March :)

  • Hi waddle and welcome 😊

    I too gave up with patches and this time round it seems to be going ok for me.... Although I'm not sure I would have lasted if I didn't have this support family wrapped around me!😊

    25 days quit now which is fantastic, I never had the cough but I did/do suffer with SOB. I put up a couple of posts recently re SOB. After all the tests I had to see if it was asthma, COPD or other lung issues, they have said I have over breathing or hyperventilation. I have found the info really useful and I hardly notice it now😊 Otherwise there are additional breathing posts under the pinned section 😊

    Good luck with your continued quit and mess with mother as much as you like....πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    NOPE all the way....πŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸš­πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

  • Droopy, you have over breathing? Β I think i have this too. Β In the morning when I wake up I feel fine like I use to but once I notice my breathing it goes a lil haywire...Β 

    Going to try and find your articles on this, I only have a cell phone so I can't see the forums like normal 😟

  • AAG if you click on my name it brings up my profile and the posts are the second and third one down. Sorry I was going to repost them but because there's always a lot of activity on here they would get pushed back down to the bottom again...😊 

    I personally found it really useful so I hope it helps you too hun πŸ˜ŠπŸ€

  • By the way AAG... I'm loving that new star spangley 4 week smoke free winners badge of yoursπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ well done hun 😊😊😊😊😊🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭

  • Hi Waddlewddle and a big warm welcome to our lovely online quit support community :) Β and I am just loving your 24 days quit, even though you live with a smoker, that is just flippin fantastic Waddle :) :)Β 

    As our lovely members have said, your symptoms are normal at your stage of your quit journey, but please go see your GP if you have any concerns :)Β 

    Waddle, you hold your head up high gal and be PROUD of your achievements, cos you done just great :) :) and still are :)Β 

    As you can see, there now is a 3 weeks Winners badge next to your name and that will be up dated every week until you are 3 months, then it will be monthly if that is ok with you :) Β 

    Good luck, Pete :)Β 

  • Thank you all for the lovely welcomes :)Β 

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