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Quitting Smoking Support Thread:Lets carry eachother here

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Hey how are you doing, everyone whos trying to quit!

How its going for you? easy, hard, need support?

anyone successful?

got any tips?

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Don't even think about quiting until you really want to, set your mind to the task and just go cold turkey...I quit after smoking 2 1/2 packs a day, and that was 22 years ago.

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I can go all day without smoking. Today, ive only had one. But as soon as i run out of fags (as i have now) i go into a panic and struggle to survive. I know its all in my head but i've struggled so many times in the past to quit.

 

I want to quit to better my health and my bank balance but i have too much crap goin on in my life at the moment that it would be way too hard.

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Hey Spicy!  You must be sure that you truly want to quit.  But cold turkey isn't always the best way to go.  There will be withdrawl symptoms that may be hard to get through and may only lead you back to smoking.  Just a little something about the dangers of going cold turkey: my father was a 3 pack a day smoker for 30 years.  He stopped cold turkey and suffered a massive heart attack 2 weeks after. He was told that his heart attack was brought on by the extreme measures of going cold turkey.

 

I am on the smoking cessation pill, Chantix. For the first week you smoke as you regularly do while you are taking the pill(s).  You have to pick a stop smoking date which is a week from your start date (your first week on the medicine).  That day was today for me.  I'm done smoking and I have three more packs of pills plus the maintenance packs which also have 3 refills.  I'm doing well on this.  The Chantix is a drug that removes the nicotine craving. Should you slip up and smoke, you just continue to take the medicine and eventually you'll beat it. Should I screw up, my absolute no smoking anymore date is 4/25 which is my son's birthday.  I haven't told him yet, but I plan on it being one of his bday presents.

 

Many of my friends have successfully quit and stayed quit from using Chantix.

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Btw... this thread is an awesome idea! Thanks, Spicy! We can all support each other as we quit smoking. :)

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Hey Spicy!  You must be sure that you truly want to quit.  But cold turkey isn't always the best way to go.  There will be withdrawl symptoms that may be hard to get through and may only lead you back to smoking.  Just a little something about the dangers of going cold turkey: my father was a 3 pack a day smoker for 30 years.  He stopped cold turkey and suffered a massive heart attack 2 weeks after. He was told that his heart attack was brought on by the extreme measures of going cold turkey.

 

I am on the smoking cessation pill, Chantix. For the first week you smoke as you regularly do while you are taking the pill(s).  You have to pick a stop smoking date which is a week from your start date (your first week on the medicine).  That day was today for me.  I'm done smoking and I have three more packs of pills plus the maintenance packs which also have 3 refills.  I'm doing well on this.  The Chantix is a drug that removes the nicotine craving. Should you slip up and smoke, you just continue to take the medicine and eventually you'll beat it. Should I screw up, my absolute no smoking anymore date is 4/25 which is my son's birthday.  I haven't told him yet, but I plan on it being one of his bday presents.

 

Many of my friends have successfully quit and stayed quit from using Chantix.

wow! Way to go! Thats the most loving thing you could give your son for his birthday! I hope you reach your goal and get there and are able to stay there...to give it up so that you can be there longer for your son is so awesome! I hope that some day he realizes just how cool his mom is!

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Btw... this thread is an awesome idea! Thanks, Spicy! We can all support each other as we quit smoking. :)
Its hard enough as it is, and without support, I dont think its possible

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a friend of mine was a smoker for 30 years too, and when he quit, it only took about4 weeks before he had a stroke...he went into the hospital, and had a few more strokes, then died of a blood clot...

 

before his first stroke, he was on chanix, and he had very little energy...his skin color actually had a bluish coloing in it... it was wieerd to look at him, because he looked chalky white yet blue...

 

he was trying to do something good..and he died!

 

so glad your quitting now, as my friend was several decades older than you...he was in his '60's...

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[quote name='xtraspicy62 wrote:


ceallach67']Hey Spicy!  You must be sure that you truly want to quit.  But cold turkey isn't always the best way to go.  There will be withdrawl symptoms that may be hard to get through and may only lead you back to smoking.  Just a little something about the dangers of going cold turkey: my father was a 3 pack a day smoker for 30 years.  He stopped cold turkey and suffered a massive heart attack 2 weeks after. He was told that his heart attack was brought on by the extreme measures of going cold turkey.

 

I am on the smoking cessation pill, Chantix. For the first week you smoke as you regularly do while you are taking the pill(s).  You have to pick a stop smoking date which is a week from your start date (your first week on the medicine).  That day was today for me.  I'm done smoking and I have three more packs of pills plus the maintenance packs which also have 3 refills.  I'm doing well on this.  The Chantix is a drug that removes the nicotine craving. Should you slip up and smoke, you just continue to take the medicine and eventually you'll beat it. Should I screw up, my absolute no smoking anymore date is 4/25 which is my son's birthday.  I haven't told him yet, but I plan on it being one of his bday presents.

 

Many of my friends have successfully quit and stayed quit from using Chantix.

wow! Way to go! Thats the most loving thing you could give your son for his birthday! I hope you reach your goal and get there and are able to stay there...to give it up so that you can be there longer for your son is so awesome! I hope that some day he realizes just how cool his mom is!

Aww... thanks, Spicy.  Actually he always says that I'm the coolest Mom.  That's mostly because if it weren't for me having taught him, he wouldn't know how to play the bass.  LOL!  He's been playing for over a year now and he's amazing.  I'm totally impressed.  And, I'm ready to hand the bass player baton on to him and retire for good. tongue.gif

 

Right now I just want to quit this smoking thing for good. I do not want to be a smoker anymore.

 

Wishing you the best with quitting too, Spicy.  Ask your Doctor about Chantix and see what he/she says about it.

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I was able to quit cold turkey.

I was only 25, though.

 

Spent two weeks crying. It felt like losing your best friend.

I kept what was left in the pack and carried them in my pocketbook.

I never wanted to feel like I COULDN'T have one.

 

It didn't feel right to be out of breath at such a young age.

I hadn't planned on quitting. The circumstances at that moment in my life all led to putting out half of what was left of that cigarette and never lighting one again.

 

Best of luck to everyone!

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