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Old 06-20-2007, 03:51 AM   #1
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Unhappy Quit Today:HELP

Hi all

I have quit smoing today, I am on the 15mg patch and I am gagging for a ***. I also feel very low, dizzy and shaky, is this normal?

I have tried to quit many times before, I am 31 next week, so I am going to give it my best shot. However, I have already had a route around my house for some fags today, my first morning!!!

It's midday and I am still in my dressing gown, wanting a ***, maybe I should just get ready instead of wallowing around, gagging for a ***. But I am worried if I get dressed and leave the house I will by some fags.

Wish me luck, I think I am going to need as much as I can get!

regards

Melly

 
Old 06-20-2007, 06:13 AM   #2
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Re: Quit Today:HELP

Not sure about the dizziness/shakiness. Is there some literature you got with the patch that lists those things as a side effect?

I also can't help but wonder if you're having a bit of a panic attack on your first day quit -- if it's not from the patch, that is.

Be strong. Don't buy any smokes! You're getting your nicotine through the patch. The only thing you'd be doing by buying smokes is putting gunk and tar in your lungs.

You can do it!!! Remember all the reasons you wanted to quit. Breathe deep. Sleep if you have to (if you're sleeping, you're not smoking!). Don't let the addiction win. Be strong

 
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:23 AM   #3
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Re: Quit Today:HELP

congrats to you! you have made your first step to a healthy life!
it is great for you to make that decision at your young age. i am 57 and have smoked for 42 yrs. my lungs are bad, and need inhaler every day now....hope i never need to carry that oxygen around! if you stay quit at your age, you won't need to worry about inhalers or oxygen!
my quit date is 6/25 on chantix, so our quit dates are close together!
need to talk or get support, just keep coming back on here!

best of luck....bevann

 
Old 06-21-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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well I am coming up tp the end of my second day and I still feel like poo and want a cig.

I am eating carrots and fruit and anything else I can stuff into my gob (glad I only buy health foods), but really none of it is satisfying me as I would just love a cig.

bevann, I would love to keep in touch, just let me know when. I am determind to do it this time, I have quit before and always go back to it. My friend was saying yesterday, "just have one a day", that's what she does. Just smokes one cig a day, however I think it's going to have to be none or 20 a day for me.

I can't visit any of my friends as they all smoke and they all love smoking and are offer no support what so ever. My partner smokes, and will give me a cig if I ask for one. So I am spending a lot of time alone in my house, alone in my car or with my dog on walks. I am also working out, which I always do, but prior to quiting I allowed myself to gain some weight, with the thinking that I will start to run, lift weights again on my quit date and start loosing the weight then, instead of quiting at my idea weight and gaining when I quit.

Good luck everyone, i am off to bed as I can't stand being awake without a smoke.

Night night

x

 
Old 06-21-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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Re: Quit Today:HELP

Hi Mellyuk

Congrats on your quit.

Have you asked your doc/nurse about nicotine chewing gum. I am on the patch and gum and been quit for 9 weeks 2 days. I still get strong urges for a cig, but when this happens rather than give in to the nicodemon, I have a gum instead......for me they help a great deal.

Keep us posted
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Old 06-22-2007, 06:15 AM   #6
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i have been telling myself that you can think about a cig, just don't romance it, dump you head of it! i have used this thinking before in other aspects of my life, and it has helped. also, quitting smoking is better than dying from smoking!
we can do this girl!.........bevann

 
Old 06-22-2007, 06:17 AM   #7
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i have been telling myself that you can think about a cig, just don't romance it, dump you head of it! i have used this thinking before in other aspects of my life, and it has helped. also, quitting smoking is better than dying from smoking!
we can do this girl!.........bevann

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:01 AM   #8
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Melly, I'm using Chantix. 19 days without a butt !! Look into Chantix !!!!!!! In the mean time.............DON'T SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just don't smoke.

 
Old 06-22-2007, 11:16 AM   #9
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Hi All

Thanks for your replys and support.

I am still quit, two days now, I am failing out with everything that moves and my partner is leaving me (he should also quit, it's probably for the best) as we have started having fights and he is P***ing me off, leaving cigs about etc.

I still feel like I am on another planet, and I know smoking is so bad for you, and I suffer from extreme health anxiety, but I still want to smoke. I love smoking, which just goes to show how silly it is. I won;t take certain medications because of the side effects but I will smoke.

Anyway, thanks for your support and I will keep trying , but I am finding it very hard with the patches and inihaltor.

Take care

Melly x

 
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