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Old 11-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #1
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24 hrs smoke free - OMG this is HARD

Hi All, I've been browsing as a guest and just registered. I"m so happy I found this board. I really really need encouragement and support.

I'm 24 hours smoke free. I've NEVER been able to make this statement, so I am feeling positive that I will be successful, this time.

I've been told by my heart doc and my primary that I have to stop, no question about it.

So, Monday morning I called my Primary Doc's office and requested a phone in RX for the Wellbutrin. I was told to take 1 per day for 3 days, then 2 per day and to set a quit date for the 8th day.

I'm not sure why I made yesterday my quit date as that was 3 days early. I didn't wake up and decide to change the quit date.

I put my last cig out at 2pm yesterday and decided, that was it. I have a few more left... I put them out of sight.

I had an incredible craving last night, it just would not pass.. so I took ambien to put myself to sleep. Can't smoke if I'm sleeping, right?

I'm really craving it badly, but I want to be able to say I'm 30 hours smoke free more than I want that cig. I might need to get the patch to help with the cravings... do they get easier as the days go on?? I feel like I'm giving up crack. I've never done crack... but you get the point.

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: 24 hrs smoke free - OMG this is HARD

There was quite a delay from the time I hit the submit button until it showed up on the board.

Currently: 45 hours clean

and the wheeze I would hear often is completely gone and I can breathe deeper already.

I really want a cigarette, I have 3 in the house. I want to say I'm 48 hours clean more than I want that cigarette.

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Re: 24 hrs smoke free - OMG this is HARD

Hang in there.I smoked for fory three years and I said that the only way I'd quit is if a doctor told me to.Guess what,march 1972 I had a blood clot in my right leg,hospital,ICU Dr. told me to quit,never touched another one.

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Re: 24 hrs smoke free - OMG this is HARD

Good for you; yes you can do it. Get the patch; get cinnamon sticks, carrot sticks,etc. I've been there, there will be ups and downs but you can win.

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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Re: 24 hrs smoke free - OMG this is HARD

Thank you! I'm now 53 hours clean. It is getting easier.. I found an old stash of nicorette gum. I've chewed 2 pieces, one last night, one today.

Early this am, I was actually crying thinking about life without cigarettes.. I felt sad, I'm gonna miss them. But I want to be cigarette sober more than I want them.

And I know I can't have a glass of wine... a trigger.. i will want want smoke...

 
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:46 AM   #6
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Good for you.When I smoked I couldn't even brush my teeth without a cigarette burning in the ash tray.If I can quit cold turkey after forty three years anyone can.You can do it.

 
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:54 AM   #7
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Re: 24 hrs smoke free - OMG this is HARD

I'm approaching the 96 hr mark... I think now I will start counting by days..

Feeling good.... my back and ribs feel a little sore.. I think from the dry heave.... ah, i hate that ... I'm not sure if it is the wellbutrin or the bp medication.. and don't want to stop either one to find out..

 
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #8
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Re: 24 hrs smoke free - OMG this is HARD

You go! Are you still hanging in there? I hope so. Evil habit. I know. I'm trying to stop too. I have the patch, I have gum, though the way you're doing it, that's the fastest way from A to Z. My lungs look like crap from smoking so I feel that this may be my last "get out of jail free card," and I hope I do. Don't be one of the people who quits after it's too late, be proactive. That is what I am trying to do. I've had a lot of warnings, the last two years those warnings come closer and closer together. I am afraid and it sounds like you might be too. I hope you are still fighting the urge.

 
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:07 PM   #9
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You go! Are you still hanging in there? I hope so. Evil habit. I know. I'm trying to stop too. I have the patch, I have gum, though the way you're doing it, that's the fastest way from A to Z. My lungs look like crap from smoking so I feel that this may be my last "get out of jail free card," and I hope I do. Don't be one of the people who quits after it's too late, be proactive. That is what I am trying to do. I've had a lot of warnings, the last two years those warnings come closer and closer together. I am afraid and it sounds like you might be too. I hope you are still fighting the urge.
Yes, I'm still hanging in and it is easier every day. My husband smokes and he is taking it outside.

I have the gum too - it helps. I haven't needed it today. I'm sorry to hear your lungs look like crap. Mine aren't great, either. I don't have the results from the CT yet.

Are you still smoking? I'm done.. I won't go back... I never want to go thru what it took to get thru the w/drawl again. I'm so amazed, as I was smoking 1.5 packs/day - 25 years smoking.. began at 14, I'm now 40. I have no experience of adult life without a cigarette - that's gross.

 
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:53 AM   #10
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My friends suggest me trying e-cigarette, it helps me reduces the addiction to tobacco cigarette. The one I used is novocig ecigarette
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