OK Kiddos here it is all the support that I have is directed your way and I know that if anyone else reads this they will be willing to give it also.
I quit Jan 14th 2001 and it does get better every day. I still get that nagging urge but I just calmly tell myself that I will not smoke and go on.
As for having trouble sleeping while taking the Wellbutrin it did cause a small problem if I waited until 9PM to take it, as I get up at 4:30 every weekday morning I would take the first one at 6AM and then The last one at 6PM and that seemed to help me sleep better.
Jo if you don't want to take the pills nor use the patch and you have your mind made up just go for it and know that each day you don't smoke you are one day closer to the rest of your life as a non smoker, and along the way if you slip that is all it is (A slip) and go on. AS I told you earlier i smoked for 41 years so there is no one that knows more about just how you are feeling than I do, BUT Honey, you can do it, just set your day and let us know when and we are here for you. You will make it.
Bebbins the same goes for you!!!!! As I said I am here and I will help in any way that I can. I have had a couple scares in the past 3&4 years, I have Thyroid trouble and my Thyroid was destroyed with radioacative iodine. I gained a lot of weight the year the Drs were trying to decide what to do about it, got real sick nearly had a heart attack etc before they finally decided to distroy it. Then this year when I had a mammogram a lump was found luckily it was benign, that is when I made up my mind to quit.
OK enough for me when did you say your quit day is keep reminding yourself that this is a whole new life you are starting, why not treat it like a honeymoon, sounds like your husband is willing to help you so this will just make it even more special.
One thing I will say to both of you is try not to substitute sweets for the cigarettes. I tried to not eat anything extra and would have a piece of candy if it got to being too stressful but I only ate one or two pieces a day.
My next goal is to loose about 100 pounds. This is going to be just as hard maybe even harder than the cigarette were. I did manage to loose 14 pounds while not smoking, so far.
Both of you just take one day at a time and before you know it you will be here helping someone else with the same situation. I don't know if either of you have children or not (Please let me know) I have five children ages from 29 to 37 years and 10 grandchildren ranging in ages from 6 to 15 years and they are all so happy that I was able to quit, and in their own way they were a big help also. Just look at their precious faces and see the joy they exude. GOD BLESS ALL CHILDREN FOR THEY ARE THE GIFT OF LOVE AND ARE IN NO WAY AFRAID TO SHOW IT. Those are some words that I live by every day to get me going, I will loan they to you also as they just make me feel so good about everything.
I have to go for now Kids, but I will be back here tomorrow night about 8 or 8:30pm I hope to hear from you. God Bless and you will make it, I know you will!!!!!!
[This message has been edited by Shorty56 (edited 06-04-2001).]