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    Old 12-30-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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    Hi,

    I'm new here, and this is my first post.

    I quit smoking 5 days ago, cold turkey and it has to be the hardest thing I have ever done. EVER.

    I am 41, and have smoked on and off for 25 years, quitting through all three of my pregnancies. I had no plans on quitting right now (no matter how much I've always wanted to), but I had not mapped out a quit date or a plan or anything. I had a cigarette on Christmas day and it was just weird. It tasted bad, it made me choke, it was just horrible, so right then and there, I just decided to quit.

    I am doing my best to get thru the cravings, I have jolly ranchers and suckers, gum, etc. After I made it through the first 3 days, I decided not to resort to a vapor or an e-cigarette since all the nicotine was out of my body by then but it is still so hard not to crave one.

    I have some questions tho:

    1. Do they really strong cravings ever go away? How long does it take? It's insatiable right now (still), 5 days later.

    2. I noticed tingling in my lips. Why?

    3. My hands feel heavy when I type (I do alot of typing). And, it looks like my veins are popping out.

    4. I am SO foggy. I feel disoriented and tired and just all around "foggy". I don't know a better word for it. I feel like I could fall asleep every few minutes. I felt very dizzy the other night, but that seems to be subsiding a little bit.

    5. It would be dumb now to turn to an ecigarette right?

    Thanks for your help and insight. I can use all the support I can get right now!!!

     
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    Old 12-31-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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    Hi,

    I'm new here, and this is my first post.

    I quit smoking 5 days ago, cold turkey and it has to be the hardest thing I have ever done. EVER.

    I am 41, and have smoked on and off for 25 years, quitting through all three of my pregnancies. I had no plans on quitting right now (no matter how much I've always wanted to), but I had not mapped out a quit date or a plan or anything. I had a cigarette on Christmas day and it was just weird. It tasted bad, it made me choke, it was just horrible, so right then and there, I just decided to quit.

    I am doing my best to get thru the cravings, I have jolly ranchers and suckers, gum, etc. After I made it through the first 3 days, I decided not to resort to a vapor or an e-cigarette since all the nicotine was out of my body by then but it is still so hard not to crave one.

    I have some questions tho:

    1. Do they really strong cravings ever go away? How long does it take? It's insatiable right now (still), 5 days later.

    2. I noticed tingling in my lips. Why?

    3. My hands feel heavy when I type (I do alot of typing). And, it looks like my veins are popping out.

    4. I am SO foggy. I feel disoriented and tired and just all around "foggy". I don't know a better word for it. I feel like I could fall asleep every few minutes. I felt very dizzy the other night, but that seems to be subsiding a little bit.

    5. It would be dumb now to turn to an ecigarette right?

    Thanks for your help and insight. I can use all the support I can get right now!!!
    I am brand new here also. I would advise against the e-cig. First of all you don't know what's in the darn things besides nicotine, made in china you know. Kind of scary to me. Your veins may appear to be bulging because of better blood flow. Smoking causes problems with your blood flow.

     
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