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Old 07-07-2009, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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thanks yes I am now totally addiction free. This was the last one to go, and the hardest so far. I am not wearing a nictotine patch today. I have the gum so if I feel I need a dose I will grab that. I actually am coming out of the pain and fog. Its coming in small waves but nothing like the first and second day.

This was a hard one. I am not smoking, if I have to chew twenty packs of lifesavers, eat myself into oblivion, run around the block or just plain yell at my loved ones, I will do it, to beat this!!!
Thanks
Congratulations! Keep it up!
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: a warmer place
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Good for you. I took up exercise when I quit to deal with all the anger that was exploding from inside of me. It helped me stick with it in the long run.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Ocean County
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I feel your pain! DH (then boyfriend) and I smoked our last cigarettes April 26, 1996. We both smoked for over 10 years. Neither one of us has had a cigarette since. I was smoking a pack and a half a day and DH was up to two packs. I remember crying a lot the first couple of days - it was just awful. Nicorette gum helped us - I don't even know if they make it anymore. Just wait until you get your sense of smell back - it's amazing. Good luck! Stay strong - you can do it!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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Ok the physical withdrawl is now winding down, I have no aids (nicotine aids) so this is good. Now I have deal with the mental. I felt disappointed when I had to drive in the car. I felt disappointed after I ate lunch. Its funny how my life was so time segmented by these damn things. Ok well at least the physical is almost done!
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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I was a chain smoker for about 40 years, which means I was going through 3 packs a day easily.
I smoked with a patch on both arms.
I tried Chantix about 3 different times, I have been smoke free since New Year's Eve.
If Chantix as someone mentioned is to expensive there is another drug on the market that you can get the gernaric brand instead of the name brand it starts with a B, I tried that several times also, I felt that it was just as good as Chantix at stopping the urge, guess I was just not really ready to quit at that time it seems.
I still get the urge to light up now and then, but the urge usually fades pretty fast.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Another hurdle is hanging with friends that still smoke and you're having some adult beverages .....but you can work thru that too....
yes .you continue to "think" about it every now and then for quite some time...but that too eventually passes

Reward yourself...surf & turf for 2 at the two week mark ??

I started buying an album a week with the money I saved...I luv music

later I decided to get back to the track/cross country level of fitness and bought myself a road bike and started riding to work (15 miles each way)


What you do isn't important...going for the goal is what counts

Good luck...IMHO you're over the crest of it

you're doin it !!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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I was a chain smoker for about 40 years, which means I was going through 3 packs a day easily.
I smoked with a patch on both arms.
I tried Chantix about 3 different times, I have been smoke free since New Year's Eve.
If Chantix as someone mentioned is to expensive there is another drug on the market that you can get the gernaric brand instead of the name brand it starts with a B, I tried that several times also, I felt that it was just as good as Chantix at stopping the urge, guess I was just not really ready to quit at that time it seems.
I still get the urge to light up now and then, but the urge usually fades pretty fast.
that is a great story, however I am on day 3 and day 3 is coming to a close! I made it today with no patches or gum so that good. I am just dealing now with the loss. Loss after a meal, in the car you know the drill. I will deal with it. Its great that you quit. However 2 patches on both arms and still smoking, you had it bad! If you can do it , I can do it!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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I'm pulling for you Steve
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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I also tried the gum, I was even hypnotized once to quit smoking, it didn't work.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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And after you quit - do not even have ONE cigarette - not even a puff - it will put you back on the path to smoking. It is the worst drug out there.
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