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It’s a struggle

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  1. quitfriend
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    Well the cravings have been really intense and persistent in spite of the 14 mg patch and the Nicorette gum. I wish I could tell all of you how I avoided a slip but I didn’t. I feel like a failure, constantly quitting and slipping. I really want to be a non-smoker. I hope that tomorrow I find my way through whatever this addiction throws at me.

    quitfriend
  2. ocean
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    Oh quitfriend,  I hear you!  It's day 13 for me and I've had a challenging couple of days.  I avoided three slips so far.  I'm so pent up angry this morning and going a little insane.  I'm also a little tired of the minty taste of my spray and the gum.  I was thinking of putting two paches on this morning.  Have you tried this?  Maybe you need to increase your NRT?  I'm giving it another 24 hours, then I'll decide.  Just riding this out with you!
  3. quitfriend
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    Thanks ocean. I might have to consider making that change. I hope you get feeling better soon. Yup, we’ll ride this one out together. 
  4. lillian, quit coach
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    Hi,

    Ocean, some people do use a combination of patches or a combination of patches with sprays... but make sure you don't get too much and of course, it is always good to check in on dosing with a pharmacist...

    Hang in there both of you. It will pass, it really will!

    You can hold eachother up, there is strength in numbers. 

    Lillian
    Last modified on 27 Jan 2018 20:01 by lillian, quit coach
  5. ocean
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    Hi Lillian,
    It's okay, it passed.  It took a few hours, but it passed.  I'm over the hump again today.  It's the second weekend of my quit, and weekends are harder to distract oneself.
  6. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Ocean,

    So good to hear, thank you for letting us know.  

    Hope your weekend is going well for you!  Let us know. 

    Marianne
  7. treepeo
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    Hi Quitfriend,

    Try not to be so hard on yourself.  Cravings can be really intense and hard to resist.  That is why so many people slip.  You just want that pain to go away.

    The important thing is that you don't give up.  Keep on trying.  One of these times your quit is going to stick.
  8. brieffree
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    Hi everyone

    Quitfriend, sometimes the cravings trick you, that is why we learn How to be prepare for that moment. To avoid that, remember to drink a lot water and distract yourself.

    You can do it! we can beat this addiction
  9. quitfriend
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    Thank you for the reassurance and advice. It really means a lot. 
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