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Six weeks

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  1. meganon
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    It has been six weeks and the withdrawals are getting worse I think.  I keep telling myself no way do you ever want to smoke again I am on step 1 patch and the mist perhaps I should uses the mist more often and being retired I am bored.  When the weather is warmer for walking that will really help hope it happens soon this is driving me crazy.
  2. brieffree
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    Hi Meganom

    You are doing Great, hang in there. Is part of the healing process, your Brain trying to trick you into the crave.

    Drink water helps a lot.
    Distract yourself, doing something wile your thinking to smoke.
    Deep briefing helps a lot

    I been free for a little long time, I remember to run for it, then I realize that I was getting into again.

    Just say No!
  3. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Meganon,

    A good idea to think if should increase your dose of the oral mist.  Check in with a pharmacist if you have questions with dosing.  And your doctor who can do follow-up with you as well.  Boredom certainly can take a toll as smoking filled up time.  The warmer weather will open so much more things to do.  Until then, is there anything that comes to mind that would engage you mentally and keep your body moving? 

    Congratulations to you on your six weeks and hopefully real soon you will feel some more relief. 

    Connect with us anytime online or by telephone so we can brainstorm along with you around strategies.  

    Take care, 

    Marianne 
  4. meganon
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    I don’t take the mist near enough I think that could be my problem.  Afraid of putting the nicotine in my body and not getting rid of it.
  5. lillian, quit coach
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    Hi meganon,

    It may help to consider using that spray a bit more often. The nicotine although it is addictive, it is not the real harm, that comes from the smoke. The spray is really just a tool to help you keep the quit going strong. Your body will slowly wean off of the nicotine in a way that is more manageable over time. In this way, you can keep the focus on changing your habits and finding new ones to keep you occupied and not bored!

    However, meganon, if you feel that the withdrawal isn't  overwhelming, keep on just as you are because really 6 weeks smoke free is pretty fantastic,you obviously are doing a lot of the right things, don't you think? Those skills and determination are strong and these difficult days do pass and get better.

    Let us know what you decide and how you are feeling,
    Lillian


  6. meganon
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    Oh finally I am on step 3 of patches & feeling so much better nightmares are gone cravings are much better starting on week 14.  My pharmacist is very impressed at how well I am doing as is my family.  Think it helps when you really want to quit and are looking at going south on your smoking money.  All you have to do I find is keep reminding yourself you are not a smoker.
  7. treepeo
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    Hi meganon,

    Way to go for staying strong!  It is so true, if you REALLY want to quit, it makes a huge difference.  You are getting it done!  And you are saving so much money.   You will be able to take a terrific trip with the money you save.

    And meganon, I recently went to Mexico and it was my first time travelling as a non-smoker.  And it was great!  I no longer worried about how I was going to get through travelling without getting my fix.  I was able to relax at the airport, something I could never do before.  And I didn't have to worry about where I could smoke when I got to my resort, because that no longer applied to me.  And no one was smoking there, anyway.  It was a non-smoking resort.  Well, I guess you could smoke, but only in really far away, awkward locations.  Who needs that?

    You may have already noticed that you feel more free these days.  Free from the burden of constantly needing to feed your addiction.  Do you notice that you have more time on your hands to do other things?  Isn't it nice not to have to worry about how and when and where you are going to have your next cigarette?  Isn't it great to have better breath, and clothes that smell fresh and not stale with smoke?  Oh, there are so many good things about being a non-smoker.

    Keep the quit, meganon!  It will only get better from here! 
  8. eagerquit
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    Good Morning Meganon,

    Congratulations on reaching Step 3! You are an inspiration to me. I am now where you were when you started this thread - 6 weeks and still having occasional cravings. I wake up several times in the night but then go back to sleep. I am now down to just an occasional NRT lozenge or gum, two or three a day. This past week there were two days where I had no NRT at all. I have pretty much substituted mints and excel or trident gum. The savings are substantial and I have a bucket list for the money.

    All the very best on this beautiful spring morning,

    Eagerquit

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