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Trying my best

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  1. erbsville
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    My quit date was April 13th and find the cravings are unbearable at times...I have slipped 2 times and regret it..I already suffer from chronic anxiety and deppression and it has gotten really bad since I quit..the day to day struggle is very real....i use the patch.gum and hard candy but find myself always wanting a smoke but am determined to not let it beat me
  2. jennifer, quit coach
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    16 Apr 2018 in reply to erbsville
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    Good Morning erbsville,

    Congratulations for quitting - know we are here with you all the way!

    Sorry to hear you are struggling with worsening anxiety/depression symptoms. If you feel like you want to talk about how you are doing as you quit, you can reach a Quit Coach at 1-877-513-5333. We are here to help you discover strategies and to listen. Feel free to reach out anytime!

    As with any symptom that worsens as you quit, it's always a good idea to check with your Doctor. We know that some people do need extra support with anxiety/depression as they quit. 

    Hang in there erbsville, and come by anytime to let us know you are doing!

  3. smokefreesteph
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    Erbsville, we have the same quit date!   It is hard, but wow..only a few that's amazing.  Don't lose the focus, it is hard but it's going to get easier.  Ride the craving wave, it won't last long, distract, use a lozenge, whatever works to get thru the moment.  Hang in there, we can celebrate our 1 week, 1 month, 1 year on here together.
  4. erbsville
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    Thanks and congrats...i know I have slipped but am determined to beat this...i have no access to smokes right now so I guess that's a good thing...the mornings are hardest and right after supper...might sound funny but bought a coloring book with markers to keep my hands busy when a craving comes on...seems to be working...all the best to you..
  5. brieffree
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    Hi all

    I love the Determination on you two, be focus and determinate. Have fun doing it, regards yourself for a Non Smoking day!

    Freedom is there, all you need to do is say NO!

    You can do this!
  6. eagerquit
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    Congratulations Erbsville and Smokefreesteph,

    Every day away from smoking is a healthy one. You have now put some of those together. Discarding smokes and smoking stuff such as lighters and ashtrays gets things associated with the habit out of sight and out of mind. My current distraction is writing a pictorial biography of my grandfather who died in 1979. It has taken my mind off smoking for a lot of productive hours.

    Eagerquit

  7. meganon
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    17 Apr 2018 in reply to erbsville
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    I had your same problems may I suggest you try either the mist or lozenges rather than the gum they seem to settle things down very fast.  Have not had a smoke since Jan.21st and don’t miss it.  I also am on the patch.
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