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  1. itshaileybaker
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    I’m on day 5 of not smoking, I’ve smoked a pack a day for 3 years.. this is the longest I’ve went without a smoke and it feels good to say that but I just feel so sick, I’m nauseous, have bad gas, cant stop coughing up mucus, when does this get easier 😂😭
  2. atp
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    06 Jan 2019 in reply to itshaileybaker
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    Hailey,

    I quit on New Years so I am on day 5 as well. Smoked a pack a day for 30 years and went cold turkey. I used nicorette for first 2 days and then got rid of that too. Been really hard. 

    Mucus and coughing up all the crap in my lungs - apparently that's a good thing.
    Had headaches as well - which have now gone away. 
    My appetite was all over the place - at times I'm hungry at other times I felt like id throw-up just looking at food. 

    Drink lots of water. 

    I also munched on a whole bunch of Christmas cookies and candies (it helped me). 

    I'm feeling a bit better now - like the worst of the withdrawal is past me. Still get some weird sensations in my mouth, a bit restless - but overall can see the improvement. 

    Are you feeling any better yet?
  3. efram, quit coach
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    Congrats to the both of you!

    Keep hanging in there, because it WILL get easier. Typically, cravings and withdrawals peak somewhere between days 3-5 (depending largely on a person's metabolism), so it's likely that over the next few days some of these symptoms will ease.

    As miserable as this all is, it IS a good thing: withdrawal symptoms = healing symptoms.

    Like atp says, drinking lots of water can help, as it flushes out the system. Getting extra rest, if possible, can help with healing as well.

    Soon you also may start to notice some of the benefits of quitting!

    Hope this helps,
    Efram

    Last modified on 06 Jan 2019 09:54 by efram, quit coach
  4. dogmom
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    06 Jan 2019 in reply to itshaileybaker
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    Hi, Day 7 for me and this is the longest I have ever gone without a smoke in 38 years - it has been a rough week but my doctor told me to stock up on everything and anything peppermint / winter mint - that seems to really help the feeling sick situation - so I am drinking mint tea and sucking on sugar free peppermints - really does ease the desire to throw up.  Hope that maybe that will help you also - hang tough - I firmly believe that life without cigarettes will be a better thing!
  5. itshaileybaker
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    I appreciate everyone who replied it’s very motivating, I spent the day at the hospital from having an asthma attack. I’m not feel better at all I’m very shaky and sick but I know this is just my body adjusting! I got medications and just taking it day by day!!! & I will try the tea that sounds really really good!(: 
  6. treepeo
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    Hi hailey, atp and dogmom,

    Congratulations to all of you for making the decision to quit smoking.  This is a decision that will change your life for the better.  I know it's not easy, and that all of you are suffering right now.  We all spent so many years smoking, and we smoked a lot of cigarettes.  So it is only natural that we would suffer terrible withdrawal.  It's really rough, but believe me, it DOES pass.  You just have to hang in there.

    It's good to drink lots of water, because it will help to flush the toxins out of your body.  Try to keep busy to distract yourself.  And do things that will make you happy.  Spoil yourself a bit.   You are doing something extraordinary.  Give yourself a break and indulge yourself.  It doesn't have to be a big deal, just something that will put a smile on your face.  Rewarding yourself is important, because this is not an easy process to go through.  Rewards will help your body and your mind to equate not smoking with something good.  And the ultimate goal is to really WANT to be a non-smoker, and to commit to it.

    In the scheme of things, you will experience a little bit of pain for a lifetime of gain.  Fight this terrible addiction and be free.  You are worth it.
  7. eagerquit
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    Good Morning All,

    You are moving ahead to a cleaner, fresher lifestyle. Each day will get easier as the addiction fades into the past. Just think "It is something I used to do and am I ever glad I have moved on to better things."

    Replace smoking with things you have always wanted to do but put on the shelf. I started enjoying long strolls exploring the neighborhood, trying new flavored waters and juices, working out at the gym, watching the tropical fish swimming around the aquarium I set up, playing cribbage, euchre and wood carving, to name a few activities I have since taken on. I rarely think about smoking any more.

    Wishing you all another smoke free day!

    Eagerquit


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