31 Dec 2018
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steven, quit coach
Physical withdrawal can be a big challenge. That stopped me from quitting so many times over the years. Afraid of a little discomfort.
There's headaches, vomiting, not sleeping, being thirsty 24/7, shaking, being short tempered, etc. And in like 2-4 days the worst of that passes. I did my last quit cold turkey, so I suppose you can cut the edge by using NRT's or whatnot. At the time it is the worst feeling. But, and this is a huge but, the rewards are amazing.
You need to want it - that's all.
I chose to focus on the positive changes. The smokers cough subsiding, breathing better, improved blood pressure (I went from having 140/90 for years to 112/75 within 5 days!), smelling better, being able to walk up a flight of stairs and not be wheezing, etc.