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Week 3 has been tough

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ClopySow Fri 22-Apr-16 14:01:07

I stopped smoking on the 28th March, so just over 3 weeks. This week has been the hardest so far. I want a fag.

I was on patches for the first week, but forgot to wear one on day 8, and got on fine with just lozenges, so i decided to stop the patches. I'm wearing one today because the craving is strong.

Week 3 is a tough week.

BeautifulMaudOHara Fri 22-Apr-16 14:02:31

Stick at it, it's worth it. Especially for the lack of worry about your health. Well done.

ClopySow Fri 22-Apr-16 14:07:08

It is worth it for the lack of worry. I used to worry about cancer evey day. My chest was sore. The sore chest disappeared almost immediately as did the worry about cancer. Thankyou for that reminder.

glintwithpersperation Fri 22-Apr-16 14:15:17

I've given up smoking a few times. The last time was the last time I will ever have to do it. I have always gone cold turkey so the first 3 days are hell. The first 3 weeks are hard. The first 3 months are dangerous. I think it takes about 3 weeks for the nicotine to get out of your system. Occasionally I would like a cigarette but once I think about how awful I felt the craving goes away. Good luck with it

ClopySow Fri 22-Apr-16 15:00:40

Each time i have tried, drinking has been my weak spot. It hasn't been this time. I've had a few boozy nights and although i've thought about smoking, it has been fleeting. In the past, as soon as i thought about it, i knew i was going to buy fags.

Up until this week, the though of the smell of it repulsed me. And if i passed someone smoking in the street, it made me feel sick.

These last few days i can actually taste it. I know it's just my mind playing tricks on me and i can do this.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 22-Apr-16 20:43:53

How's it going, Clopy? 3 weeks is fantastic! star

ClopySow Sat 23-Apr-16 00:21:13

Better. I drank red wine and sucked lozenges and thouht about smoking a lot and considered going to the shop and felt hugely relieved at 11pm when i knew the shop was closed an to buy fags would mean a huge trek that i had no intention of making.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Sat 23-Apr-16 21:13:43

Well done grinflowers

ClopySow Sat 23-Apr-16 22:18:26

Thanks. Today is even better. I seem to have gotten over that particular hump. No real cravings and only 2 lozenges.

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