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Mona

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It is now toward the end of Day 2 in my quit smoking journey.  I didn't sleep very well last night but feel very alert and awake.  Today is a rainy day but I really wanted to get outside for some fresh air and exercise.  Threw on my big down parka and went for it.  It takes a while for my coat to soak through all the feathers so I was still dry when I got back home.  I can't say that I suffered craves today; however, I did get into a debate with myself early this morning.  I don't even think I was fully awake but my junky brain was trying to convince my non-junky brain to go get cigarettes.  Non-junky brain won!!!

 

I don't think I mentioned that I am not using any kind of quit aid.  No drugs or NRT gum, lozenges, patches, etc...  I am afraid to take drugs because I very often get side effects.  And then the NRT just doesn't seem to work for me.  Prior to the beginning of this quit, I experimented with 4mg lozenges and 2mg gum.  Neither one really seemed to do anything for me so why bother?  I did not notice any difference whatsoever between going a full 24 hours without smoking cold turkey and using NRT.  Very interesting...

 

For these first two days, I didn't have to go anywhere.  I do need to go somewhere tomorrow.  Driving is a huge trigger for me so that may present some challenges for me.

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Congrats on Day 2 Mona! I just finished with Day 1 (which I've done multiple times). I'm doing cold turkey as well. Like you, I suffer from side effects from meds so tend to avoid them. NRT's don't work for me either, I think possibly because I used them in situations when I couldn't actually smoke so they're more of a trigger for me now.

 

It was rainy here today as well which I took full advantage of to be a slug. Good for you getting out and walking despite the rain, I should have done the same but I tend to hide out the first several days. I should have been brave like you!  

 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, efficacy said:

Congrats on Day 2 Mona! I just finished with Day 1 (which I've done multiple times). I'm doing cold turkey as well. Like you, I suffer from side effects from meds so tend to avoid them. NRT's don't work for me either, I think possibly because I used them in situations when I couldn't actually smoke so they're more of a trigger for me now.

 

It was rainy here today as well which I took full advantage of to be a slug. Good for you getting out and walking despite the rain, I should have done the same but I tend to hide out the first several days. I should have been brave like you!  

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you efficacy!  Congratulations on finishing Day 1!  It's OK to be a slug.  I'm mostly being a slug too.  ha ha

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You're welcome and thank you too! Yeah, I almost feel as if I've been drugged without the constant nicotine. Plus, I had to decrease my coffee otherwise anxiety will kick in big time. 

 

Hope you sleep better tonight too. I slept ok just wish I had more energy but I know that will come with time. I'm having hubby bring dinner home tonight, then I'm going to bed early.

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13 minutes ago, efficacy said:

You're welcome and thank you too! Yeah, I almost feel as if I've been drugged without the constant nicotine. Plus, I had to decrease my coffee otherwise anxiety will kick in big time. 

 

Hope you sleep better tonight too. I slept ok just wish I had more energy but I know that will come with time. I'm having hubby bring dinner home tonight, then I'm going to bed early.

That's good that you're aware of the need to decrease caffeine.  The more relaxed we can stay, the better!

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You girls are doing great, I used my air cigarette when bad cravings hit. I just pretended I was holding an actual cigarette then went through the "motions" of smoking it. It worked great at tricking my mind into thinking it was getting the real thing. Some people use cut straws or pens, etc. You may want to try that tomorrow Mona if you get a bad craving while driving

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Keep moving forward girls - you're both doing a great job under difficult circumstances :) I will get easier with time!

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Congratulations and awesome strength for cold turkey. That is how i did it also!!

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