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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by Skiddaw on May 22, 2019, 09:28:30 am »
...Or sugar-free gum? I became the world expert on sugar-free gum. I still occasionally find half-empty packs of it in coat pockets and the bottoms of bags.  :)

Well done @bignige ! You're doing SO well and should be SO proud of yourself. I think a wee Bank Holiday Weekend treat should be in the offing.  :foundbeer:
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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by tea on May 21, 2019, 11:45:14 pm »
If you're chewing it can we swap it for a big piece of liquorice?
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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by bignige on May 21, 2019, 07:43:38 pm »
Thank you so much for all the support. Today has been a little easier then yesterday and of course as Skiddaw says it will take a while I expect getting over 40 years of smoking every single day.

I have not used the spray today again and no patch. Still chewing (literally, rather than "puffing") on the inhalator - it has got to go and I reckon the only way is to throw it in the bin - it just seems to make me feel sick TBH but I keep turning to it habitually.

I am booked in to smoking cessation clinic on Thursday - this will I suspect be my last attendance - I don't need any products and I hope I am OK now to keep "weathering the storm" without any patches etc.

N
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Games / Re: Cryptic songs thread
« Last post by Bladeflyer on May 21, 2019, 04:28:44 pm »
Looks like Egg is otherwise engaged .....so will set another musical brain teaser   :-

Far from small goggles , he utters of a large kitty.

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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by Skiddaw on May 21, 2019, 12:15:36 pm »
I think @Not Another Puff has hit the nail on the head dear @bignige . It's SO true- you can veer quite swiftly from feeling on top of the world to feeling pants. I can really identify with the 'nervy' thing because I was just the same. I hadn't expected it and it took a few months to pass but it DID pass and so will all the things you're experiencing at present.

The way to look at it perhaps is to remember how many years you subjected yourself to a constant dose of nicotine. It's no wonder that it takes a wee while for your body (and your mind) to properly re-boot.

There will come a time when you'll read back over your post and find it almost impossible to remember how you felt back then. And I bet, if you look at yourself in a mirror, you'll notice how much better your skin and hair look and how much brighter your eyes are. Not to mention how fabulous it is not to wheeze at night any longer and how much easier it is to run for the bus.... :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by Not Another Puff on May 21, 2019, 09:03:57 am »
@bignige giving up smoking is a mixed bag of good and bad days. The brilliant thing is the number of good days increases and the number of bad days decrease over time.

Everyone is different, but I had a horrendous first 6 weeks and by 8 weeks felt a lot better.



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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by tea on May 20, 2019, 09:00:02 pm »
Ah well with no patch and no spray, today you are withdrawing from nicotine. But give it another 24 hours and with no spray like today you will be nicotine free and then it's all purely mind over matter. If you feel a bit shaky have some fruit juice or a cup of tea with sugar; it can bring your blood sugar back up. I think I put an article on here about cranberry juice being a recommended thing from scientific studies......never tried it myself.

However, once the nicotine is completely out of your system (unless you're coming down with something) you should be feeling better. If in doubt call the pharmacy.
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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by bignige on May 20, 2019, 05:40:50 pm »
No patch on again today. Not used the spray at all.

Still very "nervy" and in fact feeling ill - sickly, dehydrated and tired.

I thought after 8/9 weeks I would be feeling a different person altogether - healthier, etc.

All rather disappointing really.

I felt better day 2 of my stop than I do now some 8 weeks later!

Any advice?

WHEN will it get easier - or are the feelings I have now nothing to do with withdrawal?

N

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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by Not Another Puff on May 20, 2019, 02:36:08 pm »
@bignige that is fantastic news on the no patch front, congratulations.
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Reception and Waiting Room / Re: New stopper
« Last post by Skiddaw on May 20, 2019, 12:40:25 pm »
Oh well done @bignige !!  :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
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