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JeyanNov 20, 2017 @ 11:32 PM
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Doigitforme, you're still early in your quit. These symptoms are all common in your quit. Just let your mind wander and take it easy on yourself. It will pass... we can do this!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 10/16/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 400
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 4,000
Amount Saved: $2,400.00
Life Gained:
Days: 58 Hrs: 21 Mins: 37 Seconds: 34

Vix1976Nov 20, 2017 @ 8:44 PM
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Sorry to hear you’re having a rough time doingitforme! I hate those days too but it does get easier like treepeo says and you definitely don’t want to go through that hell again of having to quit again! You can do this. Believe in yourself and we’ll be here for you too!!!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 69
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 1,035
Amount Saved: $745.20
Life Gained:
Days: 6 Hrs: 9 Mins: 23 Seconds: 52

doingitformeNov 20, 2017 @ 3:02 PM
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Thanks for the support. The day didn't really get better. I have felt"off" all day and I am not sure why. But I still didn't smoke. I haven't been able to focus or concentrate on anything at all today.
I managed to reach out to a friend who quit a couple of years ago who basically kicked my ass thru a text message and asked me if I was stupid for wanting to go back and start all over again. I knew what he was saying and appreciated his straight forwardness because that was what I needed at that time, 
And I agree with you Treepeo. My sleep has been totally messed up for the last three weeks. I have noticed it and so has my wife. Normally (Pre-quit) I could sleep for a minimum of 7 hours a night without waking up. But lately I am doing good if it is 2-3 hours. And very restless and light sleeping. I am hoping that as time goes on this straightens itself out. I know that my CPAP machine is at the end of it's life so that is also a contributing factor.
Again, thanks for the support and encouragement. That is what I needed today .
Paul, Quit CoachNov 20, 2017 @ 2:39 PM
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Well let's hope this afternoon goes better for you doingitforme.

It's good to know you have the patches there just in case. 

If you would like us to try and get the quit meter working, please choose the 'contact us' link at the top of the page, just left of the CCS daffodil.

Let's all get through this day...... together.
Paul

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TreepeoNov 20, 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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Hi doingitforme,
 
I can relate to what you are going through.  Near the end of my first month, I went through a really hard time, too.  I think one of the reasons for that is that I could never sleep through the night my first month.  I woke up every 2 to 3 hours, so I became weaker mentally.  And also, my addiction came back to rear its ugly head in a last ditch effort to get me to smoke again.  But honestly, once I made it through that first month, it's like a light switched on, and the cravings totally eased off.  And I started sleeping normally again.
 
So hang in there.  You have come this far, you don't want to blow it now.  And you only want to go through this hellish process once.  No matter what, stick to Not One Puff Ever, and I bet things will get better for you soon.  And if the patch will help you, I say go for it.  The amount of nicotine you get from the patch is nothing compared to what you get in a cigarette, never mind all of the other harmful chemicals.
 
Drink lots of water, breathe deeply, and distract yourself.  I know how hard it is, but you will be so proud of yourself once you make it through this period.  Hang in there, doingitforme.  Quitting is so worth it. 


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 326
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8,150
Amount Saved: $978.00
Life Gained:
Days: 44 Hrs: 23 Mins: 23 Seconds: 32

doingitformeNov 20, 2017 @ 7:07 AM
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Rough start to the day today. Was REALLLLLLLLYYYYY tempted to stop and buy a pack this morning. I know that I am going through a major phase of withdrawal due to the fact that I didn't wear a patch yesterday or today. I have one with me in case it gets really bad today, but I want to avoid putting it on if i can. And it's not that I am trying to ration them, I know that I have to face the nicodemon sooner or later. If I can beat him now at this early point in my quit, then I will prevail later on. And since I can't get my quit meter to show up on my posts, it have now been 24.5 days since I quit.
Have a good smoke free day everyone.