Can't Quit Smoking!
Posted: June 18, 2017, 4:47 PM

Posts: 1
Joined: June 18, 2017

I can't quit smoking cigarettes!?
I tried the patch but after about 20-40 mintues I'm severly sick for about an hour- the chills, fever, get light headed, it itches severely where the patch is, I'm anuseaus and I want to roll up in bed and am just sick plus it causes me to gag out of nowhere and several times has had me throw up spontanously, I've done the nicotine gum but it is disgusting honestly it tastes like smoke then your supposed to chew until it "tingles" aka burning! then I gag constantly and feel lightheaded and nauseauos, still want a cigrette and it doesn't last long!
So I hate taking them and cannot do it everyday what else can I do?
Should I try taking the patch or gum again?
What have you done that's worked?
I smoke a pack of Malboro Lights a day plus serious chain smoker and can't stop but really want to!
I feel like those just feed me nicotine how are they supposed to help me stop?
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:25 PM

Posts: 1499
Joined: June 27, 2016

When I wanted to quit I bought the cheapest, lightest cig I could stand. Then I cut back until I got down to 4 per day. 2 on the way to work, 2 on the way home. And I stayed at that amount. thinking 2 packs a week is better than 6 and $20 is more affordable than $100. sometimes I smoke a few extra if I have time on my hands. The longer I stayed at 4 per day, the easier it was. I buy 2 packs a week. I can easily go all day or a few days without smoking. I work at a smoke free location and no one smokes at home, so it helps to not be tempted to smoke more.
Posted: December 26, 2017, 12:58 AM

today i have 5 and half years clean from cigarettes....i had smoked for about 25 years and if you told me back then i would stop smoking one day i never would have believed you.

i am also a recovering first i treated my cigarette addiction like my first attempts at getting clean from alcohol.....the little games you avoid the inevitable...first the patch...then cutting down....none of that i just went cold turkey...because i knew that i had to completely eradicate nicotine from my life.

sure it is rough at first...but it can be blood pressure is good....i have saved money and i my clothes and apartment don't reek of smoke...and now i feel nauseous when i inhale someone else's second hand smoke..

you can do it too...just bite the big one and STOP...
God Bless and Merry Christmas
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