31 Dec 2018
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07 Apr 2019
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You are doing such an amazing job of fighting through the cravings!!!
3-4 days in were the worst for me. Headaches, constant thirst/hunger, itchy, out of sorts, vomited even. Those were some powerful withdrawal symptoms, but having educated myself about quitting and joining this site helped. I think form about day 3 to day 14 I was on this site constantly. It gave me a lot of reassurance.
As for ideas to help you through (these are all things I did) - talk out loud to yourself about he benefits of quitting - seriously it helped me to vocalize it. Toss out all your smoking stuff (smokes, lighters, butt cans, etc.), clean all your jackets, lysol spray everywhere to get rid of stale smoke smell, make steel cut oatmeal in the morning (not the instant stuff, but the stuff you need to cook for 1/2 hour), buy some baby carrots for snacks, big bag of Nibs, brush your teeth a lot, I would smell my fingers and remind myself no smoke smell on them. Drink lots and lots of water. Cut out alcohol, cut back coffee, eat a bunch of small snacks through the day - lots of oranges, apples, carrots, chips. Read a book.
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