linda, quit coach
28 Nov 2017
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and congratulations on your quit! You have 72 smoke-free hours behind you –
it’s awesome! We are so happy for you! You have worked very hard to get to this
point, keep moving in this way, you are doing fantastic!
first few days of quitting can be difficult. The cravings can be intense, and
the withdrawal symptoms can be hard to handle. It seems like you’ve experienced
withdrawal symptoms: a bit of anxiety, agitation, sweating and not sleeping. I’m
sorry to hear about that…But know that those symptoms are normal after a quit. It
just means that your body and mind are adjusting to the change. They are
cleaning and repairing themselves. Most of those symptoms are caused by
nicotine leaving your body and some may be psychological as you adjust to not
smoking. Those symptoms will go away with time, please hang in there.
you use any quit aids such as the patch, the gum or inhaler? These nicotine replacement
products (NRT’s) may help to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. If you
are interested about NRT’s, please discuss with a pharmacist or doctor about your
that everyone is different, some people prefer to quit cold turkey and others
prefer to use some quit aids like NRT’s. Each
method has its own qualities that appeal to each person. You can try one
approach and then switch to another one if needed.
know yourself best and we encourage you to go with what works for you.
you have a plan for the cravings? Many people find helpful to use the 4 D’s:
breathing will help you relax and focus on something else
water will help you clean your system and keeps your hands and mouth busy
such as go for a walk, play a game, text a friend, go to the gym etc.
– Cravings don’t last very long, usually about 5 to 10 minutes
that you are not alone in your quit journey, we are here for you. Call us at
1-877-513-5333 if you have any questions or concerns.
congratulations on your success! Keep going strong!
Take care and wishing you both continued success!