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84phil84
Quit 280 days ago
So after a rough couple of days (and two half-cigarette slips), I was thinking that I was a miserable failure and beating myself up. Even with the lozenges, I wasn't able to resist the cravings or beat back the withdrawal. After talking to the pharmacist, I realized that the lozenges weren't working for me the way they were intended to, so we switched to the gum (and they even let me return the partially used lozenges! Go Shoppers!). It has made a WORLD of difference, even in just a few hours. This morning I was anxious, fidgety, and pretty damn miserable. Since this afternoon and 2 pieces of gum, I am feeling so much more like myself. It immediately stops the cravings, and my withdrawal symptoms are non-existent. I guess the moral of this is that if something isn't working for you, it doesn't mean you're a failure, it means you just need to try something else. But KEEP TRYING!
Last reply: December 16, 2019 @ 8:01 am
  • tman55
    Quit 2,348 days ago
    December 13, 2019 @ 9:12 pm
    Good to hear phil! Instead of buckling to the addiction you chose another way to win! Trust me, stay with it, life is immeasurably better without the tobacco monkey in your back!
  • Jacqueline14
    Quit 512 days ago
    December 14, 2019 @ 4:24 am
    Well done, this addiction will try and trick you. You were very strong. One day at a time. :) 
  • m
    m.m.
    Quit 2,218 days ago
    December 14, 2019 @ 8:22 am
    Well done. You are in the deep water now. Withdrawal prevention. That is why we smoked. NRT is useful. This is a good time to realize that smoking is about drug dependency. What works for the tobacco corporation is that drug that is in that smoke or vape or any nicotine replacement therapy is a highly addictive substance. Very profitable in what ever form. I stepped down with the patch. Keep posting. Ending that dependency will give you back more then you know.
  • Shan054
    Quit 585 days ago
    December 14, 2019 @ 8:27 am
    Keep at it. If it was easy there would be no smokers. You are doing awesome!
  • AileenA
    Quit 567 days ago
    December 14, 2019 @ 11:35 am
    Awesome!!!  You can do this!!!  We are here to cheer you on!!!!
  • Terry1963
    Quit 834 days ago
    December 14, 2019 @ 12:51 pm
    Well done. Keep up the good fight
  • BobbieB
    Quit 950 days ago
    December 14, 2019 @ 1:29 pm
    Awesome! Way to go!! 
  • R
    Rascal
    Quit 346 days ago
    December 14, 2019 @ 11:49 pm
    Awesome you can do this!!!
  • M
    MegBT
    Quit 380 days ago
    December 16, 2019 @ 8:01 am
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! You are absolutely right! Everyone always told me not to use the gum, that it "doesn't work" etc etc.  Well it worked for me! I ended up only using it for a couple of weeks because it gave me the confidence to go cold. BUT that's me! 
    You've gotta do you and not worry about anything else.  Right now, its all about you! Keep up the good work! I am rooting for you! 
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