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Quit smoking drama.

Discussion in 'General' started by Firsttimedetox, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. g220

    g220 Well-Known Member

    Lol, Dude, I'll saya prayer for You...(serious!;)
     
  2. jdude

    jdude Well-Known Member

    Spot on point. The really crazy part, as far as IP detoxes, is the insurance won't pay for anything not scripted. And no need for a patch script.
     
  3. shar586

    shar586 Well-Known Member


    That's so interesting, not sure if it would work for me though, as Id probably forget to log my smoking details (hence why you refer to it as the Pain In The A** method probably . . :p)
    I wasnt able to see the advert link you included, as I am on a mobile broadband (gprs) with limited signal, and cannot view any videos at all :( But just moved into a new house, and I plan on taking advantage of the telephone line and getting faster broadband asap. I miss out on loads cos of that!! Oh, and refering to the smelling of the clothes in the morning, I found that when I smoked my sense of smell was probably 20% of what it should have been, so if it stank, then think about this- if a non smoker smelt it it would be even worse. Thats one thing stopping smoking openend my eyes to - yes, smokers, people can smell you a mile off. It really shocked me. Id smell a smoker before seeing them. I realise now how obvious it was.
    No way, clonidine for smoking 'detox'! To be onest dont know if thats over-kill or not, because as you know, I stopped heroin and smoking tobacco/skunk at the same time, so dont really know how bad my smoking withdrawals were as opposed to my heroin WD, as I think it merged!! Although, best decision I made was doing both at same time. I was too involved with the heroin detox to even think about the smoking!

    Glynntoo: Probably should send them in, because if she wanted to stop should be her decision. May also make it a lot harder to stay detoxed if she wants a smoke. You need to be ready to stop, before attempting, because it has nothing to do with physical WD, its all about the mind, regardless how long you go without. And jay is right fewer and fewer places allow smoking now. In UK, smoking inside is illegal in public places, and you CANNOT smoke at all inside rehabs, unless your very lucky and they allow you access to a yard etc.

    StrwBerry: Well done on 10 days, you'll start to see the benefits soon, if not now. Sense of smell, taste etc. I will admit though, it will be quite uncomfortable for the first few days (youll know what I mean) but persevere its worth it. The rewards are massive in my opinion, and yes I agree, it was nice to say to my family #days now without a smoke, as opposed to #days now without heroin, as its more socially acceptable (in my case they have no idea about my habit, so are unaware of the 'epic' journey Ive been on :() Atleast that way I could share some part of my detox- even though a very small part at that! Hows it going now?

    Anyways a update regarding my smoking- still havent smoked, and my having a cig dreams have stopped. 2 months and 3 days without a fag.

    P.S - $100 for those electric cigs jay :eek:, I hope thats because they are re-usable? How long can you use them for? Do they need refills?
     
  4. guinevere64

    guinevere64 Well-Known Member

    Shar, brilliant job on 2 months with no fags. I am so happy to support anyone who has quit or is trying to quit smoking. It's like a mission with me... Saw my mother die of lung ca at 58. Unnecessary suffering of the deepest kind.

    Bonita... Do it, girl. For godsake I watched you jump sub. You rock.

    Jay... much love and support. missing our old heart icon...

    For anyone who wants to calculate how much time they'll save by quitting... a good tool. Also contains a link to Glass's excellent quit-smoking journal here on ODR. --G
     
  5. shar586

    shar586 Well-Known Member

    Thanks G :). Gutting though, Ive never been able to use those calculating tools, as its designed for cig smokers, as opposed to rolling tobacco. I wonder if there's one out there for tobacco? Thing is everyone makes different sized smokes when rolling, so cant compare them to normal fags, plus I smoked it as joints mostly, so how would I calculate that? I remember when I first went to my doctor to get patches, she asked me the same question they ask everyone attempting to stop - 'How much do you smoke?', and I couldnt answer her, how annoying, Ill never know how much money Ive saved, I used to buy my tobacco in multipacks of 2oz x 10, and didnt keep track of when I opened a new one, plus shared them with partner. Thats my one regret is not tracking how much I smoked - Ill never know for sure! But I suppose the most important part is, is that I dont smoke anymore . . . :p
     
  6. trudger

    trudger Well-Known Member

    Jay,

    I was gifted the E-cigarette last year and thought it was great and would use it if and when I decided to try and quit.
    While it is not as effective as a real cigarette it comes closest to satisfying the craving over anything else I have used.

    Several times I have tried different things to quit until I realized that I just plain enjoy smoking and until I really wanted
    to quit I might as well accept that fact and not worry about it. A few of those times I was doing it to be supportive of
    my husband and of course it didn't work.

    I wanted to ask you if you had considered acupuncture? My husband had the best results with that and says it was the
    easiest way for him .... and he has tried a lot of different ways.

    With the 27th drawing near I was wondering if you had decided on what course you are going to take?

    Whatever you decide, I wish you the best of luck!
    Trudger
     
  7. krish

    krish Well-Known Member

    (((Trudger))) I so miss you and think of you often! Hope to see more of you
    Hugs
    K
     
  8. jdude

    jdude Well-Known Member

    :eek:Thanks Trudger....so far I'm on target. I'm about 30% of where I was. I had a few days set back, but made it up so far.:eek:
     
  9. trudger

    trudger Well-Known Member

    Good for you Jay..

    I didn't realize you had already started but thought the 27th was going to be a start day for you...

    PITA plan?

    Best of luck,
    Trudger

    *Thanks Kelly-I will get in touch.
     
  10. jdude

    jdude Well-Known Member

    Yea...the PITA plan. :) But after I 'banned' myself from different venues.....no smoking while driving, not while on the phone...ect.

    I may try the E-Cigarette the last couple of days.

    The acupuncture thing....heard a lot of good reports about it, but I'm like a 4 year old when it comes to any type of needles. :eek:

    Thanks

    Jay
     
  11. Benard

    Benard Guest

    It is a nice thread and i like it. Well i am not a smoker and i don't like it. Smoking is dangerous for health. It destroys our life completely so we should avoid it.
     

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