So like i quit smoking

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by crazycat, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    Nearly 2 weeks has past without me smoking, i quit cold turkey. I quit someking a few months back but i started again, it was a mistake i came back harder then i ever had.

    Story started a few weeks back where i was walking with a few friends in the mountains, i got tired very tired. I was out of breath, that was strange because i always went to the gym and i am active but its probebly the altitude. The aire being so thin made me sick. Right then and there i decided i will stop smoking. I came back home (still smoking at the time) and was thinking of when i should stop, always thinking the tomorrow will be the day i do stop but never did.

    16 days ago i had to leave the country for a visit to London, the timing is perfect, i can stop when i travel. You see i dont smoke these "http://www.buy-cigarettes.biz.tc/images/marlboro.gif" i smoke these "http://wave-spirit.net/media/shisha.jpg". Now i can carry that with me, it takes time to make so i decided i will stop. I stayed London for about 12 days then came back home, 4 days have past since i came back and i smoked 0 times and i am prode of myself.

    Thought i will share this little story with you all.

    p.s. I have a question, Is it normal to still cough and feel sick even thou i am not smoking?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, but it's been only two weeks. Pretty soon you should start feeling a little better.
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    Stick with it - the worst is over.

    Yes, coughing is normal - your lungs are healing.

    And yes, you may even feel like you are getting a cold from the withdrawal.

    I quit because I was out of breath all the time back in 2000 - I was running marathons a year later. :)

    Good luck. The body bounces back quite nicely.
     
  4. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have thought that i was having a cold for 5 days now, never thought it had anything to do with me stoping smoking.
     
  5. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Congrats and good luck! (and I agree with iMeowBot - things will clear up soon enough...it take the body a bit of time to recover)
     
  6. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah Gratz, and i wish u luck. Fight the urge!
     
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    congrats on the quit. I hope you succeed!

    you will be thankful you did. The money you saved can go towards a new Mac Pro! Much healthier than filling your lungs with smoke and insecticides.
     
  8. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    The worst really isn't over, but it will be in a couple of weeks. You'll hit a wall and reach for a smoke, but DON'T do it. It will likely last a short while and then you will be fine.

    I've been smoke free for 7.5 yrs now, but every now and then I want a smoke. I don't have one though 'cause that would be the end of it.

    Good luck and I hope you persevere. It's worth the struggle.
     
  9. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    The coughing will go away, also you will soon have a greater sense of taste as smoking kills sensors on your tounge.

    Ed
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    Glad to hear you're trying to quit for good - your body will appreciate it eventually, even though it will take awhile for it to get used to the loss of nicotine, etc.
     
  11. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations!
    Things will just get better from now on. Soon your tastebuds will be able to work properly too, so be careful about your weight. ;)
    Eventhough the "need" for cigarettes will never go away completely, the urge to have a cigarette will diminish day by day.
    Good luck! :)
     
  12. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Never thought i would get advice from a doctor (even thou you are a gargoyle) :) thanks.
     
  13. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I started to feel sick, in the mornings i cough a lot. After meals i find myself missing something, i feel like i need a smoke. I will not smoke thou, its behind me for good. Its strange, my running noes stoped but i keep coughing a lot as if i had been smoking all day.
     
  14. iGary Guest

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    It was probably 5 years before I lost all those triggers... I remember going to the airport and feeling like I had to huff down several smokes before the flight for teh longest time.

    It all goes away, but you will never totally lose the desire fully. :)
     
  15. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    So like I'm starting a diet and a working out regime today..

    ..WE CAN DO IT CRAZYCAT! ;)
     
  16. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I'm also going to quit soon

    Does anybody know about or have experience with Zyban?


    I figure I could afford a new Macbook within 7 months of quitting.....
     
  17. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    good for you. i'll be on my fifth year of quitting this September. :)
     
  18. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Congrats!

    I've never heard of anyone addicted to hookah before; I've always known it was possible, just have never been myself (although I do smoke hookah on occasion) or met anyone who has (although plenty of cig addicts).

    Again, good job quitting and good luck staying strong.
     
  19. tedrjr03 macrumors regular

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    I want to hope the people who are trying to quit smoking the best:) , and thats good for the people who have already, i just wish my mom would quit smoking because the doctors said she will die in a few years if she dosent, but i dont see her stoppin anytime soon.
     
  20. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    I quit smoking (so far for good) seven years ago on my step sons birthday. I had stopped for six weeks the previous year, just using nicotine patches. The last time I used both the patch and Zyban (doctors prescription required).

    There is still the occasional urge to have a cigarette, however I realize that one would lead me to many, and I'm not spending money to kill myself.

    The coughing/wheezing etc. DOES go away. You body just has to clear the lungs of all the stuff smoking put in there.
     
  21. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Good Job!

    Hopefully your not being like my friends mom who said this to me once:

    Friends Mom: "Wes, Guess what?"
    Me: "What?"
    Friends Mom: "I quit smoking!"
    Me: "Really!? Thats great!"
    Friends Mom: "Yeah! I havent had one sense I decided to quit!"
    Me: "When was that?"
    Friends Mom: "Oh... about 2 hours ago."

    :rolleyes:
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Quitting is not fun. Especially when your doc tells you you were healthier when you smoked. That's what I got from mine when I gained 10 pounds after I quit. Now mind you, I'm a 6'3" athletic guy who weighed 195# before and 210# when I quit. I look pretty good in either scenario, however- I was less healthy after I quit (according to dumbass western medicine). I work out 3 days a week. I eat right and obviously excersize regularly. F*** western medicine. I look good and feel great.

    EDIT: I'm back down to 195. I think it was an adjustment period. :)
     
  23. crazycat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hate the smell of cigs, i cant stand them. Once at a party i decided i wanted to try one, bext morning i woke up and i was sick and i felt really dirty. Hookah on the other hand does not smell that bad, i smoke graps flavor which is very nice to be honest. The only problem is that its hard to stop, unlike cigs you dont feel teh need to stop. I would go on hours smoking, sometimes from after lunch (1:00pm) to just before dinner (7:00pm), and i might smoke before i got to bed aswell.
     
  24. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats, crazycat, on quitting =) Making an investment in life.

    I, for one, am happier every time someone decides to stop smoking. I am highly sensitive to smoke, and breathing it in passively while walking outside is very uncomfortable for me.
     

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