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Goobielt
Quit 75 days ago
One week baby!  My last smoke was 10pm saturday February 2, and with the patch and reading these posts regularly I'm doing this!  I was a pack a day smoker,  and been smoking 24 years,  so I'm pretty pumped.  Question though,  I've been getting weird little mini anxiety attacks the last few days.  Could this be patch related? 
  • AndreaG
    Quit 1,296 days ago
    February 10 @ 9:49 pm
    Congratulations!  Making it one week is awesome... you'll start to find it gets easier as you go I think  :-)  Sorry, no patch experience, just wanted to  congratulate you!  
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    judythebeauty
    Quit 419 days ago
    February 10 @ 10:01 pm
    Congrats, way to go. About the anxiety, a number of us have experienced it since we quit, patch or no patch.
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,136 days ago
    February 11 @ 6:22 am
    Goobielt, take a deep breath, count to five and exhale when these little bouts of anxiety happen.  It's completely normal to have anxiety issues as you are no longer taking in all the toxins associated with cigarettes. That in itself can make you a little antsy.  Congrats on your one week quit.  That's totally awesome.  Keep us posted and all my best, Lucille.
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,002 days ago
    February 11 @ 3:04 pm
    Hi Goobielt, while you could ask your pharmacist your question and you should for sure. This sounds more like a withdrawal symptom and it happens due to the lack of nicotine in your system.  However the good news is that it will  get weaker and weaker and further and further apart until it is only a mere thought which you do not have to act upon.   Congrats on your 8 days and before you know all forms of withdrawals should be gone completely.  If you have any more questions why not call a coach at 1-877-455-2233. Congrats again
    • Goobielt
      Quit 75 days ago
      February 12 @ 1:12 pm
      Thanks,  as a hearing impaired person the call line isn't practical for me,  but i love that it's there nonetheless!
      • Lucille Brown
        Quit 1,136 days ago
        February 12 @ 2:22 pm
        Goobielt, you can also speak to a coach by texting if you know how to. It's QUITNOW to 654321 or just post them on line.  I'm sure they deal with the hearing impaired as well .  Much love, Lucille.
        • Goobielt
          Quit 75 days ago
          February 12 @ 3:37 pm
          Oh cool,  i didn't know there was a text option!  That's awesome!
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    LaurenW
    Quit 105 days ago
    February 12 @ 10:54 am
    One week WAY TO GO!  The worst is very probably over.  That's something to celebrate.  Have you done something nice for yourself as a reward?
    • Goobielt
      Quit 75 days ago
      February 12 @ 1:14 pm
      Not really.  Went to a hockey game with a friend and was nice to not have to pop out for a smoke,  but  haven't really rewarded myself yet with anything other then self pride  :) 
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        LaurenW
        Quit 105 days ago
        February 12 @ 6:41 pm
        You deserve a treat!  
  • Goobielt
    Quit 75 days ago
    February 12 @ 1:17 pm
    Not sure if related or not,  but today I put the patch on my outer thigh and not a single one of those mini anxiety attacks so far!  Im glad for being a regular meditator,  as the breathing exercises really help in the tough moments,  which are not nearly as often as I'd expected.   The insomnia was a surprise though!
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,136 days ago
    February 12 @ 2:24 pm
    That's okay Goobielt, we all dealt with the insomnia when we quit,  try to have a nap in the afternoon if you feel overly tired and it will get better soon.  Lucille.
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,002 days ago
    February 17 @ 9:40 am
    Hey Goobielt  I would like to tell you that we do have TTY service for the hearing impaired and you can call 1-888-445-5788 and we can connect there for coaching session.  Give us a call or like Lucille says you can catch us online through chat and we can type back and forth there.