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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2020, 01:43:35 PM »
Great line from a movie Dead Again......”People who say they’re trying to quit are basically pussies who cannot commit”
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2020, 03:29:36 AM »
On day 8 of quitting, This is the longest I’ve done without dipping since I was 14. ( 24 year old now.) and It was a tough week, but I feel great now, minus the cravings.
 was not aware of the terrible stomach aches that came with the withdrawals....

How’s it going @Alaska49 ,

8 days on your own is bad ass.  I recommend joining the April 2020 Quit Group.  There you will find other quitters in the nearly the same stage of quit as you.  You will also find a bunch of us vets there to support and help where we can.

We are all addicts here Quitting one day at a time.  The process is easy:

1. Wake up
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Simple process but it is hard.  You can do it though.  We can help.

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2020, 02:03:22 AM »
On day 8 of quitting, This is the longest I’ve done without dipping since I was 14. ( 24 year old now.) and It was a tough week, but I feel great now, minus the cravings.
 was not aware of the terrible stomach aches that came with the withdrawals....

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2020, 02:08:34 PM »
Hey @sethwwagner
First thing you need to do every morning is post roll with your support group here https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=16165.0 This is the price of admission to KTC. To post your name, day count, and promise to not use any form of nicotine for 24 hrs.

Now to address your addiction, because we are all addicts, no matter how many days we have been quit. But your addiction is YOURS, not your wifes or anyone else's around you. YOU chose to be a slave to nicotine like the rest of us, now it's YOU that has to beat it one day at a time. So no more starting fights with your wife. Come in here and rant and rave about how much life sucks and bitch all you want. That's how this works. But don't do it to your family, they arw innocent in all of this. To expect your wife to sympathetic is selfish. That's not to say she won't eventually come around later down the road when she sees that you are actually serious about this, but you have to give her time, and you have to OWN YOUR QUIT. It is yours and yours alone, but we are here to support you in any way we can. Now get over to April 2020 and post your promise. Proud to be quit with you today brother!
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 12:45:32 PM »
Hey @sethwwagner
First thing you need to do every morning is post roll with your support group here https://ktcforum.org/index.php?topic=16165.0 This is the price of admission to KTC. To post your name, day count, and promise to not use any form of nicotine for 24 hrs.

Now to address your addiction, because we are all addicts, no matter how many days we have been quit. But your addiction is YOURS, not your wifes or anyone else's around you. YOU chose to be a slave to nicotine like the rest of us, now it's YOU that has to beat it one day at a time. So no more starting fights with your wife. Come in here and rant and rave about how much life sucks and bitch all you want. That's how this works. But don't do it to your family, they arw innocent in all of this. To expect your wife to sympathetic is selfish. That's not to say she won't eventually come around later down the road when she sees that you are actually serious about this, but you have to give her time, and you have to OWN YOUR QUIT. It is yours and yours alone, but we are here to support you in any way we can. Now get over to April 2020 and post your promise. Proud to be quit with you today brother!
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 09:40:06 AM »
Going on day 4 with no nicotine. I'm fairly confident in my willpower to quite but everything that comes with it is another story. The depression, lack of understanding from those around me, and not having the nicotine to rely on to smooth out emotions is really kicking my ass. I picked a fight with my wife this morning again. Though she says she understands and is supportive, her actions speak louder than words. I don't need her approval but having some support has to be necessary. My anger issue rears its head usually in the morning. Do you have any ideas when I can expect to be a little more level headed in the AM. Any stratagies that you would suggest?

Hang in there everyone. The journey may not be easy but the detestation far outweighs a few flat tires along the way.

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2020, 10:47:06 PM »
Question has anyone experienced stomach anxiety when they quit like feels like it jus sucks in on its own its weird as fuck only way to temp stop it is breathan push out ive had since i was 5 hours into it now at 78 hours

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 04:41:15 PM »
Hey gents - first off, the support here, is phenomenal, truly great. I'm happy to say I'm through week 1, and legitimately haven't even come close to caving.  Yes it's been a bitch at times, but cravings, nada.
That said, I am struggling with a sore jaw especially, and at times a sore throat. My jaw feels tired, like I've been biting down / clenching on something for days. Anyone else experience this? I'm fine in the morning,  but as the day goes on I get steadily worse. Any ideas and/or tips to help with this?

@Nyles33 - 100% normal.

A quote from my HOF speech: "tired jaw – tingling jaw – crawling jaw – acid reflux – dizzy – foggy – rage – aches – pains – insanity – depression"

My jaw felt like it was going to damn near crawl off my face. Not sure if this was due to me grinding my teeth at night or what... but it does indeed go away. Congrats on a week of freedom - keep it up!

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2020, 04:38:55 PM »
I'm on day 63.  I have a raging sore throat that won't go away. I've had it over 2 weeks and my doctor is stumped. I've seen others mention this issue early on in their quit, but getting it at 9 weeks seems odd.  Anyone else experience something like this?

@Ben72 - absolutely. My throat KILLED me for weeks when I quit. Can't tell you WHY it happens, but it's incredibly common. Keep fighting!
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17th Floor - 3.19.11 / 18th Floor - 6.27.11 / 19th Floor - 10.5.11 / 2K - 1.13.12 / 21st Floor - 4.22.12 / 22nd Floor - 7.31.12 / 23rd Floor - 11.8.12 / 24th Floor - 2.16.13 / 25th Floor - 5.27.13
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 04:05:35 PM »
I'm on day 63.  I have a raging sore throat that won't go away. I've had it over 2 weeks and my doctor is stumped. I've seen others mention this issue early on in their quit, but getting it at 9 weeks seems odd.  Anyone else experience something like this? 

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 02:47:41 PM »
Hey gents - first off, the support here, is phenomenal, truly great. I'm happy to say I'm through week 1, and legitimately haven't even come close to caving.  Yes it's been a bitch at times, but cravings, nada.
That said, I am struggling with a sore jaw especially, and at times a sore throat. My jaw feels tired, like I've been biting down / clenching on something for days. Anyone else experience this? I'm fine in the morning,  but as the day goes on I get steadily worse. Any ideas and/or tips to help with this?

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2020, 09:44:29 AM »
Day 10 of my 2nd and final quit! Not liking the fog or the panic/anxiety that has come with it. But I'm confident in my commitment to end this addiction once and for all!!
Nice work on double digits @Givers. In an effort to help adjust your mindset, addictions can not be ended or eradicated "once and for all". I joined here thinking the same thing but was informed quickly that addictions will stick with us for the rest of our lives. And I don't say this to discourage you. On the contrary, a person's success on this site partially hinges on understanding our enemy and the battle. This is why here at KTC we focus one day at a time (ODAAT). It's all we can control; we let tomorrow take care of itself. Beat nicotine TODAY then do it again tomorrow when God willing you roll out of bed. Make a promise each and every day and honor your word and you will win ODAAT.
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2020, 05:37:14 AM »
Day 10 of my 2nd and final quit! Not liking the fog or the panic/anxiety that has come with it. But I'm confident in my commitment to end this addiction once and for all!!

It gets better, its my 73rd day of quitting nicotine and it seems like forever when you are in that anxious/panic cycle but it does get better when days pile up. Just hang in there, better days ahead!

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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 02:48:06 PM »
Day 10 of my 2nd and final quit! Not liking the fog or the panic/anxiety that has come with it. But I'm confident in my commitment to end this addiction once and for all!!

congrats on double digit quit @Givers - that's HUGE!
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17th Floor - 3.19.11 / 18th Floor - 6.27.11 / 19th Floor - 10.5.11 / 2K - 1.13.12 / 21st Floor - 4.22.12 / 22nd Floor - 7.31.12 / 23rd Floor - 11.8.12 / 24th Floor - 2.16.13 / 25th Floor - 5.27.13
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35th Floor - 2.21.16 / 36th Floor - 5.31.16 / 37th Floor - 9.8.16 / 38th Floor - 12.17.16 / 39th Floor - 3.27.17 / 4K - 7.5.17 / 41st Floor - 10.13.17 / 42nd Floor - 1.21.18 / 43rd Floor - 5.1.18
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Re: General Discussion - 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 12:35:06 PM »
Day 10 of my 2nd and final quit! Not liking the fog or the panic/anxiety that has come with it. But I'm confident in my commitment to end this addiction once and for all!!