I am sure it s like smoking for me and they never go away. But, I know I can never take a puff or I will go back!!!
I am on month 4 and for the last week or so I have had a real rough time. I know the nicotine must be out of my system y now right? I almost just sad screw it today and bought a can but I have been down that road before. How long will these cravings last?
Yes. It takes nicotine only 72 hours (3 days) to get out of your system so it’s definitely gone (unless you’ve reintroduced it by chewing, smoking, using patch, nicotine gum, etc.) You’re into the 100’s of days you’ve been quit now. At this point you’re not “cured” but your craves will begin to get less and less intense and will become further and further apart as you get further into your quit. Have you joined our forums yet? http://forum.killthecan.org/ With over 26,000 members (to date) it’s the best place on the web to get support and questions answered from people who know what you’re going through.
Chewie, I’ve registered with the forum and logged into the chat room as a guest and want to log out so I can actually log in with my actual username, how do i do that?
Hey Brock – I responded to your note via email. Let me know if that did the trick.
I quit 3 years ago and I still have cravings. I was told that some people still have cravings and they quit over 10 years ago.
I totally know where you are coming from. I quit cold turkey after dipping for 16 years around the clock. People around me urged me to do this write up and I finally did.
I think you will find some of the ways that I staved off the urges helpful.
Everyone, I need all the help I can get…I don’t want to sound like a bitch but, I’ve dipped for the good part of 3-4 years. I dipped my last can yesterday and decided I was done! I am beyond twitchy, I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) which seems like it has gotten worse already. I cant sit still, I feel like I’m on the verge of completely freaking the F out…When I quit smoking back in August, I quit cold turkey after smoking for 8 years. I never had any cravings or feelings like I do right now. I have been chewing the same damn piece of gum since I woke up. I need any and all advise I can get to help…
Get on over to the forums – http://forum.killthecan.org.
There are over 25,000 members there who “get it” because we’ve all been there before. It’s the best place out there to get questions answered and support from people who know what you’re going through.
You can and will do it. Set the mind . Rely on us you can and will quit
Day 7 and very crabby and feel like crap but I am going to do this
Keep going, EK! It gets better. I’m on day 1308 which sounds impossible but it’s totally not. Do whatever you need to – sunflower seeds, drink water, stay busy – it’ll get better soon, and it’s so worth it!
EK Rick is right I’m at day 1072. Hang in there you can do it. Lean on your friends, lean on us.
Day 12 and feeling jerky, anyone else go through this?
We’ll. where are you DDD
day 40 and it’s tough. Don’t matter though…some of you HOF’ers know you’re done when you’re done. Thanks for the site.
Thank you guys feels freaky but well worth it
any advice sir
another wonderful consequence of tobacco is increased blood pressure. my guess is your BP is much lower now since you quit….
we are winning and thanks for responding. Quick question, do you get light headed at all kinda dizzy.
I got CRAZY dizzy during my quit. We typically refer to this as the fog. Hang in there… it’ll lift shortly.
yep weekends are tough. She has been working on me 2, if ur drinking, that is a trigger. I am finishing day 5. I am starving the bitch to a slow death! Thx for stayi g in touch, and so glad you are winning.
8 days and counting weekends r tough but I’m still ignoring the bitc$ hope ur hanging in there
they both share some charateristics-sneaky,coniving, and they don’t quit, until they get their way hahaha
Good Morning dr dog yes she will be, but we are much stronger. Every hr that goes by we r winning. Its funny how nicotine is looked at as female hahaha we know her evil ways and fight away brother lets kick her ass and finally be rid of her. You get stronger every day
Good morning yesican-today is Friday, and I am on day 3. I am feeling pretty strong this morning, but know she will be hitting hard sometime today and this weekend. She will be trying to seduce us this weekend with her lies and deceit. Be strong brother….hope you are still riding the waves, stay strong!
drdog I have been a chewer for over twenty years and I have tried numerous times to quit, but it has not been good words of advise
hey man! it IS gone from your body, head games now (the nicotine lie) I’ve found if you confront the urge head on, it’s like a wave in the ocean ride it up to the peak and ride it down..feel the pain….draw it out and yell at her “Is that all you got”! don’t try to hide from the craving, draw it closer and you’ll find it really isn’t THAT bad….
Thank you brother Im yelling and riding but i feel good about myself. Still dont know how to roll call, but ill get it. I never realized how much control this bi$ch had over me.
Im on hr 72 and want this crap to leave my body. I need to quit and I will quit this has drove me crazy for nearly 20 years and it is time for me to take control heeeeeeeeeeelp
Going on day 3 myself. Worried about the ease of slipping back into a chew at work.
You know your habits….. prepare for them. what ever they are that first dip after coffee have a snack ready. use the fake stuff and think about the next rush between
break and lunch. this way you are ahead of the BITCH.
I know where your at don’t cave, ask Jesus fer help
Keep going you can do it
I’m working on day 1, been dippin for 25 years, found out yesterday my dad has terminal cancer….. Wake up call, it’s really difficult I feel like I’m going crazy, but I choose life… Atleast for now
Very sorry to hear about your father Tony. Let us know how we can help you along the way.
If you had a plastic straw that had a bit of flavor and you gnaw on it though out your day would you…? Because that would be a start to decreasing your desires…………I am working on them…. That is how I did it…..ORAL FIXATION…..
Kik-Stik`s are a lightly flavored perforated stick to help you in your time of need….. ALL DAY..!