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just wrote a long post and went to ck spelling.................GONE. :(

OK

ADJUSTING TO high outdoor temps over 90 while working on the porch

pollen count is higher than ever been this year

chemical sencitivity to the paint makes me dizzy too.................

so

any one know if the zanax can cause the symptoms it's to cure like........feeling shakey and quivery and being choked?

all symptoms of anxiety i know.

Also taking the klonoipin 1/2 a 1 mg at nite.

don't wake up in a panic anymore but can't sleep during the day or nap like i used to

i just know how to calm down.

i do know that the 1/2 5 mg of valium can take the edge off of i was using zanxa per dr.

it's 1/2 the lowest dose.

maybe i'm not taking enough.

i just want to calm down to get things done so i can move forward.

thanks for letting me vent.

love

PS i know,,,,,,,,,adding a new HABIT' OR EXERCISE IS A GOOD OPTION JUST CAN'T DO IT NOW.

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I used to take 5 mg valium but just before bed. It really helped. I have idiosyncratic reactions to lots of stuff, the opposite of what they are supposed to do. Sleeping pills keep me awake, anti-depressants make me depressed, etc., so try not to take anything new.

Good for you, for keeping busy.

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<_< Seems to me your new habit is working your heiny off.

God Jess that was a good one :o:lol::lol:

Shaking does take it's tole on the painting of the window sashes.

I just want to be calmer and not shake.

maybe i'll just give up the other meds and do the valium

have a barium swallow test on Friday am.

it will show nothing i'm sure............"all in your head lady" for sure.

nite all

here's to a calm and successful day for all of us tomorrow.

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Morning all B)

Hi Judy, how are you today? I used to take Xanax all the time, but it made me feel really high. I couldnt even hold a conversation when I was taking that. So I started to take it at night and would split the pill in 1/2 and that helped me out a lot for the next day. Only reason why I dont have it now is because I lost my health insurance when I moved. I tried to get a refill before I left and the dr just had to schedule an appointment and I didnt have the time for it. I never took it anyway, only in an emergency lol.

Sorry to hear about your allergies, the news here gives us daily reports on that lol.

How much longer until you move to Temecula? Dont work to hard!

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I wanted to share with everyone here that I am going to quit smoking. I figured if I could stop eating gluten I can stop smoking. It is going to be rough, at least I know what to expect when I give something up that I some what enjoy.

Giving up gluten was hard and still is, I do miss it so. I know it will be the same, I can do this. It bugs me everyday that I can stop eating gluten for something that effects me now, but cant stop smoking when I know it will effect me later.

I have been smoking for almost 13 years now, almost half my life. I can see myself without them now, so I decided to take a step forward and let them go.

I know this is support for Celiac, but I am going to need support in both areas now. Please wish me luck, I will need it =)

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Morning all B)

Hi Judy, how are you today? I used to take Xanax all the time, but it made me feel really high. I couldnt even hold a conversation when I was taking that. So I started to take it at night and would split the pill in 1/2 and that helped me out a lot for the next day.

I SO APPRECIATE you telling me.

I just read this now at about 6:00 and it's the first day I've not felt high and jittery. i took 2.5 mg of valium and did ok today. no shakes at all and...........didn't paint. i think the paint fumes are part of it too. so apprecaite others sharing their experiences.

Sorry to hear about your allergies, the news here gives us daily reports on that lol.

they were really awful for a few days and with the rain eyes sticky today

How much longer until you move to Temecula? Dont work to hard!

who knows i was hoping for mid or late summer but it's taking sooooooooooooo long

thanks i'm trying to pace myself. I'm not really good at that

how are you doing with the stress and smoking

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I am trying to handle my stress, it can be tough. I have been reading a bit on meditation, trying to clear the mind, etc. Has anyone tried that? I think it would be good to do that for yourself.

I just have to remind myself that I should only be doing 1 thing at a time lol. Baby steps. I dont really crave smoking anymore, which is nice. I kicked it, I am proud of myself. Just sometimes I wonder if it was worth it since I have noticed a change in my moods, etc.

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TOMORRO IS MY BIG DAY! Tomorro, I will be a non-smoker. I AM SCARED TO DEATH! But, I am going to do it- even if it kills me. I have the patches, lots of snacks and gum, and I'm going to spend the day with my non-smoking daughters going to non-smoking places. I'd say wish me luck, but I think determination is what I need. So- wish me determination! Will keep you posted. Susan

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TOMORRO IS MY BIG DAY! Tomorro, I will be a non-smoker. I AM SCARED TO DEATH! But, I am going to do it- even if it kills me. I have the patches, lots of snacks and gum, and I'm going to spend the day with my non-smoking daughters going to non-smoking places. I'd say wish me luck, but I think determination is what I need. So- wish me determination! Will keep you posted. Susan

Susan, you can do this! Yes it is going to take willpower. If you have mentally prepared yourself I think you will do good. Tell yourself you are a non smoker and you always have been. The patch will help with the nicotine withdrawl but you will have to fight the routine. Change it up a bit =)

We are rooting for you! Let us know how you are doing, we are here for you =)

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I am trying to handle my stress, it can be tough. I have been reading a bit on meditation, trying to clear the mind, etc. Has anyone tried that? I think it would be good to do that for yourself.

I just have to remind myself that I should only be doing 1 thing at a time lol. Baby steps. I dont really crave smoking anymore, which is nice. I kicked it, I am proud of myself. Just sometimes I wonder if it was worth it since I have noticed a change in my moods, etc.

Jennifer

yes, the stress is one of my tirggers

I've been trying a sort of meditgatgion...........deep diaphramic breathing and picturing a paint brush painting my mind from side to side and swishing my thoughts................till no thoughts left....... only a soft pale blue canvas...........seems to be helping

Also i was the queen of MULTI TASKING............ :P

now

I'd doing great if i can focus on one thing. I too hate the attitude change. I lost my HAPPY some where.

I really want that back instgead to this stress. It will all be worth it...........we know it will :rolleyes: we just have to get through the hard part.

just

TOMORRO IS MY BIG DAY! Tomorro, I will be a non-smoker. I AM SCARED TO DEATH! But, I am going to do it- even if it kills me. I have the patches, lots of snacks and gum, and I'm going to spend the day with my non-smoking daughters going to non-smoking places. I'd say wish me luck, but I think determination is what I need. So- wish me determination! Will keep you posted. Susan

you got it...........I think for sure you'll make it with that attitude. Hanging with the dd's is the best too

change in routine is a big thing for me.

Susan, you can do this! Yes it is going to take willpower. If you have mentally prepared yourself I think you will do good. Tell yourself you are a non smoker and you always have been. The patch will help with the nicotine withdrawl but you will have to fight the routine. Change it up a bit =)

We are rooting for you! Let us know how you are doing, we are here for you =)

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Susan, you go girl! Jennifer is right; you are not trying to quit smoking, you HAVE quit smoking is the attitude to have. It will be tough at first but, oh, so worth it.

And all of you, you will get your happy back, I promise. For me it took six months.

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Thanks Mushroom! 6 months isnt very long lol, it will fly by. 6 weeks for me tomorrow, WOOT!!!

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How did the first day go Susan?

Mushroom, well 4 down and 2 to go for me.

Maybe i'll in be CA by then and have my Happy\

Thanks Mushroom! 6 months isnt very long lol, it will fly by. 6 weeks for me tomorrow, WOOT!!!

Congrats Jennifer.

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A day and a half smoke free! I really want to thank you all for your supportive messages - they really help. I'm doing pretty good. It's just every once in a while, I WANT TO KILL SOMEONE! LOL! And, I'm a very mild mannered person. I will say, though, about an hour ago, my Dh came home from work and went outside to smoke ( he's quitting, too) and I didn't go with. So, I'm proud of myself for that. Decided to come here instead. He hasn't smoked all day, so I'll let it go. As long as he's trying, but it doesn't depend on him, anyway. I quit. Thanks all!

Susan

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A day and a half smoke free! I really want to thank you all for your supportive messages - they really help. I'm doing pretty good. It's just every once in a while, I WANT TO KILL SOMEONE! LOL! And, I'm a very mild mannered person. I will say, though, about an hour ago, my Dh came home from work and went outside to smoke ( he's quitting, too) and I didn't go with. So, I'm proud of myself for that. Decided to come here instead. He hasn't smoked all day, so I'll let it go. As long as he's trying, but it doesn't depend on him, anyway. I quit. Thanks all!

Susan

so proud of you Susan

So glad you didn't join him and came and typed.

i used to smoke the most at the computer in the closed us room so had to stay off the computer for awhile but now it's better don't even think of it during the day

late a nite still do

was thinking........maybe the 2 packs of cigs sitting where i left them Dec 23---(on top of the computer storage) is my sence of power over quitting.

like Jen said..........you are not trying to quit smoking, you HAVE quit smoking is the attitude to have

I think i have that attitude now.

ha after 4 months ;)

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Up date

forgot to add

Had a barium swallow test yesterday am and think the dx was laryngopharyngeal reflux

Dr called late and i just couldn't take it all in .......ususally i can and he's really careful to make it clear but think we both were so tired....

He called in some levsin to put under my tongue when the choking starts. so far today i haven't had it

i don't really have the acid reflux but more a spasming of the esophagus and then where that and stomach meet

only mentioning this b/c it said on Internet the worse thing other than all the rest I've given up is

PEPPERMENT........AS IN PEPPERMINT ALITOIDS...............GOD :ph34r:

NOW SUCKING SPIRMENT LOSINGERS I WAS USING BEFORE....BETTER THAN PEPPERMINT

anyone know about this?

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Congrats on your quit =) You are doing good, glad we have been able to help you out so far. Remember there are quit support sites too just incase no one is here to talk to.

I found this article on msn.com today:

The Link Between Anger and Nicotine Use

Angry? Ready to blow a fuse? Nicotine is the crutch many people use to get a grip. Not the best route for anger management, obviously, but a new study by the University of California in Irvine explains why many individuals are particularly susceptible to the craving for and physical effects of nicotine.

Apparently, nicotine may offer a way to curb emotions like anger by altering the activity of our brain responsible for reducing negative emotions. So, the study implies that someone who

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BINGO :rolleyes:

It can be used to calm a person or stimulate them depending on the dose and timing of the intake."

Boy I sure agree with this anger issue. Thanks for sharing.

How are you doing Susan?

Jen you seem to be over the hump and mushroom seems good also

thanks for starting this thread Jen

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You are all very welcome. And I have to say thank you too for all the support that was given to me. We are all lucky to have this site to come too. I have been coming here everyday since I joined and it has been a huge help to me.

I am still very surprised to this day that I accomplished this. I now understand that if I really want to do something I can. The mind is very powerful and sometimes it takes something like this to know that.

I feel for people who struggle with this, it is not easy. It can be done though. You need support of your loved ones and friends. My soon to be dh has helped me out every step of the way and I am so lucky to have him.

Susan I really hope your dh quits soon. Dont let his smoking tamper with your quit. You did a great job staying inside the house.

Judy, you can do this too =) Do you still crave them?

I had a crave yesterday but no desire to smoke, not sure how to explain it.

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Day 5 and it sounds like we are all doing pretty good. I caved Sat. night and smoked 1, but didn't beat myself up about it, and got right back on the horse. I did ask my DH to smoke outside till I felt more comfy with it, and he agreed. My problem is that I don't know how to sit down and take a break without a c. Yesterday, I worked and worked and worked till I couldn't anymore. Today, I'm going to force myself to take a couple of breaks without the c. Practice makes perfect, right? I don't feel much physical withdrawal - more like habit withdawal! Hope we all make it.

Susan

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Judy, you can do this too =) Do you still crave them?

I had a crave yesterday but no desire to smoke, not sure how to explain it.

Jen

I do too at times but not to really smoke. i think it's the patterning we are dealing with now.

Day 5 and it sounds like we are all doing pretty good. I caved Sat. night and smoked 1, but didn't beat myself up about it, and got right back on the horse. I did ask my DH to smoke outside till I felt more comfy with it, and he agreed. My problem is that I don't know how to sit down and take a break without a c. Yesterday, I worked and worked and worked till I couldn't anymore. Today, I'm going to force myself to take a couple of breaks without the c. Practice makes perfect, right? I don't feel much physical withdrawal - more like habit withdawal! Hope we all make it.

Susan

congrats Susan esp. with a smoker int he house.

and so glad you 'got back on the horse'

Habit withdrawl is what I think lingers awhile.

I esp. miss a smoke after a long time of working outside or packing.

i hate cleaning so ALWAYS feel i need a reward afterwards.

good luck everyone

;) Judy

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You can do it! My husband quit and restarted smoking three times before he quit 6 years ago for good. I am confident it is for good as when he decided to quit that last time he said "I am ready to quit"...the other times he was "trying to quit".

He has never felt so good...he did put on some weight at first...but our young sons at the time had a motto..."i'd rather have a fat daddy, then a dead daddy" since then he has felt better so exercised more...this past year he started cycling and is up to 30-50 mile rides and every so often mentions that there is no way he could have gotten in shape if he was still smoking.

Good Luck to you!

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Just wanted to chime in, Been watching the thread since it started. I've been totally off my pipes & tobacco for three weeks now and I appreciate all the messages here.

Ken

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Just wanted to chime in, Been watching the thread since it started. I've been totally off my pipes & tobacco for three weeks now and I appreciate all the messages here.

Ken

Ken,

So happy for you

Maybe more folks will come on and chime in

I do find it so helpful to know i have some company while doing this.

My hubby will be gone for 5 days and I'm really SCARED it might be the time I waver...........

I'll keep posting when or if I have the urge.........

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