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Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Subject:I need help...
Posted by:wishonredsox.
Time:10:59 pm.
My name is Lauren, I'm 23 years old and I need help. My 21 year old brother is a severe alcoholic and it's gotten to the point where my family and I do not know what to do.

Tonight, he got drunk and went out, again. When he came home he started a fight with my mother and he was brutal. She is in the den crying.

I can't take it anymore. I hate how he treats her and my father and I. He refuses to get help. Now he even drinks in the shower. He says it "relaxes" him. The only time he's not drinking is when he's working.

What should I do? I wanna call someone but I don't know who. I live in a really small town in Mass.
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Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Posted by:irishstabb.
Time:8:54 am.
i haven't smoked in 48 hours and i am on the patch. the first day seemed easier because i felt a natural high but day 3 is hell! i had cravings to bad not long ago i thought about lighting up but just dealt with it. i am collecting exercise equipment now so i can start working out and put my energy into something else. any advice for the first month, especially first weeK?
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Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Subject:Need advice/help!
Posted by:childof_the_80s.
Time:1:56 pm.
Ok I need some ideas/suggestions. I know I need to quit and the want is kindof there... the WANT would be more if I knew how to quit without it effecting my job. I tried to quit several months ago but my concentration/focus went down the drain and it effected my job, so started back up. Has anyone had this problem and did anything help? And how long did it last? And had problems with sleeping..how long does that usually last? Trying to prepare myself better for the next time around (which hopefully be the last......I am tired of doing harm to my body! )
Thanks for any advice in advance..................
Comments: 4 Quitters - Quit!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Subject:Second try...
Posted by:lenkapenka14.
Time:6:12 pm.
I am trying to quit smoking. I did pretty good for a few weeks, but slipped up and smoked for about a week.
Try number 2...
I can use all of the support I can get.
How do you avoid smoking when stressed out???
Comments: 3 Quitters - Quit!

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Posted by:dandoubledtwice.
Time:9:41 am.
Does anyone know where I can get one of them web banners which works out how many cigarettes I have not smoked and money I have saved?

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Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Posted by:robyie.
Time:11:02 am.
I've been a smoker for 9 years and recently developed a horrible case of strep throat that just won't seem to go away.

But I was thinking this morning: Maybe what's in my hand is prohibiting me from getting better. After all, it's not that my throat is sore it's that my airway is sore. I put two and two together and, well, that's the best excuse I need to finally kick the habit.

My health insurance has lapsed so going to a doctor for medication isn't an option but I don't want to do this alone. I signed up for quitnet but does anyone have any advice for tools to use such as patches, gums, or just plain will power advice? I plan on starting this a/s/a/p.

I'm going to use all the help I can get. =)
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Monday, November 7th, 2005

Subject:new member
Posted by:almost_finished.
Time:11:17 am.
Hi! I'm 28 and have been trying to quit for the past year. I've been smoking since I was 17. Whenever asked if I was a smoker I would always reply, "Oh, I'm just a social smoker. I can quit whenever I want!"

Haha, joke's on me. I'll go a few days or weeks at a time and then start up again. After several failed attempts it's really starting to scare me. Weekends are the worst. Eating out with all of my smoker friends sucks, too. While they are supportive and don't offer me cigarettes it's really hard when they are all puffing happily away right in front of me.

I'm glad I found this community. Maybe having some support from others trying to quit as well will help me out. :)
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Posted by:childof_the_80s.
Time:5:20 pm.
I just joined this group, I quit yesterday at 9:10am. Just wondering did or is anyone struggling with depression after just quitting? Just wondering if it is a withdrawal symptom......... and how long does it last, if it is a withdrawal symptom?

FYI going make a new journal just for this (quit smoking) it is : iamquitting
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Subject:If's, And's or Butts
Posted by:marsupialmeegs.
Time:1:52 am.
hello. new here.
my name is megan. I am 21 years old. i've been smoking since I was 16- so I've been a smoker (smoking at least one pack a day) for 5 years.

a lot of my pals have been able to put down the smokes and never touch them again, easy as pie. I've tried to psyche myself into believing that I can do the same, but it hasn't been true.

This is my very first time trying to quit. Half the time, I'm not even sure I want to quit. So I spend 95+ dollars on smokes each month.. I talk myself into thinking that it is worth it: what would I do while driving if I didn't smoke? what about b/t classes on campus? what about when I first wake up? why do I actually want to quit? I've found that's the very first place I go: why am i doing this again?

It's 2am and I cant sleep. I need a cig and I'm out, of course (b/c I dont buy them anymore)
I'm really tempted to go buy a pack
damnit! this is all in my head right?? for those who have been through this- how many days of not smoking passed y until you began to feel better?
& - now that you don't smoke- do you FEEL differently? more healthy? is it a big difference?
why did you want to quit?

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Subject:New here!
Posted by:star_envy.
Time:5:27 pm.
Mood: good.
Hi everyone, I'm new to this community, and I may add I think it seems like a great one. A little bit about me: I just turned 25, and I'm currently in the process of quitting several nasty habits. I quit smoking in April (yay!), and I plan on quitting nail biting, eating so much, and drinking. I'm not a drunk, but I realized if I didn't quit I would most likely become one. I honestly think I was well on my way. (Geez, I just read what I wrote and I sound really great, don't I?) LOL. Well, that is why I've joined this community-to hopefully get some support in trying to ditch these habits I've been wanting to abandon for so long.

I look forward to meeting everyone!

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Posted by:_maybenever.
Time:11:35 pm.
Hi there everyone... Even though I think it's a gross and dirty habit, I've decided it's time to quit chewing my nails. I want so badly to not have cracked skin around my nails either (because I chew off the skin) and to not snag my jagged fingernails on the insides of my jeans-pockets (OUCH). The only problem with it, is that I've been doing it so long that it's become more of a compulsive thing, because it's not like I have to worry about where I am, or going out to buy a pack (like with cigarettes), because there aren't "Non-nail-biting" sections in restaurants (I work in a restuarant so that would be convenient)... I'm rambling... anyways, there's not really a way to take my mind off of doing it because sometimes I find my fingers in my mouth without realizing I've put them there.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I bought this nail biting solution but it doesn't work for me because I just bite through it regardless of the DISGUSTING taste it leaves. I just can't be deterred that way. I'm afraid that I'll just have to rely on sheer will power to stop... or hope I grow out of it. My boyfriend, who smokes like a chimney, no matter how many times a day he vows he's going to quit, has gone nearly the entire day without one, and has taken to setting up dominos and knocking them down, over and over again. He says it's taking his mind off of how badly he wants needs one. Not to mention a large bowl of gumballs I had on a shelf in our livingroom will be empty in a couple of hours... I hope atleast he can make it through.

I'm going to try and tell myself that as long as he -can't- have a cigarette, because we can't afford it, and no one will give him one, then I'm not allowed to bite my nails. Here goes nothing.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Subject:New Here
Posted by:eviltera.
Time:10:51 am.
Hi! I quit smoking on August 15th and I figured since I am still smoke free, I might find a community.

I am 26 and I have been smoking for 13 years, a pack a day for 10 years, then almost 3 packs a day for a year and when i quit, was 2 packs a day.

I haven't caved once, and I don't even crave a cigarette, which I never thought posssible. No mood swings either.

How did I do it you ask? WELLBUTRIN! My Dr. prescribed me Zyban and I decided to change it to wellbutrin (research shows zyban has worse side effects) so yes, took the wellbutrin (one a day) and haven't looked back since. My quit meter is on my info page. Tomorrow evening will officially be a week.

I only have 2 people in my life who have quit smoking successfully, so I tohught I'd come here and be surrounded by people who know what it's liek to tell off their grandmother because they want a smoke.

Heh, hi everybody, my name is Tera and I am a non-smoker. (seriously, they have niccotein anonymous now)
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Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Posted by:hellblazin_lady.
Time:12:15 am.
Mood: depressed.
I'll be resetting the quit-meter again soon.

Comments: 1 Quitter - Quit!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Subject:According to the Firefox extension...
Posted by:hellblazin_lady.
Time:12:20 pm.
I haven't smoked for 2 weeks, 1 day and 6 hours, saving $57.32. That is 305.73 cigarettes NOT smoked at $3.75 per pack!

Wheeeeeee! :D

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Posted by:glitterfae77.
Time:5:11 pm.

QuitMeter Counter courtesy of www.quitmeter.com.

my name is Jessica. i'm 27. i've been smoking on and off for several years now. mostly on for the past year. i smoke a lot more than i once did but not horribly much. a pack will last me 2-3 days. i *need* to quit because i have a nasty cough and a wheezy chest already. and i havent even been smoking for that long. i had bronchitis a lot as a kid so i guess my lungs aren't too strong to begin with. above is the elapsed time since i've had a cigarette. i am dying for one!! it would be so easy to walk down the street to the store and get a pack. but i haven't. and i don't plan on it. i'm thinking of getting the patch or gum. has anyone tried stopping with them as an aid? if so, did it make it easier?
Comments: 2 Quitters - Quit!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Subject:So I quit smoking, only to get addicted to...
Posted by:hellblazin_lady.
Time:1:15 pm.
Mood: amused.

Anyone know of a good 12 Step recovery program for Tic Tac addiction?!

*twitches and downs 4 more yummy orange Tic Tacs...*

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Subject:1 Week Quit
Posted by:slyfoot.
Time:11:53 am.
Made it through a week without a cigarette.  Having some trouble trying not to think of walking to the store and buying smokes this morning.  Fortunately, I am armed with root beer barrel candy, the most powerful barrel candy in the whole world, and it would blow your head clean off.  So the question I gotta ask myself is "Do you feel lucky, punk?"  Well, do I?
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Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Subject:morning 3
Posted by:redhead_jenn.
Time:9:33 am.
the first thing i thought about this morning when i woke up for the 500th time was, "ok. i'll just go have a cigarette while i wait for d. to drop off the key."
this is not even LIKE me!
i'm completely obsessed.
(i guess that's a little like me...)

but first thing in the MORNING?! come ON.

yesterday and last night were *extremely* hard.
i thought it was going to be hard enough that i went out by myself to be around people i usually smoke with, but i think it was actually harder when i couldn't find those people and went back home.
it would have been SO easy to swing by the store...
i don't think it's ever been this hard before.
maybe that's a good thing...
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Friday, July 8th, 2005

Subject:day 2 - no smoking
Posted by:redhead_jenn.
Time:7:58 pm.
this sucks.

fridays are really hard.

( clearly this is not the first time i've tried to quit...)

the record is 3 months.
the goal is: "The success rate for people who try to quit cold turkey is a dismal 5%."

is it really cold turkey if you join a community for support??
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

Posted by:dethinwntr.
Time:4:13 pm.
I set a quit date for July 11th. I'm 30 and have been smoking constantly since I was 15. My boyfriend and I are both going to quit, but he has an easier time of it then I do, so me first *L*. Until my quit date I'm working on getting out of habits. Like, I don't take them anywhere with me and no more in the house for either of us (in the summer, in arizona, this is a big deal *L*).

I'm sure I'm going to need help. Be it the patch or one of the other methods out there. What did people here use, and what did you think of what you used?
Comments: 1 Quitter - Quit!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Posted by:obsesscompulse.
Time:5:45 pm.
Mood: blah.
i am having a major problem right now, and would very much appreciate any support, comfort, opinions or advice anyone has.

i have been on anti-depressant medication since i was 14... in and out of hospitals... and just generally been through a lot. now i find myself in a healthy enough headspace where i can finally get off of paxil, a drug i have been on for a long time, and one that i feel has done more damage than good. i am going through acupuncture, massage therapy, and counseling weekly. i am on vitamins and homeopathic supplements. i am coming off this drug properly - going off paxil can include severe symptoms such as lapsing into comas, so it is important to go off slowly and with support. withdrawal is hell - immense physical and emotional discomfort. but i want to do this because i know in the long run i'll feel better.

i am currently unable to have sex. firstly, i feel no sexual urges or sensations, which is a very normal symptom, and secondly, i am so ill and dizzy that i doubt i could get through sex without puking. my partner and i have not had sex in a few months. and this is where the problem is.

korbin talks to me about sex everyday... about how much they want it, how i can't give it to them. it often reduces me to tears, because i feel sex is more important to them than my mental health. i understand that when in love with a person, sex is amazing and a totally important and vital part of a relationship. but, to me, i think love is stronger than sex. is this wrong? is it wrong for me to expect korbin to respect and support me through this without constantly hounding me about what a shame i am that i am incapable of giving them sex? i am in tears because they want to break up with me because, namely, i am selfish. i am selfish because i cannot give them sex because i cannot feel any sex drive. i am selfish because i am trying to look after myself through this process and can't go partying with them becase loud music and bright lights make me sick to my stomach and induce a headache. they keep telling me how selfish i am and about how i can't be in a relationship... and getting mad when i ask them to please, just take care of themselves. stop worrying so much about me and us and just relax and take care of yourself. they won't though. they seem fixated on not taking care of themselves in order to blame me - saying i am selfish and won't look after them, won't put out, etc. i am a mess. if anyone has been through anything similar... please. i would just like some support right now.
Comments: 8 Quitters - Quit!

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Subject:Showin' How Funky Strong Is My Fight
Posted by:slyfoot.
Time:4:46 pm.
Tomorrow is July 4th.  Quit Day.  Independence Day.  And I'm thoroughly ready to quit smoking now.  Time to Beat It beat it beat iiiit....
Comments: 6 Quitters - Quit!

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Subject:A Brief Introduction
Posted by:psycoma417.
Time:1:35 pm.
Hi :)

Wow that was brief, huh? j/k. I'm 33 yrs old and have to quit...yes, that's right...not want to quit but have to quit...smoking. I tried 2 weeks ago, went about half a day, then started again. I think the biggest problem I'm having is that I don't want to. It's much easier to do something when I want to do it. But at this point in time I have no desire to quit at all. I'm doing it (or trying to) because I have to, for reasons that I won't go into for now until I get to know some of you better.

so anyway, I have officially not smoked in almost 2 1/2 hours (since 11:10 this morning, it's now 1:38pm)

Hope that I can count on this community to be as supportive as some of the others I've found :)

Nice to meet everybody :)
Comments: 5 Quitters - Quit!

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Subject:Restarting Quit
Posted by:slyfoot.
Time:8:05 pm.
Well, I did manage to quit smoking for over a month and a half, but after some extreme circumstances I ended up smoking again.  No excuse, I know.  But I haven't given up on the fight to quit.  I know that I like not being a smoker, and it's just going to take another skirmish with the Nicodemon.  And with some help from my ladylove hellblazin_lady I think I will be even more motivated next time.  Planned quit date is June 1, or until I run out of money for smokes, whichever happens to come first.
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Subject:I Quit! - Day 1
Posted by:retrodefect.
Time:10:53 am.
Hi. I'm Jade. I'm 22, and I've been smoking since I was 13. I was originally a 1 smoke a week girl, just doing it with the 'cool' kids, but when I turned 16, I found a place that would sell cigarettes to under 18's so became hooked to the monster called Nicotine. I have recently had feelings of not feeling the best - shortness of breath, chest pains, tiredness, all pointing towards having some form of heart disease, whether it is mild or serious. I am yet to discuss this with a doctor.

I would really appreciate as much support as I can get as I'm doing this cold turkey and it is my third true attempt at giving up smoking. I really really really want to do this. Not only for myself (I have been promised ADSL if I am sucessful *squee!*) but for my family who have to smell how gross I am, my partner, who I don't want to have him sitting with me in a hospital in 10 years time, hearing how I'm going to die before 50.

It's only 10:45am, and already I am shaking, and have a headache. I'm chewing on Extra Chewy, have a bottle of water, and seriously need to scream. I'm taking it one day at a time.
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