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 Random nights of insomnia? Never had before?
Im an 18 year old college student, being a teenager obviously i dont sleep 9 hours a night everynight but for about the last week i havent been able to sleep very much at all. If i go to bed at 11 ...

 URGENT!! How do I become a heavy sleeper?
I am a very light sleeper. It takes me hours and hours to fall asleep, and I wake up very easily. So in the morning, I am always still very tired and I have dark circles under my eyes!! Soo how do I ...

 Stopping smoking?
anybody got any tips on how to stop smoking? i keep getting bronchitis, and i really want to stop smoking!! ay suggestions are appreciated! ...

 How do you deal with your stress?

 Unscientific Survey...Former Smokers.?
How did you happen to start smoking and at what age? How did you happen to quit, at what age and how?
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My mother had an uncle, who lived well into his 90s that when ...

 Is it bad to always crack ur back, knuckles, neck, etc.?
I surely need to stop this habit....
Constantly, I'm always crackin my body lol. I can't help it. Will this be bad for me in the furture?...

 What effects would a damp house have on your health??
I live in a big old house....as the weather has gone down hill suddenly the whole building smells of damp....it hits you as you walk in the front door...I've only lived here a few months (during ...

 How can I treat my acid reflux naturally?

 High blood pressure?
my mum was told her blood pressure was dangerously high..is this a serious condition, what can be done to lower it, anyone have any ideas..btw she doesnt smoke or drink
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 I sometimes enjoy the feeling of a growing need to pee and wait purposely until it is urgent. Is that sick?

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 What is normal blood pressure and when does it become High/Low?

 Blood donations!!!!?
Can you donate blood if you are pregnant or have a tattoo???.....if not , WHY?...

 Is okay to sweat in your sleep???
My cuzn sweats when he sleeps why does he do that???...

 Allright so the weirdest thing just happened to me?
I was standing here at my computer. with my head resting on my left hand and all of a sudden for a second it felt like the counter I was standing at ( which is attached to the ground and very ...

 Any new ideas for helping a hangover?
I KNOW!!!!!! I should avoid drinking a lot, and I should drink water in between alcoholic drinks. But it's already too late for that, and I'm hungover. I'm pretty queasy, tired and ...

 Im not pregnant and my boyfriend's had a vasectomy, so Im confident about that...?
however, I keep craving milk. I know that milk is obviously high in calcium, but I dont consider my diet to be low in calcium as I eat a lot of cheese. Why would I be craving milk like this??

 How many hours of sleep do u get in a day?
how many hours of sleep do u get in a day?
do u dream a lot? good or bad?
how ur attitude after a sleep?
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 I hate the taste of milk!!
so yea i hate the taste of milk, and im a little bit underweight and i think its becuz i HATE milk. but i love other foods that have milk in it, like mac and cheese. and the weird thing is, is that i ...

 What should i do if im feeling like my blood pressure is dropping ?
I have fainted a few times when I was younger from my blood pressure dropping. My blood pressure is usually 110-70 on a daily basis , so its normal. This only happens maybe once a year. Anyhow, I ...

 Can you swim with contact lenses on?
Because one day I went swimming with my BF and she wears contact lenses and I asked her, "Hey can you actually wear contact lenses while swimming and she said " Yeah you can."

I haven't had a cigarette in 2 weeks. Why am I still craving one? Will this urge for a smoke eventually go?
I've quit smoking! Finally after a pack a day for 25 yrs. It's the hardest thing I've ever done. It's been 2 weeks today, and it's still a struggle to get throught the day. I've changed my habits..(I have coffee in a different place in the morning)..I instantly get up after dinner and do something...i've joined a gym, and I keep my conversations on the phone short..I don't drink alcohol, and when I do..it's minimal.
I love the way I smell....my hair smells clean still at the end of the day...and my house needs a major cleaning..my sense of smell is incredible now!
But I still crave that damn cancer stick...every day. Will that ever go away>>>please tell me it will.

Adam B
It absolutely goes away...but never 100%. I quit smoking almost 10 years ago and it's still hard to have coffee in the morning or a couple of beers after work and NOT crave one. Sometimes I'll even watch a movie with a lot of smoking and I find myself thinking about how great one would be at that moment.

But the good thing is, every time I get the urge, I just think of how great it is not to wheeze when I walk up one flight of stairs, and how I can run the bases in softball or walk 18 holes on the golf course without fighting for breath. Not to mention how great it is not to have clothes that reek.

Another cure for when you get the urge...get in an elevator with someone who smokes. The smell that clings to them is nauseating, and you won't believe that you used to smell that way. Most smokers never realize how repulsive it is until they quit.

Keep it up! Most people can't even make it to 2 weeks. It gets easier from here!

A lot of times after you quit smoking its not the nicotine your craving it is holding the ciggerette or having it in your mouth its more of the actions of smoking you have to get over now good luck

I doubt the cravings will ever TOTALLY go away, but it takes roughly 3 weeks to create (or kick) a habit. Good luck! I think it is great that you are trying to quit!

No, you have a few more weeks to get rid of cravings. Uh uh Uh, listen. You can't sit or be around other peoples smoke now, for the tar that wafts over to you is an irritant that is soothed by your own smoke. Aint it weird that the warning labels weren't joking.

The craving goes away gradually. It has already diminished a little. In a few more weeks it will be a ghost of it's former self

WOW...congrats big time!!!!!

I know how addiction affects every aspect of your life. I am 15 years clean from all things like smoking and drinking and such. As time goes by, the habits you created that go along with the smoking will start to separate themselves and fade. You can make this happen faster if you replace the habit with something good, like you are doing. Good job!

I have to say though, after 15 years, I occasionally want a drink but I am so health conscience now, it is just a passing fancy.


Some people are much more addicted than others. My sister stopped smoking several years ago, but she can't do without a nicotine stick to inhale on (this is an inhaler, not a tobacco product). Other people can't do without the nicotine gum. Wellbutrin is supposed to help. It's good that you're changing your habits, as smoking is very bound up with habits.
If you decide to lean on a nicotine product, consider that it is still a poison. It causes high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease, heart problems, strokes, and in men, impotence.

The good news is that the longer you are away from the day you quit, the fewer cravings you will get.

The bad news is that you will continue to get cravings... possibly for the rest of your life. They will simply become more and more infrequent as time goes by.

I quit smoking on March 1, 2002. I just had my fifth year anniversary. I can't walk past the entry way (where the smokers are) of a store or a mall without holding my breath, because it honestly makes me feel really ill. If I were to take a puff off of a cigarette today, I would more than likely revisit my lunch.

Even so, the day before yesterday, knowing there is no way I would ever put one in my mouth, as a character in a movie lit up, I felt myself wanting to as well.

Old habits die hard.

Be strong. It's well worth it.

Oh and by the way... the day I quit smoking, my hubby went through my house and my car and sprayed everything down with a sol-u-mel solution from Melaleuca (hopefully you know someone hooked up with that company), you would never know that anyone had ever smoked in my house.

Good luck.

No it won't.I quit 5 years ago but sadly it only lasted 2 years.My hubby still smoked and encourged me to start again(long story).Today he really made me mad cause he got a smirk on and said I am quitting smooking and you aint.I have gone 2 days haha.Made me so mad.I would have already had 5 years on him if he would have quit messing with my mind before.

The cravings get less and less each day. I have been smoke free for a year and sometimes I still want one. Don't give in because then you will be right back where you started.

nicotine patches nictoine gum chew regualr gum take ur mind off it quit cold turkey

Well done, you have cracked it, just keep on going. I gave up 7 weeks ago. It's not easy is it? I had a headache for two weeks solid, got anxious and generally felt pants. Some ex smokers say that you will always crave a ciggie - when I want one, I just think that it has taken me so long to get all the chemicals out of my system - just one little puff will put me back to square one - don't do it. I am having a full BUPA health check soon - my treat for making it to two months of no ciggies. Keep up the good work - you have done so well. I feel so much better and have loads more energy.

We got the party!!*&%$#@
Im so proad of you you seem a lot happier that youve youve quit smoking! yes it will go away find another craving something different in time it will go away good luck in life right on!

Sherrie L
Congradulations!!!!! I quit smoking almost a year ago, April 9th it will be 1 year! I smoked 1 to 1 1/2 packs a day for 25+ yrs. Yes it will get easier & you will start to notice your not thinking about & dieing, for a cigarette as often. After a month it got easier for me, then every week, I think it just kept getting better. Stick with it, it's worth it! Don't cheat, it sets you back & makes it so much harder. I went 7 mo. without a cigarette & then I let my husband, who was trying to quit, talk me into just having a few puffs with him. Big mistake! From there I would cheat every day or two, never more then a few puffs, but I had to quit all over again it felt like. I'm doing good again now & I'm not going to give in & cheat again! It's so much better not being tied to cigarettes! I hadn't relized how much my life revolved around them. From first thing when I woke up every morning, after I ate anything, talked on the phone, drove my car, watched TV, everything I did I had to have a cigarette. I feel so much better now! I'm also very proud of myself, I never thought I could do it. I do still want one every once in a while, but I forget about it in a second! It will get easier everyday. Congradulations!!!! And about my husband, he is still smoking. I think he quit for a total of about 2 days. He still says he is going to quit soon! We'll see!! He tries the cut down & slowly try to quit method, I think you have to just quit all at once! Good Luck!!!!

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