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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2018, 04:41:07 PM »
..... did not know much about the mental fog portion of quitting... but as i have slowed down this summer... i do recall thinking to myself about lapses in mental ability... makes a bit more sense, and adds some context to quitting story now...

good lord yes... the fog is SO real it's not even funny. the ONLY good thing about it is that it passes.
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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2018, 12:12:01 AM »
..... did not know much about the mental fog portion of quitting... but as i have slowed down this summer... i do recall thinking to myself about lapses in mental ability... makes a bit more sense, and adds some context to quitting story now...

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2018, 09:41:29 PM »
This is a real relieve to read...

Ive chewed for about 4 years... max was maybe half a can a day... a bunch of times..

Ive slowed way down this summer... like maybe 7 or 8 tins since June..  but they have been consumed quickly... take 3 or 4 weeks off then crush a can in 2 1/2 days... 

Feeling better about slowing down... but time to quit...  I went guiding fishing... was in the bush for 3 weeks,  I poured my last half can out before I got on the boat...

Got back... damn it, stopped at gas station.. bought a can... got thru half of it by the next morning... will took over and I flushed the rest...

It's been about 8 days.. this time it's for good...  for the last 4 days there's been a soreness in my left jaw, no lumps... no sores in my mouth... difficulty swallowing is maybe a 2/10...

... but I am terrified. Google doesn't help... bit of a cyberchondriac.    I found this website and it's been calming..   I can appreciate what you've said about fearing bad things after you've decided to quit...

Will continue to read more.. but need to get this off my chest...


Already very anxious in general... prone to worry... interviewed for a job.. well dang it if the guy sitting across the table from me... has a section of his jaw missing...   mental health has had a rough week..
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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2018, 04:29:03 PM »
I'm just going to leave this here. Enjoy Friday folks.

E-cig co. put Viagra, Cialis in vape liquids - the FDA is throbbing mad
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/fda-issues-stiff-warning-to-e-cig-seller-who-put-viagra-in-vape-liquid/
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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2018, 04:28:43 PM »

I honestly donít fear going back to chew, I quit for myself and I will not fail. I do fear not feeling completely normal for what that is worth. However itís possible I donít know what normal really is and how much better I might be.

1021 days and I had a fucking cave dream so bad this morning I jumped out of bed with cold sweats with tears in my eyes. 1021 days and the fucking nic bitch is still hard at work. Just when you think you got it's ass whipped, the ol' bitch will lure you back in. And the worst part was I vividly remember saying to myself, FUCK !!!!!! Now I gotta go answer 3 questions and get burned at the stake at KTC. That was the worst part. I let down my KTC quit brothers and sisters. It was only a dream but still it really sucked major ass.

16 years almost 17 years smoke free. I had a dream not a week ago I bummed a cigarette off of a buddy at a party and said ahh fuck it and started smoking again. Once again, KTC came into the dream as well.

Good old self will got us right to where we are today, addicted! There is an old term out there anybody who is a friend of Bill will understand when I say, "Self will run riot".

Grab a hold of your quit and embrace it good. Embrace your brothers and sisters of quit even more! Each of us needs each other worse than what we think we do. Just when you think the bitch is gone......  The story always goes well I was at a party having a few drink when suddenly .......

1021 days and still proud as fuck to be quit with each and every one of you every damn day!

Good God... cave dreams are the fucking worst. The ONLY good thing about them is that when you wake up clean you've got a renewed sense of purpose.
"Every man dies... not every man really lives." - William Wallace

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2018, 04:28:01 PM »
I'm into my quit with 69 days.  I happened to quit drinking not long after.  Some days I don't if I'm craving booze or chew.  My afternoons have been close to experiencing a mental fog.  I say have been as they've been getting better.
I was late posting today (November) as the fog started earlier than usual.  Now my commitment is to post first thing, i.e., first priority, well maybe second after hitting the john.  I look forward to feeling normal.  As somebody wrote earlier - I'm not sure what that is right now, but sure am looking forward to it!
Right now I hang onto the thought that at this stage of the game -- "It's way easier to stay quit than to quit again."

You've got the right mindset... keep it up man!
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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2018, 05:52:58 PM »
I'm into my quit with 69 days.  I happened to quit drinking not long after.  Some days I don't if I'm craving booze or chew.  My afternoons have been close to experiencing a mental fog.  I say have been as they've been getting better.
I was late posting today (November) as the fog started earlier than usual.  Now my commitment is to post first thing, i.e., first priority, well maybe second after hitting the john.  I look forward to feeling normal.  As somebody wrote earlier - I'm not sure what that is right now, but sure am looking forward to it!
Right now I hang onto the thought that at this stage of the game -- "It's way easier to stay quit than to quit again." 

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2018, 05:16:59 PM »

I honestly donít fear going back to chew, I quit for myself and I will not fail. I do fear not feeling completely normal for what that is worth. However itís possible I donít know what normal really is and how much better I might be.

1021 days and I had a fucking cave dream so bad this morning I jumped out of bed with cold sweats with tears in my eyes. 1021 days and the fucking nic bitch is still hard at work. Just when you think you got it's ass whipped, the ol' bitch will lure you back in. And the worst part was I vividly remember saying to myself, FUCK !!!!!! Now I gotta go answer 3 questions and get burned at the stake at KTC. That was the worst part. I let down my KTC quit brothers and sisters. It was only a dream but still it really sucked major ass.

16 years almost 17 years smoke free. I had a dream not a week ago I bummed a cigarette off of a buddy at a party and said ahh fuck it and started smoking again. Once again, KTC came into the dream as well.

Good old self will got us right to where we are today, addicted! There is an old term out there anybody who is a friend of Bill will understand when I say, "Self will run riot".

Grab a hold of your quit and embrace it good. Embrace your brothers and sisters of quit even more! Each of us needs each other worse than what we think we do. Just when you think the bitch is gone......  The story always goes well I was at a party having a few drink when suddenly .......

1021 days and still proud as fuck to be quit with each and every one of you every damn day!
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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2018, 05:20:12 PM »
Almost to day 60 and I have balanced out a bit. It was rough to feel that way, my doctor wanted to put me on some anti depressants. I have never been depressed so I knew it was the dip making a last ditch effort to suck me back in!

I still have some brief moments of feelings low but I’m starting to feel normal again. Reading that I was not alone helped a ton. When I make it to 100 I’m going to share everything I went through as to hopefully help the next person in my position to not feel alone or different.

I honestly don’t fear going back to chew, I quit for myself and I will not fail. I do fear not feeling completely normal for what that is worth. However it’s possible I don’t know what normal really is and how much better I might be.

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2018, 08:05:10 AM »
Sea, time to dig your heels in. Whatís going on with you at 50 happened to me around 70. Yes it sucks but it will get better, I promise. Iím now at 1,689 and loving the new normal. Stay involved in your group and in chat. It helped me tremendously.

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2018, 07:19:38 PM »
Sea...you are absolutely not alone.  The 50s were some of my hardest days and, yes, anxiety played a big, big part of it.  I clearly remember being scared that this was my "new normal" because, like you, I thought by my 50s I should be over all of this crap.  I was afraid I would feel like this forever.  I didn't.  Give it some time and just know that this is perfectly normal.  Your body is still healing. Have patience, be good to yourself, and if it gets too bad, please don't hesitate to talk to your doctor.  S/he may be able to prescribe some meds that can help you through the tough patches. 

Hi All,

Today is day 50, Iím not much a group guy but I think Iím going to get more involved in that starting today.

Day 49 guys was the hardest day of my quit, Iím sad to say I ended up in the ER with a massive panic attack. I was pretty mad at myself for not being able to control myself.

I guess the Depression has showed up in my quit. I think I get get moody/sad.
I feel like after 50 days I should be over this crap!!!!!!

So here are my issues and I would really love to hear Iím not alone in feeling this way this far into my quit.

Sour stomach
Mild depression
Anxiety

The good news is I have ZERO desire to want to chew! I wonít be doing this shit show again.

Thanks for the read guys
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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2018, 11:41:09 AM »


Welcome Magnum! Believe it or not, you're right on track.

https://www.killthecan.org/does-it-ever-get-easier/

My jaw / throat went CRAZY the first few days of my quit and I thought for sure I was a goner. I wasn't.

Here's my first post (from August 2006)

Greetings Ė

Iím on day 15 of my quit and Iím certain that I will never go back. Iíve posted a couple of times in the general boards, but thought it was finally time to get on board with my ďclassĒ. I do have a couple of specific questions if you could help me out.

I have acid reflux which Iím currently treating with Nexium on a daily basis. It seems since Iíve quit dipping that my acid reflux has gotten worse. Does anyone have any experiece with this?

Iíve also been ďdizzyĒ off an on since my quit. Dizzy is too strong of a word Ė it almost feels like Iíve had a couple of drinksÖ just not quite right.

Additionally, Iíve had sinus issues (which I think are due to the quit, but thought Iíd ask).

I do have an extreme amount of stress in my life right now between the quit, a 9 week old son and a 12 week old job.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

iuchewie


Bottom line... you're healing. Keep quitting. This shit is, believe it or not, normal.

Check these out as well... they'll provide you some insight into what you're going through.

https://www.killthecan.org/your-quit/what-to-expect-when-you-quit-dipping/

https://www.killthecan.org/your-quit/symptoms-of-quitting-dip-chew/

Find your group and keep posting - proud to be quit with you!

Chewie ~ day 4,452

Thanks for the support Chewie.  I am now on day 8 of the quit.  No real problems so far - actually still pretty easy.  Biggest issue is sore throat and sore glands in the upper neck.  Not as bad as it was, but still noticeable.  Just seems to be hanging on longer than it should.

It would just be so damn unfair to get these bad symptoms and have them amount to something bad AFTER I had just gotten the courage to quit -and had quit a few days already! 

Still not giving in to Copenhagen - and I have absolutely zero want to do so - but just want my neck/jaw muscle/throat to start feeling normal again.  Given that it has been 8 days, I can't believe these issues I'm having are associated with the quit....

Good rule of thumb... just about ANYTHING that is happening to you in the first month or so of your quit, you can attribute to your quit.

Chewie:

Thanks again for the support, it means so much.  Just got back from the doctor - I saw my normal family doctor.  Spent a lot of time discussing all the symptoms I'm having.  He knows about my lengthy chewing history.  He was so happy to hear that I quit.  I did mention this website to him - told him how I have found it very helpful - and that he should recommend it to any others he knows that are thinking of quitting....

So, a couple of things of feedback (one personal, the other general):

His opinion is that I have a virus AND with the effects of quitting tobacco - this is what is giving me the issues.  That is his opinion - he said let's wait a couple of weeks and see how things are then.  He didn't seem overly concerned (he did do a simple examination).  But he knows me - I don't want to wait 2 weeks if I do have an issue - so he put in orders for a CAT scan and a visit to the ENT doc - which will occur over the next 7 days.  So, while I still feel like crap, mentally I feel a lot better than before I saw him - as I realize that he very well may be correct in his diagnosis!

The other thing I wanted to point out - on the list of withdrawal systems that people will have.   Well, I was (in my own mind) questioning some of them - like, is this just an excuse.  But my doc strongly said that there IS medical evidence on the headaches, jaw pain, sore throat, etc.  So to those of who are taking this same journey with me during this time period (and I love you for it sisters and brothers) - if you do have some of these withdrawal systems - don't worry as much (like I have been)!

Thanks for the support!  I love this board!

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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2018, 09:05:19 AM »


Welcome Magnum! Believe it or not, you're right on track.

https://www.killthecan.org/does-it-ever-get-easier/

My jaw / throat went CRAZY the first few days of my quit and I thought for sure I was a goner. I wasn't.

Here's my first post (from August 2006)

Greetings Ė

Iím on day 15 of my quit and Iím certain that I will never go back. Iíve posted a couple of times in the general boards, but thought it was finally time to get on board with my ďclassĒ. I do have a couple of specific questions if you could help me out.

I have acid reflux which Iím currently treating with Nexium on a daily basis. It seems since Iíve quit dipping that my acid reflux has gotten worse. Does anyone have any experiece with this?

Iíve also been ďdizzyĒ off an on since my quit. Dizzy is too strong of a word Ė it almost feels like Iíve had a couple of drinksÖ just not quite right.

Additionally, Iíve had sinus issues (which I think are due to the quit, but thought Iíd ask).

I do have an extreme amount of stress in my life right now between the quit, a 9 week old son and a 12 week old job.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

iuchewie


Bottom line... you're healing. Keep quitting. This shit is, believe it or not, normal.

Check these out as well... they'll provide you some insight into what you're going through.

https://www.killthecan.org/your-quit/what-to-expect-when-you-quit-dipping/

https://www.killthecan.org/your-quit/symptoms-of-quitting-dip-chew/

Find your group and keep posting - proud to be quit with you!

Chewie ~ day 4,452

Thanks for the support Chewie.  I am now on day 8 of the quit.  No real problems so far - actually still pretty easy.  Biggest issue is sore throat and sore glands in the upper neck.  Not as bad as it was, but still noticeable.  Just seems to be hanging on longer than it should.

It would just be so damn unfair to get these bad symptoms and have them amount to something bad AFTER I had just gotten the courage to quit -and had quit a few days already! 

Still not giving in to Copenhagen - and I have absolutely zero want to do so - but just want my neck/jaw muscle/throat to start feeling normal again.  Given that it has been 8 days, I can't believe these issues I'm having are associated with the quit....

Good rule of thumb... just about ANYTHING that is happening to you in the first month or so of your quit, you can attribute to your quit.
"Every man dies... not every man really lives." - William Wallace

QD - 7.24.06 / HOF - 10.31.06 / 2nd Floor - 2.08.07 / 3rd Floor - 5.19.07 / 4th Floor - 8.27.07 / 5th Floor - 12.05.07 / 6th Floor - 3.14.08 / 7th Floor - 6.22.08 / 8th Floor - 9.30.08
9th Floor - 1.08.09 / Comma - 4.18.09 / 11th Floor - 7.27.09 / 12th Floor - 11.04.09 / 13th Floor - 2.12.10 / 14th Floor - 05.23.10 / 15th Floor - 08.31.2010 / 16th Floor - 12.9.10
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
26th Floor - 9.4.13 / 27th Floor - 12.12.13 / 28th Floor - 3.24.14 / 29th Floor - 7.1.14 / 3K - 10.9.14 / 31st Floor - 1.17.15 / 32nd Floor - 4.27.15 / 33rd Floor - 8.5.15 / 34th Floor - 9.13.15
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 - 2018
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 05:09:44 PM »


Welcome Magnum! Believe it or not, you're right on track.

https://www.killthecan.org/does-it-ever-get-easier/

My jaw / throat went CRAZY the first few days of my quit and I thought for sure I was a goner. I wasn't.

Here's my first post (from August 2006)

Greetings –

I’m on day 15 of my quit and I’m certain that I will never go back. I’ve posted a couple of times in the general boards, but thought it was finally time to get on board with my “class”. I do have a couple of specific questions if you could help me out.

I have acid reflux which I’m currently treating with Nexium on a daily basis. It seems since I’ve quit dipping that my acid reflux has gotten worse. Does anyone have any experiece with this?

I’ve also been “dizzy” off an on since my quit. Dizzy is too strong of a word – it almost feels like I’ve had a couple of drinks… just not quite right.

Additionally, I’ve had sinus issues (which I think are due to the quit, but thought I’d ask).

I do have an extreme amount of stress in my life right now between the quit, a 9 week old son and a 12 week old job.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

iuchewie


Bottom line... you're healing. Keep quitting. This shit is, believe it or not, normal.

Check these out as well... they'll provide you some insight into what you're going through.

https://www.killthecan.org/your-quit/what-to-expect-when-you-quit-dipping/

https://www.killthecan.org/your-quit/symptoms-of-quitting-dip-chew/

Find your group and keep posting - proud to be quit with you!

Chewie ~ day 4,452

Thanks for the support Chewie.  I am now on day 8 of the quit.  No real problems so far - actually still pretty easy.  Biggest issue is sore throat and sore glands in the upper neck.  Not as bad as it was, but still noticeable.  Just seems to be hanging on longer than it should.

It would just be so damn unfair to get these bad symptoms and have them amount to something bad AFTER I had just gotten the courage to quit -and had quit a few days already! 

Still not giving in to Copenhagen - and I have absolutely zero want to do so - but just want my neck/jaw muscle/throat to start feeling normal again.  Given that it has been 8 days, I can't believe these issues I'm having are associated with the quit....
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Re: General Discussion - 2018
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 11:48:05 AM »
Hi All,

Today is day 50, Iím not much a group guy but I think Iím going to get more involved in that starting today.

Day 49 guys was the hardest day of my quit, Iím sad to say I ended up in the ER with a massive panic attack. I was pretty mad at myself for not being able to control myself.

I guess the Depression has showed up in my quit. I think I get get moody/sad.
I feel like after 50 days I should be over this crap!!!!!!

So here are my issues and I would really love to hear Iím not alone in feeling this way this far into my quit.

Sour stomach
Mild depression
Anxiety

The good news is I have ZERO desire to want to chew! I wonít be doing this shit show again.

Thanks for the read guys

I'm on day 81, so I am not an expert, but...I have had massive anxiety and depression since my quit day.  Nicotine had an unbelievably strong hold on my brain.  It was especially bad in the 45 to 55 day range, just like yours.  I have always struggled with anxiety and depression, self-medicating led me to addiction to begin with.  But quitting caused a whole new level.  THE GOOD NEWS IS:  It is getting better, and asking my doctor to up my anti-depressant worked wonders.