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PostSubject: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:26 am

Attempt to quit smoking AND drinking. Gave up the beer after Thursday night and today was the quit smoking date. After doing some reading, it sounds like the side affects of quitting alcohol are worse than smoking and can be life threatening.

What my question is to you all.......do you think it's a good idea to quit both at once? Almost seems to me that I'd be better off waiting a week to stop smoking just to make sure I do ok without the beer and get over most of the potential symptoms involved. Stopping both at once could be absolutely brutal.

Anyway, just wanted some opinions Very Happy .

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:32 am

I am no expert but I kind of think beer and smoking go hand in hand.(for some people)
When you sit down for a cold one you want a smoke.
When you light up a smoke you want a beer with it.

I'd go talk to my Doctor and find out what he/she would suggest is the best plan for you.
There is a book that I have heard of that is supposed to be a miracle book on how to stop smoking.
I know of two hard core smokers who actually successfully quit after reading the book.
I'm going to find out the name for you.
Can't hurt.
It'll be something to read to keep your mind of beer anyways. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:35 am

Thanks jers.

I'm not concerned about the not drinking, it's the side affects that can be disturbing. I'm more worried that stopping both at once may enhance the side affects of either one making it even worse.

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:35 am

This is this guy who wrote the book.(s)

http://www.amazon.ca/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking/dp/0973468408

The one I was talking about is the one in the big picture with the big red STOP on it.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:41 am

If the first try at cold turkey is an epic failure, I'll definitely check it out Very Happy .

The quit time is 11am today, I'm afraid :lol: . If I become irritable and irrational, it's not my fault lol! .

Time for my last cup of tea for a few weeks Sad . (I hope)

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:43 am

First off I have to say kudos to you for making these choices!! I would suggest that you maybe keep smoking for now depending on how much you drink. I think it might be overkill to try and quit both and it almost seems like a way to set yourself up for failure. I think that if you are having withdrawals from both then I would maybe set your quit smoking day maybe a few weeks once you get past the real hurdles of no drinking. I wish you the best of luck and I hope that things work out for you, your family will appreciate you...I always say that the best gift my Mother ever gave me was sobriety. I know a lot about those kinds of things and I have been to many AA and Ala-teen meetings in my life. If you ever need an ear I am here!!

Best of luck Fleas!!!

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:46 am

You may get cranky with me all you want. :lol:
I'm very proud of you!!
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:48 am

Thanks KC Very Happy .

Like I said earlier, I'm not concerned about the stopping drinking, just the side affects. I love my beer, but I don't really care if I have it or not. I'm sure I'll have moments where I want it, but it will be nothing compared to the smoking I'm sure.

I'm gonna give it a shot today and if it's too hard on me I'll postpone the quit date for smoking a week or so.

Btw, wifey is quitting both too Very Happy . Should be a pleasant day in fleaville :lol: .

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:52 am

LMAO...well I am happy that you and Mrs. Fleas are doing this together!! Maybe you should take Fleas Jr out to a park or something and avoid the things that make you both want beers and cigarettes.

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 9:58 am

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LMAO...well I am happy that you and Mrs. Fleas are doing this together!! Maybe you should take Fleas Jr out to a park or something and avoid the things that make you both want beers and cigarettes.

Wifey is actually pretty lucky, she's working everyday until next Friday. I'll definitely have to get out of the house today at some point, the heat will make the old beer pour out in the sweat. If you see a guy licking his arms, that's me :lol: .

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 10:04 am

LOL...I love your sense of humour. Take Fleas Jr swimming and no one will know that you are sweating it out.

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 10:09 am

I forgot to mention carrying a grocery bag full of sunflower seeds Very Happy .

We are supposed to have a friend stop by today to go swimming with her so I'll just get a tan. I'm not working off this belly til I know I'm done with both.

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 10:11 am

LOL...good luck with the belly. I had quit smoking for over 2 years and I gained 20 lbs that I never lost even when I quit quitting.

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 10:14 am

I've got about 30lbs of beer that needs to go away affraid . I'll probably get it back in sunflower seeds, but at least I'll know I earned it Very Happy .

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 10:33 am

Well, the last smoke is gone. Here goes nothing!

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 10:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 12:22 pm

Good luck fleas!

Whenever you have the urge for a beer or a smoke let me know and i'll have one of each for you Grin
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 12:26 pm

Good luck! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 12:42 pm

Good for you Fleas,it will be hard to quit both at the same time,but I am glad you are going to try.If you get bitchy thats okay to,I have messaged yu a time or two in the past with a bitch fest,so feel free to
talk to me anytime.

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 12:57 pm

Good luck Fleas, you can do it! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 3:46 pm

Why don't you all just STFU!!!!

I'm jk :lol: .

Thanks everyone, doesn't hurt to try. :smoke1: Drunk

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 3:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 3:52 pm

The 5 hour status update....

Still don't care about beer, would love a smoke :lol: .

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 3:59 pm

You can do it Fleas

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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to.....   Sat 03 Jul 2010, 4:39 pm

Sure gonna try miss key Very Happy .

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