Thursday, May 21, 2009

Prayer Request - Smoking

Hi Everyone

I am doing really, really badly on the stopping smoking front. I have, so far, managed not to buy a packet but I go up to people on the street for one every few hours. This, I know, is not good enough. I feel terrible.

My stress levels are also through the roof. I had to leave class an hour early today because I was stressed and couldn't concentrate. Luckily I am well ahead with my work so the main damage is to my pride.

I really, really want to give up but it is much tougher than I imagined. I need your help!

Pray please. Give suggestions. Pray again.

Thanks guys

Amber

19 comments:

  1. Dear one are you trying to do this 'cold turkey?' If so very hard, but can be done! You are in my prayers!!!

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  2. Amber, this is a very hard thing to do. There is some new medication to help you get rid of the craving, Your body is addicted to the nicotine and although some people can stop on their own, the craving will stay for a long time. I am praying very hard.

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  3. Thinking about you. Hoping things get easier for you. :) Count on God, He is there.

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  4. I've never smoked so I can't give you any advice on that specifically, but I do know that breaking any addiction is really hard... What's important is not to give up. No matter how many times you slip up. Just keep trying. :-)

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  5. I know from personal exprerience that it is possible to "stop dead" rather than slowly "cutting down", but it certainly isn't an easy thing to do. Just persevere. When the craving comes upon you, do something else that's active rather than passive as that will make you concentrate on that rather than the desire.

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  6. One more minor suggestion: Write out a few Bible verses on cards. When the first urge comes, use it as a reminder to pull out the cards and work for a few seconds on memorizing what's on the cards. Thank God for the reminder.

    (No, this won't make it easy. Just maybe a hair easier, and you'll nourish your spirit in the process.)

    I'll pray more for you today.

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  7. Amber, you might consider the medication named Chantix. It worked very well for me.

    Don't be put off by the price of a month's prescription. It's about the same as a month's worth of cigarettes.

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  8. I quit smoking at least four times before the fifth time finally worked. What was different? I substituted water for the oral part of the craving. I drank water to flush out my system. For the first month I was a bitch. I did have some backslides - limiting myself to four cigarettes a day - but in the end, I managed to kick the habit. Water water water - just keep a mug of water with you, sip it from time to time. That's all I have to offer. That and prayers from a now 30 year clean cigarette addict.
    revLois Keen

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  9. Amer, how are you doing today. I am on day 4, havent smoked any but I cannot stand myself either.No improvement on teh craving yet. Thinking of you.

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  10. Hi, just found this site:
    http://whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Thoughts.html

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  11. Amber, you have not posted for awhile. I hope you're OK, preparing for that move. May you trust in the Lord today, now, this moment, whatever your situation. May the Lord work beyond what we could ask.

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  12. Amber,
    Though I do not know you well, I believe you can overcome it becuase our Lord had done everything for us. He had set us free.

    I will put you in my prayer so as He will continue to give you grace to maintianing and keeping you.

    Mediatate Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthen you,

    Please me posted on the development. Thank you in advance

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  13. I hope you are well. I haven't heard from you for awhile so I was just hoping all was well! I see you haven't posted for a long time Amber! Hope you are okay! May God protect you and and hold you close in His arms. Talk to you soon I hope!

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  14. Hey, hang in there. This is one of the worst addictions to kick. You may or may not have heard that people with the condition you have smoke to get temporary relief...so that may be an additional burden. Take care, God bless & use whatever combo of techniques you need to to conquer this!!!

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  15. Considering the long term benefits of smoking cessation such as low risk of succumbing to cancer, a significant reduction in mental stress, odorless breath et al, it is definitely necessary for you to start your quit smoking regimen as soon as possible. However, during the first few weeks, it may appear extremely difficult to get rid of this addiction, but as you consistently try to quit smoking for a certain period of time, your smoking cessation efforts would yield results.

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  16. Wondering how you are doing, please check in, okay?

    Hugs...

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