This article was submitted by Tony, it was a comment in our post Side Effects of Quitting Smoking and it was published as a regular post, thank you for sharing your experience.
This may sound mad but I swear it’s true…on the 13th of January I smoked my last cigarette leaving Phuket airport in Thailand, I then got a cab with friends to a hotel in the resort of Patong, upon arrival I collapsed on the bed, not leaving it for 36 hours and feeling like death. Still feeling awful I then decided medical intervention was needed so I ended up at the local hospital where I was diagnosed with a bad stomach infection and given 5 lots of medication.
The next evening I felt well enough to venture out to some bars with friends and just drink water all evening, upon my return to the hotel room I then drank a further liter of water and retired to bed. After a short period of time in bed I began hallucinating wildly and about an hour in I had what I can only describe as an out of body experience where my body lifted itself off the bed and sat on the chair next to my other? body laid in the bed!
I then began counseling myself on the evils of smoking telling myself that I’d never smoked, and to not start smoking ever then I told myself I would “sort it” and placed a hand on my forehead. Since that time I haven’t touched a cigarette and the strangest part of it for me is that part of me really believes that I’ve never smoked therefore I have no cravings at all. By the way I had smoked about 20-30 cigarettes a day previously for about 27 years…beyond weird!
Congratulations Tony – another non-smoker!
Honestly nothing is weird, believe it or not the power of self-suggestion is very powerful, to know more about this read this article “The Power of Autosuggestion to Help You Quit Smoking Successfully”.
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