I've been reading this forum a little over the past few days and not wanting to get too evangelical , but is anyone on here not feeling anything other than happiness ?
It's made me feel like there's something wrong, because after 72 hours I really haven't had any withdrawl this time at all, not even once a day do I crave, although twice a day I may absent mindedly think "why aren't I smoking? Oh I quit"
I tried NRT about 2 years ago and it drove me bananas for months , tried Allen Carr 6 months ago, went 3 months without problems, then massive panic attacks and anger problems (mindgames) and relapsed. So ultimately Allen didn't work. (Although this may have had something to do with the fact that I smoked Pot and saw spliffs as , in some way, different)
Since then I've been through hell , I'm not going to preach, but I do believe a lot of the Carr stuff, through my own experience - it does only take just 1 puff of nicotine for me to feel the full 72 hour cycle of yearning.
That said, when I'm reading these posts Im seeing a lot of people having problems and my heart goes out to you all.
After 6 months of endless cold turkey, I decided that I wanted out of this hell and just had what I can only call a milestone moment, when I truely believed I will never smoke again - magically almost, since that day (day 3) I've had no withdrawl or cravings at all (for 4 days now). It's scared me so much that I have been telling my girlfriend I've been having them, just because it feels like I'm fooling myself or something..
Heh, lets hope I'm not here with egg on my face in 6 months, but I very much doubt it.
If I can try and help anyone on here at all (without being patronising) I'd say that the way that worked for me was just to realise , and I mean REALLY realise that it's great to be a non smoker and you are not ever going to feel like you need one again.
I dont want to rant, but I feel like I've found some sort of secret, if only by going through 2 day abstinence 1/2 day smoking loops for 6 months - its made me realise that the only reason I felt I wanted a cigarette is because I thought I COULDNT have one, rather than didnt want one.
Rant over, hope to be around here a bit over the next few months , and promise this is my one and only "Evangelical" moment!
Good luck to all.