Month 2 ****ysis/Writeup

Hi Folks,

As more established non smokers in weeks 5 - 8 can you guys please write up an anlaysis of how you feels psychologically and physcally.

do you still want to smoke?

do you get pangs?

is it easier not to smoke?

do you consider yourselves non smokers that will never take another puff?

are smoking thoughts still a part of your day?

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  • Great idea Antifag!

    Can the old timers :p also elaborate on the emotional side of things - I feel much calmer generally since quitting, but am also much more weepy than before. Can anyone explain that. Would appreciate it if anyone could advise.

  • Great posts guys, thanks for the detailed insight.

    I guess considering ourselves as ex smokers is the what we are.

    What a horrid evil thing cigarettes are.

  • PS WkdFairy, for the first 4 weeks or so, my eyes would get all teary at a bloody soppy advert and I would have to leave the room to pull myself together, don't worry about it, it soon passes.

    Thank God, I cry at every tiny bloody thing, i haven't felt so tearful and sensitive in a long time (probably since before i started smoking ugh)

    Both great posts, Thanks for that, I feel more positive than ever! Sometimes on here as well as the good we see how some people struggle and it puts fear into us. A thread like this removes it.

    Thank You!

    ;)

  • Thank God, I cry at every tiny bloody thing, i haven't felt so tearful and sensitive in a long time (probably since before i started smoking ugh)

    Both great posts, Thanks for that, I feel more positive than ever! Sometimes on here as well as the good we see how some people struggle and it puts fear into us. A thread like this removes it.

    Thank You!

    ;)

    I have got to admit i have been more depressed since i gave up smoking than i have been in a very long time. It brings up memories in my life when i have been depressed, memories i thought i had forgotten.

    A horrible feeling.

    I am hoping i can get through this and feel much better when i get through to the other side.

  • Hi Antifag

    Know how you feel had the same problem Taking St johms wort is helping a bit. Because to be honest that was the main thing that sent me back to the fags last year after 6 months. Linda xxxxxxxxx

  • Linda,

    how are you avoiding that depression now?

    it is a horrible feeling.

    i can understand how feeling like this would start anyone smoking again.

    i was speaking to a friend that gave up and went back to ciggies within 3 months, they told me the reason was because of the depression. I can totally relate to that at the momnent.

  • Antifag

    Been on the st johns wort since just before christmas and fingers crossed no depression so far. I have had a lot of depression in the passed and dont want to go back there. So thought I would try them they cant hurt and so far I think they are helpping. linda xxxxxxxx

  • Antifag

    Been on the st johns wort since just before christmas and fingers crossed no depression so far. I have had a lot of depression in the passed and dont want to go back there. So thought I would try them they cant hurt and so far I think they are helpping. linda xxxxxxxx

    Linda, where can I get SJW?

  • you should be able to get it in any shop like holland and barret - or in any other health food shop - it's available as tincture and as capsules - st john's wort oil is great for any skin problems

    saint johns wort is a fantastic antidepressant which strenghtens also the heart

    otherwise the Bach flower remedy Mustard might help

    Clivia

  • sunny, the craving essence I was talking about yesterday is by jan de vries although bioforce do a version I think....

    Anything to make quitting easier!

  • is st johns wort ok to take with other medication?

    im interested in it , does anyone know?

  • Hi Jude

    Not sure maybe ask in the health shop. I take it with HRT

    Linda xxx

  • ta, thats what im on, so you answered my question ! spooky! :eek:

  • Don't want to put a dampener on things, but sjw gave me stomach cramps, just beware, tis pretty strong stuff.

    Well, I feel very happy at the momment - good question ... I have given up for nearly six weeks. I rarely think of a ciggie, but I still do think of a ciggie at six weeks, if that makes sense.

    i feel ive cracked most habitual rituals concenring the fag ... but now the summer is approaching suddenly I feel apprehensive about gardening .. will I still enjoy gardening when I can't stop for a fag and admire the view. Or, what will it be like not being able to have a ciggie after a swim on our annual holiday.

    Stupid things like that.

  • im only taking hrt, feel like i need something...........im bloody miserable at the mo.......im missing my son , which then turns into im missing nic ?:confused:

    unless there is something else i could take to lift me, for the sake of my hubby!!

  • Jude I have been taking both for well over 6 months And feel fine I suffer with deppresion And had it bad on my last quit was taking no chances this time. But please ask your GP if at all worried. Linda xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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