Relapse :(

Hi guys, i'm so mad and disappointed at myself.

Was my 9th day yesterday and after a row with my boyfriend I went out and bought 20 cigarettes. Smoked 6 between 5 and 9pm then threw the packet away. Just put another patch on and i'm feeling a bit better but I feel so bad about it, especially having to start all over again now. Didn't solve anything :(

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  • don't feel too bad Lea, most of us have done the same for whatever reason on more than one occasion and although you have to start back on day 1 from my experience the withdrawal shouldn't be as bad as the first time if you only have 5 or 6.

    you'll soon be back up to day 9 again.

  • just to add to that... try not to make the same mistake I've made many times and think, 'oh sod it I've done it now' and keep on smoking the pack and really being back to square 1 again!

  • Hi Lea

    You have had a slip up but you now know that by smoking you didnt accomplish anything but just made yourself feel like crap for giving in to them.

    Try and stay focused in future and remember by having a ciggy its not going to make things better or problems go away, they will still be there.

    Hang in there, you know you can do it because you did for 9 days.

    Good Luck

    Dee

    xx

  • Hi Lea :)

    I can imagine how angry and disappointed you are in yourself at the moment on your 9th day you have a row with boyfriend and buy a pkt but you learned a valuable lesson that it didn't solve anything and only really hurt you but you threw away a more that 1/2 full pkt at least that's good

    Keep using the patches for a few days intil you feel on an even keel again and then you must

    Pick yourself up dust yourself down and start all over again and we will still be here to help you all we can

    Good luck

    Margxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Lea,

    I had a slip on day 10..... it is much easier to keep smoking after a slip but you threw them away..... good for you. You're right.... smoking doesn't really solve anything....... wish I could have believed that the last 18 years I smoked! I believe it now is all that matters. Hang in there!!!

  • I will do! :D

    I thought to myself that I wasn't going to count 6 cigarettes but I guess that's cheating haha. So i'm officially on day 2 again now :o

    I'll let the nurse know of my slip up next week when I go next week.

    I suppose I should be glad that at least I thre the other 14 cigarettes away. At least I didn't smoke them all I guess! :D

  • hi

    how are you now, keep up the good work :)Jimbo

  • How are you doing, Lea?

  • after a row with my boyfriend I went out and bought 20 cigarettes

    I don't know if you have read the Junkie Thinking list, its been posted a few times by various people.

    I know that on previous attempts I've used several of them to justify a relapse. Its worth a read, so you are armed for next time, nicotine tries its nasty games on you.

  • Hi Lea :)

    Glad to hear you are still positive about the quit that's really good you are now on day 5 well done you

    Onwards and upwards keep posting

    All the best

    Marg

  • Hi everyone,

    Just to let you know i've now reached day 9 for the second time around and feeling strong! :D

    Thanks for the link Noc, will give it a read

  • Hi lea,

    Great that you have reached day 9 again,you sound very positive,well done.:)

  • Brill you have got back to day 9 and feel good. You got the same quit day as me

    hugs X

  • Hi Lea :D

    That's great Lea well done you onwards and upwards you know you can do this keep :D:D :D

    Love

    Margxx

  • Hehe thankyou! :)

    Day 11 Whoo hoo!

    I've noticed this time round that i'm no longer missing the hand to mouth action anymore, also the cravings don't seem to come as often or as strong either. Quite pleased about that. The only time I find it difficult is if i'm studying, as I often used to have a cigarette when writing essays or reading. But ihave a lollipop instead and this seems to work! :p

    Hi Trendy, thanks... great minds think alike! :D

  • I don't know if you have read the Junkie Thinking list, its been posted a few times by various people.

    I know that on previous attempts I've used several of them to justify a relapse. Its worth a read, so you are armed for next time, nicotine tries its nasty games on you.

    try this it might help x

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