Struggling

Hi all,

I picked up my inhalator end of last week to see if that would help my anxiety levels.

Problem is, that was end of week 3 only using inhalator very rarely.

Have had increased anxiety levels for 2 weeks now getting gradually worse. I took champix for 4 wks total, stopped them 2 weeks ago when started to feel weird.

Do you think I've made it worse by Using the Inhalator after a week completely nicotine free?

Carole x

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  • hi Bluedog,

    I'm simply not sure if you've made things worse by going onto an inhalator. Really that's for a doctor to give advice on and we aren't allowed to give medical advice for good reason.

    Inasmuch, if you have been nicotine free and then re-introduce nicotine then it could be thought as a retrograde step. In some terms you could say it's a blip.

    But, you are trying to manage this without all the anxiety. There will be some periods which are going to be stressful. We are afterall trying to get an insidious drug out of our systems. There are things you can do to try and lessen the effects and I keep banging on about having something to divert you. Sip water when you get an urge and carry a water bottle around with you.

    Another big thing you could do is increase your intake of vitamen C. Apparently we as smokers depleted those levels and I hear that Cranberry juice is the current favourite. Another member once suggested that oats help with this. Steady now, I'm not mentioning getting your oats. I started to have porridge of a morning and whilst not being sure if it has cut down the anxiety it's a hearty winter breakfast.

    Cav

  • Thanks cav. Not looking for medical advice, but thought maybe someone had experienced similar.

    Carole

  • Hi Bluedog

    So sorry you are struggling I agree with everything Cav has said but think we all suffer from anxiety early in our quits

    But something he didn't mention that might help is to read, read and then read some more

    Love

    Margxxxxxx

  • No experience of this myself. I agree with all Marg and Cav say. Keep on going. Try and stay positive (says she whos had a recent major positive issue!) xx

  • Ok. Gave myself a shake-- after all this is a positive thing we are all doing -- took high strength vitamin c tab and probiotic multivitamins. Just going to have a sweet milky drink as that's supposed to be calming.

    Feel much better now. :)

    Tomorrow will be better than today! Sweet dreams x

    Carole

  • Ok. Gave myself a shake-- after all this is a positive thing we are all doing -- took high strength vitamin c tab and probiotic multivitamins. Just going to have a sweet milky drink as that's supposed to be calming.

    Feel much better now. :)

    Tomorrow will be better than today! Sweet dreams x

    Carole

    Now thats more like it Carole-I find a big wet fish slapped round the ole' face helps me!!!!;)

  • I read my earlier posts and got a bit of a shock! I'm really not weird at all.........really!

    Carole x

  • I read my earlier posts and got a bit of a shock! I'm really not weird at all.........really!

    Carole x

    AWWWWW-hey! we all get like that -i wouldn't worry about it-we're all human after all with problems and worries - big hug to you xx;)

  • Ok. Gave myself a shake-- after all this is a positive thing we are all doing -- took high strength vitamin c tab and probiotic multivitamins. Just going to have a sweet milky drink as that's supposed to be calming.

    Feel much better now. :)

    Tomorrow will be better than today! Sweet dreams x

    Carole

    Great stuff Carole,

    Tomorrow will be better than today, but don't take anything away from today....

    YOU DIDN'T SMOKE TODAY - WOO HOO

    The wet fish - stay away from that as I suspect that's a Yorkshire quit smoking technique :rolleyes::D

    Cav

  • Great stuff Carole,

    Tomorrow will be better than today, but don't take anything away from today....

    YOU DIDN'T SMOKE TODAY - WOO HOO

    The wet fish - stay away from that as I suspect that's a Yorkshire quit smoking technique :rolleyes::D

    Cav

    Hey!! don't knock until you try it!! wakes me up from a 'glum moment' Tell you what Cav-send me some roses and i'll send you a wet fish - can't beat that offer xxx

  • Hey!! don't knock until you try it!! wakes me up from a 'glum moment' Tell you what Cav-send me some roses and i'll send you a wet fish - can't beat that offer xxx

    Can you iron?

  • Can you iron?

    Thanks for the roses Cav-a true gent, as for the ironing- i find crease free clothes work a treat ;)

  • Thanks guys. Big hugs to you all x

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