constant battle

Hi all,

I know that this doesn't last forever as i know that after a while things get better but I'm at that point in the quitting process where I'm not really getting cravings to smoke, just one continuous nagging feeling that I want / need / should be smoking. I don't know whether its physical or psychological. and i don't really know what to do about it.

does anyone relate to what i mean and/ or have any suggestions of how to deal with it?

cheers,

Bman

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  • I know exactly what you mean, and I think it's psychological.

    I had it, and I suspect most people have it and for me it didn't last very long - maybe 2 weeks or so, hard to recall now.

    I found that writing about it in my quit diary and distracting myself with walks/exercise helped keep my mind on other things while learning by reading helped me to understand this weird feeling.

    You're doing great, keep doing what you're doing :D

  • Triggers

    Hi Bman, I hit that time a few times most recent was on my 3rd month last month which was a real surprise to me, as by then expected to be over it. I always carry sugar free mints and sip water which I find helps.... Stick with it though as the more u face these triggers the stronger u are and the weaker the triggers become... Kaz :)

  • Hi Bman :D

    I know exactly what you mean I agree with Stuart and Kaz that it's probablt psychological I also had it for about2/3 weeks then it was gone

    Keeping busy helps with this doesn't matter what you do, drinking water also helps for some reason also read either the posts on here or click the links in lots of our signatures and read them the more you learn about this addiction the easier it becomes

    Love

    Marg xxxxxxxxxxx

  • god really stuggling with this! thanks - will check out the links - i'm starting to wonder though if continuously reading about smoking (or not smoking) is just making me think more about smoking:confused:

  • god really stuggling with this! thanks - will check out the links - i'm starting to wonder though if continuously reading about smoking (or not smoking) is just making me think more about smoking:confused:

    Mmmm - I know what you mean! The thing is, when you first stop it really is all you can think about so you may as well read about smoking to help reinforce your determination.

    That feeling of constant nagging is really annoying but it WILL pass. In fact you can look forward to the day when you get to lunchtime and it suddenly occurs to you that you haven't thought about smoking all morning!

    That day will come round really soon - give your brain time to retrain itself.

    Patience!

  • Agreed. it's psychological.

    I also had it, and some of my friends also have it. It takes 2 weeks or so.

    keep doing what you're doing.

    Wish you best of Luck

    Jessy George

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