I've tried to quit so many times and for the past year after yet another failed attempt I've had quite a few feeble attempts and have felt like a big loser. This time I'm determined. What makes this time special? Well I went to my local chemist today and spoke to the very nice chemist and she listened patiently while I told her about my previous attempts and suggested a course of treatment based on that. I'll try to keep my reasons brief but I'm on day 1 and just had my supper so I'm needing to keep my fingers busy
1. I'm 24 and I feel about 50. No energy.. no motivation, and from previous quits I learned that after a few days of quitting, energy levels increase and I am a human machineeeee.
2. After visiting a spe******t (for other things) she has said that I need to get my weight down not a nice thing to hear. Smoking supposedly decreases appetite but hell it has never worked for me. Lack of exercise, stamina and energy has got me to this point and I know the culprit.
3. Cancer is a frightening thing.
4. I started smoking at 12. I have now smoked for half of my life. What a waste of life.
So today I slapped on my first nicotine patch and so far so good. No tantrums, no serious craves and I'm feeling happy (maybe due to the 21mg of nicotine coursing through my body :S). This is my first time using patches and I also have some microtabs in case of uncontrollable craves. I've gone cold turkey many times and usually what happens is I end up crying and laughing at the same time as my hormones go crazy. So.. wish me luck and hopefully with my new pal the patch I can get free of the evil weed!
Best of luck to everyone,