Hi everyone, I'm Lindsay. I've just failed to quit smoking for about the millionth time. 3 days this time. Have tried NRT and CT and read Allan Carr's book and watched the DVD. I'm desparate to quit. I'm on incapacity benefit as I have CFS and the frequently have to choose between buying food or fags due to lack of funds. You guessed it, smoking always wins. I hate it. I just don't seem to be able to stop. My biggest problems are anger, exhaustion and weight. My food cravings aren't too bad but I'm terrified of putting on weight. I work really hard to keep my weight down as I lose all self-confidence if I put any on. My illness means excersise is difficult although I do manage to walk the dog most days. The extra tiredness I get when quitting means I end up lying down 23hrs out of every day which of course makes every hour seem like a day. I find this hard as I'm naturally an active person who hates watching TV. The anger is probably the thing I find hardest to deal with. I just can't seem to keep a lid on it and have even become physically violent. It's terrifying. I can't take Zyban or Champix. Can anyone offer any advice? I haven't tried any complimentary methods as my funds are limited, but I'd get a loan if I was convinced they really worked. Help! Thanks for reading - Lindsay x
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