need support please

Hi my name is krizzy and i have been smoking for 30yrs now and have tried many ways to give up and failed, i now have lung damage and if i dont quit will end up killing myself, even though i know this fact i still wanna smoke, crazy i know but thats how it is. Ive started to use patches and im on day one and it feels like a long road ahead, i would love for anyone to give me some advice but most of all need support to do this, hopefully i can beat this addiction before it kills me xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

8 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Hi krizzy....if its any comfort ...every person on this forum has felt like you do at the moment:rolleyes:.....its scary but you have made the decision......read heaps..... all you can find on why you should give up...there are plenty of links in peoples signatures which should keep you occupied for hours....stay busy and drink loads of water:D....I dont know a lot about patches but someone will be along shortly who does....take care and good luck.xxx

    PS Welcome to the forum!!

  • Hi Krizzy

    Well done for making this decision, I dont know much about patches but Jase does and he will be along soon. We all know what you are going through and the first 3 days were the worst for me. I spent them telling myself to give it 15 mins and see how I felt then. Thats how I got to day 4 which was a great day.

    Feel free to come on here and shout and rave at us, and read all our stories and links cos I wouldnt have made it without these guys

  • Hi Krizzy,

    Welcome to the 'club'. We've all felt that giving up was impossible at times, but it's not. You need to be committed, educate yourself about smoking and addition, read everything, be prepared that it's not going to be easy all the time, and remember that you can do it and there is a wonderful reward at the end of the process.

    I didn't use patches, I used Champix, a prescription drug which lessens the nicotine cravings. Many people have quit successfully with this. There's lots of information on here about it.

    Ask any questions - someone will have been there. Good luck, keep posting and reading.

    Sue

  • Hi Krizzy

    Well done for making this decision, I dont know much about patches but Jase does and he will be along soon. We all know what you are going through and the first 3 days were the worst for me. I spent them telling myself to give it 15 mins and see how I felt then. Thats how I got to day 4 which was a great day.

    Feel free to come on here and shout and rave at us, and read all our stories and links cos I wouldnt have made it without these guys

    Hi Krizzy

    echo what Ellie and Murph said your in the right place lots and lots of people on here are all going through the same thing ... hang on in there you can do this and you will soon see the posiitive signs within your body, hey not gonna kid you it is hard and sometimes heartbreaking but be strong yo uwill get through this .... lots of nice and supportive people on here to help you along. wish you luck Krizzy in your quit for freedom

  • Thankyou

    Thanks to all that have commented and offered advice, makes the journey easier knowing i have such great support xxxxx

  • We are all here for you what ever support you need - hugs, pma etc. Warning though, we are all a bit mental as well. But it helps, dont be afraid to come on here and rant and rave, scream or shout we dont mind we have big shoulders.

    Jx

  • We are all here for you what ever support you need - hugs, pma etc. Warning though, we are all a bit mental as well. But it helps, dont be afraid to come on here and rant and rave, scream or shout we dont mind we have big shoulders.

    Jx

    Yes i heard you was a good shot putter at school !!!!:D

  • hi there :)

    hey good for you for making this decision to quit, you've chosen your method of quit (patches) and are already on the road to recovering from the hold that nicotine has had on you for many years. (far too many i hear you !!!)

    Ok so you're using patches, the same method i chose to quit.. and guess what? they do work (i quit smoking using them and i'm already over 3 months quit now), but they work so much better if you read up alot on what you are actually quitting. Nicotine addiction is beatable, and even if you have friends who said they tried to quit and failed.. this doesn't mean you will fail to. In fact you'll probably succeed just nicely.

    So DAY 1 you are at, the most important day of your quit, well done you :)

    Check out all our signatures under our posts for some really useful reading material... don't swamp yourself too much but read some of it when you feel comfortable, and when you get cravings, try some of them tips in that link in my signature for dealing with cravings.. particularly the deep breathing tip which worked for me.

    Good luck for today, and for the days ahead. For now, just focus on the day you are in at the time.

You may also like...