Hi All Have just signed up to this forum and hope it will make things easier knowing others are going through the same emotions as me. I gave up last Friday after recovering from the flu and trying to choke myself by smoking a ciggie. It's the worst time to try a quit for me as my main time and place for smoking is whilst at home. I got used to not smoking from 8 am - 4pm whilst at work [work with children so really didn't want to smell of ciggies] I got used to not smoking outside/ in the street but........ still found it hard to give up as at home I could smoke up to 15 a day when at home all day.
Anyway I have discovered it's not about how many you smoke but how addicted you are and my addiction is strong. So I thought I would bite the bullet and try to give up knowing what a tough time I would have whilst on holiday from work for a week.:eek:
So far, I think I've done okay, some days I've had cravings about 4-5 times during the day but have managed to get through them. I am using the patch but when I had a whole one on I felt really light headed so am only wearing half a patch and this seems to keep me going.
I'm just trying to gt through the week till Monday where I am hoping things will get a bit better [at least I can work throughout the day and not think of smoking] so will just have the mornings and Evening to cope with. Plus hopefully now the flu has passed I can get back to my excercise classes next week.
So just thought I would say hello to everyone, and hope your quit is going okay too.