Help

This is my first time posting. I have been trying to give up smoking for about 6 months now and all i seem to do is go in a cycle.

I stop for a few days/weeks and then i forget to put a patch on and end up having a smoke (husband smokes so there always around) then i end up smoking for a few days and then i give up again. Then i do it all again! Stop start, stop start....

I'm a bit over it, this time I thought I won't tell anyone that i am giving up and just get on with it. Last week I stopped for 5 days then smoked for 2 and have stopped again today.

Just want to keep it up this time.:confused:

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  • You can do this

    Hi Molsta,

    Welcome to the forum.

    The start stop cycle is awful. I am well known I think for that on here :p but this is my quit. There is no going back!

    Everytime you start again you are having to go through those first few days over & over again. Guess you don't need me to tell you that one. Make this the last time you put yourself through that, it can be done honestly.

    Read & read. Post on here, ask if there are specific times or moments that trigger you to smoke again & lose another quit. Someone on here is bound to have been through the same.

    Build your strength & resolve as you get close to your quit date. You can do this, it is not impossible & everyone here will be willing this to be your quit :D

    Gaynor xx

  • thanks

    Hi Gaynor,

    Thanks for the support, I am really really really determined and reading these posts has put a different slant on things.

    Theres some really interesting stuff on here, found the one about the necodemon :D and changing the routine....had a think about that one and I realised i have 2 routines....the smoking one and the non smoking one that i flick between almost daily.

    So now I'll kill off the necodemon and remember i still got eggs there, that in it's self is enough for me not to light up again:)

    Thanks again

    Molsta

  • Hi molsta :)

    Many of us go round in circles like this and then it suddenly clicks and you're away

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathising with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Marg

  • That's the spirit Molsta.

    Knock the little b****r off his perch with a hefty punch. If he shows signs of putting in an appearance stamp on him!!

    Oooh, sounded a bit violent that, you know what I mean though :p

    Gaynor x

  • Hi Molsta,

    You sound like how i was hun.. start stop start stop.

    But since finding this forum last week it has been a great help to me and i am now on day 5 and there is no way i am turning back ( although i do moan about it lol) My hubby is still a smoker too... but in all fairness he has been great and not rolling up near me or smoking near me.

    The nicodemon story is fantastic!! and changing my routine has been a great help.

    Good luck hun, stay positive you can do it... posting and reading on here helps when you get that urge

    xx

  • Wow

    Thanks Everyone,

    Nice to hear I'm not the only one who was a stop starter!

    The other web sites look good thanks for that.

    I'm going to start drinking lots of water again, i have found that helped me in the past.

    This site has given me that determination back, i am seeing it in a different light now.

    Thanks sooooo much, this is just what i needed, i really appreciate it.

    Da Molsta xo:D

  • Hi,

    I was a seriel secret quitter. I've spent many hours in previous quits outside in full scarf hat and gloves puffing away secretly a day or so after i've quit for the last time 'again', then chewing gum frantically to clear my breath. The key is education. Patches will halt nicotine craves (i used them jumpstart my quit this time) But you have to understand the whole thing and want to quit. Then, as has been said, post and read and read and post. It helps you to quit and stay quit.

    Good luck and see you around!!

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