Not a good day!!!

Evenin' all

Well today started off well but after discovering my GP had cocked up my Champix prescription for the second week in a row I kinda lost it.

By the time I'd finished arguing with the receptionist I could have quite happily bought a pack of ten and smoked the lot - I was actually convinced that a fag would make me feel better :(

It's the first time since quitting that I've had to deal with any aggravation or stress and it's made me realise how dependent I was on fags for coping - not good.

I've had a long hot bath, a couple of glasses of vino and am slightly more relaxed than I was and the good news is that wine hasn't pushed me over the edge and sent me running to the garage for a pack :D

Anyone got a tips on dealing with stress in the early days of quitting.

Andrea

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  • HI Andrea

    Deep breath and realise that it is the quit that is making everything far more magnified than it would normally be. BUT the main thing is you got through it so the next stress point will be a touch easier. Step by step things get better I promise but I wont lie it is a slow process.

    Well done on getting past this one...draw strength from today and use it the next time. Just remember that you never have to do today again...its done and gone...you are a day nearer the penthouse...baby steps my lovely.

    BTW...my OH had same probs with his GP, got the script wrong every time...he gave in eventually and went it alone...LOL

    Stay strong

    xx

  • proud of you!

    Well it sounds to me like you kicked old nics a**e today! 1-0 to you.

    Like its all ready been said you coped and coped well and didnt give in, im glad i wasn't that receptionist though :eek:

    A couple of glasses of wine, an early night and another non smoking day under your belt! nearly 1 week now.

    you done brill!

    Take care ;) x

  • Evenin' all

    Well today started off well but after discovering my GP had cocked up my Champix prescription for the second week in a row I kinda lost it.

    By the time I'd finished arguing with the receptionist I could have quite happily bought a pack of ten and smoked the lot - I was actually convinced that a fag would make me feel better :(

    It's the first time since quitting that I've had to deal with any aggravation or stress and it's made me realise how dependent I was on fags for coping - not good.

    I've had a long hot bath, a couple of glasses of vino and am slightly more relaxed than I was and the good news is that wine hasn't pushed me over the edge and sent me running to the garage for a pack :D

    Anyone got a tips on dealing with stress in the early days of quitting.

    Andrea

    x

    Hi andrea, have you got ure champix now? was it sorted in the end? xx

    Who needs stress ..it makes me so mad..ure doing something that takes lots of guts & willpower & the flamin doctors just hav to cause aggro out of it ..ffs how hard can it be for them to do a prescription .....I hate doctors/receptionists the lot.......I am so mad for you andrea xxxxx however your through the madness now & youve not smoked & youve had a beer & think of all the postives of this & that as much as you want one ..your not gonna do ...you will get strength from this ..& tomorrow you will be different & chuffed .........things to do >>crosswords..read.play games on fb...come one here as much as u can.....sort out/declutter >>ebay >>> get a magazine in the shop instead wen u get an urge!!! .treat urself..online shopping if cant get to shops ...play music... blow bubbles ..smoke a straw..x

    Hope ive helped didnt mean to be patronising if it sounded xxx

    ure doing good btw xx keep going u will get there & wen you do tell me it wasnt too bad ..coz believe it or not it dosnt take that long to feel different about ure quit :)

  • Thanks for the replies.

    Yeh I did kick some butt today didn't I :cool:

    I'll take today as a learning experience and hopefully will cope a bit better with the next crisis. It's good to know it does get better (even if it's slowly) and it's even better to know that someone else's GP is a nugget too :)

    Well I'm going to curl up in bed with a good book now and give my OH a breather - been taking it out on him a bit this evening but I'll make it up to him :o

    Night all

    Andrea

    x

  • Hi KitKat

    Your post popped up while I was typing mine. Got my Champix but only one weeks worth - he got the dosage wrong last week so I had to double up and this week only gave me a weeks worth then told the receptionist to tell me I had some left from last week - clown!

    I feel like you - they nag you to give up then seem to go out of their way to trip you up :mad: I have many words I could use but I'm trying to stay relaxed otherwise God knows what I'll dream of tonight.

    And how are you coping Beanie??

    Thanks again all - definately off to bed now and tomorrow some bubble blowing.

    A

    x

  • Ha ha! sleep well and wake up in a good mood in the morning!

    Im doing fine after a shakey start this morning, most probobly due to eating a whole LARGE bag of chocolate raisins :o chocolate is a great mood booster for me.

    Never mind i guess its weight watchers next for me!

    Bx

  • Feeling much better!

    Well had a much better day after yesterday's trauma - I've reached day 7 and can honestly say I've had a craving free day so far. I've just realised I get to move in with the week 2 gang tomorrow :)

    Sorted out getting my Champix for the next 8 weeks without having to involve my GP - I can go directly to a chemist that has a pharmacist trained to prescribe it. That will take some of the stres out of the process!

    Just bought myself a hula hoop as I thought it would be a gentle form of exercise - plus it leaves my hands free for eating :) Just had a go and at some point over the past 30 odd years I've lost the ability to hula :o

    Ho Hum.

    A

    x

  • Great news Andrea - glad to hear you are all sorted and what's more you stayed strong despite all the stress:D

    I can only hula to the right but don't know why :p

  • Strange - when I could it was only to the right too.

    I may just take it back and claim it's faulty :o

    A

    x

  • Haha you need to get yourselves over to Icelands and pick up a bag of milk chocolate raisins for a quid!! £1 !!

    I have set a record of finishing the bag in under 5mins.

    Alex

  • HaHa

    Im with Alex on this one, choc raisins any day:D

    Although i know im going to regret it when i get on the scales:eek:

    I wonder if you can only hula the same side as you write because i can only do it to the left and im left handed! :confused:

    B x

  • Believe it or not I'm not a big chocolate eater and I still have a choccy rabbit left from Easter 2009 :eek: I have rediscovered milk bottles though :o

    Still no joy with the hoop - I'm going to try again after my dinner and see if a full stomach holds it up. I will not be beaten by a plastic ring :p

    Hope everyone's doing well - I should really be with the week 2 gang as it's day 8 for me and I'm feeling good !

    A

    x

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