I am new to the forum found you by looking for people to talk to who will give me some support.
I am 54yr old female and have smoked from being 13yrs old up to 40cigs a day. I have chronic asthma and this year have been really ill, the doc sent me for chest xray which came back severe damage due to smoking. If you want to see 65 stop smoking. I had already been to my local pharmacy for help to quit programme but turned out to be less than useless as the consultant only worked one day a week and was on holiday most of the time I should see her, someone ele took over the appoiment but they only seemed interested in filling in the form and giving out the patches not really any help and after 8wkks I didn't go back.
The doctor gave me a spirometer test and diagnosed COPDstop smoking and come back in a year for a check up. I have almost stopped although I told everyone I had from the beginning I was still smokig one or two cigarettes a day, last bank holiday weekend I smoked six cigarettes on the Friday Saturday Sunday on Monday night I was in hospital on a Nebulizer fighting to breathe. Haven't smoked since then until tonight.
Even with patches gum and inhalators every minute I think about smoking and am desperate for one last cig.
I am now thinking about going cold turkey does nicotine replacement really help or just postpone the moment when you have to let go? I had not smoked since last monday and was expecting to feel dizzy and sick when I gave in tonight instead just felt a great sense of relief.
I know I am stupid but could really do with some support from others who have been there.