please -need some help

HI all,

health so much better , everything I want and more. posted yesterday and was so commited.

wont smoke I promise you all-but just desperate for a cig today -really desperate .

how stupid am I ? given all I know and the benefits I have already got?

now god -I sound like a spoilt brat.

sorry folks -bit emotional -and probably regret this post and will delete.

just so needed to tell someone .

but I WONT SMOKE !!

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  • Hi Sky what you are feeling is so normal thats how I was and I knew I didnt want to smoke just wanted a cig which is so contradictory,thats how we feel and so do many more, it will pass I promise and then you would be gutted if you did smoke rant and rave and dont dare delete this thread it shows we are all human and that we have to struggle to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.

    You will be fine think how well you are doing, go get some iced water and sit and sip it, also I say get some choccy and just let it melt in your mouth, I am off to get a piece LOL take care xx

  • It WILL pass and you'll continue to feel better. :)

  • HI all,

    health so much better , everything I want and more. posted yesterday and was so commited.

    wont smoke I promise you all-but just desperate for a cig today -really desperate .

    how stupid am I ? given all I know and the benefits I have already got?

    now god -I sound like a spoilt brat.

    sorry folks -bit emotional -and probably regret this post and will delete.

    just so needed to tell someone .

    but I WONT SMOKE !!

    Hi Sky

    you dont sound like a spoilt brat at all ... it is good you are airing your thoughts it all helps and at least you know you wont smoke ...so how strong and determined are you Sky ..... immense is what i would say good on ya :)

  • Hey Sky how are you doing then?

    Just thought I would share with you, I dont know if you saw my other post, but we have a new temp at work who smokes non-stop, (which came at a great time me only being on day 4) :rolleyes: she has just come in from lunch and all I can say is I am glad I had finished my tuna butty, she absolutely stinks! Not to be rude, but she does, its vile, funny thing is she didnt even enjoy it and she rushed it anyway!? :confused:

    Keep up the good work we're all in this together :) xx

  • to all of you that replied-jamangie , fallen angel, trying my best, bradders,and James

    thank you so much for support and kind sensible words.

    to just connect with others on this journey is the best help of all.

    which is why I never seem to be off this forum:o:o

    hope I can help you too if you are struggling and post.

    love to all out therexx

  • Hi sky

    Hope ure feeling better now? so early on in quit them flippin craves seem more often then not ......but each day you will get strength until eventually them craves are more not then often....................Well done on were ure at my matey ....smoking nah not for us now hey ..........keep smiling :) xxx

  • hi kitkat:D:D

    thanks for message of support -I am fine tonight . that awful day is behind me .

    But there will be more I know:(

    hope you have a lovely weekend and the sun shines on us all.

    I have noticed how much support you send out over the cyber waves to us all-and always make me laugh.

    a big hug and thank you.

    will be back soon no doubt with another tantrum -unless the mods block me :eek:xx

  • awh thanks sky xx glad ure feeling bit better :)

    doubt the mods are gonna block yer lol xxx :D youv just made me giggle lol

    we love reading ure posts they are brilliant ...keep going & always post..its cool xxx:)

  • hope you realise you have given me permission to ramble nonsense and s**** now:eek::eek:

    seriously -please someone pm me if I am in danger of just going a wee bit too precious .

    folk on here have been lovely and said post as much as you need

    but everyone has their breaking point:mad::mad:

    xx

  • Are you actually nicotine free now sky??? I am only asking because after 3 weeks the cravings should be subsiding a tiny bit now...if you are on NRT I can understand you feeling like this but I wont go into that old CT v NRT debate again...anyway I hope today is a bit better for you and good on you for not lighting up a death stick...

  • Are you actually nicotine free now sky??? I am only asking because after 3 weeks the cravings should be subsiding a tiny bit now...if you are on NRT I can understand you feeling like this but I wont go into that old CT v NRT debate again...anyway I hope today is a bit better for you and good on you for not lighting up a death stick...

    Hi, I'm still on the NRT - do you think that keeps the cravings going on a bit longer??

    Did try last week to go CT and felt so spaced out and rubbish, had to go back on the gum...:confused:

  • Hi Nicki,

    I think the NRT, in your case the gum, is there to cushion your ride into being a non-smoker. Unfortunately it is still administering nicotine into your system, which means that you still experience nicotine withdrawals, which is why you still chew the gum.

    When you decide to quit the gum, you will have to go through the nicotine withdrawal, which only lasts 3 days. But by now you have learnt to cope with your old triggers.

    And of course you have all of us to lean on.

  • Hi Nicki,

    I think the NRT, in your case the gum, is there to cushion your ride into being a non-smoker. Unfortunately it is still administering nicotine into your system, which means that you still experience nicotine withdrawals, which is why you still chew the gum.

    When you decide to quit the gum, you will have to go through the nicotine withdrawal, which only lasts 3 days. But by now you have learnt to cope with your old triggers.

    And of course you have all of us to lean on.

    Thanks Peter, thought that may be the case....perhaps the time is night to give it another try without anything xx

    Thanks for the advice

  • Hey guys, good point Nikki and Peter,

    I know how the patches work now etc but I have actually never stopped and though about that.... will the cravings be the same on my last day on a patch as they were on day one -patch 1??

    I suppose for me the patches are what are going to help me through triggers though so I must stick with them-but that is quite worrying. Nicki will you let me know how you get on please? x

  • Hey guys, good point Nikki and Peter,

    I know how the patches work now etc but I have actually never stopped and though about that.... will the cravings be the same on my last day on a patch as they were on day one -patch 1??

    I suppose for me the patches are what are going to help me through triggers though so I must stick with them-but that is quite worrying. Nicki will you let me know how you get on please? x

    Yes of course I will.

    I actually never missed the patches that much when I did stop them, maybe cos I was still using the gum for a few days...it was only when I stopped the gum (at almost the same time) that I felt crap...think I stopping both of them at the time was too bigger hit for me.

    I can't really remember how long I have been off the patches now, but will try CT again now and see how I feel -sounds like if I can get through the 3 day target things may get better. Seeing as I am on holiday this week, maybe it's a good time to try then I can rest, sleep, shout, feel miserable on my own!!!:eek:

  • Need a patch expert

    Hi TMB,

    I don't know enough about NRT's and how the nicotine dose is reduced, probably why a program must be completed. Somebody on the site will have the answer. I'm sure the nicotine level has been drastically reduced by the end of the course, severely reducing nicotine cravings when you go CT.

    Would someone with more understanding please post.

  • Hello my dear forum friends ,

    the care on here is awesome -and I just want to hug you all[forgive me anyone who doesnt want their personal space invaded by a heifer!!]

    I posted this a week ago -and it has been brought up again somehow. I feel loads better this week -and took advice to heart . just posting that tearfully I remember helped. furiously hitting keyboard:o:o

    I am on patches and inhalator -wasnt taking any chances this time in my FINAL quit. on step two now.

    on reflection my emotion when I posted was -Ill never get that reward feeling again -more phsychological I think. I missed my so called support friend.

    What a load of rubbish [careful word choice there]

    not my friend ever and I know that .

    so much more positive this week -but very wary as well.

    thanks so much for all you who posted . diamonds .xx

  • I'm on the Boots programme. My advisor told me to complete the full course (12 weeks) and to take it slowly not to rush it as there would be more chance of going back to smoking if I rushed things and tried to come off the patches/gum too soon.

    I'm almost at 12 weeks and still using the gum, and to be honest, keep thinking to myself "so what if I spend another month on the gum, at least I'm not smoking".

    I know that may not sound right to everyone, and I'm NOT going to get addicted to the gum, but I would rather take it slowly and keep my quit than ruin it by doing things too quickly.

  • Nicki,

    I think that makes perfect sense. Whatever it takes. We musn't forget that cigarettes have another 4000 damaging poisons/chemicals which you are no longer getting.

    We just MUST NOT SMOKE.

  • I have a friend at work who quit about 4 years ago, and you still see here sitting at her desk using her inhaler!

    She's now got addicted to that and I used to think that was crazy, but to be honest, at least she isn't smoking......it's a crazy world we live in eh???

  • Try not to go four years:p

    We must all aim for the Nirvana of being 100% nicotine free.:D

  • I know, I don't want to be still doing that 4 years down the line, but if it's what keeps her going so be it!

    I was rather more hoping that I would be totally nicotine free much sooner than that!!!!

  • I had to jump on this thread as I think that becoming dependant to that extreme on NRT is quite scary, I know that its not easy to drop nicco totaly as thats were the withdrawal comes from but I promise that it does drop off so quickly, the worst part about quitting smoking is not the nicco quit its the actuall habit and the ritual I think, we have been doing something every day for x amount of years and its like having a bond taken away and having to forget it and at the same time trying to not let something else become an addiction in its place.

    Have pain free quits all of you,

  • I know, and to be honest that is the exception rather than the rule, but I guess that it what she wants, so who am I to tell her otherwise....

    But, it is definitely not the road I want to take, and probably for most people on here. It is scary to think that people can be like that so far down the line!!!!

    I'm guessing that I am losing the ritual stuff, except the one in the garden with a nice cup of coffee!!! LOL

    I've never been at a loss as to what to do with my hands (!!!) but am feeling that craving still for nicotine. This is only my 3rd piece of gum today, and they reckon most people when they quit use up to 15 pieces a day - so I'm guessing I'm on the right track...

  • Sky

    So sorry you had such an awful day.I am afraid they will happen, but as others have said they will become less each week. Staying busy when that happens is the best thing, I cleaned out my saucepan cupboards, actually all the kitchen during my craving times, crashed and banged and swore..... result was clean tidy cupboards and no smoking, you could try it next time.

    Seriously a big well done for getting through today, I hope tomorrow is a lot better for you.

    Stay strong

    Dee xxxx:D

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