Really had enough!!!!!

Hello everybody.....I am back again.

Feel very ashamed of my failures...tried absolutely everything possible, champix, inhalator, patches, longezes...you name it,I tried it!!!

And, beside all the failures and attempts made, quitting is always on the back of my mind.....which is my problem...my mind is stopping me from quitting and I am really really annoyed with myself.

I am always thinking about how wonderful would be to be free from something that I am really starting to hate. Tonight it occured to me that may be using anyhing at all has just made the agony worse...I decided to go on it cold turkey, and tomorrow is my day. I realise that my dependence on cigarettes or substitues has to stop and I decided to wait the storm out.

I really want to do this and I would like to ask for hints and tips from other fellow members who quit C.T. I have tried everything else, so this may be te best method for me.

Please help....and sorry to bother the Day 1 page again!!!!!!

Zai

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  • Hello Zai,

    One thing you never have to do is feel ashamed or sorry to be back again, personally I think it's admirable that you are persevering with quitting and I am happy to see you here!

    So you have tried and tested everything by the sounds of it and now giving cold turkey a go, I tried gum once and patches but I expected them to quit for me & didn't put in the effort, I am now cold turkey at 5 1/2 months it can be done, and like you my mind is a bit delinquent and didn't want me to quit but you can overcome them feelings.........for me, re-educating myself and coming on here and keeping really really busy has been successful so far!

    You are right, it is wonderful to be free, better than you can ever expect, I was gripped with smoking and thought of them ALL the time, could never relax and never wanted to go anywhere where smoking wasn't permitted.........being free now has given me a new zest for life and a feeling I could almost accomplish anything :D

    It is tough tough tough, but you know that already, you will have good days and bad days and maybe really bad days, but just read as much as you can, post for support here (you will get lots), keep busy and nibble on things (low fat or healthy if poss) to keep your hands and mouth occupied!

    Wishing you good luck for tomorrow and look forward to seeing you progress through the days.............

    Shelly XXX

  • hello Zai82

    I was very much like you so many attempts & tries my head was completely done in ..and everytime I seemed to be getting somewhere ...I would find some good reason to smoke again... ..Then i would feel right back in the middle misery of smoking & quitting.......

    This is how i look at it....i was on a downer smoking & on a downer quitting

    At least with quitting ....you can feel happier by some many things that come with it...........To make you smile:)

    Well done on your day 1, almost over with now.....lovely to hear you:)

  • This is all I ever say on this forum...Only because of the absolute delight I feel every morning...I never crave a cigarette, I don't wish I could just smoke one or two I really feel free... It's taken some time and alot of reading but Cold Turkey all the same.

    So here it is... I read and re-read Allen Carr's EASYWAY and eventually that was that I just stopped. No dates, no smoking myself silly for a week, just couldn't enjoy it anymore and stopped. I then dashed out and bought Allen Carr's ONLYWAY to stop smoking (same price as a pack of fags on Amazon). And I'm still reading 1 month into my freedom.

    Maybe you read it. I must have read it 5 or 6 times. It's really good to read even if it doesn't work and really good for any one who has already quit.

    Sorry to everyone for harping on about it but I see alot of people struggling with their quit and I wish for everyone what I feel which is happiness that I don't want to smoke any more.

    good luck Zai82. There really is no storm. We are just brainwashed to think there is. It's shocking that it's even legal when you really work out why we even started smoking.

  • Hi Zai

    You CAN do this! Don't focus on the times you started again......think of your life ahead....free from smoke.

    Like you, I have tried to stop many times before and even stopped for over a year a while ago. I tried to stop again today and lasted just 4 hours!

    Can I join you in your quest........tomorrow I try again! :)

  • in my smoking career which lasted 48 yrs,i must have tried everything possible to help me quit,all failures.

    im with defrog,i bought the allen carr book on cds.

    i listened to them till it clicked with me,it was my way of thinking that needed to change.

    i have gone 11 days CT,with out having any bad craves.

    educate yourself

    doey x

  • Thank you to all for your kind words

    Hi everybody and thank you fr your replies. I failed again!!!

    I am starting to be so annoyed with myself!!!However, I am not giving up giving up!!

    I have re-joined the NHS stop smoking service, attended a meeting yesterday and asked to go back to the champix again.

    I know that the med is quite hard core and it made me really tired las time I tried, but it was the only thing that stopped me smoking for 10 days..I have never stopped for that long before.

    The nurse said my prescription should be ready on Friday, so as soon as I pick it up I will start taking it.

    I got to the point in which I don't even think enjoy smokng anymore......before I used to think that although I knew it was my addiction that made me think that! Now I just keep thinking that I just can't get rid of it and it is really annoying me!!

    Thank you again for all your support..this forum is great :)

    Zai

  • I am quitting CT too !!

    Hello,

    I am quitting CT too and I am on day 2. I managed 3 weeks last month and I am not going to fall off the wagon again and have to start all over again, so I know how bloody annoying it is to have to go right back to the start.

    My breathing is a lot better very quickly, no wheezing or short of breath, nice big lungfuls of pure oxygen makes me feel a bit lightheaded, drunk so of, not unpleasant though lol.

    Working this pm, might have a little snack on the sweets in the pub, what the hell will diet in a few months time lol

    Helen

  • Hi,

    i am on day 17 of CT, and LOVE not smoking!!

    I dont feel feel deprived, i dont have many cravings, if any at all now!!

    I did Allen Carr's Easyway as well, and its fantastic!! I totally recommend it!!

  • This is all I ever say on this forum...Only because of the absolute delight I feel every morning...I never crave a cigarette, I don't wish I could just smoke one or two I really feel free... It's taken some time and alot of reading but Cold Turkey all the same.

    So here it is... I read and re-read Allen Carr's EASYWAY and eventually that was that I just stopped. No dates, no smoking myself silly for a week, just couldn't enjoy it anymore and stopped. I then dashed out and bought Allen Carr's ONLYWAY to stop smoking (same price as a pack of fags on Amazon). And I'm still reading 1 month into my freedom.

    Maybe you read it. I must have read it 5 or 6 times. It's really good to read even if it doesn't work and really good for any one who has already quit.

    Sorry to everyone for harping on about it but I see alot of people struggling with their quit and I wish for everyone what I feel which is happiness that I don't want to smoke any more.

    good luck Zai82. There really is no storm. We are just brainwashed to think there is. It's shocking that it's even legal when you really work out why we even started smoking.

    Sorry, me again, i just have to back up what defrog has said!

  • Hi :)

    You can do it. Be strong and fight it. The best thing you can do is think 'right..enough is enough - i CAN and WILL do this!' Face it.

    Yes it's tough, yes it's depressing yes it's such a difficult drug to let go of.....................................................................................................................................if.....thats what you choose to tell yourself.

    The very fact it is on your mind all rhe time is NOT healthy. You either have to smoke and chill out and enjoy it OR give up 100%. There is no half measure or easy way. The simple fact is you are giving up a highly addictive drug and when you do you will feel like crap for a while. ( I lost my mind BUT...it did come back the next day lol.) This is a proccess that you have to crack and when you do you will be strong. I am strong in my quit because i did the strong thing and so can you. I promise you it is worth it. Just go for it, rise to the challenge and aim for a healthy life.

    Lot's of luck and keep posting. :)

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