Tips please

Hi everyone.

I do find this forum a good one because it tells you other people are having the same issues as you.

So I have made it to day 24,when do I stray into the month slot.

A question I have made it so far with out anything but am finding it hard ,Do you think if I had a bit og NRT it would make me feel less cravey or have I been off the nictoine for this long so would make me worst,any one any ideas.

terri

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  • Hi 24 days is an excellent time to have stayed of the nicotine so in my opinion I would say give it a bit longer, maybe a couple more days and then make the decision, remember though that the nicotine has now left your body and reinstating it might make it worse, I can’t say that I know which way to go as I chose CT and it worked for me, the highs and lows can be a little daunting but hang in there I promise it does get better, have you found some other pastime that can keep you occupied, i.e. a form of exercise or something to keep your hands busy.

    Giving up smoking is most definitely something I wish I had managed earlier in my life but the main thing is that we quit on a permanent basis eventually.

  • Thanks for that.

    I am sure your are right but today seems like I really want to smoke.

    Why am I so preoccupied with smoking.?

    Why do we struggle so much when we have stopped smoking and the nicotine is out of the body?

    I found myself going by a shop I use to buy my tobbaco from and thinking about if I buy would have to get lighter and filters.

    Crazy but I did not so what made me not buy?

    Personally I think the reason been I could'nt lie to my nearest and dearest,and could not sort pretend I had not smoked.

    Anyway good luck to all.

    terri

  • Terri,

    I am sure your are right but today seems like I really want to smoke.

    Why am I so preoccupied with smoking.?.............Because it has been a big part of your life for so long its harder to let it go, you almost feel like your losing a friend but your not, you have to find other things to occupy your mind and hands. These feelings will pass so dont give in. Take up s new hobby or something, read a book, anything so that the thoughts and the habit are broken.

    Why do we struggle so much when we have stopped smoking and the nicotine is out of the body? .................Everyone is different in this respect, again its the nicodemon trying to get back in but you have to be strong. I would say though that in all honesty Terri if you have not had any NRT then its up to you to whether you start on something now, its breaking the habit thats the hardest, thats why i took up knitting because i knew if i get bored i will think, if i think i will miss, if i miss i will do and i dont want to do that again.

    I found myself going by a shop I use to buy my tobbaco from and thinking about if I buy would have to get lighter and filters............Again, its all habit Terri, you have to break the association and over time it should ease up. Your still only in the early stages and Rome was not built in a day, dont punish yourself try and clear your mind and work forwards. Remember take it minute by minute and its a plus for every one that you dont smoke.:)

    Crazy but I did not so what made me not buy?..........Old habits die hard again its association and its still quite raw in your mind, break the habit change how you do your daily routine, thats what i have had to do.

    Personally I think the reason been I could'nt lie to my nearest and dearest,and could not sort pretend I had not smoked........they would have know in all reality, the time before this quit i did the same and they can smell it, it also caused big problems as i tried to pretend i was not when i was and in the end i had to admit that i had not been able to stay away from the damn things. I also thought no one realised, how wrong was i it was so obvious. Terri, dont beat yourself up over this, stay strong my friend. Together we can get through this and be stronger than ever. You have not given in and so that in itself is showing great determination and a very big well done and pat on the back goes to you.

    Keep smiling :)

  • Great post Jo!! :). Nothing to add to that at all!!

    Terri - You're doing great. Day 24's quite an achievement. Well done on resisting buying more dreaded weed. You *don't* need it!!!

    Stay strong Terri. You *can* do this.

    Ed xx

  • Dear Jo And Ed,

    Thanksso much for those posts they do really help me to know that I am not alone,we are all going through similar things.

    I will try to look for a hobby?

    Part of me knows I can do it and part of me wants to smoke .I am reading up on the nicotine,but I have none in my body for over 24 days.thanks ahain everyone.

  • Terri

    You are more than welcome my friend. I find by helping you i also help myself. It makes me realise too that i also dont want to smoke anymore and so its great to be able to be there for you.

    Please please dont give in, stay strong and you can do this.

    lol

  • Have just had a thought, yes ok it was a lonely one, but imagine the love of your life finishes with you, how would you feel Gutted, Devastated.

    Would some people stalk that person YES?

    Would some hang around in the places they used to go yearning for just one more??? YES

    Would you think of all the ways you could get back with them YES

    Would every waking moment be filled with thoughts of them YES

    Of course we would we are only human aren’t we, so there it is, we had a love affair with cigs for however long and we didn’t get the chance to fall out of love with them before we had to give them up, but imagine the other scenario they give us up permanently.

    We are grieving, and when I say that time heals with smoking it definitely does and you will soon reap the rewards and remember that now the love of your life whether you have already met them or not they will love you more for being smoke free and smelling nice.

    Oh and of course they want give you an incurable disease.

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