stopping again

Well I'm ready to give it another go monday. Starting on patchers, I'v tried that many time I'v forgot how many. It's sad but true. Hope this one is the one! I'v gone 4 months once i think its alway been the drink what made me start, moments of weakness or maybe I'm a weak person? I'm at the point where i hate smoking so much, I'm an addict no two ways about it. I read about people that have stopped I'm jealous i think to myself why cant i stop. Anyway roll on monday see you all soon good luck to all what have stopped be HAPPY.:)

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  • i don;t think there is any of us that haven't the same feelings of jealousy of people that quit, and also thinking why can't we quit.

    But WE Can, YOU can!!!!!

    Best of luck for Monday

  • Thanks kitty, i will be giving it 100%:)

  • Hi Deano I wondered were you had gone, I know you have not had a great year but I hope that this time you can be stronger, maybe leaving out the drinkys might help at least till you feel stronger, we are all here for you so dont feel alone.

    Come on and moan groan or whatever so long as you can get past the begining and stay quit xx

  • I do think if i can get a good start the longer i go the better i will be. I really want to stop but all the other times have been the same 100%, but some things alway changers in me. As time go on i seem to forget why i stopped. The strange thing for me almost as soon as I'v stopped I feel great, fit, healthy. i have never gone away from this website i am on everyday reading how people are going on. This website is the best you will get for helping people stop smoking. Thanks Jam for your support.;)

  • You are welcome and if you need a hand to hold then give me a shout I have some old manakins, you can borrow a hand, only joking.

  • Please no more jokes if there that bad lol. Only joking not :):rolleyes: i'v got to hand it to you.

  • Hello Old timer

    Hi Deano,

    great to see you getting back on the wagon again. I am just like you, the boomerang quitters!! Still at least we keep coming back. I admire your strength cos I know it has not been the easiest of times for you, so hats off. I am also using patches and my top tip (if you really want one from me!) is that I top up with the 2mg lozenges or the mini tab things. This has saved my quit on countless occasions, especially when out in the pub. I can highly recommend this to you as it relieves the urge to smoke when you are sitting with your smoking mates and by having something in your mouth, it distracts you from thinking " I have to have a fag "(drink talking of course!). Also, I have drastically cut down on drinking alcohol as it doesn't seem the same without a fag. I mean this in a good way though. I just feel calmer in general, so will drink if I am out, but don't go mad. Although, one Saturday night I deliberately drank quite a lot cos I was so irritable at not being able to smoke. This actually was fine as I felt rough the next day and didn't feel like smoking and, I reckon, at least I didn't smoke whilst drunk. But, in the end , I have decided to live a quiet, sober life and will shortly be going to a nun's retreat for a week's holiday. Ok, I am not really, but sometimes, it feels like I am leading such a healthy life that I am in serious danger of doing some exercise. Luckily, it has not got to that stage yet, but I am on the verge as I am feeling much healthier and have a lot more energy. So good luck and remember, it is a rough ride at times, but, if I can do it, you definitely can!!! And it is fantastic to be free of the smokes most of the time and it gets easier as you go along. Anyway, good luck and we are all here to help. Go for it!!! Good luck.

    xox

    p.s I stopped 4 weeks and 4 days ago!

  • Well done on 4 weeks + Rach, and good luck for Monday Deano :)

  • Thanks

    Hi Rachel (feels like I am talkng to myself!), thanks a lot for your encouragement and all your comments. It really does help knowing we are all in the same boat and just getting on with it day by day. You are doing great and should feel proud of yourself cos , as you know, it is not easy!! Still, I reckon it is a great idea to have a goal like yours, the Carribean for your birthday. You can do it!! Funny, the only place (apart from the shower) I always hated smoking was on the beach, but felt that I needed the nicotine, so did it anyway. Just didn't feel right and I hate finding fag butts in the sand. So another incentive, a fab holiday with no need to spoil the beach experience and loads of energy to swim and sunbathe(!). You should get a photo of where you want to go and stick it on the fridge as a reminder. You've got me thinking now of what I should use my fag money for...

    Anyway, take care, nearly another weekend under our belts.

    xox

  • Anyway, here I am, day 1 patch on. Put it on first thing this morning, everything is ok feel fine. Lets hope this is it the last ever quit. Just going to relax for next few days just sorted my clothes out what i wore over the weekend and they stink of fags eerrrrrrrr thanks for your support and good luck to you all.:) well done Rachel keep it up girl.

  • Congrats on your decision and good luck :)

    regards

    Dean

  • Wow - this thread made me very confuddled all rachels and dean/os ;):eek::eek:

    Good luck with your quit, fingers crossed for you

  • Well I'm ready to give it another go monday. Starting on patchers, I'v tried that many time I'v forgot how many. It's sad but true. Hope this one is the one! I'v gone 4 months once i think its alway been the drink what made me start, moments of weakness or maybe I'm a weak person? I'm at the point where i hate smoking so much, I'm an addict no two ways about it. I read about people that have stopped I'm jealous i think to myself why cant i stop. Anyway roll on monday see you all soon good luck to all what have stopped be HAPPY.:)

    Doen't matter how many times you have to try as long as you succeed in the end!! Good luck this will def be the time you beat the nicodemon

  • Hope your right John. 100% I will try,cheers, thanks for your support and kind words.;)

  • You did it!

    hi Deano,

    well done, you have taken by the bull by the horns and quit the fags. Be a proud patch-wearer (it is so much easier giving up in the winter, cos the patch isn't visible!) and take it day by day. I am doing fine, thanks for the encouragement. We are all with you, so post if things get tough. You are an old hand, like me, so it does seem a bit groundhog day at first, but we are troopers who just won't give up (giving up) and we should be proud. I am relying on patches, lozenges (only the odd one tho), will-power and this forum. It really is O.K and, unbelievably, the last couple of mornings, fags have not been my first conscious thought. Usually my second or third (not bad)! But it is getting so much easier and I feel more in control of my life. S big smile and grit your teeth, we can do this!!!

    take care

    xox

  • Hi Racheal I'm going to the doctor later in the week to see if he will give me some micro tabby things just for when I'm out drinking. I'm using patches but I do think I may need something for the hard times just to take the edge off. God how many times have I been here before:o.

  • good idea

    Hi Deano,

    yes, get hold of the microtabs. They really have stopped fme rom smoking when I having a drink or 4. They really take the edge off and sort of trick my brain into thinking I am smoking. Actually , it is a top up of nicotine without the cigarette, a good thing as someone on the foru said that alcohol increases our need for nicotine. It doesn't matter, as long as you feel calmer and less likely to grab a fag off your mates. It definitely works for me, cos alcohol has always been the quit- breaker for me. I now know that I can enjoy a drink without feeling that something is missing (well, almost). Give up drinking? Yes, I admit, I could, but it is too depressing to order a coke when everyone is having a proper drink. It is hard enough not smoking without giving up all the pleasures in life. Although, admittedly, I have limited my nights out and, due to my quit, I feel safer at home of a Saturday night. But I refuse to give up the social life altogether, so am arming myself with the microtabs or pastels. Tabs work better as they taste a bit stronger. Roll on the xmas challenge, I can almost see the fags tempting me back for the festive season. I will remain focussed and rely on my will power but I must say I am dreading it. One day at a time....

    good luck Deano and keep going!!

    take care

    xox

  • I am also looking forward to xmas with mixed emotions - on the one hand friends and family a plenty - on the othe the old nicodemon looking for a weekness!!

    I think I might keep an inhalor handy just in case, still better safe than sorry

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