Hi everyone -am new on here (although have posted a couple times!). Have managed to hit the 4 week mark with no ciggies so that I believe puts me into the 2nd month (or not - but close enough).
I'm doing okay - still getting the odd cravings but they are just part of my daily life now and can be ignored. And I can happily look at people smoking and not feel any urge (apart from the urge to be smug:)) Although I don't class myself as a non-smoker yet - I seem to be getting there (which I never thought I would) - keeping fingers crossed.
However - alcohol!!! I haven't drunk that much over the last 4 weeks deliberatly to give myself a chance to get used to not smoking. However -I'm going on a hen-day/night on Saturday and I know I will be drinking a fair amount....and I remember only too well how I much I could smoke when drinking and I am terrified!
I know that alcohol lowers Dopamine whilst Nicotene increases is which is what leads to the cravings whilst drinking - is there any natural stuff out there I can take to keep the Dopamine at a balance in the hope of keeping off the cigarettes. I know that bananas increase dopamine levels - but I don't think the restaurant would like me sitting eating bananas all night.
Any and all advice really needed - I so don't want to smoke again, and this is going be really tough.
It's been great reading all the posts on this forum - has really helped! Thanks everyone!