Yep, back in day 2

Am here back in day 2 and not even changed the patch I put on at 8.44am yesterday morning. And only had a few puffs on one inhalator cartridge I started yesterday. So not sure wots goin on re NRT?? Any advice please as I don't want to get a mega craving out of the blue. Just felt I needed the comfort of being certain I don't have a craving if you see what I mean?? Whereas with Champix, it was always 'do I want one or don't I ??' Was hard really.

Zoe xx

17 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Oh well,

    guess I made myself unpopular on here.

    Sorrry I made u all dislike me though.

    I need some support too.

    Zoe xx

  • Are you getting cravings for cigarettes though?

    Being as you were quit for some time from mid December, how much are you craving cigarettes? Not sure how long you've been back smoking to guess.

    I suppose though that if you're coping ok with yesterdays patch, then it's too late to bother putting one on today

  • Well done on getting back to it! I have been out sledding all afternoon, and did not feel out of breath! My legs gave out before my lings did, and that is a first!

  • I'm not sure Zoe as I've quit by cold turkey. I'd say don't put on a patch or take the inhalator until you're having a craving that's gonna make you go out and buy a packet of fags i.e. use them as the last resort. You never know you might not need them at all.....keep with the quit. Lisa xxxxx

  • Hey Zoe.....you into day 3 ok??? xxx

  • Hey yes Sara, I am into day 3, hadn't realised LMSO (laughing my socks off and wishing I could spell :rolleyes:)

    Bunged a patch on my leg as I am going to have a bad day today, catch you all later and thanks for everyone elses messages.

    Zoe xx

  • Simple soluton.

    Step 1) Understand addiction, trigger and nicotine.

    Step 2) Quit cold turkey

    Step 3) Never smoke again

    It doesn't have to be more difficult than that.

  • Hi Zoe

    I'm just using an inhaller. I tend to change the cartridge and use it properly only when I really feel like a smoke (which isn't very often now). Most of the time I tend to just stick it in my mouth and chew it (or I use it to 'pretend smoke' which amuses many of my friends). :)

  • Just read the article that francob linked to (the second one). Very helpful. :)

  • francob I don't have to quit cold turkey if I don't want to so shut up you :p

    *off to francob's house to blow smoke through his letter box* :D:D:D

    Zoe

  • francob I don't have to quit cold turkey if I don't want to so shut up you :p

    *off to francob's house to blow smoke through his letter box*

    Zoe

    I don't know why ? Other ways clearly are not working. ;)

  • I think Francob is spot on to be honest. People who quit cold turkey are more likely to reach the penthouse than people who use NRT, according to recent research. It's pretty obvious when I think about it: with NRT you aren't breaking the physical addition to nicotine and as with NRT you're able to reach for it whenever you need it, you aren't breaking the psychological addiction either.

    I don't think there's an "easy" way to quit. That's why I think you should get it over and done with as fast as possible with CT!

  • Zoe

    Day 116:

    Just a thought, have you tried Cold Turkey? If not, give it a go?

    From this thread and others I have seen on this forum, you and Francob seem to have a love/hate relationship, therefore if he is suggesting cold turkey, and because its him, you dismiss this method.

    I may be wrong, then I could be right. Whatever your comfortable with.

    Never quit quitting and good luck

  • Jeez...I'm gonna get a rep for sure :eek:

    Francob, with every respect, you have suggested that Zoe quit CT on many occasions. And I appreciate that it's a sincere and well-intentioned piece of advice. I too quit CT, over 4 years ago.

    However, Zoe has repeatedely requested that people desist from advising her in respect of how she should quit.

    That's her right...as much as it's the right of those who sincerely wish to help do so. But to continually hammer it down Zoe's throat goes beyond what is well-intentioned and well-balanced advice.

    As we all know, it can be very stressful quitting; it can be very stressful blowing a quit.

    Maybe it would be more fruitful to preach to the un-converted...and in a manner of providing helpful advice that can be taken or left dependent upon the receivers wishes.

    Cav

    da Diplomat

  • Hi Cav,

    Appreciate your post - I am only trying to help Zoe, she just seems to be struggling with her quit so maybe a different approach might be good for her.

    NRT just doesn't make sense to me, why would anyone want to continue to administer the very drug we are addicted to. No wonder she still craves nicotine months after she has quit.

    I seem to get a lot of flak because I say what I think but it does not take a rocket science to work out her problem.

  • Thanks Cav,

    Jeez...I'm gonna get a rep for sure

    Francob, with every respect, you have suggested that Zoe quit CT on many occasions. And I appreciate that it's a sincere and well-intentioned piece of advice. I too quit CT, over 4 years ago.

    However, Zoe has repeatedely requested that people desist from advising her in respect of how she should quit.

    That's her right...as much as it's the right of those who sincerely wish to help do so. But to continually hammer it down Zoe's throat goes beyond what is well-intentioned and well-balanced advice.

    As we all know, it can be very stressful quitting; it can be very stressful blowing a quit.

    Maybe it would be more fruitful to preach to the un-converted...and in a manner of providing helpful advice that can be taken or left dependent upon the receivers wishes.

    Cav

    da Diplomat

    I appreciate that a lot of people are successful with cold turkey, but I hate having it rammed down my throat so thanks for your comments ;)

    Zoe xx

  • Hey francob

    Just to set the record straight, I did not use NRT on my 50 day quit or in my month long one, I used Champix as I too wanted the nicotine out of my system. So it wasn't the use of NRT which caused me to crave nicotine/cigarettes, just wanted to point that out. I know you are not the sort of person who would accept insolvency, bereavement and ill-health (in the order they happened within a very short space of time) as an excuse for smoking, but I am not a strong person, and can only deal with so much.

    So there we have it. My 'reasons/or excuses' for failure.

    Zoe

You may also like...