Hi all, I have decided to join this fabulous forum after spending the past week viewing it as a 'guest'.
I stopped smoking on monday 30th jan at 15.30 so have now completed 79 hours without a cig. I have never gone this long without a smoke in 22 years.......which in itself is incredible as I've not shown such dedication to anything else in life :rolleyes:
Anyways, I have found some really useful info here and have felt less 'alone' in my quit while reading posts......but, here's the thing, I am using the 16 hour patches as I have a anxiety/panic disorder and don't feel that i could have done the CT thing and I am getting such massive cravings that I feel like my head is going to explode!
I haven't had as many of them today as yesterday, but, by golly they are powerful when they arrive and I feel terribly anxious when having one, so have started to dread them,which is causing more anxiety....
I desperately don't want to fail, I'm sick of smoking, I'm sick of the addiction and I'm sick of disliking myself for continuing something that I dislike so much.
I am seeking reassurance that it will get better and that I, weak as I am, will be capable of being a non-smoker too.
I apologise for my wittery post, I don't usually do forums and things and am also finding it hard to concentrate making me more wittery than usual.
Thank you for reading and good luck with your quits