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Hi all...Sorry if i ramble on and make no sense i need to let some steam out.

Im finding it a real struggle now, im always tired, i dont wanna do anything i feel like noone is supporting me just think its all getting on top of me.

I have suffered depression since i was 16(now 25)and i guess smoking "helped" with that even tho deep down i know i dont ever want to smoke again i feel like i should just cave in :(

when am i gonna start feeling normal again?

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  • Sorry to read your having a rough time atm:(

    You will start to feel better honest just try not to think to far ahead and keep hands and mind busy when you feel a craving coming on

    You might need a boost to get your energy levels up

    Onwards and upwards is the only way :)

  • Ramble as much as you want.

    You know we all have our bad days but it will get easier.

    Remember you are only on day 10 and there are easier days ahead.

    Did smoking help with your depressiond? I doubt it. As a smokers we believe it is helping us but that is just the addiction telling us that and it gives us an excuse not to stop.

    I believe most smokers have forgotten what normal is. What could be more normal than pumping killer smoke and chemicals into ourselves all day long then coughing, wheezing, being breathless, smelly and controlled by the addiction to smoke at all costs.

    No, normal is not smoking and we need to get back to that. Unfortunately years of smoking is not going to be completely wiped out in a few days.

    Stay strong and you won't regret it.

  • It can be hard at the start and take a while to get back to normal - the time smoking is the abnormal time, it just felt normal, we were not, after all, born smoking!

    It took me a good 4 weeks to feel ok after I quit, I was depressed, angry and frustrated and generally not nice to be around. I have improved however and think I will continue to do so. You need to realize how important quitting is. I spent ten years doing damage to my body and training it to want the smoke, why would I assume I would be back to normal immediately?!

    Now, well into month 3 I feel much better, I still have moments, but I get through them, and I know it is getting better. I also know I am healthier, recover from colds better and do not smell!

  • It is completely normal to have up's and down's when quitting and I have had my share of them. In a way we need to welcome the downs as part of the quitting process and know that we are slowly getting better.

    Try and stay positive - it is a great thing that you are doing, in fact the best thing you can ever do for your body :)

  • As everyones said it's normal to feel the way you do. It is a roller coaster when you quit. I found this forum one night, I couldn't sleep and all I wanted to do is smoke. I read a few posts and wrote some myself. Have a browse, you'll find it does help. You are doing well don't let anything spoil your quit. If you feel it's getting too much and you might be tempted get on here and post how your feeling!! You can help others by doing this.

    Good luck x

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    Dont give up...Keep going...You can you can!:)

  • HI Pll86..sorry to hear your struggling and depressed.quitting can make you depressed its part of the process.You indicated that youve been depressed for some time and suggest that smoking has helped to deal with that, although i agree with you ,smoking can only act as a smokescreen or a prop to be with you while you experience being depresssed. i would suggest speaking to your gp but in all honesty i dont think the solution they offer is going to do you good, well it might but in my experience anti -depressants make it worse well they did for me. iv stopped taking mine after weaning down and now im spending some time every day in daylight even if its a dull day. taking 1000 mg of omega 3 oil. excercising, mixing with people even when i dont want to ,(isolation is the enemy)getting involved in something meaningful. ensuring i do things that increase my dopamine. since quitting smoking iv found it helpful to reward myself often as i no longer reward myself with smoking. My depression has lifted from being suicidal a month ago (about 8 on a scale of 1-10 down to 1. and feeling loads happier its partly to do withcoming off meds and partly to do with taking control and rsponsibility of my mental health, im sorry but i think anti-depressants are shit and i will no longer take shit.. I dont want to put ideas in your head but you need to do something about it whilst you are quite young, seek help seek wise counsel get varied and diverse opinions. get depression out of your life , it can be beaten as can being a slave to smoking which is probably a cause as well as a coping mechanism albeit a rubbish one

    I wish you well Mash x

  • Hi all...Sorry if i ramble on and make no sense i need to let some steam out.

    Im finding it a real struggle now, im always tired, i dont wanna do anything i feel like noone is supporting me just think its all getting on top of me.

    I have suffered depression since i was 16(now 25)and i guess smoking "helped" with that even tho deep down i know i dont ever want to smoke again i feel like i should just cave in :(

    when am i gonna start feeling normal again?

    You are not alone - Im in second week & feeling cream krackered

    The only thing i find that helps me is walking or stuffing my face with food for a quick fix

    Keep going

  • Thankyou all, yesterday was really bad i was bored both at home and at work so i guess that didnt help the craving, i have also been suffering with headaches(Now know i need glasses)

    regardin mental help i wish it was that easy since i was 16/17 i have been asking for help but noone seems to want to help...im on anti-D's but recently came off them and had bad time so back on them i personally think they suit me.

    anyway day 12 never thought i'd ever get here £60 saved so far and boyfriend treating me to hair cutt the weekend(His paying not doing it!!)

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