7 week itch

Im on my 7th week, 50 days on Sunday......Amazing but........

Haven't used a mini for over a week, doing great, and then bang!!! Had 2 ( minis not cigs) last night and struggling today as well...... What is going on?

I know what it is though, I heard a friend who quit 2 wks before me has started smoking again!!!

I feel angry and sort of betrayed but also if I'm honest a bit jealous which is crazy. Jealous of what - being back on the dreaded weed - NO - but jealous that his struggle is over?

I know this sounds as if I'm raving mad but it's how I'm feeling.

Hope it goes away soon and then I can get back to business.

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  • Hi Magwillz, I am just two or three days behind you and I agree its amazing.

    I am sure very soon your friend will be rejoining you with the quit, she will soon realize it's not worth it for her heath or pocket.

    We all have times when we get a bit sad and feel like we are missing out, but no no no, this time I am going to stay quit, to many times messed up, and I am sure you feel the same.

    So onward and upward.

    Joan xxx

  • Thanks Sue and Joan, your support means so much x

    Just finished cleaning the house from top to bottom, feeling better already.

    Next the dogs are going to get it - a long walk that is :)

    Onwards and upwards, well done ladies (and men of course).

  • Just think about it for a moment. If smoking is so wonderful why did you decide to quit in the first place?

  • I know Aitch it's not rational at all? I'm trying to change the negative thoughts into positives. At least my house is clean lol.

    I quit on the 1st of April, April Fools Day. I chose this day hoping it would become significant. In a few days-weeks-months my friend will regret starting again. Who is the fool now !

  • Just think about it for a moment. If smoking is so wonderful why did you decide to quit in the first place?

    That is such a great line, Aitch. There's so much power there in so few words. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • I heard a friend who quit 2 wks before me has started smoking again!!!

    I feel angry and sort of betrayed but also if I'm honest a bit jealous which is crazy. Jealous of what - being back on the dreaded weed - NO - but jealous that his struggle is over?

    The chances are he is more jealous of you being able to stay quit. He will most likely be kicking himself for starting again already.

    Remember his struggle is NOT over. If he has tried to quit once he is almost certainly going to try again, back at square one, back through the first harder days.

    You have managed the hard part and there is no need to keep going back to the start. Stick at it, it is a decision you will never regret. 47 days, yes 47 days you have gone through, how good is that. Don't waste it

    H

  • Hi Magwillz, i've quit for 2 months & 2 days & i've been fine then bang the last 2 days i've really been craving badly :confused: I know just how you feel, it's driving me insane thinking of smoking it's like i'm in a constant battle.

    I've even dug my e-cig back out & my inhalator just to keep from not smoking :eek:

    Thinking of you, it's bloody tough isn't it especially when you think you've cracked it & it creeps back up on you grrrrrr!

    Denise :) Still not smoked but feeling like it!!

  • Just think about it for a moment. If smoking is so wonderful why did you decide to quit in the first place?

    I really like this! Thanks Aitch brilliant!

    Hi Magwillz. 7 Weeks is fantastic! Please dont throw that away, stay strong and like Aitch said your friend is probably (definitely) jealous of you!

  • Aw Denise Im sorry to hear you're feeling the same:D

    I try not to post negative thoughts but sometimes it's exactly what you need to do and hopefully someone else can identify with it and help workout it together.

    My house is clean, my dogs are knackered, there's a very hot homemade chilli on the go plus glass of wine in hand and I'm NOT going to smoke.

    Keep strong everyone - onwards and upwards - to infinity and beyond :D xxx

  • My house is clean, my dogs are knackered, there's a very hot homemade chilli on the go plus glass of wine in hand and I'm NOT going to smoke.

    Keep strong everyone - onwards and upwards - to infinity and beyond :D xxx

    Thats the spirit:)

  • Hey Mag!

    Don't go back, you/ we've come to far. I'm right behind you at 6 wks. I feel your thoughts as well, bounce between thinking how bad they look smoking one to being jealous of not getting one. I don't want to start over, you don't either! Let's keep plodding ahead Mag, beat the demon!

    Cathy

  • P.s.

    Pass the wine and chili around would ya! LOL

    Cathy

  • Cravings

    I have just read your posts and it seems to me that we are all going through the same stages. I am on month 4 now and have had all these terrible cravings, I started out on the middle strenth patches and the inhalator and I also bought gum, because you can only get 2 things free on the nhs, well I am now off everything , have been for a week and to be honest I am not having any more cravings as there is no more ni in my body. I smoked for 50 years so hold on tight and take one Day at a time xxx

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