My 1st Serious Quit

Hi everyone, haven't been on here for ages as I couldn't access my info to log on, but I have been reading peoples stories every day.

I have finally made the decision to quit and this is my first ever serious quit. I have my patch on and so far all ok..............but it's only been an hour lol......but that's how I'm going to try and succeed.....just taking it one hour at a time.

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  • Hi Toni and welcome to the forum. You already know what a great support it is so please do post, post and post some more. Read through peoples posts and you will see what they have gone through and don't be afraid to ask any questions, regardless of how silly they may seem.

  • I did the patch too! Your doing great!

    Hi everyone, haven't been on here for ages as I couldn't access my info to log on, but I have been reading peoples stories every day.

    I have finally made the decision to quit and this is my first ever serious quit.

    I have my patch on and so far all ok..............but it's only been an hour lol......but that's how I'm going to try and succeed.....just taking it one hour at a time.

    My signature shows it all...and I have succeeded with the patch..

    and I did use the lozenges too...now 8 months and going strong

    SMOKE FREE...I will NEVER EVER EVER go back... :D

  • Welcome Tony - in my second week and enjoying it - hard sometimes but worth it. You know you've done the right thing.

  • Welcome Toni, I must repeat what everyone else is saying...just keep on keeping on. One hour or one minute...whatever it takes. It will be easy, it will be hard. Just do not give in. When it gets bad I find quoting "Nope, Not One Puff Ever" has really helped me. That and the fact that I never wanted to hack up a lung again.

    We are here for you and you will always find someone on here when you need them. God bless you and good luck in your quit. I know you can do it!!! ppat

  • Have smoked 7 cigs in 2 and half hours................how shamefull is that?

    I must be more addicted than I thought :(

  • :( ahhh please dont beat yourself up about that

    if your feeling strong you can start again by just thinking in terms of today and one day at a time instead of thinking to far ahead into the future

    but you have to make a decision on if you want to get the power back over your life

    or let a white poisonous harmful stick keep the power over your every waking breathe controlling your life in every way

    keeping a positive mind and just taking one minute at a time by keep telling yourself i am not going to smoke and distract your mind keep busy and you can get in control dont think too far ahead thats way to scary reading and posting on here will help and you will get as much support as you need

    if you feel like your not ready at the moment to quit then go away and perhaps rethink and plan your next quit you can try using any of the nrt treatments out there some work better then others for different people and even joining a ceasation group and seeing a nurse will help you too

    but just remember not to beat yourself up about giving in not many on here have succeeded on the first try or even the first 10 plus trys at least your still trying

    regards

    Carol

  • Moment of Madness

    Sorry to hear of your "Bayne and Duckett" moment. The most important thing at this moment in time is to pick yourself up and start all over again. Your not a failure just someone who didn't succeed. If you can identify a trigger for your smoking try not repeating/avoiding it in future we all can learn from our mistakes.

    So get back on the wagon. God loves a trier as my old granny would say.

    Regards

    Michael a.k.a:-lefoy123

  • Hi Toni, not much to add the the great advice already given other than to say it may take a few attempts and each time you can go further and further. Just dont stop trying.

    May I ask why you want to quit?

    Cheers

  • Hi Toni, not much to add the the great advice already given other than to say it may take a few attempts and each time you can go further and further. Just dont stop trying.

    May I ask why you want to quit?

    Cheers

    I guess the correct answer to that would be to regain control in my life and not be controlled by nicotine and/or an addiction................but my answer is purely for health reasons because put simply......I know smoking is killing me!

    I already have health issues (not smoking related) but obviously continuing to smoke isn't helping.

  • Yep, same reasons as everyone else then eh? i wonder what it was that made you light up and have those 7 cigs? was there a trigger of any type?

  • Yep, same reasons as everyone else then eh? i wonder what it was that made you light up and have those 7 cigs? was there a trigger of any type?

    The only trigger(s) I can think of are addicttion, habit and just not having head in the right place!

    I've seen videos on youtube, read books, read posts on the forum (and others) done all kinds of research and even have a drawer full of patches!!! Yet I don't seem to get anywhere so must be doing something wrong.

  • Toni, there are no hard and fast rules about quitting. When I made an attempt with the patches I had to use a 7mg to top up the 21mg. I also had to use a quitmist spray to give me extra nicotine when I needed it. I'm not saying that this is what you will need to do but you may need to explore your options. Chin up, you will get there. It takes a few attempts for most people. We will all support you in whatever ways we can.

  • regarde!

  • Thanks all for your help and support.

    I think my problem is not being properly prepared............I guess part of my muddled brain thinks that if I stick a patch on some miracle will happen and I'll no longer be a smoker! The other half of my brain tells me no way after 33years can I change my habits! I guess that's why people tell me you need to get your head in the right place.

    I know I am also petrified of withdrawal symptoms.............while I know I might not suffer all of them, again my brain tells me different.

    I suppose if I'm honest I have no idea where to start to at least give me a chance of success.

  • Start by commiting to not smoking for the next hour. When you have done that commit to another hour. Dio this until you feel strong enough to commit to a 2 hour period and so on.

    Dont think about forever as thats too scary. Just work on an hour by hour basis.

    good luck

  • Hi

    Hi Toni, How about visiting a smoking cessation nurse? Or try reading the Allen Carr book to help get your head in the right place. As Mark said explore your options there are so many out there. I used Champix and found them to be a god send as I had smoked for 40 years. I am not saying they are for everyone but getting some help is a blessing to help with withdrawals.

    Keep trying and one day you will succeed.:)

  • Hey Toni I once beleived that after 40 yrs of smoking i probably wouldnt be able to quit but i did. if i can do it anyone can:cool: 1 day @ a time.

    M

  • Just keep trying and it will click.

    Everyone on here has been a serial quitter either in practice or in their heads until one day - click. You will find the best way that suits you, it might not be the first one but so what, try the next one. The more you are committed to trying the better the chance of success.

    it's hard to do but so's anything worthwhile.

    Day at a time.

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