I'm new to any kinda forum but looking at this one day has really helped me :).
This is my third attempt at quitting last one 5 December 9.30pm. I tried to quit in 2005 cold turkey and managed it for 3 months. I made that mistake of well its only one I can handle it. My second attempt was at the beginning of October when I left my employer after 14 years, I thought it would be a good time to quit. I managed 5 days (including my alcohol fuelled leaving party) but had just that 'one' again before going on holiday.
So here I am again hoping third time lucky. Cold turkey definitely doesn't work for me so I am trying NRT, patches and lozenges. I've made it through the day today and can say that the patch has helped. The period waiting to get my patches this morning was agony, although I do now feel a bit overdosed on nicotine. Before I was smoking 20 a day each containing 0.50mg of Nicotine, the patches my doctor has given me contain 25mg of nicotine so it looks like I am now getting more nicotine than I was before, but at least I have got through the constant urges today and without resorting to lozenges as well.
I have really struggled with concentration today due to the urges, which isn't great when I have only been in my new job a month and now I work from home so it even more difficult to keep that motivation going when all I can think about it having a smoke.
There seems to be so many success stories on her, it is great and I really want to be one of them so any advice you can give will be much appreciated. I long to be smoke free