I look like a spotty teenager!?

Day 12 and I look like a spotty teenager!? To put this into perspective I am in my mid 30s so don't normally get many spots but suddenly look like a pizza!?

Can't decide if its all the giant buttons/ Kitkat chunkys or if its those darn cigs!?

I also can't decide if I am pleased I have given up or not!? Love smelling better love the fact I don't have a cough and love I am not reliant on anything but definitely feel like something is missing and definitely fighting with the thought that I did actually enjoy smoking!! I know I didn't really and know I wouldn't if I had a puff now but no amount of chocolate crisps or wine gives me quite the same feeling! Gah it's rubbish!! Wish I had never started all those years ago!

A very spotty TVH! x

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  • hi tvh, sorry to hear ur getting spots

    Maybe ur quit is making u a bit stressed...or it could be the chocolate! But hey your skin will soon be looking brighter and fresher and more youthful!!! Fact!!! So brace yourself for lovely skin!!!!! Xxx

  • I had a spotty phase during my quit - it passed too.

    All that stuff about not being sure if your pleased about quitting or not etc is addict thinking! You are much too close to the time when you used to smoke to be able to think clearly about it. There will be times when you get the ridiculous thought that somehow having a smoke will change things, or make you feel good or whatever (nonesense!). However, it will happen less often as time goes on. Just take it one day at a time.

  • I also can't decide if I am pleased I have given up or not!? Love smelling better love the fact I don't have a cough and love I am not reliant on anything but definitely feel like something is missing and definitely fighting with the thought that I did actually enjoy smoking!! I know I didn't really and know I wouldn't if I had a puff now but no amount of chocolate crisps or wine gives me quite the same feeling! Gah it's rubbish!! Wish I had never started all those years ago!

    Hi TVH :)

    I've been through exactly that same feeling and am more or less over it now - still get a sort of "empty" feeling now and then but not so strong and not for so long!!

    If you've been smoking since your teens (guessing 'cos most of us have) and you're mid 30's now that's a huge chunk of your life smoking and to suddenly stop it is going to be a big shock. It was for me but life definitely *is* better without them.

    You get the thought that you enjoyed smoking - like Biggrin says that's addict thinking - but try thinking how many of the cigarettes you smoked every day you actually *enjoyed* as opposed to smoking them 'cos you "had" to. I did that, and there were hardly any - I wasn't smoking any more 'cos it made me feel good it was 'cos it made me feel normal again.

    There is a very good link in someone's signature on here that goes into a lot of detail about that, can't remember who's it was now but it explains all your thoughts a heck of a lot better than I did!!

    Gemma x

  • It will pass. I had lots of spots in the beginning and at 69, I'm way past the age for spots:)

  • Hi TVH

    Just do what Adrian used to do in The Young Ones.....circle them with a black marker and join up the dots to see what you come up with :D

    I think there is not a single one of us that doesn't, as you say, wish they never started all those years ago!!

    How much practice did it take to force that ruddy smoke down our throats?

    We were rubbish at it at first but we weren't going to be beaten....oh no....we were going to crack this.

    We would be one of the cool bunch too....we would show them.....we can do this...we can smoke as well as them!!!

    What eejits!

    So all we gotta do now is put the same amount of effort and practice in to not smoking.

    We are rubbish at it at first but we're not going to be beaten....oh no....We are going to crack this.

    We will be one of the cool bunch too....we will show them.....we CAN do this.....we can not smoke as well as them!!! :D

    Don't worry about the spots, it's a small price to pay and I'm sure they'll settle down.

    Keep going and keep smiling :)

    Take care

    Greg

  • I too have succumbed to a bout of acne not seen since I was 15, I had a shave yesterday for work I just let it grow during the week and there they were half a dozen angry little red spots, I am putting mine down to the choccy, I hadnt eaten any for 3 years untill I stopped 13 days ago hahaha...how crazy is that?? I am trying very hard to to swap one addiction for another I am now down to 2/3 kit kat chunkys a day I promise. I may even have to go cold turkey on choccy next week and eat a load of fruit who knows??

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