I'm still here!

For those of you who may have been wondering as to my whereabouts, I'm here! Time seems to have zoomed by over the last day or two, so I'm sorry i haven't posted my usual million times!

I'm still feeling a little "lost" and, after last night, decided that an e-cig is not my way forward. I felt guilty this morning for using it last night and I had an irritated back of the throat (could this be the nicotine vapours?).

But I'm hanging in there! :rolleyes:

My Allen Carr book arrived today and, after only one chapter, I'm having a little hope that this might change my perception of quitting. The smell of stale smoke is horrid and the thought of actually smoking a cigarette is unwelcome in my head, but I still feel like I'm going to give in at any moment?! :eek: It's about time this changed!

Anyway, let's give this book a try and see if it alters my thought process. In the meantime, I reckon I've gone through nicotine withdrawel enough times with all the bloody NRT. I think from now on I'm best to stick to cold turkey.

I WILL KEEP FIGHTING :)

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  • Hi Sarah, I was wondering how you got on last night - especially with alcohol and not smoking (something that's playing hell with me at the moment) but you did it :D

    Huge well done to you, and if you don't like/need the e-cig even better - wish I could say the same!!

    You're going to make it!!

    My Allen Carr book arrived today and, after only one chapter, I'm having a little hope that this might change my perception of quitting. The smell of stale smoke is horrid and the thought of actually smoking a cigarette is unwelcome in my head, but I still feel like I'm going to give in at any moment?! :eek: It's about time this changed!

    That's the important bit. You don't want to smoke, you don't like the smell and those are big steps forward!!

  • Hi Sarah, I was wondering how you got on last night - especially with alcohol and not smoking (something that's playing hell with me at the moment) but you did it :D

    Huge well done to you, and if you don't like/need the e-cig even better - wish I could say the same!!

    You're going to make it!!

    That's the important bit. You don't want to smoke, you don't like the smell and those are big steps forward!!

    I used it quite a lot last night, but I'm wondering if my mood swings and tiredness could be because I've been on and off nicotine since I stopped?

    So I'm changing tactics (again). Lol. Seems to be my favourite thing to do at the moment.

    I'm going to do whatever it f*****g takes, because I don't ever want to put myself through these last few weeks again!

    Killed two birds with one stone today. Went to Blackpool and spent rather a lot of money (most of which was my savings so far) AND had a rude awakening to all the people who "need" to spark up when moving between shops. It's freezing and you stink, you absolute nutters!! :eek:

    xxx

  • I used it quite a lot last night, but I'm wondering if my mood swings and tiredness could be because I've been on and off nicotine since I stopped?

    I lasted until about 11:30 last night, then it was dummy time. Got fed up with fighting it basically!!

    Think both your tiredness and mood swings are part of quitting - nicotine is a stimulant (did you used to smoke to "perk yourself up?" 'cos I definitely did and that's why) and the mood swings are your brain getting back to normal. *But* if you can get off NRT then it's going to lessen your withdrawal a lot!!

    So I'm changing tactics (again). Lol. Seems to be my favourite thing to do at the moment.

    I'm going to do whatever it f*****g takes, because I don't ever want to put myself through these last few weeks again!

    Brilliant, that's the best attitude to have :D

    Do whatever it takes to get off the fags, but thinking like that you will manage it :)

    Killed two birds with one stone today. Went to Blackpool and spent rather a lot of money (most of which was my savings so far) AND had a rude awakening to all the people who "need" to spark up when moving between shops. It's freezing and you stink, you absolute nutters!! :eek:

    xxx

    I'm glad you had a nice time!!

    Isn't it amazing to see those people smoking whenever they can?

    That was what we were like until not that long ago *eek* but not any more!!

    What shocked me last night and this afternoon was how often my smoker friends went outside into the cold for a nasty smelly fag. No thank you!!

    Keep thinking like you are and you'll make it no problem xxx

  • Yeah, I think we got up to as many as one every 30-45 minutes when having a drink! And I noticed last night (when my boyfriend nipped out for one) that it smells for ages!

    Did you have a good night Gemma?

    Thanks Max. I've only read one chapter but will follow the advice and read the whole thing before making any future decisions about smoking, NRT etc.

    *still hanging in there!* :o

    xxx

  • Yeah, I think we got up to as many as one every 30-45 minutes when having a drink! And I noticed last night (when my boyfriend nipped out for one) that it smells for ages!

    Did you have a good night Gemma?

    Thanks Max. I've only read one chapter but will follow the advice and read the whole thing before making any future decisions about smoking, NRT etc.

    *still hanging in there!* :o

    xxx

    Ooh yes, know I used to smoke loads when I was drinking!! Absolutely flipping stupid - and don't you feel better the morning after for not smoking? 'cos I do :D

    Had a great night thanks, how about you? :)

    The smell - well yuck. Was round one of my friends' houses this afternoon and when the smokers came back in they *really* smelled. Not nice and I'm not going to smell like that ever again!!

    You are more than hanging in there, you had a night out without smoking - and this is your first quit isn't it? That is something to be really proud of!! xxx

  • I have quit once before, when I was 18. My ex didn't smoke and asked me to stop, so I did and without any trouble! I stupidly got straight back into it 8 months later after we split up :confused:

    Last night was really good thanks :) I haven't experienced the non-smoke related hang over yet, as I'm not a massive drinker and haven't had a hangover for around 4 months!

    But I look forward to it the next time I decide that jager is a good idea!

    xxx

  • I have quit once before, when I was 18. My ex didn't smoke and asked me to stop, so I did and without any trouble! I stupidly got straight back into it 8 months later after we split up :confused:

    Ooh I know what you mean!!

    Have quit a few times, the last time when I was 24 - with no trouble at all (was ill for a week with the throat infection from hell so I couldn't smoke) had a lapse for about a week then wondered why and stopped again.

    Then I had a row and thought a few wouldn't hurt - wrong!! Got hooked very quickly, smoked more than ever and it took me nearly 3 years to quit again *eek*

    Last night was really good thanks :) I haven't experienced the non-smoke related hang over yet, as I'm not a massive drinker and haven't had a hangover for around 4 months!

    But I look forward to it the next time I decide that jager is a good idea!

    xxx

    Am really glad you had a great time :D

    I'm not a huge drinker either, just tipsy is usually enough for me - have been seriously drunk once and didn't like it (chucking up at 2AM is *not* my thing) but did used to get headachey with the amount I do drink when I smoked - now it doesn't happen so that's a bonus :D xxx

  • Am really glad you had a great time :D

    I'm not a huge drinker either, just tipsy is usually enough for me - have been seriously drunk once and didn't like it (chucking up at 2AM is *not* my thing) but did used to get headachey with the amount I do drink when I smoked - now it doesn't happen so that's a bonus :D xxx

    Ha! Seems we're similar there :) I'm not one for being sick and still tend to demand my mum when my head is in the toilet (don't know why I need my mum!), so I attempt to avoid it where possible. I like "giddy and brave enough to dance" drunk. That suits me just fine!

    Glad you're feeling the "morning after" benefits of not smoking. I think my least favourite smoke would have to be the 2am "just one more beford bed" but you know its a bad idea as soon as you've sparked it up. You're pissed, ready for bed, and decide that you want to taste even more disgusting. Ewww.

    I didn't even enjoy that one as a smoker!

    xxx

  • Ha! Seems we're similar there :) I'm not one for being sick and still tend to demand my mum when my head is in the toilet (don't know why I need my mum!), so I attempt to avoid it where possible. I like "giddy and brave enough to dance" drunk. That suits me just fine!

    We are :)

    And to make it worse the time I was *really* drunk was a Friday night, and I got called in to work Saturday feeling like hell :eek:

    Just giddyish is nice but no more!!

    Glad you're feeling the "morning after" benefits of not smoking. I think my least favourite smoke would have to be the 2am "just one more beford bed" but you know its a bad idea as soon as you've sparked it up. You're pissed, ready for bed, and decide that you want to taste even more disgusting. Ewww.

    I didn't even enjoy that one as a smoker!

    xxx

    That one always made me fall over!!

    Really weird, but I could be fine (tipsy but fine) then have another fag and my legs would be all over the place!! Think that was my body calling for help :eek:

    Am loving not having a horrible dry mouth though - always felt like that after a night out, but haven't since I stopped smoking!! xxx

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