Thought i'd say hello, Have read this forum on and off through various attempts, never really posted, perhaps i should have done when i was feeling weak on previous attempts.
Have had many attempts to stop over the years. more in the last 3 than ever before. I'm not sure if there is a method i haven't tried.
Electric cigs - just too similar to smoking and doesn't break the habit - was too easy just to have a real one every now and then.
Champix - worked for 4 months but made me feel totally utterly mentally unstable
Patches - again made me feel a bit mental and very depressed - think they are just too strong
Cold Turkey - never make it past day 1
spray - lasted about 3 weeks - was ok, but i just wasn't strong enough on that attempt.
Allen Carr - makes total sense - but despite reading prob ten times over the years just didn't quite have the effect of elation -
these are just a few of my attempts and typing them has made feel as though now maybe the right time. For everyone of the failed attempts above at the time i think i had an excuse of some sort, but looking back there was none apart from a moment of weakness that lead to another 6 months of 20 a day before the next attempt/
The feeling of failure whether it's after, 1 day, 1 week or many months is one of the most awful feelings in terms "letting yourself down" not to mention the immense stupidity you feel.
This is to be my last every Day 1 - i am using patches again, because i need a little something to take the edge off, but instead of step 1 i'm going in at step 3 so they are not too strong, and am also not going to wear them at night like i have done in the past. So it's 4pm and i feel ok - a little bit angsty but nothing major
That was a bit of a brain dump - but it just came out when i started typing - promise following posts will be shorter
Good luck to everyone else on Day 1 - May it be the last one for all of us