Day 3.....again!

Well...did incredibly well the last time I gave up...6 months...but the depression & rage just wouldn't stop so I caved. Looking back & after experimenting, I realised it was actually the cholesterol lowering drugs that I was on but it was too late as I'd relapsed back into the habit. This time, my tablets are different (Atorvastatin instead of Simvastatin) &, hopefully, the same thing won't happen. So far, had a few twitchy moments but, thanks to the E cig I'm using, I'm hanging in there...just. Forgot about the general feeling of sheer exhaustion then the insomnia once you hit the sack...luverly :( but, I'm too stubborn to give in, so....here's to the next milestone, eh? :)

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  • Hi Sophie :) Glad to see you back on the wagon and hope you're enjoying the benefits of being smokefree! Jut ride through it and you'll be past the worst before you know it!

  • Thanks, Sarah Lou,

    I did find this forum incredibly useful & supportive the last time I quit, so thought I'd poke my head round the door & admit that I'd fallen off the straight & narrow but found my way again ;)

  • Awwww, well you're certainly not the only one to have a stumble! Are you making any changes this time? Or was it just your meds that made you struggle last time?

    I don't know where i'd be without this forum, it really has been the making of me as a non smoker! :D

  • I'm hoping it was the meds the last time but found the depression really difficult to deal with (especially as I really wanted to quit). I'm finding the E cigs are making it a whole lot easier this time. I know a lot of people think they're likely to make the cravings worse but I've found them ****** brilliant as I thought I'd just try them without a firm idea of quitting in my head...after a couple of hours of not smoking, I just kept saying to myself, 'I'll just give it another hour' until I realised that I'd been all day without a fag...nowit's 3 days in & I've not caved in once!

    How about you, Sarah Lou? Is this your first time? I thought I'd seen your name before but that maybe my head just going into meltdown! ;)

  • I'm hoping it was the meds the last time but found the depression really difficult to deal with (especially as I really wanted to quit). I'm finding the E cigs are making it a whole lot easier this time. I know a lot of people think they're likely to make the cravings worse but I've found them ****** brilliant as I thought I'd just try them without a firm idea of quitting in my head...after a couple of hours of not smoking, I just kept saying to myself, 'I'll just give it another hour' until I realised that I'd been all day without a fag...nowit's 3 days in & I've not caved in once!

    How about you, Sarah Lou? Is this your first time? I thought I'd seen your name before but that maybe my head just going into meltdown! ;)

    I quit when I was 18 for about 6 months but my head wasn't really in it. So this is my first proper quit! :) I used a few patches in the beginning, then bought myself an e-cig which I used now and then. And I decided to get rid of that about two weeks ago when I managed a night on the booze without it!

    Just a little warning: If the idea is to quit completely using the e-cig try to use it as rarely as possible. The thoughts on them are quite mixed really, and mine really helped, but I was always worried that I'd end up swapping my original habit for a new one and I wanted to be off the nicotine altogether. Having said that, I know people who are quite happy smoking them instead of cancer sticks, so it has its positives too! :rolleyes:

  • Just a little warning: If the idea is to quit completely using the e-cig try to use it as rarely as possible. The thoughts on them are quite mixed really, and mine really helped, but I was always worried that I'd end up swapping my original habit for a new one and I wanted to be off the nicotine altogether. Having said that, I know people who are quite happy smoking them instead of cancer sticks, so it has its positives too! :rolleyes:

    What she said!!

    I used one for a couple of months and got well and truly hooked on it.

    They're great if you use them only when you're really craving but they can very easily sneak up on you and you end up swapping one addiction for another :eek:

    Good luck Sophie, am sure you can make it stick this time!!

  • I found, so far, that the cigs take away that odd feeling (can't describe it) but, having quit 4 piggin' times before (twice for 3 years!!!) this time, these Ecigs are going to help hugely. The successful times I quit, I was near a gym & literally spent my life in there. I now live in the middle of nowhere & have chronic Osteo Arthritis so can't really do that this time...even walking is a problem...so, fingers crossed, these will do the trick. I'm not using it very often...just when I want to kill something!!! ;)

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