Struggling a bit

Hello all. I'm just a few days short of being stopped for a month. I'm pleased with the success so far but that's about all I can say. The good days I've had, where I've allowed myself to think that maybe a corner has been turned, have been followed by two or three days of hanging on for dear life. I know it'll get better but on bad days, and this is one, I wonder whether the effort is worth it. I beat myself up for thinking like this and for not being able to maintain the euphoric optimism of the good days, and the early days, of my quit. One thing I find encouraging is that on a previous quit which lasted for 17 days I started smoking again following some craves that weren't as strong as some of the ones I have withstood this time, so something has changed for the better. Oh well, another couple of “After Eights”and back to sleep for a bit.

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  • Hi Paul,

    I have experienced what you are going through on several occasions as have lots of other members on here and we have given in and keep ending going back to day 1, I promise you 100% it's not worth having a fag it really isn't I have done this for the past 5 quits at around the 2 month mark so I know how much the nicodemon can grip you, on reading up on the internet and posts on here it seems the 3 month mark is the place to be that's when the craves aren't so bad so hang in there don't have one not even a puff i and many others on here who are back to the early days of quitting again can categorically tell you it really isn't worth it, keep up the good work xx

  • Paul, you & I are in about the same place in terms of length of quit and I do know what you mean- I've had 'twitchy' days too. I still need to keep myself occupied most of the time and I still feel a sense of relief when bedtime comes. But when I compare it to how I felt during the first week, it's a positive picnic.

    We CAN do this thing. We can, and we will. So there. :)

  • Hello all. I'm just a few days short of being stopped for a month. I'm pleased with the success so far but that's about all I can say. The good days I've had, where I've allowed myself to think that maybe a corner has been turned, have been followed by two or three days of hanging on for dear life. I know it'll get better but on bad days, and this is one, I wonder whether the effort is worth it. I beat myself up for thinking like this and for not being able to maintain the euphoric optimism of the good days, and the early days, of my quit. One thing I find encouraging is that on a previous quit which lasted for 17 days I started smoking again following some craves that weren't as strong as some of the ones I have withstood this time, so something has changed for the better. Oh well, another couple of “After Eights”and back to sleep for a bit.

    These days will get fewer a farther between I promise you. It can be a real rollercoaster for a while.

    A month is great and I am sure you must feel proud of yourself, you should be:). Keep it going and soon you will feel much better and you will be so glad that you did not give in and it really is worth all the effort be sure of that.

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