Bad romance

Been having these thoughts about smoking and thinking that my nights out in the future won't be enjoyable without them! Is that crazy? I've just been out Friday night and had a fab evening without them! Why is my brain playing silly games!! Anyone else had this? I'm not craving one just having stupid thoughts that they made everything better and they made me happier!

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  • Yes I am afraid this feeling of loss is one of the side effects of giving up smoking

    It does go away and you end up happier than when you were smoking

    Maybe have a look at some of the 1year+ post from peeps who have just completed a year. Reading those can help

    You are doing brilliantly well. Congratulations and keep going and in time all will be good :):):):):):)

    Thanks Jenny! Glad to know its normal and that it goes away. I won't be listening to it anymore then x

  • Completely normal Dolores, the addict in us tells us we need cigs and life will be boring/unhappy/miserable without them but that's a croc of you know what, it really is just another attempt from Nic to get you back in the grips of smoking but you know you don't need them don't you? You just need to keep positive and stay strong ;)

  • Completely normal Dolores, the addict in us tells us we need cigs and life will be boring/unhappy/miserable without them but that's a croc of you know what, it really is just another attempt from Nic to get you back in the grips of smoking but you know you don't need them don't you? You just need to keep positive and stay strong ;)

    I'm rock solid right now (always on guard though) so it didn't sway me at all but was a strange thought to have especially as I had been out a few days previous and I did enjoy myself. I must get that Allen Carr book everyone is talking about and then I might know more about what to expect. Thanks Donna and hope you are finding things easier now too xxx

  • ...just having stupid thoughts that they made everything better...

    Every smoker knows this line, and every smoker firmly believes it.

    Just picture lighting a cigarette, inhaling that smoke deeply, that 'aaaahhh' feeling.... sheer bliss, no better feeling in life, right?

    :eek::eek::eek:

    Er, wrong.

    One of the best moments in your quit is when you really understand what that 'aaaahhh' moment is - the tremendous relief you feel when you banish those withdrawal pangs and feel 'normal' again... or, in other words, the tremendous relief of feeling just like someone who doesn't smoke in the first place:rolleyes:.

    And you pay through the nose for the privilege :confused::confused:

    Once you *really* see smoking for the con trick that it is, it suddenly gets a whole lot easier to beat:)

  • Once you *really* see smoking for the con trick that it is, it suddenly gets a whole lot easier to beat:)

    That's the part I'm trying to work on now. It's like I have two brains telling me different stuff. I know that I had a brilliant night without them so where has this come from? Is it the subconscious part that is taking a while to catch up? Either way I'm not going to cave but just want the thoughts to leave....they don't make any sense! I do believe everything you are telling me or I wouldn't still be here. Anyhow I'll keep learning as I go but thank you. Much appreciated :)

  • It's like re-programming everything but just without the fag.

    Everything regarding ciggys = Yuck.

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