Back Again


I quit a wee while ago and ended up smoking again. I was finding it really hard emotionally and my mood was really bad. I suspect more to do with forgetting to put patches on and having the odd one wasn't helping......

So I have failed the NHS free patches scheme but on Saturday decided enough was enough and bought patches myself and started after one last cig on Sunday morning Only had 3/4 puffs as I felt ready to stop. And it tasted horrid. Had my patches on since and even though its a really difficult time (PMS and friends dad dying) I am determined to power on through. I think before I was thinking it was easy, 'patch on no urge to smoke so I can put a patch on tomorrow' kind of thing. Now I realise I am properly addicted and it WILL be hard and that's ok. I have ordered 4 weeks worth of patches from boots as they are on sale at the mo and they come to the same amount as I would spend in one week on fags - gulp!

I am really serious this time but also taking it a day at a time and trying to normalise putting patches on every day and not look for excuses (patches falling off etc) and will start keeping one in my laptop bag in case I forget in the morning.

I am very overweight so smoking is not helping health wise at all so it has to go and I miss being a non smoker, it was lovely!

Sorry for rambling but I am hoping posting on here lots will help.

Thanks for reading and Happy Tuesday everyone.


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  • Glad to hear you're going for it again debsmcphee

    It sounds like you have learned from your first quit and that will stand you in good stead - you've got a plan, you know what to expect and you know it isn't going to be easy. Good for you!

    I failed several times before I got to this one, which is the best I have ever done. It's a learning curve!

    Hope it goes well for you.

  • hi debsmcphee

    welcome back 😁

    our saying here is never stop trying to stop 😁

    one day you will win this battle 😁

    you have learnt from ready for future 😁

    take care 😊

    keep kicking 😎

  • Ah welcome back debsmcphee - you have a great mindset which will stand to you as you really want to be free from Mr Nico, you can do it, believe in yourself and stay close to us - post any time you need to :)

  • Go for it!

    I relapsed a few times so I know how it is. I think the difference for you now, is that you seem to understand more about being addicted to nicotine. This is great and can be the difference between success and failure.

    You can do it. If you need support, just ask.


  • Thanks everyone for your lovely replies yesterday. Day 4 and so far no craving's today. I think the 14mg patches are doing their job. My 4 weeks supply has been delivered to Boots for me to collect so no excuses now! My friends Dad passed away this morning so the funeral will be a challenge but I just need to remember that smoking won't change anything at all and just put me back to square one. Despite feeling sad I am really committed to this quit. Going to Mums tonight will be a test as she smokes but I am determined :)

    Thanks again everyone.


  • Great mindset Debs :)

  • Hi debsmcphee , myself was on the patches for the 3month course :) they seem to help me through my early stages of my quit , as to now I'm FREE of any kind of HELP ME QUIT GADGETS lol as time goes on you'll have the odd mad crave , it's a mind game so you have to over come these and fight your way through the nasty Ickle crave , your doing great knowing that you like many of us are put through life's challenges , goodluck πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Š

  • Thanks Telboy, lovely to hear from a success on the patches. I will aim for the full 3 months as well as that helped me in my long quit 7 years ago . I had a crave earlier but realised I was just upset and looking for something to take that feeling away. Weird how smoking felt like a coping mechanism. I am focusing on my 1 week milestone at the weekend. I really want it!

    Hope you are having a good day.

  • You'll do this debsmcphee :) keep on the site if your struggling some good advice and help on ere to get you through tuff crave moment :) take care speak soon 🌞

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