Angry Bird: Sad to say that after 10 months... - No Smoking Day

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Fenrir5
Fenrir56 Months Smoke Free
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Sad to say that after 10 months of being quit I picked up the nasty habit again. I have been smoking for two weeks and tried quitting on Saturday. Woke up really angry and unmotivated on Sunday. So depressing. Has anyone out there gone through this - waking up angry and completely unmotivated? I went through this for 7 months and am not ready to do that again. Perhaps one of you has an idea to share?

***Update, I quit again on November 9th. Day 4 today and all is going well (for the most part lol). thank you so much for all of your support I really appreciate it.

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Chickweed1
Chickweed12 Years Smoke Free

I can understand your anger (and disappointment in yourself). Put that to one side and start your quit again. It is hellishly difficult and the problem is it only takes one cigarette to get you going again. Clean page, new quit.

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reader2019
reader2019100 Days Smoke Free

It sounds like you are very disappointed in yourself. But you are not the first person to do that so put it aside and start a new quit. Maybe not the patches this time. I used champix and had no cravings or anger and I never felt unmotivated. When I came off the champix at 12 weeks I had a rough couple of weeks but I got through it. I am at four and a half months of not smoking. Good luck

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Nozmo
NozmoValued Contributor

I did the same after 3 months....and then 6 months...and all other time periods in between. Loads of people on here have done it so don't beat yourself up about it - it's VERY easily done.

Going through the first few months might be horrible but at least you know that now. You know exactly what to expect and you will be prepared for the cravings and the mood swings and all the other cr@ppy things that we had to deal with. I definitely think this helped me when I started my quit again as the worst things for me during my "inexperienced" quits were the surprise cravings that came out of the blue. I knew to expect them and how to deal with them.

As far as anger goes I was Thor the God of Thunder! (but unfortunately I don't resemble Chris Hemsworth). I would go completely off on one about the most trivial of things. My wife actually threw a packet of cigars at me before I went on holiday and said, "Here; I don't want you in a bad mood for the whole holiday" She HATED me smoking so I must have been a complete pain in the ar.....

I would just keep it in your mind that you're going try again. You don't have to do it now or next week....or whatever. Just keep it in your head and do it when you're ready. It's an easy-to-say cliché but it really does get easier. There comes a time when not smoking is normal. I don't think there's a set time when this happens and I think it's different for everybody but it definitely happens. I still have nostalgic thoughts of having a smoke, usually when I'm on holiday and almost always when I'm drunk but it doesn't bother me.

It is worth having another go....and another....until it eventually sticks. Try different methods (I think I tried them all apart from Champix). Be a serial quitter!

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Murphy2019
Murphy201950 Days Smoke Free

Hey there Fenrir5 ... yes listen to these wise experienced quitters. ‘A new quit ‘ .... excellent way of seeing it. Do not be mad at yourself ever, if anything be kinder to yourself because to fall off the wagon you must have had an emotional trigger. So be kind to you. I have quit a zillion and one times. Failing to abstain is all part of the process. Good luck to you. 🌻

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Abuelajeannie
Abuelajeannie3 Years Smoke Free

Don’t beat yourself up, most of us have done this, I tried several times before I did eventually kick the habit. I’ve been quit nearly 4 years now but there are times when I feel like having a smoke, but I know it only takes one to set you on a path of smoking again, so I don’t give in. You will quit again when your ready, try a different method I tried them all, ecig was my salvation in the end, only used it for 6 months though, so I didn’t get too addicted to vaping.

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Xfactor666

Daily for past 3 years I feel you

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Quit4Money
Quit4Money1 Year Smoke Free

The number one idea I have is to forgive yourself, wholly and completely forgive yourself. We are human and do sh*t like this all the time. Two steps forward, one step back and on we go in life. It will be easier to get in the frame of mind to quit again if you just accept yourself.

I just regained the 50 pounds I lost so I'm on a journey too. Onwards and upwards!!

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dugahole
dugahole1 Year Smoke Free
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I bet like me it wasn't 50 English pounds Quit4moneyhey hahaha .

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Quit4Money
Quit4Money1 Year Smoke Free
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LOL dug, okay you got me. But geez why does food have to taste so darn good after quitting smoking!!

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