Will I feel happy again?

Hello everyone!

I gave up smoking about a year ago with the help of ecigs. I've now stopped vaping after experiencing a lot of adverse side effects. I've now been nicotine free for 4 weeks and 3 days. Yes!!!

Reading Allen Carrs Easy Way to Stop Smoking really helped me to stop vaping and I don't conciously desire to vape or smoke tabacco.

But I feel really irritable, angry, my mind is racing alot. I was happy before I stopped but I'm not now.

Will I feel happy again? Just as much as when I was vaping/smoking? How long will it take?

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks,

Karl.

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  • Hiya Karl and welcome to quit support 😊

    Congratulations on over a year quit, great achievement so well doneπŸ‘πŸΌ

    Sorry to hear you're not feeling too good at the moment but you've managed to quit the ecigs as well which is fantastic. Its still a big change for you and given a bit more time I think you'll certainly feel better. Your brain has been so used to the habit that now it's wondering what's going on😳 although your body is free of nicotine, your brain is playing catch up. These feelings will pass and there's a great post about understanding the feel good chemicals on the right under pinned posts. Our motto is NOPE not one puff ever 😊x

  • Hey thanks! I suppose at the moment I just need to hear that the irritability WILL get better. I will give the post about understanding the feel good chemicals a read.

  • Oh I'm so glad I'm not the only one !!

    Thought it was me, since I stopped smoking I am such a miserable bugger I've even kept myself away from people as I've got no patience .

  • I've been keeping myself away from people too. But I think it's making it worse being left alone to my own thoughts. Being around patient easy going people cheers me up. I wish their was a support group in my area (like they have for Alcohol etc) Good luck :)

  • Hi ya Karl :) and welcome to our lovely quit support community :) and a great big well done to you for quitting smoking for about a Year :) :) thats just flippin ACE pal :) :) If you would be so kind to let me know your quit date, then I can award you with a Winners badge and add you to the Wall of Winners :)

    Rite Karl, down to the nitty gritty :o

    You have vaped for nearly a Year to help you to quit the smokes and you have done just great and am sooo proud of ya :) BUT, BUT, now you have quit the nicotine altogether :) you are going through the withdrawal symptoms all over again :o sooo, its like you've just quit smoking :o if you see what I mean :)

    Your body and mind are going through a huge change :o cos I tell ya Karl, nicotine is a powerful drug !! and it can take a few months to get rid of it, so please stand firm and flippin fight it :) We are all made differently Karl, so it just takes some of us longer to reap the benefits of quitting :o but I assure you, you will be happy again :D :D just please be patient :)

    Take care :) Pete :)

  • Me too .... I'm at close to 4 weeks (yeah!) and although (gratefully) the urge to smoke is less frequent ... I'm experiencing a pretty consistent depression ,--- not just a "bad mood", but a physical thing that is dragging me down. Having been treated for major depression in the past helps me to recognize that this current episode is from nicotine'withdrawal. P.S>: the aforementioned pinned posts are really helpful -=AND all newcomers (like me) should check them out!!! BTW: I highly recommend quitting with medical advise if you have any behavioral health or addiction history.

    I know that I am not alone .. THANKS EVERYBODY! - and also my faith helps tremendously. Karl, (ET. AL.) this is a great support group -- Stick around! All the Best to All of you and especially Jilly. -Will

  • Hiya Karl and a big warm welcome :)

    Congratulations on your quit to date :) :) Fantastic effort.

    Hang in there as it will get better :) :) your brain and body is going through a massive amount of adjusting and it would be as irritated as you are feeling as its not get its nicotine hit :D :D

    If it helps..I have a sense of calmness within myself that i never had as a smoker. Its hard to explain but I am loving it :) :)

    'This misconception that having a ciggie will make it all better is such a crock of S**t :D

    Try and change your thinking to feeling very proud of yourself for going nicotine free and how in a short time you will truly be reaping the benefits of being a non smoker :) :)

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