I quit 5 years ago. And I was so proud of myself. Then in April this year my elderly mother died and then 6 days later my brother took his own life.
I have bipolar and after the 2 funerals I was sectioned and kept in hospital for 11 and a half weeks. I was so stressed out in the hospital environment that I started smoking again and kidded myself that it would be easy to quit.
Now I'm smoking around 10 cigarettes a day and it's so annoying AND expensive and bad for my health.
I am 53 years old and I live on my own. I've had four cigarettes today.
I have some nicorette inhalators and cartridges.
At the moment smoking seems to be the only thing that cheers me up which is a bit sad and pathetic and stupid really. I'm scared to quit due to the anxiety I feel but I'm also scared at what these cigarettes are already doing to my body.
Welcome back Buttons, Sorry to hear what you have been through. Its not surprising you relapsed. Mr Nic has a way of waiting until your vunerable.
However looking on the bright side , you have succeeded in the past and you can do it again.
Have you thought about using the inhalator and also patches. Then you may find you dont need those cigarettes.
Do have a look at the pinned posts there is plenty of info on anxiety etc.
Just let us know when you start your quit (without ciggys) and we will assign you the correct badge.
Make sure you keep hydrated to help you with your quit.
Lovely to have you back. xxx
I'm allergic to the plasters
Thank you for your support xxx
Sorry see how you go. I stopped with the inhalator. I found it ideal. xx