I quit smoking in March and did three months pretty much smoke free by using the meds from the NHS. I did have the odd one at the start but when I did it wasn't nice, the meds were great at stopping the cravings but there were those times that I couldn't get out of the habit. I also experienced depression and anxiety. I know these things can be caused by the giving up so I'm not blaming the meds. Though they where pretty bad. I also tried to do the quit with my partner but it turned out he wasn't that keen, came along to the meetings but then I found him smoking We are also not doing too good on the relationship front - not because of the smoking - bigger stuff. so the giving up, a bad relationship could well have been the reason fro the depression/anxiety. Though the situation hasnt changed with the relationship, I don't feel as bad as i did.
I spoke to my NHS support person but she wasn't very helpful just brushed it aside really, didn't want to go there. Anyway I still really want to give up but am not sure how to do it now. I have tried to go 'cold turkey' before - lasted not long. I have done patches - lasted a week. I have done the inhalator - lasted a bit longer - 3 weeks. I have also done hypnotherapy session - Also lasted three weeks. The meds are what really worked for me so I want to try again but am not sure if I can just walk in to the clinic and start all over. Anyone been here or can give any advice.