I have quit smoking now for about 7 months. I have gone thru a stressful past two weeks. My oldest son has been dx with a lifelong illness, and I lost a very close friend all in two weeks of each other. I have started smoking. I am upset with myself, I have done so well. I quit because I had back fusion 7 months ago ( and all the bad stuff that go along with it ). I feel like a failure picking up that cigarette and smoking again. I am looking for the strength to quit again. Should I go back to my doctor and get Chantix again, or could I just stop on my own? I am so disappointed in myself. Thanks in advance for your support.
Sorry to hear about your son's illness and your friend.
Don't add more stress to yourself,it was a back slide,these things happen,thats what makes us human.
If chantix helped before then call your GP.Just remember,we have stress daily and you definatly have had your share,finding other ways to deal with it after being a smoker is extremely hard,its natural instinct or maybe just bad behavior to go back to the cigs.
Maybe getting into a support group for your son's illness it may take some of the stress off.
You and your son are in my prayers.I quit smoking because of a recent dx of a life long illness.
Hi Rose, So sorry to hear what has been going on with you. Now stop being so disappointed with yourself. After any amount of quit time we would all feel that, so let's try to pick up where you stopped off. A seven month quit is wonderful and you haven't lost that your just adding to your quit now. I wish you nothing but the best and look forward to seeing you post.
I have been quit for 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 hours, 12 minutes and 2 seconds (79 days). I have saved $506.73 by not smoking 1,596 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days and 13 hours of my life. My Quit Date: 4/30/2007 12:00 AM.
Thanks for the reply's . I came clean to a friend of mine last night that I had started smoking again.... feels good to admit it and now do something about it. I know smoking is not going to fix any of the stress going on, so I should just set my mind to it and stop again. I started back up about 9 days ago and seems like its just adding to my worry's. Now the hard part ( AGAIN ) stopping! Still can't believe I started smoking again after 7 months, feel so weak! Guess I got to try again. Again thanks for the support.