Geez this is ard woke up this mornin and straight away had to go have a smoke got half way thru and put it out it tasted like crap. Went inside put a patch on but still felt like one finished my coffee had one of the pieces of gum and felt a bit better but boy do i want a smoke now. God this is so so hard i crave one bad but i need to quit why does it have to be this hard
Well i caved i had to smoke but then i went on the nicorette web site and did the survey and it says i should be usin the gum and not the patches or use the cut down and quit method so i think i will be tryin that now. Im not givin up on quittin but i need to find a way i can do it obviously the patches are not for me
suz...i am working on my second day smoke free today. i smoked for 42 yrs, 1-2 pks a day. i tried all the time to quit, but even after my lung diagnosis 13 yrs ago, i continued to smoke.
what i am saying is until you are ready, it does'nt matter what you use to quit with, you won't be able to do it. trust me, i know from yrs of experience at trying to quit that cancer stick!
best of luck to you in this quit. i am with you being only 1 day down, and the rest of my life to go! keep posting on here whether you are doing good or not. you can ck my past posts if you want. i have been going thru a smoking hell since june 25th!
Suz....the first 3 days are the hardest and I think it is that way no matter how you do it, whether it be cold turkey, with patches, gum, or Chantix or what have you. I did it with the patch and that worked for me again this time. I knew I had to want to quit for real though or you could have put patches all over my body and I would have still smoked. Take it an hour at a time or whatever it takes for you to stay smoke free. It is worth it. It is hard, yes, but very worth it and you will feel better each day. I remember thinking I could not make it through the first day and wondering how I could do it the rest of my life if I could not do it the first day. Well, one day at a time for me works. It worked with my alcoholism and it works with my quitting smoking too and yes, I took it in smaller intervals too when I first quit, hours at a time, 3 hours at a time, etc.
Keep coming back here and posting and know that you have support here. I quit for 13 months and started again back in December of 2003. I finally quit and stayed quit again in September of 2005. It was hard but I am so grateful I kept going.
And bevann, congrats on your 2nd day quit too. That is awesome after 42 years of smoking. You are an inspiration to those who are long time smokers. I smoked for 24 years, 2 packs a day, and that was enough for me.
Ok well i caved on Sat i only lasted about an hour was climbin up the walls the kids were drivin me nuts it was crazy...so i started again and ended up goin to a party, forgot i was a binge drinker and had a drink for the first time in months well ended up smokin a whole pack of smokes and was off my face on the booze an arguement broke out and i ended up havin a panic attack hyperventalating and passed out. My bf told me he couldn't fell a pulse and that they had to do cpr all i remember is wakin up in an ambulance with an oxygen mask on and felein sore as hell needless to say i will not be drinkin again and bein in the hospital yet again gave me a wake up call bout the smokin 2 so it's Mon mornin and i haven't had a smoke in an hour. I'm back on the patches and am usin the gum or inhaler i am determined to do it this time i can not smoke anymore it's gettin to hard to breath and i hate hospitals do not wanna end up back in one again any time soon
I am sorry you went through that but glad you are quitting again. I am not a doctor, but I would be careful when you are using more then one NRT at the same time, such as patches and gum, or gun and inhaler. You don't want to OD on nicotine that way either. Maybe check with your doctor which ones you can use together. I say whatever works but keep yourself safe while doing them. Keep us posted. We are here for you.
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Am allowed to use the 16mg patch and the 2mg gum still want a smoke though got my eldest to hide the last of my smokes and he did a pretty good job cause i can't find em.....trust me i've looked! The worst for me is when i wake up i have a sleep in the afternoon and just woke up and wanted one straight away haven't went searchin for them yet had some gum instead but it's so hard it's more habit than need i think or actually i dunno the gum does help a bit so maybe it is the dependence! anyways i have been smoke free for over 6 hours now i really hope this gets better cause this first day or maybe first couple of days are really really hard