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Stopping smoking.. handhold and advice please(4 Posts)
Well done on going to the GP! I'm glad you've found what works for you! Cold Turkey is awful. Thank you. I've just brought some patches and lozenges. I cant cope with cold turkey either. Hats off to those that do.
I'm still very happy that I havent had a cig and that's what counts I guess.
I tried going cold turkey and I was weak and couldn't handle the withdrawal. So, I applaud you for going without one.
I did eventually go to my gp and they gave me the 2 week tablet, i think its called Champix. Worked a treat for me. Apart from the nausea in the 2nd week. But that does wear off an hr after taking the tablet. If you're finding hard, I definitely recommend the tablets.
But well done for giving up.
I think I just need positive stories about others stopping smoking or anything, a handhold, a distraction?
I just realised yesterday that I really didnt want to smoke anymore, and today I haven't had a cigarette all day. I just feel like I'm struggling. It's not so much that I want a cigarette, it's more that I'm craving the nicotine. I've got nicotine gum in the drawer but havent touched it as I'm worried that will make it harder to quit.
I've got a million and one reasons not to smoke. I know my reasons for stopping. I know I have nothing to gain from smoking but it's so hard!
I've read the Allen Carr book and I am going cold turkey. I literally just cried because i feel overwhelmed.
I was so happy earlier. I despise smoking and am excited to not smoke again but I feel alone.
Sounds pathetic I know, but maybe this could be a way to hold myself accountable