I am on day 37 (going out of my mind). I started w/ lozenges ( i had voice polyps removed) i liked using them but they could b a nusiance when it came to eating and they took a while to melt if you were using them correctly! However after a few weeks i developed a rash itchy on my back . So now i am using the patch. It hasnt been fun! I'm miserable -- no acne though !! I read somewhere though acne is body clearing itself up! I only had two small things figured it was the stress. I dont know how much longer i can live like this truly!! I have thought of E cigg but not sure of that. I am at the point of STOP the games i want my life back!!!!!View Thread
Saturday week 6 now starting , my new thing now is at night to go down to my car in the garage and have my one cigarette! LOL I know they say smoking kills, but i am a mess because I am NOT MYSELF and I don't have time for this crap. I work full time, have child with some needs, a house to keep clean, a husband retiring., I am not doing anything right. Leaving check card at coffee shop, driving over cement blocks thinking i can go thru that spot at walmart, (did not dare look at car yet), just messing up things. And I feel unhappy. I do have an appmt to meet with somebody election day at a health center however, now I think i'm like a nutcase. I often think , you know what? just smoke and be yourself ... Day 37 here and basket case still. By the way i read this can go on for 6 months. SIX MONTHS? OMG I can't do this I have no ambition or anything. Grief, anger etc and I really dont want to take pills or drink. Its seems pick your poison ya know? I typing fast now cos I have to have my coffee and take kid to music lesson.. I will write again. I don't like not smoking. It sucks ... Oh look at this lelabryan.hubpages.com . I m on that patch dont know If I should b or what. U cold turkey? they say patch is successful if used right but.. I dont know .. Oh well life goes on -- things to do. I have to just keep going but the thing is I cant I stop and pause and do things backwards and stuff., and then I get angry. good luck. The good news is I think this patch may help me not eat alot of food lol. Maybe thats nerves I do not know .. ok bye again. Its like your entire way of life has changed. (it has!)View Thread
love coffee and wont give it up no way. I drink it but am sad that I cannot pump up with my ciggs. I have been smoke free for 29 days now. I am not a happy person . Nothing would make me happier to have a cup of tea or coffee with a cigarette!! I am miserable. When I first stopped smoking (I was recovering from polyps being removed from vocal cords .. and was home from work) I didnt drink much coffee. But now that I am back at stressful work, I drink my coffee (i;m on a pumpkin coffeee kick now!). For me, it doesn't matter if cofffee or tea, or anything. I just want a Damn cigarette in the am!! A few. I used to get up make my tea put on the news and computer and smoke a few ciggs. Then get ready for work have one on way to work, have one at lunch break, have one when leaving work and smoke all damn night. Now I am frustrated as all hell. I miss my first cig of the day and last of night the most! The mornings are hell. R u only smoking in the am? How long have u smoked? I am using the patch btw.View Thread
weights the least of your problems its the cravings. How long have u smoked Bella? I am going nuts and its been 29 days! I thought I'd b ok but I'm not, each day I get cravings bad. I cry and holler al the time too. Sucks grrView Thread
hear ya been smoke free for 29 days and I cry all the time. i cry cos i want a darn cigarette and my usual life back .. I go to school too but not as a student as a worker., and my students are tough this year -- I leave and want a cig so bad i cry and cry. I cried this am (saturday) bawled and yelled too. I am using a patch . I tried the lozenges but didnt agree with me. developed a rash. I have thought of just going back to smoking cos I cant live like this. I do have some pills the dr gave me, but I am afraid I will get hooked on them! Its horrible. I have been a smoker for years .. All the advice says to do things differently, but I dont want to do things diffferently! I want to do things the same but not smoke, but I am finding it impossible. And, i feel so bad for my teenage daughter who is around. She said today mom go back to smoking, If its gona make ya feel better. I am thinking of going to doc and getting happy pills to help me get thru this cos I cant live like this. I cant smoke though either. What to do , its like somebody pulled the rug out from me.View Thread
u quit for a full year and went back? OMG I'm in trouble! I have been smoke free for 29 days now but having awful times. I am mean as a tiger and not myself. I have smoked for over 30 years and had polyps removed from vocal cords and advised to quit. (non cancerous) . I started with nicorette lozenges which did not agree with me got a rash, so now on patch . I am going nuts however, and almost ripped it off today and lite up. I cant stand it truthfully. I am tired alot, I am experiencing a lot of stress and this not smoking too is killling me. I feel like another person and not a nice one!View Thread
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