I have not had a cigarette in over a month. I don't desire a cigarette all that much. No smoking seems rather easy but I feel very depressed. Is it that when I smoked I always had something to look forward to( the next cigarette ) time seems to go slower and I just feel like something is missing. I know it's the cigarettes but has it effected anyone else this way. In a negative psychological way.
I do believe that nicotine provides a "lift", if you will, in brain chemistry. So tis possible that you are missing that feeling.
How depressed are you? Is it "clinical depression" or just the basic blues?
Best wishes and do post again, let us know how you are going?
It's kind of funny you asked this today because it's been 7 years since I quit (& my hubby) & last night I told him I missed it in a way because it gave me something to do! We didn't smoke in our house, so every hour or so out we'd go even below zero to have a cig. I miss that I think. Don't miss the smoking at all. You will grow to hate the smell on other people when you are at the store & things, so please give this phase some time. Start chewing on a toothpick. It helps...
Nicotine is a stimulant so it provides fast but short-term stress and anxiety relief. you may want to consider getting on an anti-depressant if it will help. many people have had success with zoloft, prozac, effexor xr or pristiq. And kudos to you and your health for stopping smoking. it's nicotine that's addicting, but it's tobacco that kills. great job, keep it up!
Hey there RESPIGHI. Can't really add to whats allready been said. Can it lead to depression. Of course. Most any addiction, trying to stop whatever it may be, can and often will cause one to be unhappy. Ex-smoker. Do I miss it? You bet. But, I've copd, so my lungs are nothing to write home about. Aside from that, wishing one and all a super fine day, its hot as all get out. Ha :-0) Time for a cuppa. Be well folks, enjoy the weekend if you can. And stay cool. Most of the nation is still under a extreme weather warning. Heat. Bye bye for now then.
of course it can leed to depression as everyone has stated.. i smoked for many many many years and when i quit i gained 50lbs,,i went to the gym and lost that weight..toothpicks are also great, go for a walk, do deep breathing exercises, yoga anything to take your mind off wanting that smoke... smoking is bad we all know that but in order for you to quit you must also truly want to. good luck and keep me posted on the outcome. it takes time but you can do it if you put your mind to it.
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