I usually make it three days. I had seven days on the 10th but then I blew it. I don't even want to get out of bed in the mornings is I don't have cigarettes. I have promised my whole family, my best friend and her dog I would never smoke another cigarette. I am on antidepressants so I don't get why I don't want to get up. Does anyone have any suggestions? Joining this group is the first time I have ever used a support group and I sure hope it helps. Since I have promised everyone and their dog.
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I am going to begin Chantix next week... waiting for the 'script to be ready. I found this site looking up info regarding the "golden" drug (Chantix) and I think it will work. I just felt a connection with this group and like you made promises to my youngest that I would quit smoking. I take Xanax and that helps so much for taking the edge off (anxiousness, etc.). I must quit smoking because I have to have several surgeries and the surgeon is going to give me a nicotine test to make sure I have quit. I love to smoke but it's time to quit and I just have a really strong feeling that this drug is IT. I don't know what antidepressants you are on, but I tried several and Xanax has been the best one for me... no side effects and it works very well.
I've tried many times too and have used all the same tactics - promises, not buying cigs but smoking other people's. I started Chantix three days ago. I'm a little concerned about the side effects but so far not too bad - just a runny nose and I'm getting relief with homeopathics for allergic runny nose. The dosage doubles tomorrow through the rest of the week then doubles again in the second week and stays at that level for 12 weeks. I love to smoke, too, and have to quit to ensure success of major dental work. If I don't quit I won't have any teeth five years from now. My dentist gave me the script and I have Aetna insurance which is covering it. The good news is that I don't really have that overwhelming urge to smoke. Out of habit, I still reach for cigs or look for them in my purse and then remind myself that I don't smoke. I took all the ashtrays out of my house and car, removed lighters, etc. and that seems to help.
I didn't get gas in my car last night because I wanted to smoke and was pretty certain that if I stopped for gas I would buy cigs. This morning the urge was not so great and I was able to get gas without going into the store at all. I'll check back to see how you are doing - don't beat yourself up because that is self destructive. Try to remain positive and just remember that if you fall down, just get back up and start where you left off.
i know what you are going through. I was the same way. The only thing that got me out of bed was the thought of my coffee and smokes. I tried patches and commits to help me quit. They just didn't help very much. Than I tried the 4mg of nicorette gum. Boy, did that do the trick. The gum really takes the edge off like nothing else. After the first peice I never smoked again. I swear it works if you just give it a chance. Good luck
i'm on my sixth day without cigarettes. I quit once before for 5 years but in a weak moment I blew it. I thought I could have just one. Anyway, what works for me is the nicorette gum 4mg. It releases the nicotine threw the lining of your mouth and you just have no desire for a smoke. It;s the only think that worked for me. Give it a try, it really works if your motivated in tne least.
are you using the 4mgs of nicorette gum? I know that works. It stops the cravings and you don't even want a smoke. It got me to stop for 4 years. Then I blew it, like you. Thought I could have just one. Well, I'm back to using it again and it still works. Stops the cravings. Give it a try if you haven't already. Good luck
I don't think the patch gives you your best chance of success. It releases the nicotine too slowly. You never get you lift or hit as they say. The gum and lozenges work because they immediately provide a hit of the nicotine your body graves. You won't get that with the patch. Good luck whatever you choose
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