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|11-21-2011, 08:12 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wartrace, TN
Relapsed after two years- Quitting Today (again)
I was so confident I was finished with these nasty cigarettes and I was for two years. All of a sudden I started getting cravings for some reason and in a weak moment I made the mistake of "buying just one pack". Of course that turned into another pack and then a carton........
I have been back on cigarettes for three months now. I am quitting again today. I am very disappointed in myself for this relapse, I KNEW I couldn't handle "just one pack" but I did it anyway.
On the plus side I KNOW what to expect. Three days of fighting the physical addiction to nicotine and then just resisting the cravings. I am doing it cold turkey (same way I did it last time). I am pretty much planning on staying at the house and waiting it out.
One thing I noticed from my relapse. 1) I used to suffer from "dry mouth" at night when I slept. After I quit it disappeared but it came back when I started smoking again. 2) I am just now getting the "smokers worry"- when I am running low I start planning a resupply. (I hate this "need" to have them around)
Anyways, here I go again.........
|11-21-2011, 08:36 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Good luck amigo. Hard to hear you had 2 years before jumping back, but that was 2 smoke free years and nothing to feel bad about in the long run. I'm at the breaking point now as well, plan to drop them cold turkey as soon as life allows it.
Anyway, I'm praying for your success for sure. Do keep us posted on the progress, as I have no doubt it will steel my own resolve to finally get this cruddy monkey off my back.
"...I had a lot of conditions that I said were my preferences but were actually my fears and my excuses..." Itchy
|11-24-2011, 07:22 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Blog Entries: 2
I'm a little over two years without smoking.. Just counted 2 years, 3 months, 8 days - interesting.
Have you read Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking book? That's how I quit, the next day I was asked if I had a cigarette someone could have because they were out.. I told him that I quit and he didn't believe me. He's still smoking and I'm not because I had the confidence in myself and the positive thoughts to defeat the habit.
You'll do fine.
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