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September 2021 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started Sep-3 by slowblumer; 22648 views.
Annemurray

From: Annemurray

Sep-8

18 days smoke free and feeling  terribly depressed. Will this go away? I'm prone to anxiety and depression which is probably why I smoked for 30 years. I'm so tired of the crappy feelings

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Sep-9

Jono

Welcome and congratulations on your decision to quit smoking.  Good luck on your day 1

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Sep-9

Annemurray

Hi and welcome.  I can't promise that the depressed feelings will go away but, many of us have had issues around that 3 week mark so, hang in there and hopefully it will get better.  If you have struggled all your life with depression though, look for other ways to deal with that depression.  If it does not get better, you might want to talk to your doctor also, they can give you  meds or other suggestions that will help.  And, of course, you are always welcome to yell out to any of us to vent at as well.

48yrsmokin

From: 48yrsmokin

Sep-9

Well. Here we go again!!!!!!!!!!  The one smoke won't hurt adage got me in Feb, of 2021 after a stop from Oct. 2019. BOY what a stupid move. All that time spent on not smoking to go up in smoke with 1 puff. Now it's time to go back to the torture !!!!!!!! Smoked my last 1 again and time to go thru the toture again. Last  smoke on 9-9 2021 at 8:24 A.M.. 2yrs after my heart stent. and almost death. Time to live again and be smoke free. Youall were part of the things that got me thru the last QUIT so I need the help again. Let me vent and rant and rave. and feels good. I don't need someone to coddle me. Just someone to be on My %^)^ to let me know It's the right way to go. So  will be posting        Thanks  Ed G

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Sep-9

Ed G

Well, welcome back.  You know what to do, just say NOPE!  Good luck, we are all here to listen if you need to yell!

Lubbercat

From: Lubbercat

Sep-9

Diana

How are you hanging in there?  Sorry, I have mostly been off here because of the office closed for 5 days and I had a lot to get done at home!  Now getting ready for vacation to start on the eve of the 17th!  You are right at 5 weeks now?  Congratulations on that!  

Annemurray

From: Annemurray

Sep-9

Thank you for your reply. I'm not giving in. I already take medication. It's the nervous energy that gets me down; I can't seem to do anything productive. Trying to go for walks to work it out of my system. Glad to hear I'm not the only one that has a hard time at 3 weeks. I appreciate this forum so much right now

Anne2020

From: Anne2020

Sep-9

Good news Annemurray - this will improve and you will most likely find, like most of us suffering from depression and generalized anxiety, that your condition greatly improves as your continue your quit.  It takes time, but over the course of days, weeks and months, your depression and anxiety will slowly dissipate and you may even find that you no longer require medication.

There is a great healing that takes place when you quit smoking.  Have patience and hold onto the knowledge that everyday, things will improve.

Cheers!!!     

Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)

Sep-10

Hey Anne!  

Congrats on the 18 days...! that is a big deal...As a female...we tend to wrap our emotions around that nicotine stick...when you are happy you smoked...sad, smoked...mad...smoked...it was your wake me up...it was your everything..and when you decide to quit...the rationalizations of the addiction...start F$%#$ing with you.....in my opinion 99% of the quit process is the mind...there are some really good videos on you tube...as well as Whyquit.com.  I think it is important to understand...what nicotine is truly doing...and its effects on your brain, nervous system and body...nicotine has been fooling us!   Stick around!!!  Share your thoughts, frustrations etc...lots of folks on here!

Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)

Sep-10

hey there!  

Did you survive DAY1?  Hope so!  

Down in the category of General Chit chat...there is a daily pledge..that i truly find tends to ground me...and keep me on the moment...and that is pledging that TODAY...you will swear...NOT ONE PUFF EVER..because as most repeat quitters know...it starts with permission to just have a puff..Hope that helps

Diana

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