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Quitting Causing Depression   General Chit-Chat

Started 5/2/19 by missmypal; 10473 views.

As a long term quitter just know that some people that already suffer from depression may find quitting more difficult But, many of the successful quitters say that there worst depression symptoms lifted after that first year. We all go into a type of depression and shock when we first quit. But cigarettes will cause unending suffering later in life. My teeth got the brunt of my smoking addiction as I've had 12 root canals and now 6 dental implants all due to smoking because smoking robbed my gums of proper oxygen supply. Also, on a sadder note, all our close friends that smoked are dead. They all got cancers and none of them made it to age 65. So, rethink your situation the rationalization of continuing smoking makes no sense. Keep in close contact with your doctor and use whatever substitutes you can and using NRT products helps most people get over the hard months of the quit. Read all the articles on this forum and get fully educated on what to expect as the weeks and months go by. Pack your patience as this is a slow process. Protect your quit and don't let anything or anyone sabotage your quit. You can do this just like so many have. Be proud to be a quitter!! 

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013


From: missmypal


I don’t think my depression is all smoking, non smoking, related. I think it may actually be a smaller part than I thought. I have had deep depressions while smoking and I was depressed before my quit. So don’t go back to smoking. Stick with the Wellbutrin. Smoking wouldn’t bring me out. I know that. Hoping meds can do it. 


From: Yvonne1956


Thank you! I'm exercising and doing Yoga and that has helped me a lot and yes I will continue with wellbutrin.



From: 59NoNo


Are you happy with your implants? - I am going today to get two placed with bone grafts - I am nervous as all he—.  Smoking took my teeth as well and now at 7 months quit - Implants are my gift to myself.  I just hope I can get through the process.  

I was happy for a few years but I've had lots of pain with mine as they shifted. I'm now scheduled for a double mastectomy and will remove them - going flat. I have the breast cancer gene, and have cancer in the ducts and all the women in my family have died of breast cancer so I'm getting rid of the problem. Cancer will not bring me down. 

It is important to know that they are not meant to be in your chest forever. There are many cases of women with illnesses due to breast implants since they are a foreign body. Some women have had mold going inside them others end up with terrible infections.  So, Make sure you have a reputable surgeon. You'll be ok with the surgery. I found it weakened my back muscles for a while but it was due to the anesthetic but I felt great within a week. 

Hope it all works out great for you. Congratulations on hitting 7 months quit. You are well on your way to freedom. 

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013


From: 59NoNo


Wow - sorry to hear that - good luck with your surgery.  That has to be horrible decision to have to make.  

I did not get breast implants - but 2 dental implants - I survived the procedure and now have to heal and will get two more in 3 months if these take.  Hopefully all goes well.  

OH hahaha those kind of implants. Yes I've had six dental implants. The worst part is the pulling out of the old tooth which was very painful. I didn't suffer from too much swelling and the antibiotics and steroid tabs helped.  The dental implants are expensive but they sure feel like a regular tooth. Smoking ruined my teeth! So this is another reason to quit those wicked things. Good luck in your recovery. 

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013


From: alreadysick



You have been so supportive and such an inspiration to me since I started my quit. Prayers for you as you go through this tough surgical procedure. I'm sure you will be fine as you have such a great attitude. Keep us posted on your post-op status.


Killed the beast 7/9/19

Thank you Michele. I will be happy to get these cancer bombs removed as I need to see my grandsons grow up. One is 16 months and the other is 7 years old. They are my greatest joy. Quitting smoking taught me what patience with the process truly means. Also sticking with my decision, delaying my impulsiveness and staying determined to conquer a challenge are lessons I learned from quitting. I'm ready to handle what lies ahead of me without dread. I will post again once my surgery us behind me. Thanks again. 

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013


From: Haannaah


You've been a big support for me as well, Debbie and I am so grateful. I'm sorry to read about this surgical procedure. I m keeping my fingers crossed for you.