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Quitting Causing Depression   General Chit-Chat

Started 5/2/19 by missmypal; 14826 views.

From: l1717mary


Hi Rass

THings are good but still miss my friend but I hope he is gone for ever because I know I cant have him back he was slowly killing me.

Have been out shopping for my new KEY.

Well done 19 months  I am watching you get too 2 year mark.

This forum is amazing life is for living.



From: Rassister


Hey Mary,

it really makes me happy to see that you never gave up and you beat this.  The clubhouse is a great destination and truly a life changing accomplishment. What is your quit date?   


From: l1717mary


Good morning Rass

MY quit date is the 7-12 2018 by my quit meter I am into my 11 month. My quit meter will show me when I will be one year quit so when the time comes I will be checking every day cant wait to see it showing 12 months.

I still can't believe that I am nearly a year this quit just started off as one day then another day week weeks now it months.My  other quitsI was thinking about next day next month next year when all I needed to do was just stay in the moment hour, day week. month. As I sit here typing this I think about a cig but all it is a thought just have to let it go.

Mary 11 months


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From: arlcruise


What helped me in this regard was recognizing smoking was a self created state of depression. Because of the need to re nicotine ourselves after crashing from an endless cycle of needing to feed ourselves. 

Meredith (GettinFree)

From: Meredith (GettinFree)


Missmypal, I'm glad I'm not alone, though you may be a forum ghost by now.
I wish anybody talked about how nicotine is an antidepressant and how the ONE THING you don't do with an antidepressant is abruptly stop taking it without medical supervision. I wish I had known the psychological shock would cost me my favorite pastime and my best friend and how the imminent threat of also losing husband and roof would break me. (Thankfully I still have both and they're a great support as I glue myself back together.) I wish anyone talked about how a year is just a convenient fiction and how that key's gonna feel pretty dang Pyrrhic when I still feel like this in a month and four days. I wish I had found this thread and the "Tricky 8-11 Months" about, ohsay, 10 months ago.
On the other hand, I shudder to think of a shiny-eyed, determined New Quitter coming upon this rant or others. So maybe it's for the best.

I know my brain and psyche will heal. I know I'll rebuild better, faster, stronger. I know this is my Path and what I need to learn.
And so far, it really, really sucks.


From: missmypal


Hi. I hear ya’ and feel ya’. It took me almost 18 months to climb out of depression, which I’m not sure was 100% related to quitting. But quitting and being without the chemical comfort of cigarettes definitely prolonged it. I didn’t come out of it in a snap. It was gradual, but I did come out of it. Still smoke free and feel pretty good about giving up smokes. No cravings, even if I have a drink. Or two. 
you WILL come out of this! You have to keep telling yourself that. Because it’s the truth. You are doing a good job, even if it doesn’t feel that way. You are going to be okay. Smoking won’t help now. But maybe talk to your doc about Rx anti-depressants. I take them. Hang in there and do only as much as you can. 


From: arlcruise


Try looking at whyquit, Joel Spitzer. You may find answers. I did.


From: missmypal


Thanks. I’m firmly a non-smoker now. No cravings. Lucky I guess.

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