(Quitting day 3)
Guys, I need one. I know I don't, but I do. It's all I can think about. It's like the habit is still hanging out with me, riding on my back doing things with me and going "Wheeee! That was great, time for a smoke!". Or sometimes he goes "Oof! That sucks man, you can't do anything about it. You need to just sigh with a cigarette on your lips just the way you like."
He's like hunger in my brain. An elephant in the room that nobody see's but you. He's your best friend that you know you'll have to kill one day, or he'll kill you first. Addiction is an ugly thing.
I need to pace. Drink water, chew gum, pace. I cant go outside, if I step outside ill have one I swear to God. Ugh i can't do this.
Aye! Im using the patch as well. But I underestimate the power my addictions have over me. What helps you get through it? As in, gets you through a craving until you forget about it until your next craving.
You dont forget about it you just deal with it. Ive quit 2 times now but ive been smoking since i was like 13. Just gata keep reminding yourself your better off without. eating carrots can help because they have the same shape or chewing on a toothpick, you might find yourself sucking on them trying to hit them tho but it helps. Also they say after day 5 it starts to get easier but being around them in always a trigger. Just stay strong!!! You can do this!!!!!
Thx for the encouragement. They definitely pull me out of these weird fits of cravings & insanity. ^^
really proud of you for trying to quit! just a few days off cigarettes and your body is already healing so much damage
only thing i can recommend is supplementing always having something in your hand with something else, as i hear its a habit that smokers grow
carrot sticks are a very popular alternative, and having something in those fingers might feel cathartic
Congrats your prize is a big day joint.
(Update) 6 days in on the patch therapy and not a single cig. I still have at least one craving a day, but it's not debilitating like it was 3 days ago. I drink water, eat something, chew gum, vape, or smoke weed. Also, I have words of encouragement from friends like you and I believe it's kept me from going over the edge at times. Thanks guys. If anyone is seriously trying to quit, I'm here to talk. I know the kind of hold it can have on you.