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i smoked about a half a pack a day before i was pregnant with my now 5 year old. i'd cave every once in a while while i was pregnant with her (i still feel guilty about it, but what's done is done, and she has no complications from it) but something happened in the family that caused alot of stress in my life, and i picked up on the habit again shortly after (about 3 months later)
then, about 2 years later, i find out i'm pregnant with my second child. i quit completely with the exception of only 1 cave-in...
now, nearly 4 years after my last cigarette, i've been craving them like crazy. at least 3 times a day now, for the past 2 weeks. to the point of irritability and even the shakes i got from withdrawls from the last time i quit. i'd get cravings every now and then, when i'm extremely stressed out.
is there an explanation for why i am all of a sudden craving them, for seemingly out-of-the-blue reasons? and why now, after 4 years? and is there a way to take the edge off without reverting back to that expensive, and harmful habit? i'm really at my wits end and i don't know what else to do.
and to give some insight to the household, my dad does smoke, but he takes it outside unless it's raining, he'll still smoke in the garage. but he will chew tobacco too to keep smoke away from me and the kids, he'll even go so far as to change his clothes just to make sure nothing comes up stairs to me and the kids. my husband chews snus (tobacco in a little pouch)
i'm begging anyone who has a way to relieve this craving, it's adding stress to my life that i don't need right now. and i'm tired of snapping so easily right now. i feel like i'm going through quitting all over again these past 3 weeks. someone, help.
Have you ever tried an electronic cigarette? I'd almost hate to see you start adding nicotine into your system again after all this time, but it's better than the alternative. GL
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