saturday will be 2 weeks since i've quit smoking, which is a huge accomplishment for me. i've been a pack a day smoker for 9 years. but it's no easier today than it was last week. when does it start getting easier!? im still walking around fatigued, absent-minded, almost depressed in a way. i feel good physically for the most part, but mentally i'm struggling with the addiction still, which is in turn giving me some physical drawbacks, if that makes sense.. lol. when will i be able to lift my head up and be proud of myself? i guess i "miss" smoking in some weird way and feeling a little blue. my daily stress level is pretty high so that could be contributing to my feelings. when did it get better for you? do i still have a long way to go?
Answer by amberpaiz at 8:08 AM on May. 4, 2011
Answer by Mom1127-0125 at 8:10 AM on May. 4, 2011
You are doing a good job. Go to the doctor about your anxiety. I started feeling better after a months of no smoking. But it took me up to 6 months to not want a cigarette. When I smelled the smoke.
Answer by louise2 at 8:12 AM on May. 4, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:20 AM on May. 4, 2011
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:07 AM on May. 4, 2011
Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:31 AM on May. 4, 2011
Habits are hard to break just in general. You should begin feeling a bit better after 31 days. Are you doing this 'cold turkey'? Maybe it would help you to take some anxiety medication as you work through the process of becoming a non-smoker. Congratulations on this huge step to better health. It's a tough one for sure, but well worth it in the end. Good Luck
Answer by meooma at 8:18 AM on May. 4, 2011
I'm allergic to tobacco and never smoked. I was having allergy shots for it. 2 weeks after my shots, I would crave a cigarette. It would make my asthma worse, but I had to have it. It's a very powerful addiction. Try changing your routine so you avoid the things that would cause you to reach for a cigarette. Like if you smoked when you had your coffee, switch to tea.
Answer by JSD24 at 8:23 AM on May. 4, 2011
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Answer by shay1130 at 8:32 AM on May. 4, 2011