08-01-2012, 08:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: upstate NY
| | Re: quitting smoking....
The only really successful attempts I've had were straight up cold turkey.
Once when I was 15 after only smoking a year, I put them down for a year..year and a half.
then in 2009, I got so bad that every attempt to smoke pierced my lungs so bad I physically could not smoke, to add to it i was having insane shooting sharp pains through my head that would drop me to my knees, and crazy heart freak outs for no apparent reason. I literally couldn't smoke and dropped them. (for a few months, until my wedding and my best friends second pregnancy)
Frankly, the hardest part is dealing with everyone dealing with me. I am the worst person to deal with as far as moods go and I cannot control it. it's like sitting outside myself watching me act in a way totally unacceptable, and not being able to stop it.
I keep nicotine mints, an e-cig, and back up off brand cigs around.
my only successes have been with cold turkey, and for me, it only works until I am suddenly overwhelmed with stress and I dive right back into them.