Can anyone help me out

I still feel weird. And I am trying to quit smoking. Will it ever stop or am I stuck like this?

Answer #1

Cigarette smoking? Been there, done that. I was 2-3 pack a day smoker. When I quit I white knuckled it. I expected the munchies, and got them. So I kept a large tupperware bowl of bite-sized raw veggies - carrots, celery, sweet potato, turnips, radishes - packed in crushed ice. . What I didn’t expect was my foul mood. For exactly 3 days I was peevish, petulant, and pouty - not to mention grumpy and hard to live with. (And I didn’t realize it!?)

What really helped motivate me to stop was the realization that as my two kids got older, they would see me - a role model - smoking, while telling them it was bad for them to smoke. And what also helped was the fact that my (now ex-) wife was not a smoker, AND my work place had restricted smoking, AND I didn’t frequent places that had smoking (bars, etc.).

I missed cigarettes most at awkward social gatherings and bathroom breaks (cigarettes took priority over full bladder when I was smoking).

I had been stopped for 4-5 years when I purely by chance got an open pack of Winstons in my hand. My addict brain literally tried to convince me that “one” wouldn’t hurt, and I had “stopped for so long that it was ok to have just a little”. The better part of me realized in time that my addict brain was trying to flim-flam me. And I crushed the pack totally. I figure that it took me 7 years to TOTALLY lose the craving.

So, Jeffrey, it does get better. Possibly with help it might have been quicker. However, I do KNOW that if I pick up a cigarette again, I will get hooked almost immediately, because my brain already has the nicotine receptors waiting. Good Luck!!

Answer #2

i hope you do not take offense,         To that that comes hereafter;         ’Tis only that it’s my two-cents,         Not one penny more thereafter. §;o)     Welcome to Fun Advice!

  “How to “quit” smoking?”

You can’t “quit smoking”. You CAN “become a non-smoker”.

There is a big difference in the way your mind and body reacts to the two attempts. In “quitting smoking” your mind and body tell each other that you are trying to deprive it of something it likes and needs, therefore it works hard at preventing you from succeeding.

In “becoming a non-smoker” you successfully attain your goal while not giving your mind and body a chance to perceive that they are being deprived.

Along with the above attitude change, you can help achieve your goal by having on hand some hard candy. Whenever you feel the urge to smoke simply place a piece of candy in your mouth.

Don’t try to refrain from smoking “forever”. Simply refrain for the next couple of hours.

I, personally, know that the above works. I smoked for 30 years and was up to two packs a day. I successfully became a non-smoker 22 years ago. It wasn’t always easy and I still have nightmares that I’ve started smoking again and “blown” my smoke-free record but then I wake up and am thankful it was only a dream.

The candy I used was “Gobstopper” Jaw Breakers. The lasted about 10 minutes each and effectively replaced the craving for a cigarette.

You, too, can become a non-smoker, even if you’re surrounded by people who smoke. It is your choice. When offered a cigarette you don’t say “no thanks, I’m trying to quit” but instead state “no thanks, I don’t smoke”.

Good Luck!

Answer #3

It will be like that for a lil while cause your not use to not smoking 6 or 7 times a day, but the best thing to do is not think about cigarettes anymore and move on past the cigarette stage that you were in!

Answer #4

my mom was trying to quit smoking because it’s stinkky and bad for you, the 1st step is to really want to quit ( I assume you do ) and then my mom bought some nicatine gum, she says it works like magic! She quit about a month ago try it it will help!

Good luck :)

Answer #5

weird as in how? Dizzy? Uptight and irritable more? how so? Nicotine is an addictive drug just like any other “drug” , if you are trying to stop smoking you may be just having the withdrawl symptoms. Even in drinking soda/pop I get the withdrawl headaches from not having the cafiene. Same difference. Just cut back slowly or go talk to a Dr. to see what they can do to help. Good luck!

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