am I the only one out there having trouble quitting smoking? Yes I know it's bad . Yes I know it's bad for diabetics...

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Thank you so much Christy!
Jan

it is tough

I quit cold turkey for about 35 days and then went back

there are drugs out there to help, next check up I think I am going to go down that path

One day at a time and dont beat yourself up too much, just keep on plugging

Arthur
Thanks Arthur. I've tried an antidepressant (only because it was prescribed for depression) and it didn't work for either one. I am currently trying to switch from my 5 minute dr. to a real dr. (that,s another story) . When I find a real dr. I will expect better help with this.
I have NO trouble giving up smoking -I do it ALL the time!
*puff puff*

lol - ok, I lied. It's sooooo hard. I'm hooked. I hate the things, and I so wish I never started - I can't believe it's really that hard to stop!

I have given up many times. Sometimes only for a few hours. Often for days. Once I gave up for nearly 6 months but caved in when a friend died.

I can handle the quitting part - it's kinda exciting, and I do love a challenge. But it takes a lot of staying power to STAY quit, and that's where I cave in :(
That's true for me too. When something negative happens, like getting out of the hospital with all these diabetic issues and equipment, the second thing I wanted to do was to get to my smokes. Which was actually better than the first thing I wanted to do , which was to take all of the insulin they gave me and just go to sleep and never wake up.
Your not alone. I quit a few years ago with the patch. Didn't last more than 2 weeks. Last November I quit, again, for 4 months with Chantix. Made me very nauseous, but I stuck it out until a family member took ill.
I went back to the Dr. to try it again on a lower dosage, still got sick to my stomach. It is a terrible addiction but I don't think the Chantix is worth the risk. I'm planning on trying to quit again very soon. Good luck to you and anyone else is is trying to quit.
Thanks 4 the heads up on Chantix, Mia!
I quit smoking, cold turkey, three years ago after 32 years of sucking on those things. I owe a great deal of credit to the education, help and support I got from an on-line support community at www.whyquit.com.

You don't have to join to read the excellent materials on-hand about the mechanics, physiology and psychology of quitting, written in plain english by people who have done it.

However, if you join, it is not for the faint hearted. The group has a strict 'no relapse' policy.

It took me two years after my diagnosis as a diabetic to work up the nerve to seriously try to quit. I have to tell you two important things about the process.

1. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done and
2. It was easier than I thought it would be.

Remember, it's not a habit - it's an addiction. Be careful of just substituting one form of nicotine for another. I used inhalers for a year. I couldn't give them up.

Anyway, give Whyquit.com a shot. You've got nothing to lose.

Best of luck,

Terry
If I can do it, you can do it.
Thanks Terry-- I'll con sider looking at this...the no relapse policy is a little scary, but maybe that's what it takes to really quit.
Jan,

Don't get too hung on the no relapse policy. That's only for people who want to post messages as members. The site's educational resources are freely available to anyone who wants to quit smoking.

Just try visiting and reading the material. You can even download it. I was there practically 24/7 for the first three days of my quit.

Terry
Thanks for the reassurances... I'll take a look at the materials
Thanks Judith

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