Has anyone had bad experiences with Anxiety? I was a pack a day smoker for 39 years and have never once tried to stop. I quit 42 days ago by going "cold turkey" - I have had no NRT whatsoever but never realised it would be as hard as it has been. I read Alan Carrs guide to stopping smoking and thought that it would be a lot easier - I never realised how bad nicotine addiction was. After the first 24 hours I cried non stop almost like morning the death of a friend. Then I went through the foggy brain and then my teeth started to bleed every time I brushed them. I am suffering terribly with anxiety so much so I am now on beta-blockers. My sleeping is also not good. I managed to go a week on holiday as a non smoker and didnt find it that bad surprisingly but as soon as I got back yesterday all the anxiety came flooding back and I struggled for the whole day with an uncontrollable desire to smoke. It was so bad that I actually had 4 puffs of an old vape pen that I had in the cupboard (I dont consider this as a set back - it was the only thing I have had since I stopped). I also still have a cigarette in the cupboard which I am glad to say I didnt have.
I just wanted to know if anyone had any tips on how to deal with this terrible anxiety. I have tried breathing techniques, eating, listening to music, keeping busy - nothing helps. I was wondering whether to get some nicotine free cigarettes or nicotine free juice to use in my vape pen but wondered what people thought?
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