Hey everyone. Here I am getting ready to quit for what feels like the thousandth time. I’ve smoked for about four years. Essentially, I’ve been trying to quit for the last year with a few somewhat successful attempts. Last January I went 72 hours, cold turkey then failed after a bad day at work. In July I had my best attempt yet but I ended up sabotaging myself.
I used the patch for two days then tried to speed up the process and took it off. I made it a week before my withdrawal symptoms got terrible. I felt lower than I ever have, not like myself at all. So, I bought a vape. However, I quickly became addicted to the vape and ended up taking in more nicotine than I actually smoked (about 50 mg a day) because it still wasn’t as good as a cigarette. It was like having a piece of celery when you craved cake. So, after about two months I had just one smoke which quickly turned into a pack a day again. So, here I am trying once more.
I am struggling with having failed so many times in the past.
I am planning to use the patch a lot longer this time and actually work on the three steps. How long should I aim to spend on each step? I was thinking two weeks.
Ps love reading the success stories.
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