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Posted in Quit experiences 23 Oct 2020

I’m A Month And A Few Days Smoke Free. Anybody Had To Start Back Because They Just Couldn’t Shake The Anxiety And Panic Attacks. I Mean I’m Always Thinking Something Is Wrong. I’m Spending Most Of Amy Days On Edge Panicky And My Nights Are Horrible I Hate To Even Think About Sleep Because It’s Like A Fight

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  • Happiness October 23, 2020 | 6:29
    Hi Kiac. I can only suggest that you follow the posts on this sight and try to embrace the mindset. Dealing with the unknown can be scary, but being prepared and looking forward to the changes and benefits will ease your mind. Meditation, excercise and even some foods can reduce anxiety. Deep breathes work wonders and lower blood pressure almost immediately. Breathing exercises can also help sleep as well as a regular schedule, cool and dark environment, quiet of course, and low keyed activities and light before bedtime.
    You are in good company. Embrace and enjoy the journey.
  • Kiac October 23, 2020 | 6:36
    Thank you: I’m trying because I definitely don’t wanna smoke anymore. But I have to find a way to cope with these situations
  • Safe2017 October 23, 2020 | 6:53
    Try to take your mind off of it. Do some walking or any other physical/mental exercises to take your mind off of this nasty. Eat sunflower seeds because they kill the urge to smoke and mimic hand to mouth motion that all new quitters miss so much. When it gets hard keep repeating to yourself - Nope, nope, nope (not one puff ever) mantra. Good luck and cheers.
  • New chapter October 23, 2020 | 7:02
    Go for a walk or run to burn the craving off,it’ll relax you
  • Aaron101, South Eastern Sydney October 23, 2020 | 10:45
    One month is amazing - congrats!
  • Robn October 26, 2020 | 13:28
    Hi, you are doing really well, be kind to yourself....really embrace your quit, be happy about it. In truth it did nothing to help your anxiety or panic was an illusion that it helped. When you are having a tough day...go back to basics and think in positive terms about not smoking, deal with it a day at a will improve the longer you don’t smoke.
    Stay focused and strong
  • Kms1968 October 31, 2020 | 2:12
    I relate I quit a nicotine gum addiction and have been free for almost a month but anxiety is ramping up. I am thinking it is hormone related though and an due for bio identical hormones next week. Not sure how old you are but hormones could be playin a
    Role in your anxiety
  • Flowers66, South Eastern Sydney November 13, 2020 | 16:53
    Hi Kiac,
    sometimes if you can take one big deep breath in, and one deep slow breath out can help slow a racing mind. One month is really so good, stay strong and visit this site often, it's helping me when I feel like I need a little pickmeup.
  • HOPE123 January 22, 2021 | 15:18
    Hi Kiac, I feel your pain. i am 2 months in and my axiety and panic attacks are at an all time high. Been taken down to emergency during panic attacks and had heart and ecg checks. All clear. Also been to doctors this week. blood pressure normal and again all bloods are normal. Just cant get rid of the shakiness and on edge feeling not to mention the aches and pains.
    Every hour or so i am tempted yet again to go down to hospital and tell them something is wrong and then just like that i seem to calm down.
    I am not giving up though and staying strong. I am hoping all the horrible side effects will soon start to settle down and i can really start to appreciate all the perks of being smoke free.
    Your not alone!!!!! - Good luck on your journey

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