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Going through withdrawals!!

Posted in Hints and tips 09 Nov 2021

So I’m 4 days in. My mental health is completely all over the place.

I’m craving a smoke right now!! But I don’t want to stuff up the hard work I’ve done so far.

Would someone be able to give me some advice on dealing with the withdrawals for someone whom suffers from mental health illnesses?

I’m worried I’m going to relapsed and I want to prevent that as much as I can!!

Thank you for taking the time to hear my story.

Be kind. Be humble. Be beautiful!!

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  • Robn November 09, 2021 | 19:03
    Hi Lara, welcome to our community. You can help yourself through this by only looking at one day or one hour ata time. Don’t look too far ahead.
    You have done four days that is just do tomorrow. Keep yourself busy, thinking and doing things as much as you can. Deep breathing through any thoughts of smoking. As soon as you feel an urge...remember it is only a thought, nothing more. ......and then get moving. You can do this....stay close to this site and post often...there is always someone here to listen. Go girl
  • Lara.Dahlberg November 09, 2021 | 19:13
    Thank you so much for your comment I will definitely take the suggestions on bored it means a lot.
  • GillR November 09, 2021 | 19:41
    I'll be joining you in quitting tomorrow and have found in the past exercise has boosted my mental health and helped with cravings (this isn't my first attempt to quit but every attempt is one closer the one that actually works so for me hopefully this will be it). Good luck and hang in there!
  • Lara.Dahlberg November 09, 2021 | 21:40
    Thank you so much. It means a lot.
  • Safe2017 November 10, 2021 | 2:46
    During my quit I snacked on healthy veggies like carrots, etc. Sunflower seeds helped a lot too as well as chewing gum. Eating sunflower seeds dulls cravings and brings hand to mouth motion that all ex smokers miss so much in early stages of quit. Good luck and believe in yourself, you can do it. Practice NOPE - not one puff ever.
  • NOMORESTINKY , Sydney December 09, 2021 | 7:58
    That NOPE is a GREAT mantra - I'll be using that!

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