My chest hurts so bad tonight from smoking, I'm dealing with so much right now and I know its not helping but neither is my 6'4" bully of a roomate. He's stressing me out in more ways than one. But I need to quit because it's really making me sick. My chest, head and heart hurt but it's the only way to legally poison myself without actually killing myself. I wish someone else could see the evil and not just me. I hate being alone with a bully.
I'm really sorry you have to deal with living with a bully, I know how hard that is. Is there away you could move somewhere else? Go to a house share?
With the smoking I don't think you'll follow thro with giving up atm with all this stress going on so if you can instead of smoking cigarettes why don't you move to smoking roll ups and vaping? My mums Dr told her to switch to roll ups if she couldn't give up so my mum does both and she uses the vap liquids that have a higher concentration of nicotine in them. That might help your lungs a little if you reduce the other rubbish that they put into a normal cigarette.
I'm sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx
I was going to say exactly what Sezzy said. The patches seem to help alot of people also Chantix but that is a prescription. As long as you do not drink alcohol while taking it most people do not have the negative side effects they warn you about. However if your roommate smokes that will make your attempt almost impossible. Bullies suck at any age. Is it possible to get rid of him and get a new roommate? If he is not on your lease kick him out.
Quitting smoking was the HARDEST thing I have ever done. Be kind to yourself. Don't beat yourself up if you can't quit or cheat. You will get there one day and one day at a time is the best way to go about it. The good part is you realize you need to quit and want to do something about it. Good luck to you!
I don't think you'll be succesfull quiting. I'm so sorry I'm not supportive, but if you're not absolutely convinced you should quit, if you're not a 100% behind this, it won't work. You can't quit just because you think you're supposed to, because it would be better if... That doesn't mean this doesn't bring you closer to really quiting! But think about it: you smoke when you're stressed, which causes you to have health problems, which causes more stress.... so does that cigarette really offer you relief? Good luck and all the best wishes for you!
Champix are great to help you stop smoking but you can't have them with certain antidepressants as there were a few suicides and they were linked to champix. It also has other side effects, very vivid dreams and nightmares, constipation to name a couple. If you really are adamant that you want to try and stop, go to a chemist and access a support network. Good luck, just take it one cig at a time. As for your roommate tell him it's time to smoke outside, easier said than done I know
I totally agree with Lynne's; I've been a smoker since I was 14 was able to stop for pregnancy and nursing; the min that was done and a bit of stress came along I ran to the store and bought a pack and started all over again. Now I'm 41 and "trying" to quit again. With all kinds of excuses On why I haven't quit. I hate smoking but can't let go. I need to get to 💯 just hard to dealing with day to day crap and changing my daily habits. One day I'll quit or the smokes will quit me.
Hi, you're stuck, but being ready to quit is just as personal as being ready to smoke. People do quit but you may not be one of those people. I suppose it depends on if it's really worth it or not and how you see that...
I was able to stop a few years ago. My other half also smoked and he wasn't ready to quit yet at the time. We did it in stages. First we agreed on only smoking in the bathroom with the exhaust fan on. Our bathroom is tiny, you can barely fit both of us in it at the ssme time. This cut us back a little bit, we nt from 1 pack a day each to 1/2 - 3/4 of a pack each. After a winter (we live in NY) of this we agreed on no smoking in the house. This cut me way back, him not so much. Then we cut out smoking in the vehicles. After a few month of this I was down to 5-6 a day and he was at 1/2 a pack a day. Then we started Chantex. I lost all desire to smoke after a month and have never looked back. He had to try the Chantix for three months a year two more times before he finally quit. When you are ready to quit something will work for you, but until you're ready you will unconsciously fight whatever you try.
Good luck and when you're ready we'll be here to vent to and encourage you.
Smoking IS soooo hard to quit. I took chantix a few months ago when I found out 6 of my friends were diagnosed with cancer. One has since passed. I quit for 2 months. Then the pain got so bad one day I got angry at it and reverted back to my old solution. Smoking! It makes me sooo mad. Now I have no desire to quit. It's just a vicious circle.
It's very hard to quit cold turkey. In November I quit smoking regular cigarettes which were Marlboro ultra light 100's at 15.8% nicotine to smoking Marlboro's e-cig / MarkTen XL. I like the yellow one (fusion) at just 2.8% of nicotine...BIG difference. But there isn't any tar in these. They don't stink, therefore making you and everything you own stink as well. Best decision I made. Plus, here in Jersey it was a little under $9 with tax per pack & for the cartridge's (2 per pack) it's $5.73/pack, big difference. Also depending upon how much you smoke, you can get a couple of days out of each cartridge. Therefore making smoking these, not as expensive, a bit healthier if you really look at it & you won't smell. I set a goal to stop smoking these come May. This way 6 months all together and in all honesty, I feel like I can just stop smoking these, whereas it was extremely hard to just stop cigarettes. I've tried a number of e-cig over the years and found this one to be the best...In my opinion. Good luck!!