It depends on how long you have been smoking........if you have smoked for a long time you may get very anxious coming off the smoking. I would see your Doctor to get adivice and yes you will cut down on your anxiety.
Take care and we are here for you.Kitt
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What I see now with all the No Smoking establishments peoples anxiety goes up as they are wanting a cig so bad they start to think only about how they are going to grab a smoke. So IMHO even if you smoke you are anxious.
My hubby is a smoker but has cut way down, does not smoke in house now for 17 years and does not smoke in either of our cars. But he still smokes.
Great post, my sister smoked for 40 some years and quit January 1st this year. Now she has found out she has COPD which of course is one more thing against her fight against the cancer.
I do hate it when the Doctors keep telling her she has the COPD because of smoking as it makes her feel bad and guilty for causing her cancer. She has ovarian cancer. Why keep reminding her now, her cancer is to wide spread to make her feel bad about the smoking. She had quit but the lung damage was alredy done.
Your input was right on.
Jazzy, You will know when it is time to quit again. Do remember there is always a party, occasion or social event that will give you a reason to not try to stop now. Somewhere along the line you just have to say no more. I have great faith in you.
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As an ex-oncology nurse, ive seen people with cancer who never touched a cigarette, and at the same time, patients who were long term smokers. i, too, was a smoker (yes i see how dumb that is) and quit in a pysch hospital, cold turkey. i was studying to be a high school teacher and thought it was poor form to smoke and teach teenagers.(as if it wasnt poor form to nurse and smoke..)
anyway, i know its not 'P.C', but i miss my ciggies every day. i know i did the right thing in quitting, but whenever im tense or stressed, im desperate for a cigarette. i quit a few years ago, and wonder if the cravings ever go away?
nearly all my 'psych hospital buddies' have smoked. (i go to hospital to change my meds, as its easier to do it surrounded by doctors and nurses than it is at home- withdrawals and side effects etc)- it seems that smoking can often go hand in hand with depression, panic, anxiety and mood disorders. i know its naughty, but i miss it. i dont think my anxiety decreased with quitting.
Hope you can kick the habit-
I quit smoking when our youngest son was born, 35 years ago.........oh dear how can that be I am only 50 years old myself.........LOL.
You do get to a point when you don't crave them at all. So hang on. My husband had nasty withdrawal effects. High Anxiety, cold and clammy, restless and pacing. His Physician put him on xanax for a couple of weeks and then he was fine.
Each person is different. Take careKitt
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