I think my brain is fried... *question about smoking*

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Paulos
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   Posted 2/2/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh... I messed up again all, yes I know -_-... back to square 1. I am trying to get off everything bad I do however.
I know I screwed up yet again all, it's like I'm a lost cause and I've prayed for forgiveness and I don't mean to sound like a crybaby yet again I'm just here for help and support/knowledge I guess. Sorry if I've offended anyone.

Edit:  1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence. (ie. illicit drug use or exchange, threats of suicide or self-injury, or threatened or intended physical harm). 

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 2/2/2010 5:43:32 PM (GMT-7)


melodee
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Paulos,

I am not sure what exactly happened, but maybe you can create a long-term plan to get off these things you are on instead of trying to quit it all at once? It never works well if you force yourself to stop them. Can you set a goal for each thing you want to quit? And work on it seperately? I think that way, you will be more focused on one thing and will get better results. JMHO.

debaser
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I can make a pretty good guess about what the original topic was. "...brain is fried, question about smoking". I assume you're trying to quit.

It's true that smoking is bad for anxiety. Nicotine is a stimulant. Pretty sure you know this already. The problem is if you're already addicted to it and try to quit the withdrawal is pretty bad. I know this first hand as I recently tried cutting way back as part of an effort to ultimately quit.

I really wish I could give you some advice because frankly I wish I knew what to do myself. It's just going to be really, really hard and that's all there is to it. I do know it can be done though, even through anxiety. On of my photographer friends has anxiety and a pretty bad case of it, too. She also smoked even more than I do. But she quit. It was difficult for her and there were several false starts, but right now it's been eight months since she's smoked a cigarette. Eight months. She says she feels a lot better physically and with the anxiety, too, neither of which is surprising.

Point is, I guess if we can fight through it and mentally get past the false starts (for most people there will be some) the reward is worth it. Good luck and hang in there.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/3/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Paulos,


Sorry for the edit but discussions about illegal smoking are not allowed on the forum.



Please do not give up on your quest to conquer these addictions. As Melodee pointed out, try to work on one issue at a time and do seek professional help.



With sincere kindness,



Kitt

melodee
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   Posted 2/3/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Kitt, Paulos has been trying so hard to quit what he has been taking...including alcohol. But trying to do it all at once seems to cause too much stress.

Don't be so hard on yourself Paulos. One step, one issue at a time. We are always here for you. Keep posting your progress.

Paulos
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   Posted 2/16/2010 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry about me talking about what I did, I just don't know what to SAY in the forums I guess sometimes because I am so truthful. Forgive me.
"Make a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh and I will cry. Happiness I cannot feel, and love to me is so unreal."-Loony from Rings of Power

Medications on: Zoloft-50mg daily-For Depression
Darvocet-3 Pills a day-Pain
Xanax-3mg a day-For Anxiety


stkitt
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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Paulos,


Nothing to forgive and we do understand your issues. You have our support and please know we believe in you and hope you believe in yourself. You are a special person that just needs help in getting past your problems.



Gentle Hugs,



Kitt

Becky77
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   Posted 2/17/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Paulos

There's nothing to do now but to move forward. The more time you spend beating yourself up, the worse you'll feel, so just forge on and try to be your best. Everyone has vices (be it legal or illegal), and trying to get rid of them is so hard. I applaud you for your effort, and the fact that you've come here to "confess" your mistakes makes me think you're really trying hard to get away from all of these things.

I don't know the exact nature of your problems, but if there is more than one thing you're trying to get off of, maybe a professional can help you. Have you thought about rehab or maybe a detox program? I don't know much about those things, but maybe it's worth looking in to.

Hope you're able to move forward and get better. Hugs and well wishes to you.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, Coumadin

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