I've found that going to the gym is a HUGE stress reliever for me! While I'm at work I have 2 breaks and a lunch. I used to go outside and smoke on all my breaks, but now I eat a peice of fruit, or walk the parking lot 2-3 times. I find that after a long stressful day when all I want to do is ring the neck of the next person who walks by, instead I go to the gym and take out my frustration on the treadmill, or a bike, or even swim laps in the pool. I set goals for myself, I make sure I go to the gym at LEAST 3 days a week. Even if I'm feeling weak and tired, I always feel better even if I just go in for 10 mins and walk a lap or 2. If you can't go to the gym, you can walk around outside, do sit-ups or push-ups. I found that once I started reaching my goals I knew I physically wouldn't have been able to do it if I were still smoking, and that keeps me away from the cigs, along with the help of Welbutrin I can't say for sure that it was the reason I quit, but even if it's in my head at least it's working.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.