I appreciate it, because it confirms my thoughts on how to quit- rational thinking and focusing on the human. The problem is, the rational thought lasts until you go insane from withdrawal. The good news is, it’s longer and longer before the insanity kicks in. Last time (3 days ago), I went 24 hours before I went insane and all the reasons for quitting went out the window. Of course, that one cig reminded me why I wanted to quit- extreme dizziness, worsened headache… but in three days I smoked the whole pack. Better than in two days, I guess. In the meantime, I try to figure out why I did it.
Why am I going cold turkey? I have no other options. The patch even at the lowest level makes me sick- the higher the levels the more deathly sick I get. I kid you not. Level one nearly put me in the hospital with respirtory failure because the dr did not take into account my size and the amount I smoke. Level one numbs my arm and makes my chest hurt.
Wellbutrin gives me migraine like symptoms including vomitting. The lists goes on with the problems I have with the usual methods. Even the natural methods make me physically ill.
So, we are back to cognition alone, which is my last resort. So, you can imagine how much seeing this means to me. This, along with the positive outlook of Humanism and my psychology background, gives me courage. IMHO, this higher power crap is just that- BS. It all resides, IMHO, in the human and their inner power, their inner drive to quit. One has to stand on their own two feet and claim the power for themselves to quit. There is no magical pill, patch, or god that will do it for them. I truly believe this.
OK I don’t know about anyone else, but there is my pep talk for today.