I think I'm just being stupid

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I've drunk very night for years and years.I've tried cutting down several times and I'm over weight alot.I dont drink during the day nor smoke.I some times fancy a drink as it comes to evening ,but it's not intense cravings. I pick my son up from school and Im normally home by 8.30pm .Then I open the first bottle of beer ,I could drink it slowly but I know I need to cram as us much in as quickly as I can so I can get the state where I really want to smoke.Ive normally had two bottles of Becks and 4 cans of Fosters in an hour. I would normally stop drinking around 10 pm.Some times I have two bottles and 10 cans.Does any one else live like this? It the feeling of the beer working so I want a cigarette. Once I get to this point I will probably smoke a cigarette every 10 to 15 minutes.

I tried Selincro but couldnt cope with the diarhea . I should just try harder to cut down shouldnt I?

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    Hello Bigbee.  I don't think I can help, other than give my support.  But I have a question.....why do you want to get to the state where you want to smoke?  Is there a benefit in smoking for you other than the usual nicotine hit?

    Keep in touch and good luck,

    Pat.

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      Hi Patricia

      I used to be a proper smoker ( 10 a day ) years back.Now I dont want to smoke until I have a few drinks.They go together ,I like the feeling I guess.

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    BigBee. The thing I would say you should have done was persist with the Selincro (the side effects do subside as the body gets accustomed to it) and get some Imodium for the diarrhoea. It sounds like you need assistance to cut down. Using will power alone to cut down is extremely difficult. It's easier to stop drinking altogether than to do controlled drinking, unless you use something like Selincro.

    I am a little confused by the 'drinking enough to want to smoke' thing smile

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      I am a little confused by the 'drinking enough to want to smoke' thing

      I said I think Im being stupid ;-)

      If I say have three cans of lager and try smoking ,I'll probably cough and choke.After four cans I want to smoke and find it enjoyable.

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    i know where you are coming from- i used to drink over a bottle of whiskey every day-i also smoked heavily - but in the morning if i smoked i would be really sick, until i had a couple of drinks- then i was fine - that was one of the reasons why i drank in the mornings- i would be craving a ciggarette but knew if i didnt drink a couple of large shots first i would be very sick- some days i would make it to lunch time without drinking or smoking-, madness- now i have to admit it is the thing i really look forward to- being able to have a large coffee in the morning with a ciggarette - pure heaven- i guess ive replaced one addiction with another- but i would gladly take the deal- much better life now-
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