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Hello I quit smoking 6 weeks ago and since I quit all I've had is severe anxiety and panic attacks..I've Bin on so many different medications for it and nothing seems to be working accept giving me bad side effects..well all of a sudden I started craving cigarettes and now I'm back smoking again all I seem to get is pure dizziness shivering all time also tingling sharp pains in my chest..also feeling very tired and weak..went shopping felt like fainting in the store is this down to my anxiety or is it down to me smoking again any advice would be fantastic thanks

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    Hi Kirstie

    its so difficult to stop smoking, but given you managed for a few weeks, you can do it. I suggest you ask your gp or practice nurse about a smoking cessation specialist consultation.  Sounds like you could do with a bit of support. Sometimes when you understand why youre having these feelings, its easier to handle them.  There may be a group in your area? You could then possibly have your questions answered, and if you join a group, have like minded people share there experiences both on and off the fags. I managed to stop by using champix tablets. It was easy to stop but you need a little willpower to stay stopped. Dont give up trying to stop....its the best thing Ive ever done. Take care xx

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    I chewed the nicotine gum and that worked best.All the other stuff had wired side effects .I had bad dreams and felt anxious. Could not stand it.The gum worked best.I was supposed to park it on the side of my cheek but I must admit I kept chewing it anyway .I am now smoke free for 7 months.I was at a casino today and did not smoke,that's huge for me as that was a trigger.Im not going to the casino much either though,don't want to trade addictions.I am doing meditations for sleep at night.My world is veryanxiety provoking right now.Father in law just passed away after 7 weeks in and out of ICU.Buried the day before Thanksgiving,thenI worked Thanksgiving.Having a meeting with upper management tomorrow as our Dept Director quite.The CEO to our company quite and the only other full time employee quite.They also just cancelled my 3rd joint replacement that would occur in 18 months due to an irregular EKG.I am anxious and am trying not to react to strongly to any 1 thing but man did I want a cigarette today.It started when my father in law passed.I just wanted to smoke to comfort myself but I reminded myself that smoking would not fix it.I reminded myself that smoking really does not fix anything.It makes my bones worse ,and sure won't do anything good for a misbehaving heart.Gee I think I feel better just making it past all that without smoking.Keep trying It is hard I have quit a bunch of times.Never quit quitting😊

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      You are now a non smoker, keep telling yourself that. Another tip I read on this site when I was stopping helped me a lot....keep thinking....why would I pay good money to fill my lungs with poison. I think you have done incredibly well, just keep doing what youre doing and hope life gives you some happy times soon xx
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      Thank you Debbie.I know that smoking is therapy for me.It was my friend when I was sad happy nervous alone bored you name it,my friend cigarettes filled the void .I have failed in the past in part because I have not acknowledged how large that black hole was.This time I do soI deal with the issues as they come up.Thank you for your suggestion and comments
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