stop smoking while fighting anxiety

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Please can anyone tell me if they have tried or even managed smoking while battling anxiety.

i stopped for 9 yrs but started smoking again about 3 yrs ago. I have been struggling with severe depression and anxiety over the last 6 months. I am smoking far to much lately. Can stop smoking cause more anxiety. I need to stop cause i have high blood presure and take bloodthiners because i have had thrombosis twice about 6 yrs ago.

i stopped smoking from 1 day to the other last time and that is how i would like to try again.

just not sure if this could caue more anxiety.

please let us know. I want to stop a.s.a.p.

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    Hi. I'm a smoker but I realise that when I have a cigarette it can make me feel worse an exacerbate my symptoms. I didn't have a ciggie for 3 days last week and I cut right down to the equivalent of 3/4 a day. I do want to quit anyway but need to be mindful of withdrawal symptoms from that on top of anxiety.
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    Y'all are way stronger than me. I try to do things that keep my hands busy to not smoke as much, but nerves get the best of me. I am very proud of all who can quit. I am just not there yet. Good luck all!! xx
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