By groushas

I Slipped

Ladies and gents,

43 days cold turkey 
I slipped ... did not relapse but I did slip and more than once but a couple of times... Smoke 1 cig then nothing for 2 days  then a puff at a wedding and then a whole pack..... after a big fight / brake up

Now I am free for 2 days.... thus need advise....
I am going to expect the results/withdraws of the first week?
Or will this be better?
Any advice will be really helpful?
Need to stop the junkie thinking at stressful situations? (that was my major trigger)

Stressful situations how to handle those..... (usually a fight) This is the trigger I need help with...
Last time I quit (cold turkey) was in for 3 months and then got back to it after a huge fight with family member
The first quit (zyban) 9 months in and smoke after a brake up and was also drunk

Sooo this is the trigger I need to work on ....
TIPS PLEASE

Once again thanks for the support all of you! I hope one day to repay you somehow!
I did something similar once before (although it was half a pack). After they ran out I had a few minorm withdrawals, but nothing the next day. As you have been clean 2 days and haven't experienced anything yet, you should be ok.
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” ~Ayn Rand
I find that walking, or running helps. It may not always be practical but any type of physical activity. None of us want to slip, but keep in mind 43 days is a accomplishment.
It depends on how long you were smoking for again before this quit. If it was just the one pack i think you will notice the cravings are going to be much easier to deal with - but obviously still quite difficult.
Drinking is a huge trigger for many people. I basically stopped drinking for a while for the first few weeks of being quit. Thanks for sharing :)
If you are able to escape from the stressful situation you should try and breathe deep and realise its going to end soon. You have experience with quitting so you know the cravings pass eventually. Try and think about it rationally when it happens - although i realise this is easier said than done!
Nice to meet you, welcome! Thanks for sharing a great question :)
The junkie thinking will only leave you with time. You need to just remain super strong during these times and remember a cigarette will not make the stressful situation any easier. It will just distract you from it, temporarily!
Smoking at weddings seems to trip alot of people up here! There is quite a social pressure to smoke at events like that. Please dont beat yourself up over the failed quits too much. Everyone fails a few times, but you are doing the strong thing - and you never quit quitting! Stay strong!
keep being strong,its all mind games!!😇😇😇 u can do this!!
I smoked for over 45 years, Im realizing that Im not gonna unlearn that in a month, theres gonna be tho moments I frickin want a damn cigarette! But then I stop and I remember some things, I remember how it just frickin controled my life, gotta find a place outside to smoke in the middle of the movie, gotta remember to buy glade cuz the house stinks and buy gum cuz my breath stinks, dump the ashtrays all the time and how they stink and the big one, remember the week in the hospital and being told I have COPD from smokpnueing and thats how I got the bronchitis and pnuemonia that put me there! Now that Im older and realize Ive been playing russian roulette with cigarettes, I realize that maybe this one cigarette I smoke will be the one to kill me, the one that gives me cancer! SO I DONT SMOKE IT!