smoking addiction is pretty bad. as soon i try to stop smoking, i get angry and upset very easily. its a way for me to unwind. but my lungs are giving up. i get breathless very easily. please advise. thanks
MS (Clinical Psychology) | Lahore
Aoa, dear client
The issue with u is not howctovompro quit smokig but it is basically how to manage ur neg or aggressive emotions n impulses in a better fashion . It is beca use wn u are feeling upset or angry, u try to find escape by smoking n excessive smokig is taking a toll.
If u think on d other side, smoking pills won't help, as u would b still upset n issues will deteriorate further
Better u consult psychologist for ur anger stress management who will treat the root cause of it after finding it.
N den u will feel better, smoking cn b reduced gradually ins
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1 year ago
My history involves
I started smoking at the age of 17 just because i needed something to be there for me when i felt alone or upset.
I have been visiting psychiatrists all my life.
Have been taking clomfranil for my ocd. Just messaged my psychiatrist but he hasnt replied yet.
He put me on an electronic cigarette but i havent been using it for months now and back to my old routine of a pack a day.
I work from home still associated with a company that once used to have an office in faisal town but not any more
MS (Clinical Psychology) | Lahore | Book Appointment
I am not very convinced with the therapy u have been getting, it was not only for ur psychitrist to handle you, u needed a psychologist who could work upon ur cognition, thinking n behaviour. When dt domain was missing, u could nt get any better.
My suggestion is to visit a psychologisy, anywhere you may. N ur health n overall state will show improvement ins
I was admitted in a rehab here in lahore by the name of pavilion. There a psychologist examined me and gave me a chart in which she fixed my routine. And while i was in the clinic, my smokes went down to 5 only but at the time i wasnt working. Now that i have work , a routine and anger is in control, im a lot better than what i used to be. Only smoking has increased. You are right i needed both, a psychologist and a psychiatrist. While i was a patient of dr. Nasir syed khan, he advised me to his male psychologist. He made me sleep on the couch, close my eyes and told me to go to my happy place. And a couple of breathing exercises but i couldnt do it. I felt suffocated and never went back to him.
Problem with me is women in general maybe because i am divorced and my current psychiatrist blames me for my failure. I got so mad at him that i havent visited him for the past 5 months...
MS(Clinical And Counciling Psychology) | Lahore
Smoking cessation (quit Smoking) needs intensive treatment as while you
start stopping taking one need to have compensation, like in Pakistan
Nicotine patches and inhalers are available on another side one need
therapy to control the stress and frustration related to smoking cessation.
Ty for your reply but i just came back after seeing my psychiatrist. He said it is very very imlortant for me to quit smoking because my body is showing signs. Pain in my shins when i walk and eczema and acne on face. I have high bp already. Im overweight. He has asked me to join a gym asap. I might go on a hunt for a gym tomorrow . And asked me to get back on my electronic cigarette too. Sigh so many problems.. Ill see if i can find a nicotine patch. I should get going. Do you offer any plan to quit this habit? Thanks
MSc, M.phil, PhD | Lahore
u need counseling and drug detoxification,,,pl consult me and ge an
appointment from hosp,
Thank you ill get right on it
You need to consult a clinical psychologist for assessment and treatment. You can consult with me , I am in Gulberg 3 at Khalid Clinic
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