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Is smoking cigarettes bad if you have epilepsy?, How do you deal with emotional stress?

Hi everyone I know smoking cigarettes is just bad in general, but I am going through a really tough time right now and I used to smoke and I started to again. Is that really bad if you have seizures?  I am going to stop its just that all my friends smoke and since I can't drink(alcohol) I have a cigarette.  I also am just under so much stress that I stupidly started smoking again.  My husband and I are seperated, probably getting divorced, I have alot of family issues, my family isn't very emotionally supportive so I have all these issues to deal with on my own.  I can't drive and my mother never offers to help take me anywhere, everything is always about my sister because she is getting married, but when I was getting married she could care less and now when I need her the most because my marriage is fallling apart, once again she's not there for me.  I just wish I could make everything go away.  My husband took so much from me, my money, my self esteem, I just don't know what to do anymore.  I am on disability and my husband stole my disability checks and forged my name on them, about $10,000.  It is much more than that but just the idea of starting over scares me, and sometimes I think what if nobody wants to be with someone with seizures?  All of this has caused me so much emotional stress, that my hair has fallen out and sometimes I don't know if I can get through it, all I really want is my license to drive back so I can have my life back and move on.  I have already had 2 brain surgeries & the dr is considering a 3rd.  I have had seizures for 20 years now although they are pretty much under control, every once in awhile I have a little something.  Thanks so much everyone for listening and any suggestions and thoughts on how to deal with stress and such would be greatly appreciated.  Sorry for rambling but there is just nobody else to turn to.  Thanks again. 

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Cigarettes are not good for sezures. I am sorry to hear about the rough time you are having. It is tough starting over but I left my husband after my operation and I have never looked back.  God has a great plan  for you.  My mother was not very nice to me as well and this is painful, I moved far away from her but it still does not seem far enough.  Find away to get away from the nasty family and you will be doing your self a big favour.  I had a brain operation 16 years ago and feel good.  I hope things turn around for you. Turn to God and He will help you.

God Bless

 

 

 



Jill said:

Cigarettes are not good for sezures. I am sorry to hear about the rough time you are having. It is tough starting over but I left my husband after my operation and I have never looked back.  God has a great plan  for you.  My mother was not very nice to me as well and this is painful, I moved far away from her but it still does not seem far enough.  Find away to get away from the nasty family and you will be doing your self a big favour.  I had a brain operation 16 years ago and feel good.  I hope things turn around for you. Turn to God and He will help you.

God Bless

 

 

 

They help deprive you of oxygen in your blood, which help those headaches become HEADACHES.  The sick smells that occurred with me prior or during a seizure when surrounded with cigarette, cigar, pipe smoke, etc. made that more acute & nastier with a long-lasting effect.  (I caught most of it at college and in the workplace before rules & laws were passed to move such away from folks.)  Today, lighting up makes no sense to me, anyway.  I've seen folks die earlier (not necessarily from smoking, either) because their resistance to things such as flu, colds, or other stuff was lessened.  Likewise, some meds probably could do less with all those other chemicals built up in the body from smoking.  I watched a chain-smoker clog up an emergency room treatment room once.  He was COPD.  In the waiting room were others truly suffering, but having to wait in line longer for that non-quitter to get his treatment.  Grrr!

 I recently ran out about tow weeks ago, didn't have the money for more and started realizing the cost of these things and decided enough was enough- I had been smoking for about 30 years(  age 50 now) and quit cold turkey. Now the cold turkey coupled with the AEDs and the body 's adjustment to the sudden stop of nicotine is a crash let me tell ya, but I have decided that I can stay quit. I threw away my ashtrays and lighters, etc. and said 'that's it, I am through.' It is ride but I know its for my own good. Good luck. I did as Jill said- I was  literally in tears the other day from both the cold turkey and the meds and just dropped to the floor and asked God to please help me through this.

Good for you!  On the quitting, that is.  When I stopped, I made myself keep spending that exact amout of money, though, to help break the temptation even more.  First, I had my employer withhold into my savings account the amount I had spent each week on cigs, plus I rounded it UP to a nice little number.  Never missed it.  Each time I heard the price increased, I'd have my savings increased also.  The first year it made for a nice little Christmas money.  The second year and every year thereafter, I would withdraw a lump amount and deposit it into my checking account, and then call the investment firm where I keep money out of my reach for retirement savings and have them withdraw that amount.  Works like a charm for me.  I kept increasing the amount as I got raises until I could make the investments and still have a tad left over.  Now I pity folks I see buying and burning cigarettes, and especially their children.  Keep trying if you fail.  There are way too many things in life worth more than shortening your life! 

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