Day 10 taking champix, day 1 of not smoking. I feel great!
Chose today as symbollically 'independence day' from cigarettes after 24 years.
Stopped before - started again - 3 times - 2 x cold turkey and last time Alan Carr clinic (stopped for 2 years). Tried patches and gum - makes no difference to me (took the patch off to light a cigarette). Thought the only way it would work was if I stuck a patch permanently over my mouth. This is the last time I am stopping.
The champix symptoms in the first few days were horrible but I reasoned no pain no gain and they have magically disappeared today completeley. I'm wondering if the symptoms are made worse by smoking and the irritibleness, rages, tears, black depressions, sick, tired are the withdrawal symptoms from cigs - even though you are still smoking - the nicotine receptors just not getting the hit??
Have been eating a lot today though............
Feel really positive, I hope every day is like this!
I have been reading the site for a few months now so thanks to all of you for giving me the courage to try again and helping me build up a positive attitude so that I know I will succeed............
(feeling all tearful again!!!!)